The Cowper Stone

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Bouldering
Sun to mid-afternoon
12 mins
Up and Down
Windy

You can't really miss the Cowperstone, after all its been on the cover of the Stanage guide for years. Just in case you missed it though, it is the huge leaning block striated with rounded breaks which can be seen from Burbage Bridge. The climbing here lies somewhere between bouldering and route climbing. Most of the routes are in fact extended boulder problems with scary sloping top-outs but the landings are at least mostly good. There is also a famous low-level traverse which is only scary to look at.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Zippatrocity
The lowest break gives an arduous outing; sustained, technical and horribly rounded. Just the right-hand side-wall is f6B+.
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
f7B+
2
Leroy Slips Disc
The wall just right using an undercut and not much else.
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
f7B
3
Little Thug
Just try to touch the gorgeous flutings on Snug as Thug on a Jug. Then jump off.
 
1 Stars
f6A+
4
Breakdance Start
Start with your right hand in the lower of the two pockets and power up the arete using a very painful jam. Finish as high as...
 
1 Stars
f6A+
5
Breakdance High Start
Start with your right hand in the higher pocket. Also worthwhile.
 
1 Stars
f5+
6
Headspin
The right side of the wall, rounded, to a finish via a crusty flake.
1 user comment
 f6B
7
Pudding Start
A tiny problem up the short wall, 4m left of the arete, to a crack.
 
DWS
Crimpy
f5+
8
Salt and Vinegar Start
The flared crack.
 
1 Stars
DWS
f3
9
Chips Start
The left-hand side of the arete.
 
1 Stars
DWS
f5+
10
Peas Start
Mantel the ledge using everything you can get your hands on. The full route is E4 5c and traverses in above the mantel.
 
2 Stars
DWS
Strong
f6C
11
Battered Sausage
Start at Pudding and follow the thin break up rightwards. Drop down the arete then make a long move rightwards under the bulge....
 
2 Stars
Reachy
f6C
  • Latest Comments

    For STANAGE FAR RIGHT BOULDERING

    Mating Toads
    "Like all highballs, hard to grade. I would say E1 5c (highball V2). Whether it..." 03/Jan top50

    Easy Walling
    "Highball V0+, with the tricky bit at the bottom. HVS 5c is flattery." 15/Jul top50

    Zippatrocity
    "3rd go, psyched for this problem. An extension to this coming soon hopefully... ..." 10/Jun

    Mating Toads
    "This is an enjoyable problem. Felt high, even with a mat. Steady head required...." 07/Feb top50

    Mating Toads
    "Yes yes *quite clearly* just a boulder problem even when onsight soloed without ..." 25/Jan top50

    Hamper's Hang
    "Don't think the cave really adds much - if you start there you might as well fin..." 07/Nov

    Hamper's Hang
    "ME TO WERE DOES IT START? I RECON THE START IS THE ONE IN THE BOLDERING GUIDE...." 13/Mar

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