WILLERSLEY


On first acquaintance this north-facing crag on the banks of the river Derwent does not appear as an inviting prospect but a closer inspection reveals much potential with a good range of climbs in the VS to E2 grades. The cleaner left-hand end of the crag contains several classics and dotted around the rest of the crag are many interesting climbs which follow the numerous groove lines or weave about to bypass the roofs and overhangs with which the place abounds.

Routes

53 trad routes (VS...E7)
2 sport routes (7a+...7c)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
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Approach walk Other Page
Lime Street Area
The left side of Willersley has some of the best lines around and the trees here are less...
24
Trad
No sun
Level

5 mins

sheltered
Restricted Access
374
Garroter Area
The central section of the cliff has a fine set of powerful groove-lines, and some open faces. Once...
9
Trad
No sun
Level

5 mins

sheltered
Restricted Access
378
Pothole Wall
No description as yet.
3
Trad
No sun
Level

5 mins

sheltered
379
Gangue Grooves
Just to the right of Pothole Wall is Gangue Grooves another cracker, devious and continually...
3
Trad
No sun
Level

5 mins

sheltered
Restricted Access
380
Boomerang Area
The right-hand side of the cliff has some good hard routes, as well as the elegant but tired line...
8
Trad
No sun
Level

5 mins

Dry in the Rain
sheltered
Restricted Access
381
Cucumber Groove
The far right-hand side of the cliff has another set of good lines in the form of a series of...
8
Trad
No sun
Level

5 mins

sheltered
Restricted Access
382
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  • Latest Comments

    For WILLERSLEY

    Excavator
    "This route should lose its 'loose' icon - it was a bit dirty, but not unstable. ..." 17/Jul

    Gangue Grooves
    "Not sure about the "continuous 5a-ish climbing the whole way" (and cer..." 15/Jul top50

    Pleasure Dome
    "I wonder how many people follow the correct line on p1 of this route nowadays? T..." 11/Jul

    Lime Street Direct
    "There is now a peg just below the groove which does help somewhat though you do ..." 10/Sep

    Guillotine
    "The route shown on the topo in the new Rockfax actually goes up the new route Ch..." 23/Aug

    Blessed are the Weak
    "one of the best 7a+'s in the peak when clean." 29/Mar

    Boomerang
    "Soloed this,rather scary, very polished indeed, sort of enjoyable.Top end for it..." 15/Dec

    Crown of Thorns
    "This is definitely not a defunct route. Whenever I have done it I have started u..." 11/Jul

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