Cadshaw Rocks - Main Wall

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Lots of sun!
20 mins
Up and Down
Sheltered

A bit of an enigma for Lancashire, a natural outcrop of good quality gritstone in a sunny setting. No wonder the place has a) long been popular and b) become quite polished. Most routes here were first climbed and named by Alan Allsopp in the 1930s.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
The Bulges
8m. The left arete of the crag.
 
Strong
VD
2
West Buttress Direct
8m. The short face just right.
 
Rounded
VD
3
Split Block Climb
9m. The slim groove cutting up the left edge of the roof.
 
1 Stars
S 4a
4
Split Block Crack
10m. ... and the crack to the right of the overhang.
 
1 Stars
HS 4b
5
West Slab Direct
10m. The right side of the slab - direct! Escaping right is VDiff.
 VS 4b
6
Central Wall
10m. Excellent. Climb the centre of the buttress passing through the conspicuous shallow notch (the bull's horns) to below the...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Strong
HS 4b
7
Central Crack
10m. The central-ish crack to a rightwards escape from the jaws.
 
1 Stars
Graunchy
VD
8
Central Chimney
12m. The recessed rift that cuts in behind the buttress.
 
Graunchy
VD
9
The Slab
12m. Select a way up the slab, on the left is best.
 
1 Stars
Rounded
VD
10
Oak Tree Chimney
12m. The blocky rift to you know where!
 
Graunchy
VD
11
The Mantelshelf
12m. Mantel onto the shiny ledge then skedaddle left of the roof.
 
1 Stars
Technical
S 4a
12
Overhang Crack
12m. The crack and groove are pleasant.
 
1 Stars
VD
13
Crack and Wall
12m. The crack rightwards to a polished ledge, finish direct.
 
1 Stars
Rounded
S 4a
14
Column Climb
12m. Head up past the conspicuous pillar to a ledge on the right. Finish leftwards up the pleasant face above.
 
1 Stars
D
15
Corner Chimney
10m. The blocky groove left of the larger buttress.
 D
16
Pagan's Direct
12m. Good climbing though the line lacks logic. Monkey over the bulge then move up and hand-traverse the jutting 'Coffin' to...
 
2 Stars
Technical
Strong
HVS 5b
17
Druid's Direct
12m. Mantelshelf fiercely through the overhang to ledge of The Altar, then head over the roof and up the wrinkly wall.
 
1 Stars
Strong
Rounded
E3 6a
18
Pagan's Progress
14m. Devious but neat. From the groove skirt the roof right then left. Move onto the arete and climb into the niche above - the...
 
1 Stars
VS 4c
19
Druid's Face
12m. Climb direct into the yellow niche, heave past the overhang, move right to a scoop and continue up the wrinkled wall...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Rounded
E2 5b
20
Niche Indirect
12m. Trend left to the niche and back right to the arete.
 
Rounded
HS 4b
21
Druid's Corner
12m. Slant right to the niche in the arete and finish on the right.
 
1 Stars
Rounded
VD