Climbs 61
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
2 Mother Goosed V8 6c ** 1
3 Flat Cap 1
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V5 13
4 Andy Capp
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V5 6b 4
5 Andy Capp Sit-Start f7A 1
6 Dog Brush
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V3 6a 2
7 Mother Cap Quarry Crack Left-Hand HVS 5a 2
8 Mother Cap Quarry Crack Right-Hand VS 4c 1
9 In the Night Every Cap is Black
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V7 6b ** 3
10 Night Cap
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V4 6a 6
11 Slab Far Left of Diagonal Crack V0+ 4c  
12 Slab Left of Diagonal Crack V0  
13 Diagonal Crack D 1
14 Wall Right of Diagonal Crack VB 1
15 Just Done It
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E5 6c  
16 Live Mountain Rescue TV
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E5 6c  
  Mother Cap Quarry Boulder
18 Left Arête
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V4 6a 2
19 Right Arête
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V4 6a 2
20 Right Wall
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V5 6b 1
21 Arthur’s bulge * V10 1
  Mother Cap
23 Blue Cap
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HVS 5a * 47
24 Blue Cap Start f4+ * 31
25 Elf Cap
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E2 6a * 7
26 Elf Cap Start f6A 2
27 Oyster Cap
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E2 5c * 26
28 Oyster Cap Start f6A+ ** 25
29 David f7B * 27
30 Conan the Librarian f6B+ *** 416
31 Thin Wall f6A+ ** 27
32 Milk Cap f3 ** 149
33 Ink Cap f4 * 97
34 Flat Cap f4+ * 16
35 Dutch Cap f5+ * 14
36 Easy Cap f2+ 10
37 Mother's Cap Back Wall f5 8
38 Mama-Mia f4+ * 13
39 Baby's Traverse
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V0 4b * 10
40 Mother's Ruin V7 3
  Mother's Pet Rock
42 Mother's Pet Arête f6B *  
43 The Blue Whale f6C * 14
44 Orca f7B+ * 1
45 Porker f7C *  
46 Mother's Pride f7B+ *** 2
47 Pet Cemetery f7A+ *** 16
48 Pet Cemetry - Ahab Link V6 6b ** 26
49 Ahab f6A+ * 45
50 Mother's Pet Traverse f7A+ ** 3
51 Mother's Pet Long Traverse f7B+ **  
52 Top Shelf Mantel f7A * 3
53 Moby f6B * 31
54 Moby Sit Start
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V6 6b 13
55 Proper Grit f6C+ * 9
56 Pets Win Prizes f7B * 7
57 Mini Mother f6A+ * 6
58 Mother Rib Left f5 * 3
59 Mother Rib Right f5 *  
60 PNC * f7A+ 2
61 Capoeira * f7A+ 2
62 Caps Lock * f7A 2
63 Left Wall * f6A+ 2
64 Mantel Arete * f6A 1
65 Roundy Wall * f6B 1
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