Leaning Block

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The main feature of the Higgar is the impressive chunk of rock of The Leaning Block. The front face is criss-crossed with many fine climbs; The Rasp is one of the best E2s in the Peak. The east-facing side wall has the classic jamming crack of The File which gets the morning sun, and some pleasant easier stuff further round to the right. Guidebook page 216.

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1
The Sander
10m. The side wall of The Leaning Block is most easily reached from across the gully; a direct start is possible though it is a...
 
1 Stars
Technical
E4 6a
2
Block and Tackle
12m. The arete is taxing. Start as for The Sander but swing on to the front at a jug. Move up to a good break and tackle the...
 
2 Stars
Reachy
Pumpy
E6 6c
3
Surform
14m. Layback up the leaning flake quickly until a tricky traverse leads left to gain a small ledge. Bridge the corner then...
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
E1 5b
4
The Rasp Top 50
14m. A contender for the best outing on grit! Sprint up the layback flakes trending right to a 'rest' on jams at a break....
8 user comments
 
3 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
E2 5b
5
Rasp Direct
12m. A sharp finger crack and tough layback lead rapidly to the crux of the regular route and then its poor rest in the niche....
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
Rounded
E3 6a
6
Flute of Hope
14m. A big butch diagonal. Climb the blunt rib on the right-hand side of the face to a flake. Follow this to its end and make a...
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
E4 6a
7
Bat Out of Hell
12m. An exciting direct line, above Flute of Hope's rib and crack. From the top of Flute’s flake climb the wall via a long...
3 user comments
 
3 Stars
Reachy
Pumpy
Fluttery
E5 6a
8
Linkline
12m. Follow Bat Out of Hell to the first then step right to gain a prominenet rugosity. Stand on this to reach the next break...
 
3 Stars
Reachy
Strong
Pumpy
E5 6b
9
Rowley Birkin QC
12m. Follows the arete left of The File on its right-hand side throughout. Steady climbing leads to good Friends. Precarious...
 
2 Stars
Technical
Rounded
E6 6c
10
The File Top 50
10m. Perhaps the Peak's pre-eminent jamming crack. A compelling crack in the south-facing wall gobbles Friends by the...
16 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
VS 4c
11
The Raven
10m. The right-arete of The File has a desperate lower section (runner up and right) but soon eases.
 
Technical
Rounded
E2 6b
12
Paddock
6m. From a block climb the zig-zag cracks.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
VD
13
Greymalkin
6m. From the block, trend right up the face following a thin crack to a final (avoidable) long reach.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Reachy
S 4a
14
Hecate
6m. The juggy groove and arete just to the right. A tough start up the crack (4b) is possible, otherwise step off the block.
2 user comments
 VD
15
Rock Around the Block
The girdle of the left wall and The Leaning Block is an epic.1) 5a, 10m. Start up The Warding and follow the break to a...
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
E5 6a
  • Latest Comments

    For HIGGAR TOR

    The Rasp
    "Is this meant to be bottom of the Top50 E2s? Harder than Five Finger Exercise an..." 06/Sep top50

    The File
    "i'd give it hvs 4c cos it's steep and sustained. i led it onsight and am an aver..." 17/Aug top50

    The Rasp
    "To onsight this 'stonking chunderpump' you just need a decent set of cams and pl..." 07/Jul top50

    The Rat's Tail
    "Yeah, its def tough for VS. I led the Rasp cleanly then fell off this seconding..." 18/Jun

    Surform
    "still hvs , load of bomber gear" 10/Jun

    Doddle
    "yer, right. never S i've climb VS that are a lot easier. It steep and there very..." 29/Aug

    Splint
    "A one move wonder but a spooky move. I thought it was a worth while route." 05/May

    The File
    "could do with being ten times longer. nuff said" 23/Apr top50

    The Rasp
    "A proper mission, but managed to get the clean on-sight. If you like steep clim..." 16/Apr top50

    The Riffler
    "Gets harder as you go up, the top move is much harder than the roof" 21/Mar

    Splint
    "Easy for HVS." 09/Nov

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