The Baldstones Pinnacle

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Early morning sun
12 mins
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Five minutes walk north of Newstones is a prominent pinnacle that forms the left-hand end of the Baldstones. Although only of limited extent, the crag is home to some excellent routes and more quality bouldering. It is almost always quiet.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Perambulator Parade
12m. Pull onto a ramp and follow it left then back right to the shady side of the tower. Climb this rightwards to a restricted...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
VD
2
Incognito
10m. Climb the centre of the slab (hard start) to a shallow groove (small wires) and an awkward leftward exit to the top.
 
1 Stars
VS
3
Baldstones Face
12m. Walk up the diagonal break rightwards to access the arete and finish up this in a fine position.
 
2 Stars
VS
4
Original Route
12m. The central groove is problematical until the first decent finger-jam is reached (a V2 problem). Teeter up the scoop above...
 
3 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E2
5
Baldstones Arete
12m. Climb the leaning wall on the right to ledges then balance out to the arete and climb this, first right then left. Superb.
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
Fluttery
HVS
6
Gold Rush
10m. An impressive line but usually dirty and seldom climbed. Traverse out right to enter the inverted scoop in the overhangs...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
E4
7
Goldsitch Crack
12m. The compelling arse is approached steeply from the right and squirmed up with some trepidation.
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
HVS
8
Blackbank Crack
12m. Climb the zigzag crack in the right-hand side of the face.
 VD
9
Forking Chimney
10m. The chimney is a forking struggle, though worthwhile.
 
1 Stars
Diff
10
Bareleg Wall
10m. Climb the groove then make an awkward move rightwards towards a better finish up the wide crack.
 VS
11
Morridge Top
8m. The pleasantly technical wall on the far right.
 
Technical
VS
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    Gold Rush
    "A nice route, with lots of variety - easy slab, awkward scoop, small overhang an..." 18/Jun

    Trepidation
    "E3 5c in anything but sizzling summer heat. Does feel scary though for something..." 02/Jan

    The Witch
    "good thread near the start, but not much more gear placements on it. The upper s..." 09/Sep

    Praying Mantle
    "Indeed, the sit-start boulder problem is as good as the route... Try this one f..." 02/Jun

    The Vixen
    "There's a secret hand hold which makes cranking it easy. 2 moves, and it's in th..." 23/Mar

    Sly Corner
    "A good problem exists right of this from the two crimps up to a dish around font..." 20/Mar

    Praying Mantle
    "Worth adding the sit-start at Font 6c. H.D." 09/Aug

    The Vixen
    "Desperate. I thought I could jam until I tried this. Couldn't even get into the ..." 28/Apr

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