KINDER NORTH


There is much good climbing on the high and wild edges that ring the Kinder and Bleaklow plateaux, and the very best of this is to be found along the north-facing escarpment of Ashop Edge. It is perhaps to be expected that the climbing along this line of cliffs is both difficult of access and out of condition for much of the year, though this adds a certain cachet to days up here - the harder won, all the more memorable. The best area for a first visit is the Brothers’ Buttress, though there is enough up here to keep most climbers busy for years - and then there are all those new routes to go at! The cliffs are not the crisp and clean Eastern Edges, but a sterner set of venues. Come prepared for a bit a battle, wearing your old clothes and be prepared to go home grubby, battered and tired but hopefully well-satisfied.

Routes

162 trad routes (D...E7)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other
Chinese Wall
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34
Trad
No sun
Uphill

60 mins

Misty Wall
No buttress descriptions have been included yet.
46
Trad
Sun to mid-afternoon
Uphill

60 mins

Brother's Buttresses
No buttress descriptions have been included yet.
22
Trad
No sun
Uphill

60 mins

The Black Overhang
No buttress descriptions have been included yet.
16
Trad
No sun
Uphill

60 mins

The Plateau Group
No buttress descriptions have been included yet.
22
Trad
No sun
Uphill

60 mins

Adam and Eve Buttress
No buttress descriptions have been included yet.
14
Trad
No sun
Uphill

60 mins

Dead Chimney Buttress
No buttress descriptions have been included yet.
8
Trad
No sun
Uphill

60 mins

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    For KINDER NORTH

    Dunisnane
    "Spelt 'Dunsinane' isnt it." 20/Jan

    Ashop Crack
    "I believe it is E2 5b in the new Western Grit (not got it with me) - the Moorlan..." 12/Jul

    Ashop Crack
    "Something must have changed on this route, because the move through the overhang..." 11/Jul

    Jelly Baby Slab
    "Climbed it this year" 11/Jun

    Razor Crack
    "I concur. Surprisingly juggy and more independent of the chimney than it looks. ..." 25/Jul

    Twisted Smile
    "Intimidating start, gradually easing but pretty sustained. If it was on Stange t..." 03/Sep

    Ashop Crack
    "Indeed I did and again after. My old guide had no comments on the grade - so eit..." 13/Aug

    Ashop Climb
    "Much better than it looks" 12/Aug

    Intestate
    "Starting from Big Brother and traversing the break left makes a better start wit..." 12/Aug

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