Restricted Access

The scene of the Kinder trespass in 1932 has no access problems these days. Climbers and walkers should keep dogs under control at all times to avoid disturbing moorland birds and grazing sheep. There is occasional grouse shooting on the moors above Edale and access is not permitted during these periods.

Seasonal Restrictions

Dates: 15 March to 30 June

Reason: Nesting Birds

A restriction is in place on Big Brother buttress and Little Brother buttress. Please avoid all routes in this section to prevent disturbance to nesting birds. 

A restriction also applies to all routes in the Ampitheatre Area of Kinder Downfall (ie from The Owl Of Minerva to The Downfall Climb) to prevent disturbance to nesting birds. 

16m.

Rockfax Description
Climb the side-wall and then the slab on the right to a rest (poor thread) below the big roof. Swing left with difficulty then storm the superb jamming-crack that splits the peaked cap. © Rockfax

FA. Richard McHardy 1959.

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ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List , The Peak: Past and Present , World Graded List , Moorland Grit - The Essential Selection (Over The Moors) , Over the Moors 3 Star Magical Mystery Tour , Definitive *** Peak Grit , Wired Peak District Grit Graded List , Wired Peak District Grit (2020) *** List , I’ve climbed a thousand VDiffs but I wanna be a HVS climber , Kinder’s Most Popular Trad Routes

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PaulJepson 22 Aug, 2022 Show βeta
βeta: Couldn't get a sling or nut through the tiny thread but there is a good black totem next to it, or little blue cam or nut next to the block.
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βeta: Couldn't get a sling or nut through the tiny thread but there is a good black totem next to it, or little blue cam or nut next to the block.
Si dH 3 Sep, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Damn pumpy, but brilliant. Definitely HVS.
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βeta: Damn pumpy, but brilliant. Definitely HVS.
Jonathan Lagoe - UKC 25 Jul, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: Doesn't deserve the heart flutter in the guide. The thread is fine and there are bomber wires just right as well.
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βeta: Doesn't deserve the heart flutter in the guide. The thread is fine and there are bomber wires just right as well.
The Pylon King 9 Jun, 2003 Show βeta
βeta: tough little bugger - definately HVS
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βeta: tough little bugger - definately HVS

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Grade: HVS 5a ***
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