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The crag is owned and managed by Natural England and located in the Derbyshire Dales National Nature Reserve.

Seasonal Restrictions

Reason: Nesting Birds

2024 - From 29th February onwards the restriction is in place for the whole crag due to nesting Peregrines (and Ravens). If possible the restriction will be reduced once the Peregrine's nest site can be confirmed. Please check back here for further updates.

44m.

Rockfax Description
A fine route with good climbing and a reachy couple of moves just before easy ground is gained. The best route on the crag - possibly. Make sure to take a decent sized rack especially if you intend to do it as a single pitch. Start under the soaring groove.
1) 4c, 12m. Follow the small groove to a stance on the ledge.
2) 5a, 30m. Climb the well-defined groove-line running up the left side of the main face. © Rockfax

FA. Clive Rowland, Paul Nunn 1964.

Ticklists

Rockfax Peak Limestone (2012) Top 50 , Classic Peak Limestone Trad - VDiff to E2 , Ultimate HVS ticklist , The best the UK has to offer for mere mortals (apart from the lakes cos its always wet) , Definitive *** Peak Lime , Chris Jackson’s 100 Classic Limestone Climbs

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EyebrowTom 30 Sep, 2023 Show βeta
βeta: The rock for approx 5m below the top out is a collection of very hollow sounding and feeling death size blocks, which support the very top car sized block you belay from on top of. Be careful where you place gear. Would be interested to know what the crag admin and maybe BMC rep make of it, relative to historic condition.
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βeta: The rock for approx 5m below the top out is a collection of very hollow sounding and feeling death size blocks, which support the very top car sized block you belay from on top of. Be careful where you place gear. Would be interested to know what the crag admin and maybe BMC rep make of it, relative to historic condition.
PaulJepson 28 Aug, 2023 Show βeta
βeta: Goes in one pitch fine but the climbing off the belay ledge is not trivial and gear a bit fiddly so go steady. Some big loose blocks at the top but can be avoided.
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βeta: Goes in one pitch fine but the climbing off the belay ledge is not trivial and gear a bit fiddly so go steady. Some big loose blocks at the top but can be avoided.
Craig Samuels 28 Aug, 2022 Show βeta
βeta: Left quick draw and Rock 5 on the route after my 2nd 'forgot' them as he battled with the crux!
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βeta: Left quick draw and Rock 5 on the route after my 2nd 'forgot' them as he battled with the crux!
Joe90 17 Jul, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Pidgeon carcas graveyard belay on the top
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βeta: Pidgeon carcas graveyard belay on the top
roger whetton 31 Jul, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: Something seems to have changed on the lower part of the route and the formerly straightforward start now boasts a hard (5a) move.
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βeta: Something seems to have changed on the lower part of the route and the formerly straightforward start now boasts a hard (5a) move.
drcorbasisgod 7 Oct, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: A great route, with the crux at the top! Also, good photo-op from the grassy ledge halfway up on the left.
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βeta: A great route, with the crux at the top! Also, good photo-op from the grassy ledge halfway up on the left.
derekm 15 Jun, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Climbed 14 6 05 after six years .... still hard going, getting more polished and very good value at HVS 5a... nearer 5b now ?? The photo is of Via Vita isn't it?
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βeta: Climbed 14 6 05 after six years .... still hard going, getting more polished and very good value at HVS 5a... nearer 5b now ?? The photo is of Via Vita isn't it?

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Grade: HVS 5b ***
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