UKC

Restricted Access

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

Seasonal Restrictions

Reason: Nesting Birds

Update 28th June 2024 - All routes from "Plaque Crack"/"Rock Biter" northwards (leftwards, looking in) are currently open for climbing. The Kestrels have just fledged so to give them a few days grace, the restriction on The Bay/Raven Buttress will remain until 5th July. The whole crag will therefore be open from Saturday 6th July.

45m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
1) 4c, 20m. Climb the shallow groove with an awkward wide crack just right of the tree at the foot of the face - steeper than it looks. As it fades, trend right to a belay and good stance on the terrace.
2) 4c, 25m. Follow the slabby left wall of the open groove, then trend up left again up the loose and grassy scoop above. Finish up the fine but short-lived jamming crack high on the left. © Rockfax

FA. D.Johnson, D.Mellor 1960.

Ticklists

Peak Rock/10/White Life , Chris Jackson’s 100 Classic Limestone Climbs

Feedback

User Date Notes
Joe90 11 Aug, 2021 Show βeta
βeta: Good first pitch, 2nd pitch the top wall below the prow is really loose and very vegetated making it not pleasant, run out and a bit dangerous, more like HVS 4c. Must have got worse i reckon, won't bother again !!
Show beta
βeta: Good first pitch, 2nd pitch the top wall below the prow is really loose and very vegetated making it not pleasant, run out and a bit dangerous, more like HVS 4c. Must have got worse i reckon, won't bother again !!
sishaw 21 Jul, 2021 Show βeta
βeta: A bit loose on top wall but no more than other stuff here. Better than Medusa in my opinion.
βeta?
Show beta
βeta: A bit loose on top wall but no more than other stuff here. Better than Medusa in my opinion.

Logged Ascents

251 users have logged this

Guidebooks for Ravensdale

Not all climbs appear in all guidebooks 27 users have this on their wishlist

Please Login to view more details on the logged ascents

Voting
High HVS
Mid HVS
Low HVS
High VS
Mid VS
Low VS
High HS
Mid HS
Low HS
Votes cast 44
High 5a
Mid 5a
Low 5a
High 4c
Mid 4c
Low 4c
High 4b
Mid 4b
Low 4b
Votes cast 43
Votes cast 39
Style of Ascent
Alt Leads
Lead
Followed
Toproped
Soloed
Not Set
Onsighted
Repeated
Redpoint
Dogged
Flashed (β)
Not Set
Route of Interest
Phoenix Climb

Grade: VS 4c ***
(Shining Clough)

Loading Notifications...