Upper Roadside Boulders

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Boulder
No sun
5 mins
Uphill
Sheltered

The huge Great Flake Boulder stands proud above the lower set of blocks and dominates the upper slope. This has a few routes on its tallest face. Further left (looking in) there are a few hard test-pieces tucked away, plus some tall walls tackled by the odd highball. There are plenty of other problems in amongst the blocks here and even more further east under the electricity wires in an area known as the Stile Boulders.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Blockbuster
Powerful moves up the thin holds on the steep wall.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Strong
V9 7C
2
Northern Soul
The sit-down start from the left knocks the grade up a notch.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Strong
V10 7C+
3
Zoo York
An impressive line up the 'ship's prow' arete.
 
2 Stars
Technical
Strong
V11 8A
4
Ripper Arete
Climb the left-hand arete. It doesn't have that many moves but still feels a little high.
 
1 Stars
Technical
V8 7B+
5
Ron's Reach/Ripper Traverse
Follow the thin break rightwards across the wall to a tiny groove. Now go for the top. The direct start is Wainright's Wobble,...
 
2 Stars
Fluttery
V4 6B
6
Ben's Groove
The central groove has a poor set of holds.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Strong
V8 7B+
7
The Secret Seventh
Climb the right-hand arete of the wall.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Strong
V9 7C
8
Thin Groove
The curving groove is pleasant.
 VB 4a
9
Thin Slab
Climb the slab just left of the arete.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
V2 5c
10
Thin Crack
The thin crack in the side wall.
 
Technical
V4 6B
11
The Rocking Stone Roof
Climb the wall below and then over the big (rocking) block.
 V0+ 5a
12
Terry
A big bald wall with a few edges. Probably worth around E6.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
V9 7C
13
Pebble Wall
A very thin slab.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
V8 7B+
14
Andy's Route
The line through the overhang on the left.
 
1 Stars
Technical
V7 7A+
15
The Great Flake
8m. The superb flake has a solitary, and well-hidden, runner.
 
3 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E6 6b
16
High Fidelity
The highly technical blunt arete to the right of Great Flake.
 
3 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
Fluttery
V13 8B
17
Nothing's Safe
The right arete of the block past the useful break.
 
1 Stars
Technical
V9 7C
18
Bob's Bastard 2
Hang the lip and shuffle left before manteling into the runnels.
 
1 Stars
Technical
V2 5c
19
Bob's Bastard 1
Mantel direct using a small pocket.
 
1 Stars
Technical
V2 5c
  • Latest Comments

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    Angel's Wall
    "Not in any way a boulder problem - why change from HVS 5a?" 28/Mar

    Gary Cooper
    "Originally soled and given a grade of HVS!" 20/Jun

    Tippling Crack
    "Terrible." 18/Jul

    High Noon
    "I recall that Track of the Cat was described as best of all that is wicked on gr..." 04/Jan top50

    Tip Off
    "A nice solo. technical moves off the ledge. a better version of teli at stanage ..." 05/Nov

    High Noon
    "never e4 in a million years!" 29/Aug top50

    Holly Tree Scoop
    "The left hand finish up the chimney crack is good and worth a star, the finish u..." 16/Jul

    High Noon
    "Its a brilliant route and if NOT inspected and is sight led, I think it is worth..." 09/Feb top50

    Fred Zinnerman
    "it would appear the bolt is no-longer there, it might want changing before publi..." 14/Sep

    Noonday Ridge
    "Make sure upper slab is clean as it can get very wet in winter." 12/Sep

    High Noon
    "I don't think the upgrading of such a testpiece is justified. This is one of tho..." 12/Sep top50

    High Noon
    "What a route! It feels higher, more exposed and more scary than it realy is..cla..." 07/Jan top50

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