Restricted Access

The Beeston Tor caves at the right-hand side of the crag are an important archaeological site and the landowner (The National Trust) do not want any disturbance to the caves themselves. The Trust has requested that if climbers at the crag notice any suspicious activity around the caves (eg digging, metal detecting, carrying equipment or bags to/from the caves etc), that they call 01335 350503 and leave a message with any details.

Seasonal Restrictions

Dates: 1 March to 30 June

Reason: Nesting Birds

The restriction applies from Flying Doctor The Thorn to Central Wall / Cleo's Mood inclusive (depending on which guidebook you are using).


Rockfax Description
Climb the arete of the cave to steeper terrain. Stretch up this to reach a groove, pull over the bulge that caps it and gain The Spider. Move up to the lower-off above. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
First and third threads replaced May 2015. The other two need doing as well.

FA. Gary Gibson 1983.


Hard Peak Limestone Trad


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JELawrence 26 Jul, 2021 Show βeta
βeta: Three threads replaced.
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dbturner 7 Jan, 2021 Show βeta
βeta: E4 in my day
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High E6
Mid E6
Low E6
High E5
Mid E5
Low E5
High E4
Mid E4
Low E4
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High 6b
Mid 6b
Low 6b
High 6a
Mid 6a
Low 6a
High 5c
Mid 5c
Low 5c
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Style of Ascent
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Ground Up
Flashed (β)
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Route of Interest
Wick Slip

Grade: E5 6b ***
(Ramshaw Rocks)

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