Crowden Clough Face

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60 mins
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This fine piece of rock has a good set of routes, overlooking the upper reaches of Crowden Clough.
Approach - Use the Crowden Clough Approach from Upper Booth. Crowden Clough Face is the significant piece of rock at the top of the clough on the left. The approach takes about an hour.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Nightflight
The arduous bulges at the left-hand side of the cliff.
 
1 Stars
Strong
Rounded
E4
2
Olympus Explorer
Easy climbing leads to an overhanging crack, climb this then balance up the contrasting (and crucial) scoop above.
 
1 Stars
Rounded
E1
3
Indianapolis Slab
Broken ground leads to the centre of the slab which is climbed rightwards on a useful array of pockets.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
VS
4
Grassy Chimney
The easy rift that cuts in behind the buttress to a choice of finishes including a through route. It is as about as grassy as...
 Diff
5
Sons of the Desert
The direct start to Arabia. Layback the impressive left-hand side of the arete to the upper breaks and a choice of finishes. An...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Fluttery
E7
6
Arabia
The imposing rounded arete is low in the grade (which is nice) and quite superb - a moorland classic. A crack and groove leads...
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Rounded
E3
7
Central Route
The steep crack splitting the face has an awkward start and hard finger-jamming moves around the overhang. It may well have...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
Crimpy
VS
8
Asparagus
A wandering trip with some good climbing. Climb the leaning crack to a junction with Central Route. Pull through the bulge then...
 
2 Stars
Rounded
E1
9
Andromeda
The blunt arete. Climb the leaning crack to the first grassy ledge (belly-flop landing) with difficulty, then continue in the...
 
2 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E4
10
Middle Chimney
The deepening groove starting over a block is worthwhile.
 
1 Stars
Diff
11
Windy Miller
Start up Middle Chimney and traverse the first break to the arete. Climb the left-hand side of this to a break then move right...
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
Rounded
E5
12
Chimney and Slab Variations
Climb a crack into the deepening groove. The rift above is the line though it can be avoided by a loop out right.
 
1 Stars
VD
13
Stress
14m. A pebbly slab leads to a shallow groove that is followed throughout.
 VS 4c
14
Playground Twist
Climb a wide rack to a troublesome bulge with a big pocket up and right. Pull over to easy ground.
 
Strong
Rounded
HVS
15
Liquid Skin
The overhang up and right via a useful (vital) flake.
1 user comment
 
Strong
E2
16
The Dolphin's Nose
8m. The right-hand side of the arete.
 E2 5c
17
Book at Bedtime
About 20m down and right of Crowden Clough Face is a short outcrop. The crack is a wide little monkey.
1 user comment
 
Graunchy
E1
18
Tall Stories
The centre of the slab keeps going all the way to the top.
1 user comment
 
Reachy
Rounded
E2
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