Climbs 709
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 292m a.s.l
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Epic day at Curbar, complete with inversion and quality routes © joese7en

Crag features

Curbar the Taskmaster has long had a reputation for fierce routes at solid grades and with good reason. Everything here tends to be intimidating, strenuous and high in the grade - soft slabby stuff is a thin on the ground! Known as 'the Cloggy of Grit', many of the routes attack tough cracks up walls that are generally steeper than those found on the other edges. Despite the stiff grades Curbar holds a set of routes as fine as any on grit. Classics such as The Peapod, L'Horla, Elder Crack, Right Eliminate, Moon Walk and Profit of Doom should be on any serious grit climber's ticklist. There are few offerings for climbers looking for lower grade climbs but P.M.C.1 is one and is probably the most popular climb on the crag.

Approach notes

The edge overlooks the villages of Curbar and Calver. Above Curbar village is a Pay and Display car park just east of Curbar Gap. This car park can also be reached from a turning off the A625, just north of Gardom's. From here a short walk along the cliff top leads to the Eliminates Wall. There are a few free parking spots on the road below Curbar Gap but these are often full at weekends. The cliff can also be reached from Froggatt by heading south, gently uphill to the left end of the cliff, a couple of minutes away. The serious stuff of the business end is another 10 minutes walk.

Restricted Access

Ring Ouzels are reported to be nesting on Flying Buttress. Please avoid this and adjacent routes.

from 14/06/2023 to 01/07/2023

Adders are frequently seen around Curbar. They are often very well camoflaged so it's worth keeping an eye out when moving into new areas, picking up kit etc as a bite, although not life threatening to most healthy adults can still be nasty.

Ticks are abundant due to a large population of red deer. take care, particularly if passing through bracken below the crag.

Bouldering grades need changing in line with the new Rockfax guide 2014 from font grades to V grades.
Christheclimber - 07/May/14
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