HARBOROUGH ROCKS


The most popular of a pair of dolomitic limestone outcrops tucked away in the southern Peak. Although only short, the rock is good quality and the cliff faces south and is a great place for beginners to learn the ropes and for more experienced climbers to do a bit of soloing. The routes tend to be steep and fingery and a many of them are rather polished, though this is hardly surprising after 100 years of regular usage.

Routes

51 trad routes (M...E7)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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The Steeple
The left-hand side of the cliff is dominated by the squat tower of The Steeple and a beckoning cave...
22
Trad
Sun from mid-morning
Uphill

10 mins

391
Creased Wall
The Creased Wall can be easily recognised by its series of thin cracks. Between here and the...
7
Trad
Sun from mid-morning
Uphill

10 mins

392
Little Buttress
A short wall to the left of the taller Trident Buttress has the odd worthwhile route, despite its...
11
Trad
Sun from mid-morning
Uphill

10 mins

392
Trident Buttress
This is the prominent three-pronged tower on the right-hand side of the cliff. It has some of the...
6
Trad
Sun from mid-morning
Uphill

10 mins

393
The Arete
Across the grass slopes to the right is the final, small buttress. Although only short, the routes...
5
Trad
Sun from mid-morning
Uphill

10 mins

393
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    For HARBOROUGH ROCKS

    The Furrow
    "The upper arete (starting up the old shot holes) is in the category of "VDi..." 14/May

    Overhanging Wall
    "I agree it is a bit polished but not as bad the description makes out. Add in th..." 20/Jul top50

    Bow-Shaped Wall
    "desperate" 11/Jun

    Cracks
    "only route that made me growl at the whole crag, a great solo !" 06/May

    Concave Wall
    "I liked this, although possibly just because it wasn't yet another arete on larg..." 02/May

    The Blaster
    "I agree with VS 4c, and a bit of a one-move wonder at that. It's well protected ..." 23/Apr

    The Blaster
    "I'd be inclined to split the difference at VS 4c. Although easy in the grade" 15/Mar

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