Upper Edale Rocks

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Lots of sun!
60 mins
Uphill
Windy

A small outcrop of quality rock that would be very popular were it an hour nearer the road. There is an impressive collection of bold hard routes here; a suitable destination for grit gurus with big legs!
Approach - Slog up Jacob's Ladder and follow the Pennine Way northwards. Upper Edale Rocks are on the left, before Kinder Low summit, just below the plateau.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Gather Ye Gritbudds
8m. The roof at the left-hand end of the cliff is short but technical, and also has a hard exit.
 
1 Stars
Reachy
E1
2
Outlook
10m. The open twisting groove on the left-hand side of the cliff is climbed over sloping rock.
 
Rounded
Diff
3
Rock Bottom
10m. Follow cracks in the wall.
2 user comments
 VS
4
Pencil Slim
10m. Climb the steep awkward crack to a hard exit.
 
1 Stars
VS
5
Avatar
10m. The precarious wall right again to a tricky sloping exit.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Rounded
E1
6
Traverse and Crack
10m. Mantel onto the collapsed block (originally it was hand-traversed) to reach the pleasant hanging corner crack that rises...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Graunchy
HVD
7
Jacob's Bladder
10m. From the block, hop up the bulging arete past a useful pocket.
 
Strong
E1
8
Well Suited
10m. The steep face past a pocket, to a hard exit.
 
2 Stars
Reachy
Rounded
E3
9
Bending Crack
8m. The curving crack leads around onto the east face then into the easy finishing groove.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
VD
10
Straight Crack
8m. Climb the angular groove past a niche.
 Diff
11
Winter's Block
10m. The steep arete on the right reached from the groove that Bending Crack finishes up. The more direct start is 5c.
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
E2
12
Hand of the Medici
6m. Climb the blunt arete on its right-hand side. Short but sharp.
 
1 Stars
Technical
E4
13
Creme Eggs
6m. Highly technical climbing up the east-facing wall using a ladder of curly crimps.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
E5
14
Layback Crack
6m. The flake-crack to the left of the giant overhang.
1 user comment
 S
15
Our Doorstep
6m. The groove on the immediate left of the big roof is more awkward than it looks. Gritty laybacking may be the best way.
1 user comment
 
Pumpy
Graunchy
VS
16
Trivial Pursuits
16m. From the top of Our Doorstep, move around the arete, descend a little then traverse above the great overhang all the way...
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
VS
17
Kinder Surprise
6m. The arete.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
E4 6a
18
Stigmata
6m. The fine left arete of the roof is reached by some wild jumping and slapping, then gibber carefully up it.
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
Reachy
Technical
E5
19
The Mentalist's Cupboard
8m. The enticing crack that splits the lip of the roof is gained from the right by a huge swing. It gives a titanic struggle.
 
3 Stars
Strong
E7
20
Dari's Bedroom Pursiuts
6m. Take the line out to the arete. A direct version up the bold wall above, via the useful slot is Help Meeee! E5 6b.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
E3
21
Help Meeee!
6m. The right-hand arete of the overhanging block and the wall above the useful slot.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
E5 6b
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    Fashion Statement
    "Agreed, E5 sounds more reasonable, I found the first section the hardest- felt 6..." 27/Jul

    Herford's Route
    "No doubt a great ascent for it's date but the climbing isn't great, it is too le..." 27/Jun

    Herford's Route
    "Contrary to some guidebook descriptions, this one can be made as safe as houses ..." 06/Apr

    Bending Crack
    "Quite a lot easier than Traverse & Crack. Did this in big boots & snow o..." 14/Dec

    Arabia
    "Magnificent the whole way. One of the very best Moorland Grit trips." 05/Sep

    Brutality
    "A real gem - not to be missed. The brief switching corner and swinging but stead..." 12/Aug

    Hiker's Chimney
    "A hidden gem, overshadowed by the *** next door! Some superb moves, rightwards f..." 06/Aug

    Edale Bobby
    "An outstanding route: you must do this route! One of my all time gritstone favou..." 15/Jul

    Herford's Route
    "Definitely gets harder as you go up , quite a route for the date. Led it when it..." 19/Mar

    Avatar
    "A great little route. I found the crux very committing and a precarious balancin..." 08/Aug

    Pedestal Wall
    "There are plenty of foot holds for the short hand traverse! The move onto the p..." 10/Jul

    Grunter
    "Desperate in view of the big ledge being covered in grass, probably ok if someon..." 03/Jul

    Fashion Statement
    "agreed. hard, unprotected moves to first ledge above a NASTY! landing. then a ..." 19/Jun

    Robert
    "Absolutely first class, starting the rib direct is probably E2 but the roof on i..." 18/Jun

    Dewsbury's Route
    "slopelshelftastic" 11/Jun

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