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Climbs 132
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 200m a.s.l
Faces SW

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Ozymandias. Start with hand on a hook-shaped hold. © C Witter

Crag features

Probably a locals' venue, but there are plenty of problems on natural grit stone scattered over Windy Clough and up onto the shoulder of Clougha. Many problems remain undocumented. There's rock everwhere, in all shapes and sizes, if you're prepared to explore. Some of the best problems are beyond the so-called "Main Sector", on the hill top and the gully beyond.

Note that, due to the existence of multiple guides and numbering of problems, there is some uneven documentation on this page. This is particularly the case for the Rigg Lane Boulders. Numbered problems don't match any guide I've seen (CW), so all problems have been re-entered from the Lakes Bloc topo with names taken from the topo description.

Guide available here:

See also: Lancashire Bouldering. A few "new" problems have also been added to the UKC page.

There are lots of problems in the new guide that aren't here, as well as lots of undocumented problems. There's plenty to do, even if it's only really a local's place. Not sure why people disparage it, as there are some problems just as good as those at Thorn Crag and more than enough to return again and again unless you're only seeking out something very specific.
C Witter - 12/May/16
I'll have to go back here with guide and see what we actually climbed back in the 80s/90s. Nice spot :)
steveriley - 27/Oct/14
the crag is a lot smaller then you'd think from the pictures, worth an evenings visit but not a day. Best going over to Thorn Crag, much better problems and a lot more to go at.
joe.91 - 27/Jul/11
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