RAMSHAW


A series of east-facing (a real rarity) prows and buttresses, that overlook the Leek to Buxton road, form the final imposing member of the Staffordshire triptych. Early rises can enjoy the place in the sun, the rest of us tend to use it as a shady retreat on hot days. The climbing is on a strange series of jutting buttresses and due to the in dipping strata the climbing tends to be steep and strenuous. The easterly aspect makes the cliff green and slow to dry after rain.

Routes

132 trad routes (M...E8)
1 boulder problem (V3 6A)
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 Loaf and Cheese
The section of Ramshaw Rocks nearest the road has a pleasant collection of lower grade routes, plus...
13
Trad
Morning sun
Level

3 mins

Gumshoe Area
This is probably the most popular section of the cliff; close to the parking, a classic jamming...
22
Trad
Morning sun
Level

3 mins

The Lower Tier
This section of rock has a trio of memorable roof cracks and some more modern desperates up the...
11
Trad
Morning sun
Level

4 mins

Dangerous Crocodiles
A pair of isolated buttresses, the right-hand of which has some of the Peak’s most popular hard...
8
Trad
Morning sun
Uphill

4 mins

Ramshaw Crack Area
This is real Ranshaw territory; short routes but savagely steep walls and cracks which will repel...
20
Trad
Morning sun
Uphill

5 mins

Flaky Buttress
No buttress descriptions included
15
Trad
Morning sun
Uphill

5 mins

Magic Roundabout
A pleasant and popular slab and below it a short face with three neglected but worthwhile crack...
12
Trad
Morning sun
Uphill

7 mins

Foord's Folly Area
The final few buttresses appear to offer little more than steep bouldering until you stand...
17
Trad
Morning sun
Uphill

10 mins

Old Fogey Area
The final small buttresses are 20m from Shark’s Fin and 60m from The Swinger. There is one more...
15
Trad
Morning sun
Uphill

10 mins

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  • Latest Comments

    For RAMSHAW

    Never, Never Land
    "In fact, Master's Edge, a middle of the road E7 is far, far harder. NNL should b..." 05/Feb

    Creep, Leap, Creep, Creep
    "This is the arete left (not right) of The Wriggler." 10/Aug

    Loaf and Cheese
    "Please tell me something has broken off the initial groove - its desperate !" 09/Aug

    Gumshoe
    "Did this on the 13th April. A Large cam (Camelot 4) goes nicely in the pocket an..." 14/Apr

    Gumshoe
    "Backed off this April 2010 as gear slots at the ledge are now sandy holes - very..." 12/Apr

    Imposition
    "Some burly fist-jamming to get round the slight bulge at the start. Felt 5c to m..." 15/Aug

    Electric Savage
    "Two very good and contrasting pitches. The first is more like 6a and the second ..." 26/Jun

    Juan Cur
    "Was originally protected by a large piece of wood 1 x 2 x 2 foot found in someon..." 12/May

    Rubber Crack
    "I don't think this gets done very often. Hard at start and at finish." 21/Apr

    Louie Groove
    "Did this a couple year ago. Agree that its easy for the grade. Hardest moves pro..." 29/Sep

    Magic Roundabout
    "Brialliant route, bomber cams, though too short to get 3 stars." 09/Aug

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