SLIPSTONES


A fine little cliff, not unlike a northern version of Burbage, though admittedly a little further from the road and therefore (a bit) quieter. The routes are only short - up to about eight metres high - and, although the crag is often regarded as a bouldering venue, the landings are often quite poor. Soloing the longer routes certainly requires a steady head. Recent years have seen an increase in the popularity of the cliff and the almost inevitable corresponding increase in problems of parking, erosion and litter. It only requires a little forethought and care to be part of the solution rather than the problem.

Routes

117 trad routes (M...E4)
55 boulder problems (VB 4a...V13 8B)
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
The Far Left
A series of short, steep walls and the slabby back to the Beldin Block. The routes here don't see...
16
Trad
Lots of sun!
Uphill

15 mins

Beldin Buttress
The front face of the block presents a tall face with the longest routes at Slipstones.
14
Trad
Lots of sun!
Uphill

15 mins

Agra Block
The right-hand of the pair of blocks is capped by a long narrow overhang. It has a good selection...
18
Trad
Lots of sun!
Uphill

15 mins

Squawk's Buttress
A series of short steep walls split by wide and generally awkward cracks. The routes are quite...
23
Trad
Lots of sun!
Uphill

15 mins

Sowden Buttress
Sowden Buttress is a detached block that stands in front of the cliff and has routes on all sides....
15
Trad
Lots of sun!
Uphill

15 mins

Marr's Buttress & Siamese Blocks
Marr's is the flat-fronted buttress with a prominent wide crack splitting its left-hand side. The...
16
Boulder
Lots of sun!
Uphill

15 mins

Aces High
A compact square buttress with a small collection of worthwhile face climbs. Too high for...
6
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

15 mins

Ellingstring Buttress
The first of three small buttresses is split across its lower third by a horizontal break. It has...
8
Trad
Lots of sun!
Uphill

15 mins

Stainthorpe's Wall
These two buttresses are also known as Buttress Sixteen and Buttress Seventeen which is a little...
11
Trad
Lots of sun!
Uphill

15 mins

Lay-by Buttress
A short block clearly identified by the black drainage streak running down its centre. There are...
17
Boulder
Lots of sun!
Uphill

15 mins

Steptoe
Behind the tilted block of Curving Slab, is a long low wall capped by a narrow overhang along its...
11
Boulder
Lots of sun!
Uphill

15 mins

Curving Slab
Below the cliff is slumped slab with a collection of routes that is easier that is usual for grit....
7
Boulder
Lots of sun!
Uphill

15 mins

sheltered
The Arch
A bevy of taxing and superb problems on the last bit of rock on the crag, fortunately it is the...
11
Boulder
Lots of sun!
Uphill

15 mins

sheltered
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  • Latest Comments

    For SLIPSTONES

    Impregnable
    "Yes there is, more obvious from the ground than when up there..." 28/Mar

    Impregnable
    "Massively reachy - or perhaps there's another way?" 29/Jan

    Marr's Route
    "Nice moves and good climbing, well worth the effort." 06/May

    Tachyon
    "A really enjoyable short route." 04/Apr

    Aces High
    "Lovely route. Worth the upgrade from HS." 10/Dec

    Forever Onward
    "Massively overgraded, I'd give it 5a." 24/Sep

    Tommy's Dilemma
    ""V0-" doesn't really tell you much as the grade is too wide. It's abo..." 16/Apr

    Davies Ramp
    "awesome. looks unlikely, but the holds are there. A mat and a well placed rucks..." 13/Apr

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