Climbs 22
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 223m a.s.l
Faces NE

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Rachel Slater climbing Red X (6c) at Taddington © Craig Bailey

Crag features

A worthwhile sport crag with easy access, good rock and a smattering of routes up to 18m long, mainly in the 6b+ and above range. Shrouded in trees and because of its aspect it is seldom in condition until early summer where it can provide an escape from the heat. Stays dry in the rain, although the belayer might not! Best routes Great Expectations (6c), Top Marx (7a), Certificate X and XXXX (both 7b).

Some routes on the left do suffer from loose rock and vegetation, so take care!

A good (and free) topo can be found here:

Approach notes

Situated on the southern side of the A6, about ½ km west of the Monsal Dale car park (SK 171705). Those wishing a shorter approach can park off the road, just before the clearway sign directly below the crag.

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Peak Limestone

Selected guidebook covering the best trad and sport limestone crags in the Peak District.
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In need of some gardening, otherwise a great venue in spite of the road being so close. The cave roof is crying out for a bolted aid route.
riddle - 09/Aug/10
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Bag of X 6c+ 4
2 Xactly 6b 4
3 X Box 6b 1
4 X Marks the Spot 6a+ 11
5 Ham and X 6b 1
6 Xtermination 6a+ 3
7 Xageration 6b  
8 In the X Team 6b 1
Climb name Grade
9 eXit Stage Left 6a 20
10 The X Files 6b * 18
11 Xtra Time 6b+ 22
12 Red X 6c * 15
13 Great eXpectations 6c * 10
14 Certificate X 7b ** 2
15 Malcolm X 7a+ * 4
16 Top MarX 7a * 7
Climb name Grade
17 XXXX 7b ** 5
18 Little Blue Lies 7b+ *  
19 Y Should I? 7b+  
20 Xcursion 7c+  
21 XTC 7a+ 1
22 X Partridge 7a+  

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