SHINING CLOUGH


The best of the cliffs that fall under the broad banner of Bleaklow, a tall and remote cliff that is at its best on high summer days when the the cotton (grass) is high and the curlews mew over the plateau. Many of the climbs follow steep cracks, requiring a high degree of proficiency in jamming and many of the routes tend to be green and gritty at the start of the season or after wet weather.

Routes

78 trad routes (M...E6)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other
Phoenix Buttress
One of natural grit's more impressive buttresses and home to several worthwhile routes including...
16
Trad
Sun and shade
Uphill

40 mins

Windy
The Rainbow Flake
To the right the cliff is split into two tiers, with a grassy terrace between them. The lower tier...
9
Trad
Sun and shade
Uphill

40 mins

Windy
Pisa Buttress
The finest piece of rock on the cliff, a tall barrel of a buttress with an especially fine set of...
11
Trad
Evening sun
Uphill

40 mins

Windy
The Big Wall
The smooth north-facing wall towards the right-hand side of the cliff is home to one hard classic...
9
Trad
Sun and shade
Uphill

40 mins

Windy
Right-hand Buttresses
The right-hand side of the cliff is the least popular section. Despite this fact there are some...
14
Trad
No sun
Uphill

40 mins

Windy
The Lower Tier
Down the slope from the main cliff, and passed on the approach, is the band of slumped rock that...
14
Trad
Sun and shade
Uphill

40 mins

Windy
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  • Latest Comments

    For SHINING CLOUGH

    Some Product
    "^what hell your problem knobend?" 08/Feb

    Main Wall Climb
    "More fun than it looks, and surely the only polished foothold on the whole crag!..." 30/Sep

    East Rib
    "Classic,never gets as hard as you think, good gear." 20/Jul top50

    Gremlin Groove
    "Shame its not longer." 26/May

    Galileo
    "Agreed - its a toughy, and the cracks are a lot rougher inside than your average..." 26/Apr

    The Egg Bowl
    "This route is extremely hard, never a Vdiff" 21/Sep

    Galileo
    "Pretty tough at E1, especially for the skinny fingered folk. Way harder than any..." 25/Aug

    The Rainbow
    "A lovely route, smiles all the way up" 19/Mar

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