Climbs 172
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 292m a.s.l
Faces N

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James Garden, Swingers Party © chris fox

Crag features

A variety of pleasant, short mid-grade climbs on good compact grit. A fair amount of bouldering is also available. Where necessary, stakes provide belays at the top but these can be difficult to locate under summer growth.

Approach notes

From the parking, walk down the track towards a green electricity substation until you reach the edge of the woods. Now head left around a jumble of concrete debris and follow the path to the rocks.

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Peak Bouldering

The Peak Bouldering Rockfax is a massive book covering a huge area including all the main bouldering venues of the Peak District. It includes many more low-grade problems than have ever been documented before including 17 circuits with problems at V0+ 5a and under, and a further 21 circuits with problems at V2 5c and below.
More info
More Guidebooks:
Peak District: Bouldering (2011)
Froggatt to Black Rocks (2010)

Out of print:
An interesting venue. Would agree with comments made in June 2009. Some routes (although easy climbing) have no protection at all. April the walks around the bottom are okay - bracken hasn't grown back up yet, but its obvious there are lots of rocks overgrown with grass at the bottom. Some routes need a bit of gardening to make them climbable. Would be worth a visit to boulder (especially if you're okay high-balling).
Skinny - 19/Apr/17
Tree fallen on Wee Wall obscuring some of the problems. The best one (Secret Lemonade Drinker) is still climbable though.
tallsop - 17/Dec/11
There is a topo for the boulders here.
Bolehillbilly - 05/Mar/10
An unusual and little frequented venue which i had been meaning to re-visit for some time. Fortunately some good people have recently gardened the better routes and these have belay stakes, some perseverence is required in finding them though. Generally the routes we climbed felt easy for the grade, although protection is sparse. Fantastic views but difficult getting around due to gorse, heather, nettles etc and hidden boulders. I reccomend a visit.
Pilch - 27/Jun/09
nice place. was using an old (1960s) chatsworth guide which made things interesting. Thge boulder's were great, though friable in places, and there's actually a few quite nice line in the quarry too.
DannyC - 07/May/08
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