Crescent Arete Bouldering

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The blocks below the Goliath's Groove Area form one of the most popular bouldering spots in the Peak District. The following selection includes the best of the problems and a few routes. There are many more variations and lesser offerings. All these problems are described fully in the Rockfax Peak Bouldering guidebook which features Not To Be Taken Away on the cover.

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
f7B+
2
Crescent Arete Top 50
The elegant arete succumbs to precarious laybacking then a sprint once it eases. Climbed exclusively on its right-hand side it...
25 user comments
 
3 Stars
f5+
3
Crescent Slab
The wall right of the arete, finishing up the arete.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
f7A
4
Mono Slab
The thin pebbly slab, with a mono.
 
1 Stars
Technical
f7A+
5
Crescent Groovelet
An excellent little groove which is harder than it looks. It is easier but not as good on the right.
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
f5+
6
The Storm
A huge rock-over problem on the end wall.
 
2 Stars
Technical
Strong
f7B+
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
f7B+
8
Breadline
Hop across the gap and climb the the blunt technical arete above a nasty landing.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
f6C
9
Beneath the Breadline
The arete of the block is followed from ground level. Highball!
 
1 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
f7A+
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
E6
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
f8A
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 to gain the...
7 user comments
 
3 Stars
f6C
13
Broken
The flakes on the right-hand side of the face.
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Reachy
f6B
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
Technical
Strong
f7C
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
f6B
16
Video Nasty
This one only has a couple of precarious moves - you can slip but don't bounce!
1 user comment
 E1
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 user comment
 
1 Stars
E3
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
f7A+
19
Overexposed
Traverse leftwards across the undercut end of the block to a frightening finish up the hanging arete. Very scary!
1 user comment
 E5