Restricted Access

The National Trust own the crag and whilst it’s not on open access land with a right of access, the Trust kindly allow public access for climbers, on the condition that we look after the crag. Here are some simple tips to help you enjoy your visit, look after the area and make sure we retain access for the future.

  • Be considerate and aware that we share this quiet dale with other users. Anglers by the river, walkers and local residents all value this place for its peaceful setting so keep a lid on shouting or screaming.
  • Parking is a serious issue here - see the 'parking and approach' section below for detailed advice.
  • Van camping and biving at the crag has increasingly caused friction with locals over the last few years and is now strongly discouraged. It’s very noticeable in the dale and there are places much better suited to this so head elsewhere.
  • Toileting in the area around the crag is also becoming more of a problem and its crucial that climbers minimise their impact to avoid future access problems. Don’t be tempted to use the bushes – use the public toilets at Millers Dale station a very short trip away. If you can’t do that, carry a ‘wag bag’ and pack out all human waste and toilet paper. This special place deserves better than a minefield of human poo around it.
  • Normal practice now is to remove quickdraws at the end of the day and not to leave overnight. Though leaving in-situ draws is common practice on other crags around the world, here, locals have objected.  
  • Keeping the crag and surrounding area litter free is a good way of showing others that climbers care. Take everything home with you including litter you find to dispose of responsibly.
  • Over use of chalk might not look like much to climbers, but it can be an unwelcome intrusion to others. Make sure you clean off tick marks and brush excess chalk off holds at the end of your session.
  • Be vigilant for loose rock. Even on well established lines bits still do drop off, especially higher up on the crag.
  • Some of the routes have high first bolts, a clipstick or a well placed pad may save a twisted ankle (or worse).
35m.

Rockfax Description
Climb up the awkward bottom wall to the break, then pull over a bulge and continue up a large chalked-up flake. (Stick-clip the second staple for the 7b+ tick if the bottom is wet). Move up to undercuts then rightwards to climb a short fingery section. Then head back left and up to the break. Continue up the pumpy groove above to a high lower-off (28m). When very dry you can do the start to Barely Decent and move right at 7b+ for the full route from the ground. Originally the upper section involved a swing around the hanging arete to the right to access the top of the crag - the E5 pitch that gave the route its name! © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Indecent Exposure started from the ground, gives a more complete experience than sat on the first bolt. A few hard and awkward moves at the bottom to gain the original starting point.

Ticklists

Peak District Limestone top 50 sport up to 8a+ , Post Quarantine Blowout , The Festival Of Shite , The "I live in West Yorkshire and have a rockfax digital subscription" 7's sport bible

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Route of Interest
The Prow (Classic)

Grade: 7c ***
(Raven Tor (Miller's Dale))

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