Nadim Siddiqui and Colin Struthers discovered this crag in the early Nineties
they truly found one of the most roadside crags in the Peak District.
They then went on to climb a number of excellent face routes with such gems as
Great eXpectations (6c), Certificate X (7b), Malcolm X (7a+)
and the superb XXXX (7b) together with a handful of easier warm-up
type pitches on the left: All were done in the sports-climbing style which the
blank nature of the wall demanded. |
After releasing the information in one of the magazines, it was inevitable that attention would be drawn to the place and having stumbled across the face with a couple of friends one evening and after a subsequent chance encounter whilst
cleaning, Gary Gibson joined forces with Nadim Siddiqui and promptly despatched Little Blue Lies (7b), Top MarX (7a) and Y Should I (7b+) to complete the crags development.
important addition to the sports-climbing in the Peak District, this crag could
not be more easily accessible. Situated overlooking the A6 just north of Bakewell
its fine walls offer a series of climbs in the technical and fingery bracket,
all with in-situ protection.
the A6 out of Bakewell heading for Buxton and locate the Monsal Dale car park
on the left (when approaching from Buxton it is best to locate this same car park,
now on the right, and to backtrack). 400m past this car park and 200m after a
bus stop will be seen a clearway sign. Park on the grass verge just before this.
The crag is situated 50m up the hill on the left, overlooking the road.
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|If you would like to donate or contribute to the bolting fund which helps replace worn out gear and prepare new crags as in the case of Masson Lees, please contact Gary Gibson at the e-mail address below or send cheques to Gary Gibson, Keristone, Carr Bank, Oakamoor, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs. ST10 3DG.|