WIDDOP


A fine set of rounded buttresses looking out over the Widdop Reservoir and the high and wild moors of the bandit country on the Yorkshire/Lancashire border. Although Widdop is well known for its bouldering, the routes tend to be off the regular circuit, but call in on a fine warm afternoon and a good time is pretty much assured with quality routes from VDiff to E9.

Routes

40 trad routes (M...E9)
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
Mystery Buttress
The fine buttress above the dam is home to a good collection of rather devious routes that include...
13
Trad
No sun
Uphill

10 mins

58
Overhang Buttress
The central section of rock at Widdop takes the form a series of imposing overhangs. In general the...
13
Trad
No sun
Uphill

10 mins

59
Purgatory Buttress
Originally known as Guinea Pig Buttress (look at the boulder on its crest) this is arguably the...
14
Trad
No sun
Uphill

15 mins

60
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  • Latest Comments

    For WIDDOP

    Ordinary Route
    "I'd strongly suggest pitching this route before the stomach traverse as otherwis..." 07/Jul

    The Flake Finish
    "1 Star, give me a break! more like 3 stars. its one reason to drive all the way ..." 16/Sep

    Reservoir Dogs
    "I think crucial pebbles came off the crux after the 3rd? ascent and made the rou..." 12/Sep

    The Layback Finish
    "Bold, slopey and a sandbag finish. Stick to the lakeside boulders!" 08/May

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