BEESTON TOR


One of the jewels of Peak limestone, a fine imposing south-facing wall with a great set of climbs on superb pocketed rock. Unfortunately large sections of the less steep rock are unpleasantly grassy and inevitably the best of the routes are tending to become rather polished. The all-time classics of The Thorn, The Eliminate, The Beest, Central Wall and The Black Grub compare with the best in the area; the other climbs here are well worth doing for the unusual pocketed nature of the climbing - great practice for things Continental.

Routes

32 trad routes (VD...E5)
5 sport routes (?...?)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
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Approach walk Other Page
The West Wall
The left-hand side of the main section of the cliff is a little disappointing at first acquaintance...
5
Trad
Lots of sun!
Level

12 mins

sheltered
290
Ivy Gash
This section is the showpiece of the crag with a set of fine intricate climbs which take complex...
15
Trad and Sport
Lots of sun!
Level

12 mins

sheltered
293
Central Wall & Bertram's Chimney
The right-hand side of the cliff has some worthwhile climbs, though the best of these are quite...
14
Trad
Lots of sun!
Level

15 mins

sheltered
294
The Girdles
There are three very good girdles of Beeston Tor on offer that make the most of the exposure....
3
Trad
Lots of sun!
Level

15 mins

sheltered
297
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    For BEESTON TOR

    Central Wall
    "8 years on from the last couple of comments, I can report that the route is stil..." 04/Sep

    Lord of the Dance
    "Well worthwhile. Pitch 1 climbed from the path is more like 30m and belays at ..." 03/Sep

    West Wall Climb
    "Excellent route. Too much vegetation and earth for 3 stars but maybe just about ..." 03/Oct

    Black Grub
    "We did Evensong and Ivy Gash and then abbed down to the belay. Thought the route..." 12/Aug

    Bertram's Chimney
    "Did this on Saturday (early July). The exit to the top of the crag is very overg..." 13/Jul

    The Web
    "Seconded this today. It is not reasonable to grade this HVS, since, while the r..." 26/Sep

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