Baslow is a quiet little back-water, lacking any of the great grit classics of its near neighbours, it has long been a neglected venue, mainly frequented by explorers looking for an escape from the crowds that inhabit the cliffs further north. The fact that we saw fit to leave it out of the first edition of Peak Gritstone East speaks volumes, clearly pointing to the fact that it is the least significant of all the outcrops between Stanage and Chatsworth. Despite this, Baslow is worthy of a visit or three, for a little peace and quiet.


78 trad routes (M...E6)
2 boulder problems (V1 5b...V4 6B)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
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Approach walk Other
Roadside Buttresses
A series of short buttresses separated by broken hillside. Although not great individually,...
Afternoon sun

5 mins

Flying Crag
The most significant piece of rock at this end of the cliff is an imposing north-facing wall capped...
Afternoon sun

8 mins

Gullies Wall Area
The most popular and most pleasant part of the cliff - a series of short slabby walls and...
Afternoon sun

10 mins

Central Buttresses
Astute classic baggers will note the absence of stars on this page and move on by. Others might...
Afternoon sun

15 mins

The Cave
The crag leaves one of its best bits until last - a couple of well sheltered buttresses, which are...
Afternoon sun

20 mins

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  • Latest Comments

    For BASLOW

    Pensionerís Bulge
    "A good 5b problem." 31/Aug

    Fingers Crack
    "For me the direct finish felt closer to 5b than the 5a it gets in the definitive..." 17/Jan

    Hot Ziggerty
    "good highball font 6c" 25/Aug

    Grounded Bees
    "Should also be a boulder grade at V0 (5a)" 20/Mar

    Gully Wall
    "Avoiding the loose block needs a bit of a stretch and the top out, while on good..." 31/Aug

    Social Climber
    "Couldn't work this out at this grade. Very thin move above gear to reach the poc..." 14/Apr

    Broken Buttress
    "I agree, the step up onto the block is harder than the slab, still only Diff tho..." 18/Mar

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