Crescent Arete Bouldering

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Afternoon sun
10 mins
Uphill

The blocks below the edge are one of the most popular bouldering spots in the Peak District. The following selection includes the best of the problems but there are many more variations and lesser offerings. Some of the harder problems are quite highball and they would command hefty E-grades.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Ron's Slab
Starting at the arete, trend leftwards then back right to the arete at the top. It really needs properly straightening out.
 
Technical
Fluttery
V8 7B+
2
Crescent Arete Top 50
The elegant arete succumbs to precarious laybacking then a sprint once eases. Climb exclusively on it's right-hand side it is a...
25 user comments
 
3 Stars
Fluttery
V2 5c
3
Crescent Slab
The wall right of the arete, finishing up the arete.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
V6 7A
4
Mono Slab
The thin pebbly slab, with a mono.
 
1 Stars
Technical
V7 7A+
5
Crescent Groovelet
An excellent little groove which is harder than it looks. It is easier but not as good on the right.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
V2 5c
6
The Storm
A huge rock-over problem on the end wall.
 
2 Stars
Technical
Strong
V8 7B+
7
Deadline
From the start of The Storm, traverse up right and heading for a pocket then make a hard move to reach a hold on the arete.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
V8 7B+
8
Breadline
Hop across the gap and climb the the blunt technical arete above a nasty landing.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
V5 6C
9
Beneath the Breadline
The arete of the block is followed from ground level. Highball!
 
1 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
V7 7A+
10
Big Air
Bizarre but a superb move. Leap the crevasse for the beckoning square hold and mantel a way to glory. Not a boulder problem but...
 
2 Stars
Dyno
Fluttery
E6 6b
11
Careless Torque
The big jutting arete has a near impossible start coming in from the right. Above that it is barely any easier and often sees...
 
3 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
V11 8A
12
Not to be Taken Away
Boulder out the moves to access the ramp then hand-traverse up this to one more tricky move at a gap in the holds which gains...
7 user comments
 
3 Stars
Reachy
Pumpy
V5 6C
13
Broken
The flakes on the right-hand side of the face.
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Reachy
V4 6B
14
Brad Pit
A famous problem situated in the pit behind one of the larger boulders. There are various cunning methods available depending...
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Reachy
Technical
Strong
V9 7C
15
Adults Only
Two slots on the arete point the way above a bad landing. It can be extended around the arete to a short groove at V8.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
V4 6B
16
Video Nasty
This on only a couple of precarious moves - you can slip but don't bounce!
 
Rounded
Fluttery
E1 6a
17
The Photograph
Traverse out right past a slot (runner?) to reach the arete. You definitely don't want to fall off this one! A direct finish is...
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
E3 5c
18
To Be or Not To Be
Gain some crimps above the start of NTBTA, then dyno for the top. Technically ungradeaable.
 
1 Stars
Reachy
V7 7A+
19
Overexposed
Traverse leftwards across the undercut end of the block to a frightening finish up the hanging arete. Very scary!
 
Fluttery
E5 6b
  • Latest Comments

    For STANAGE PLANTATION

    Unfamiliar
    "Changed from E8 6c *** to E7 6c ***, no votes" 20/Feb

    Surprise
    "Astonishingly difficult." 09/Mar

    Tower Face
    "This route is getting harder as the left hand flake gets smaller. A good 18inch ..." 02/Aug

    The Watch-Tower
    ".....next!" 31/May

    The Watch-Tower
    "Total sandbag. If you keep to the left of the arete it is at least 5C with no pr..." 31/May

    Goliath's Groove
    "My first grit HVS insight lead on my first trad day of 2013. It felt like it was..." 06/May

    Shirley's Shining Temple
    "Correction to first ascent detail. John Allen did the route by the direct start ..." 05/Jul

    Saul's Arete
    "Surely HVS? I was a good deal more comfortable leading Fina than seconding this..." 11/Jun

    Counterfeit
    "Agreed. 'Siderunners' are easily placed from the route so should be graded for t..." 14/May

    Counterfeit
    "Like Count's Wall, just one hard move - sadly this one uses the same hold in com..." 09/May

    Amphitheatre Face
    "...or by [starting on a doubled pad and] bearing down on a couple of pebbles for..." 24/Apr

    The Archangel
    "Fantastic route, definitely need a bit of conviction but the moves aren't too ba..." 07/Dec

    The Archangel
    "Wonderful. A bit of psychological beta for those looking at this before an ascen..." 23/Nov

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