HARBOROUGH ROCKS


The most popular of a pair of dolomitic limestone outcrops tucked away in the southern Peak. Although only short, the rock is good quality and the cliff faces south and is a great place for beginners to learn the ropes and for more experienced climbers to do a bit of soloing. The routes tend to be steep and fingery and a many of them are rather polished, though this is hardly surprising after 100 years of regular usage.

Routes

50 trad routes (M...E7)
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 from mid-morning
Uphill

10 mins

Creased Wall
The Creased Wall can be easily recognised by its series of thin cracks. Between here and the...
7
Trad
Sun from mid-morning
Uphill

10 mins

Little Buttress
A short wall to the left of the taller Trident Buttress has the odd worthwhile route, despite its...
16
Trad
Sun from mid-morning
Uphill

10 mins

Trident Buttress
This is the prominent three-pronged tower on the right-hand side of the cliff. It has some of the...
0
Trad
Sun from mid-morning
Uphill

10 mins

The Arete
Across the grass slopes to the right is the final, small buttress. Although only short, the routes...
5
Trad
Sun from mid-morning
Uphill

10 mins

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