HARBOROUGH ROCKS


Harborough is a popular cliff tucked away in the southern Peak and made from heavily pocketed and solid dolomitic limestone. It is a good place for beginners to experience a first hit on real rock, and a popular spot for more experienced climbers to exercise their muscles and do a bit of soloing. Ticking the whole crag in a session was a good work-out until the roof-crack in the cave was added in 2009!
The routes tend to be steep and fingery so the grades can feel quite stiff. Many of the routes are rather polished, though this is hardly surprising after 100 years of regular usage, and it is popular with groups. The outlook over the High Peak Trail and the grassy base make it a good spot for a picnic although the proximity of the factory detracts a little.

Routes

49 trad routes (M...D)
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
The Steeple
The left-hand side of the cliff is dominated by the squat tower of The Steeple and a beckoning cave...
22
Trad
Sun and shade
Uphill

10 mins

Windy
Creased Wall
The Creased Wall can be easily recognised by its series of thin cracks. Between here and the...
7
Trad
Sun and shade
Uphill

10 mins

Windy
The Arete
Across the grass slopes to the right is the final, small buttress. Although only short, the routes...
5
Trad
Sun and shade
Uphill

10 mins

Windy
Trident Buttress
This is the prominent three-pronged tower on the right-hand side of the cliff. It has some of the...
16
Trad
Sun and shade
Uphill

10 mins

Windy
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