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Restricted Access

The crag is on private land and continued access depends on climbers maintaining our good relationship with the landowner, who runs his business from the lorry park in the quarry. Be friendly if you meet the owner or his employees and make sure you follow the new access route (details below) to avoid any problems.

Seasonal Restrictions

Dates: 15 February to 31 May

Reason: Nesting Birds

2024 - no restriction - the Raven nest on Going Straight wall does not appear to be in use this year - please report if you see any activity.

20m.

Rockfax Description
Popular and good. The fingery face leads straight up to a flake and a thought-provoking finish. Lots of bolts and quite a few tricky moves too. Stick to the line to claim the grade. © Rockfax

FA. Nadim Siddiqui 1995.

Ticklists

Peak limestone north graded list - sport

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markalmack 23 May, 2020 Show βeta
βeta: There is a dodgey loose hold at the top that\'s not going to be there for much longer!
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βeta: There is a dodgey loose hold at the top that's not going to be there for much longer!
Adrian Berry 5 Aug, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: A good route, but following the line of bolts strictly is a lot harder than 7a+, I moved quite far right to get to the roof - going direct is desperate and much harder than the other 7a+s at this crag which all felt easy by comparison. Probably 7b moving right and harder again if you slavishly follow the bolts.
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βeta: A good route, but following the line of bolts strictly is a lot harder than 7a+, I moved quite far right to get to the roof - going direct is desperate and much harder than the other 7a+s at this crag which all felt easy by comparison. Probably 7b moving right and harder again if you slavishly follow the bolts.
Gary Gibson 20 Jul, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: Rebolted with substantial new gear where hangers previously existed. New belays added. Gary Gibson
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βeta: Rebolted with substantial new gear where hangers previously existed. New belays added. Gary Gibson

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Grade: 7b ***
(Chee Dale Upper)

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