LADDOW


In the early days of our sport Laddow Rocks were one of the prime venues visited by climbers at the cutting edge of the sport. Today the place is very much out of fashion, haunted by ghosts and always quiet. The place is the western Peaks equivalent of Wharncliffe, in both cases the nearness of the railway line gave (relatively) easy access, and the places were immensely popular 100 years ago. Since the production of Peak Gritstone East, Wharncliffe has undergone a bit of a renaissance, I wonder if we can do the same for Laddow\'s lofty buttresses.

Routes

63 trad routes (M...E4)
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 South Group
No buttress descriptions included
14
Trad
Morning sun
Uphill

45 mins

Easter Ridge
No buttress descriptions included
3
Trad
Morning sun
Uphill

45 mins

Gallic Buttress
No buttress descriptions included
8
Trad
Morning sun
Uphill

45 mins

Pillar Ridge
No buttress descriptions included
12
Trad
Morning sun
Uphill

45 mins

Priscilla Ridge
No buttress descriptions included
14
Trad
Morning sun
Uphill

45 mins

Tower Face
No buttress descriptions included
12
Trad
Morning sun
Uphill

45 mins

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  • Latest Comments

    For LADDOW

    Cave Arete
    "The right hand finish is closer to Mod/Diff than 4a/b." 27/Jun

    Long Chimney Ridge
    "Sorry Iain, more VDiff than Severe, easier than Long Climb. Good protection. Veg..." 11/Apr

    Priscilla Ridge
    "Straightforward HVS" 10/Aug

    Tower Face
    "The start is hard 5a, but it is only one move and well protected. The rest is v..." 27/Jul

    Cave Arete Indirect
    "Rockfax line at the top seems ridiculous. You have to go up above it then drop b..." 14/Jul

    Tower Face
    "Surely a Top 50 route? The best VS on grit after Valkyrie, sustained, exposed, v..." 19/Mar

    Leaf Crack
    "Seemed hard/bold for HS. Very dusty and getting a little over-grown in the lower..." 10/Jul

    Cave Arete
    "Final moves out from the roof are wild at the grade (4b). Definitely NOT one of ..." 08/Aug

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