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The central section of Baslow has a few things of interest - there is nothing major here but the area is worth a look if you are passing.
Approach (see map on page 440 and overview on page 442) - This small section of rock is a two minute scramble right from the Gullies Wall and around 520m from the main approach gate.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Coarse Commie
The wall has some tiny pockets. A side-runner is the norm.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
Fluttery
VS
2
Rough Wall Climb
The thin crack up the centre of the wall has nice moves but not much in the way of gear.
 
1 Stars
VS
3
Jolly Green Dwarf
Trend left to the left arete of the slab. Bold and delicate.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
VS
4
Jolly Green Elephant
Climb the roof (crux) and arete left of Pensioner's Bulge.
1 user comment
 
Technical
Fluttery
f6B+
5
Pensioner's Bulge
The bulge split by a stubborn thin crack. Save a bit for the exit.
4 user comments
 
2 Stars
Strong
VS
6
Gun Chimney
Easy work to a good thread then a tricky little exit left.
 
Graunchy
HVD
7
Hair Conditioned Nightmare
Hug-a-way up the narrow buttress right of the chimney.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
HVS
8
Wall Groove
A grubby lower section leads to a better crack and crux bulge.
 HS
9
Larceny
The dubious lower wall is climbed past a ledge to a (slightly) more solid finish up thin cracks.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Loose
HVS
10
Gary's Little Joke Book
The curving groove has tough moves at the top.
 
Technical
E2
11
Problem Wall
Boulder up the wall left of the thin crack.
2 user comments
 
Technical
Crimpy
f5
12
Fingers Crack
The narrowing crack to a leftward exit onto the ledge.
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
VS
13
Work the Wall
Work out a way up the blank wall just to the right.
1 user comment
 
Technical
f6A
14
Finger Wall
The vague ramp on the face to the right, avoiding the arete.
1 user comment
 f5+
15
Kifingu
From the base of the ramp step left and climb the wall.
 HVS
16
Shake
The delicate ramp leads to steeper finish on jugs.
 
1 Stars
Strong
VS
17
Pinch 'n' Push
The centre of the wall.
 
1 Stars
Technical
f6A+
18
The Balls Test
The arete that forms the left side of the crack.
 
1 Stars
Technical
f6B
19
Green Crack
The wide crack is tricky and often green.
 
1 Stars
Graunchy
HVD
20
The Ripper
The wall right of the crack, avoiding the arete of the crack.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
f7A+
21
Black Crack
The short flake just right is a two move wonder.
 D
22
Truffle Pig
Follow the rising line up the side-wall.
 
1 Stars
Strong
f7A
23
Ribless
The slabby north-facing wall. Quite high with no gear.
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
VS
24
The Rib Direct
A direct start up the undercut base makes for a good outing.
 
2 Stars
Strong
HVS
25
The Rib
Gain the rib from a short way up The Crack. Bold and pleasant.
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
S
26
The Crack
The pleasant crack in the front of the buttress.
 
1 Stars
D
27
Sash
The left arete of the face has a tricky rock-over.
 VS
28
Jolly Rough
The squeezed wall just right.
 VS
29
Mad Bilberries
A touch of fine slabby padding. Short but quite intense.
 
1 Stars
Rounded
Fluttery
f6A+
30
Santa Claus Retreats
A short and mildly wild direct finish. Sporting stuff.
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Strong
E1
31
The Man with the Gritstone Gun
Escaping right is also worthwhile, but harder than leftwards.
 HS
32
Hair Conditioned Rightmare
The arete above a ledge, climbed on its right-hand side. Just about a boulder problem, if you jump onto the ledge.
 
1 Stars
f5+
33
Cracked Fingers
The obvious continuation crack from the ledge.
 HVS
  • Latest Comments

    For BASLOW

    Flake Crack
    "Changed from D to D, 0% of 1 vote for D" 19/Jun

    Pensioner's Bulge
    "A good 5b problem." 31/Aug

    Fingers Crack
    "For me the direct finish felt closer to 5b than the 5a it gets in the definitive..." 17/Jan

    Hot Ziggerty
    "good highball font 6c" 25/Aug

    Grounded Bees
    "Should also be a boulder grade at V0 (5a)" 20/Mar

    Gully Wall
    "Avoiding the loose block needs a bit of a stretch and the top out, while on good..." 31/Aug

    Social Climber
    "Couldn't work this out at this grade. Very thin move above gear to reach the poc..." 14/Apr

    Broken Buttress
    "I agree, the step up onto the block is harder than the slab, still only Diff tho..." 18/Mar

    Death to Khomeini
    "Probably HS 4b if you trust the thread in the creaky flake! In which case a sid..." 06/Oct

    Broken Buttress
    "The 1965 Froggatt guide has this route, and suggests that the majority of its Ba..." 22/Jun

    Wasted Youth
    "Apparently I got the wrong Hannon - right name, grade and FA date but it was And..." 22/Nov

    Hair Conditioned Nightmare
    "Could I say that I thought I did the first ascent of this climb around 1978ish. ..." 01/Oct

    Jam and Blast It
    "Difficult to stay out of the corner." 18/Sep

    Mauvais Pas
    "Much, much harder if you're short. Also a lot harder if you're wearing a rucksa..." 17/Sep

    Renaissance
    "An exciting solo. As said, holds after the crux aren't as good as they look!" 11/Jun

    Grounded Bees
    "Good arete moves, using small pockets on the front face. Why do the two aretes ..." 10/Jun

    Wasted Youth
    "Not when the 4b bit is 2 metres off the ground and the finish is about severe!" 22/Apr

    Quarry Wall
    "surprisingly fun, but only 4b." 18/Apr

    Jolly Green Dwarf
    "Going up further right is fun too, slightly harder but still VS" 03/Apr

    Larceny
    "some good crimpy climbing that has reasonable protection but suffers from brittl..." 26/Oct

    Renaissance
    "This is quite stern, and I believe harder than the HVS 5b to the left..." 23/Oct

    Rum and Pep
    "This was very very green indeed today - probaqbly the time of year..." 23/Oct

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