Contributed by cheque Mar/22 - This public hilllist has been seen 562 times

E A Baker’s Moors Crags & Caves of the High Peak and Neighbourhood is a fantastic document of Peak District climbing at it’s very beginning, before any guidebooks had been published to the area.

In the chapter Scrambling on Derbyshire Crags, Baker gives “a list of the best-known scrambles… graduated according to their relative difficulty”. For not entirely persuasive reasons he leaves out routes from Wharncliffe and Staffordshire but, despite the title of the chapter, does include some routes from from Leicestershire (Breedon) and Nottinghamshire (The Hemlock Stone), all seven of which are now either banned or have been quarried away.

Fans of tutting about grade inflation will be pleased to note that the ancient definitions of Easy, Moderate & Difficult are nothing like those used today.

Fred peeking over the top shortly after I'd completed my second ever outdoor climb!  © ccr_harris
Fred peeking over the top shortly after I'd completed my second ever outdoor climb!
© ccr_harris, Jun 2010

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Top 12 photos of this hilllist

Johnny Dawes on the Inaccessible Pinnacle, Robin Hood Stride

Boulder Climb
Johnny Dawes on the Inaccessible Pinnacle, Robin Hood Stride
© Gordon Stainforth

A summers evening solo of the Alport Stone.

The Shoulder Route
A summers evening solo of the Alport Stone.
© MarkRoe

Stonnis Crack

Stonnis Crack
© Duz Walker

Boulder Climb, Robin Hood's Stride

Boulder Climb
Boulder Climb, Robin Hood's Stride
© Gordon Stainforth

Cat soloing steeple arete

Steeple Arete
Cat soloing steeple arete
© Peakology

Steeple Arete at Harborough - Katie topping out as Anna belays.

Steeple Arete
Steeple Arete at Harborough - Katie topping out as Anna belays.
© David Millington

Marc putting the full body jam to good use

South Gully
Marc putting the full body jam to good use
© Mark Treeby

Stonnis Crack

Stonnis Crack
© Duz Walker

climbing up the spout

Spider Chimney
climbing up the spout
© led

Fun in the chimney

Spider Chimney
Fun in the chimney
© chikadi

South Gully a nice little climb

South Gully
South Gully a nice little climb
© Mark Treeby

First weekend leading, at Harborough

Steeple Arete
First weekend leading, at Harborough
© ianlaw


Add Climb name Grade Ticks? Height Crag name
EASY
Original Route HVD 3c ** 104 26m Black Rocks
Letter Route D 102 4m Robin Hood's...
The Easy Turnpike HVD 3c ** 99 8m The Alport Stone
Fat Man's Chimney D *** 140 18m Black Rocks
Weston's Chimney HVD 44 15m Cratcliffe Tor
Stonnis Pinnacle HD * 11 22m Black Rocks
Two Penny Tube VD ** 2 22m Kinder Downfall
MODERATE
South Gully HVD 4a 253 8m Black Rocks
Downfall South Corner VD ** 25 40m Kinder Downfall
Steeple Arete VD * 1175 12m Harborough Rocks
Pine Tree Gully D 43 12m Black Rocks
Sand Gully D 107 18m Black Rocks
Owl Gully VD * 209 20m Cratcliffe Tor
Trident Face VD * 899 12m Harborough Rocks
The Original Route D * 324 ? Tegness Quarries
Hermitage Chimney M 29 ? Cratcliffe Tor
Primitive Route HS 4c * 14 12m Kinder Southern...
Face Climb Number 2 VD 109 8m Brassington...
Long Climb Variants VD 28 34m Brassington...
Long Climb Direct HS 4b * 41 30m Brassington...
North Climb S 4a * 136 10m Cratcliffe Tor
Queen's Parlour Gully VD ** 296 26m Black Rocks
Straight Crack S 4b 5 ? Robin Hood's...
Ashop Climb HVD ** 64 18m Kinder Northern...
DIFFICULT
Dargai crack VS 4b 5 ? Cave Dale...
Short Climb VD 103 5m Robin Hood's...
Boulder Climb HS 4c ** 87 15m Robin Hood's...
The Shoulder Route VS 4c ** 55 8m The Alport Stone
Spider Chimney HVD 3c * 323 12m Harborough Rocks
Twopenny Tube Buttress S 4a - 17m Kinder Downfall
Long Climb VS 4c * 12 7m Robin Hood's...
Stonnis Crack VS 4b ** 558 10m Black Rocks
31 stars 5,402 449m 32
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