Cadshaw Castle Rocks Routes

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Lots of sun!
20 mins
Up and Down
Sheltered

A bit of an enigma for Lancashire, a natural outcrop of good quality gritstone in a sunny setting. Not surprising then that the place has long been popular and has become quite polished.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
The Bulges
The left arete of the crag.
 
Strong
VD
2
West Buttress Direct
The short face just right.
 
Rounded
VD
3
Curving Crack
The crack on the left edge of the buttress.
 VD
4
West Wall
The vague groove passing left of the roof.
 S
5
Split Block Climb
The slim hanging groove through the left side of the roof.
 
1 Stars
S
6
Split Block Overhang
The centre of the overhang on sloping holds.
 
Pumpy
Rounded
HVS
7
Split Block Crack
10m... and the crack to the right of the overhang.
 
1 Stars
HS
8
West Slab Direct
The right side of the slab - direct! Escaping right into the chimney is VDiff.
 VS
9
Central Wall
Excellent. Climb the centre of the buttress passing through the conspicuous shallow notch (the bull's horns) to below the...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Strong
HS
10
Central Crack
The central-ish crack to a rightwards escape from the jaws.
 
1 Stars
Graunchy
VD
11
Central Chimney
The recessed rift that cuts in behind the buttress.
 
Graunchy
VD
12
The Slab
Select a way up the slab.
 
1 Stars
Rounded
VD
13
Oak Tree Chimney
The blocky rift to you know where!
 
Graunchy
VD
14
The Mantelshelf
Mantel onto the shiny ledge then skedaddle left of the roof.
 
1 Stars
Technical
S
15
Overhang Crack
The crack and groove are pleasant.
 
1 Stars
VD
16
Crack and Wall
The crack rightwards to a polished ledge, finish direct.
 
1 Stars
Rounded
S
17
Column Climb
Head up past the conspicuous pillar to a ledge on the right. Finish leftwards up the pleasant face above.
 
1 Stars
Diff
18
East Face Climb
Climb the wall 2m left of the corner to a jutting block and a scruffy finish.
 VD
19
Corner Chimney
The blocky groove left of the larger buttress.
 Diff
20
Pagan Wall
The narrow side-wall on slopers.
 
Pumpy
Rounded
S
21
Pagan's Direct
Good climbing though the line lacks logic. Monkey over the bulge then move up and hand-traverse the jutting 'coffin' to reach a...
 
2 Stars
Technical
Strong
HVS
22
Druid's Direct
Mantelshelf fiercely through the overhang to ledge of The Altar, then head over the roof and up the wrinkly wall.
 
1 Stars
Strong
Rounded
E3
23
Pagan's Progress
Devious and polished too - not one for damp conditions. From the groove skirt the roof right then left. Move onto the arete and...
 
1 Stars
VS
24
Druid's Face
Climb direct into the yellow niche, heave past the overhang, move right to a scoop and continue up the wrinkled wall above.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Rounded
E2
25
Niche Indirect
Trend left to the niche and back right to the arete.
 
Rounded
HS
26
Druid's Corner
Slant right to the niche in the arete and finish on the right.
 
1 Stars
Rounded
VD
27
The Staircase
The easy slab on the right end of the buttress.
 M