BRASSINGTON


The climbing area of Brassington (also known as Rainster Rocks) is a diminutive but interesting set of towers in a pictueresque landscape. The rock is high quality magnesian limestone, riddled with pockets and highly polished in many places. Sadly the place has been out of vogue for many years and it has become increasingly overgrown, with at least one buttress now completely cloaked in vegetation. Despite this, there is some good climbing to be had here, especially on the East Hill where the multi-pitch outings of the various variations on The Long Climb, and the closely-packed routes on the Upper Tier are well worth visiting.

Routes

45 trad routes (M...HVS)
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
West Hill - Lower Tier
Below the crest of the West Hill is the Lower Tier. This has a selection of climbs, many of which...
9
Trad
Lots of sun!
Uphill

12 mins

sheltered
West Hill - Upper Tier
The small and clean Upper Tier forms the summit of the hill and is in a fine position with great...
7
Trad
Lots of sun!
Uphill

12 mins

sheltered
Long Climb Area
Originally five multi-pitch routes were described weaving their way up the four tiers, though ivy...
4
Trad
Lots of sun!
Uphill

10 mins

East Hill - Upper Tier
A short series of smart, pocketed walls and steep crack- lines in a fine sunny setting and with a...
25
Trad
Lots of sun!
Uphill

10 mins

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