Climbs 60
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 359m a.s.l
Faces all

Conan the Librarian on Mother Cap, one very early morning before work. © Simon Richardson

Crag features

A nicely weathered 8m high tor and a fairly insignificant quarry in the moorland above Surprise View. Good but limited 'extended bouldering' on the tor where the best route is Conan the Librarian (E3 6b). The quarry's claim to fame is one of the smallest E5s on grit, Just Done IT! (E5 6c), 6m long.

Approach notes

Park or alight at Surprise View car park, between the Fox House Inn and Hathersage on the A625 at SK 253801 and head uphill. The quarry is passed as the path levels out, Mother Cap is not far behind (10 min).

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Mother Cap Quarry 
2Mother GoosedV8 **1
3Flat Cap 1
V5 12
4Andy Capp
V5 3
5Dog Brush
V3 2
6Mother Cap Quarry Crack Left-HandHVS 5a 2
7Mother Cap Quarry Crack Right-HandVS 4c 1
8In the Night Every Cap is Black
V7 **3
9Night Cap
V4 5
10Slab Far Left of Diagonal CrackV0+  
11Slab Left of Diagonal CrackV0  
12Diagonal CrackD 1
13Wall Right of Diagonal CrackVB 1
14Just Done It
E5 6c  
15Live Mountain Rescue TV
E5 6c  
 Mother Cap Quarry Boulder 
17Left Arête
V4 2
18Right Arête
V4 2
19Right Wall
V5 1
20Arthur’s bulge *V10 1
 Mother Cap 
22Blue Cap
HVS 5a *47
23Blue Cap Startf4+ *30
24Elf Cap
E2 6a *7
25Elf Cap Startf6A 2
26Oyster Cap
E2 5c *26
27Oyster Cap Startf6A+ **25
28Davidf7B *35
29Conan the Librarianf6B+ ***404
30Thin Wallf6A+ **27
31Milk Capf3 **148
32Ink Capf4 *95
33Flat Capf4+ *13
34Dutch Capf5+ *13
35Easy Capf2+ 9
36Mother's Cap Back Wallf5 8
37Mama-Miaf4+ *13
38Baby's Traverse
V0 *10
39Mother's RuinV7 3
 Mother's Pet Rock 
41Mother's Pet Arêtef6B * 
42The Blue Whalef6C *14
43Orcaf7B+ *1
44Porkerf7C * 
45Mother's Pridef7B+ ***2
46Pet Cemeteryf7A+ ***19
47Pet Cemetry - Ahab LinkV6 **27
48Ahabf6A+ *44
49Mother's Pet Traversef7A+ **3
50Mother's Pet Long Traversef7B+ ** 
51Top Shelf Mantelf7A *3
52Mobyf6B *31
53Moby Sit Start
V6 13
54Proper Gritf6C+ *9
55Pets Win Prizesf7B *7
56Mini Motherf6A+ *6
57Mother Rib Leftf5 *3
58Mother Rib Rightf5 * 
59PNC *f7A+ 2
60Capoeira *f7A+ 2
61Caps Lock *f7A 2
62Left Wall *f6A+ 2
63Mantel Arete *f6A 1
64Roundy Wall *f6B 1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.

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