Climb Name Type Grade # Ascents Recorded Notes Exclude Reason
Keen Roof Boulder problem 8A+ 36

Keen Roof is one of the most popular hard boulder problems in the peak district, and in the UK as a whole, largely due to it's roadside location and high number of ascents meaning beta is easy to come by.

Bat Route Sport route 8c 32

7b in to 7B with a kneebar rest, followed by an 8a+ headwall.

To Bolt or Not to Be Sport route 8b+ 29
The Ace Boulder problem 8B 27

A low start to The Joker. Alex Megos:

The holds are there, the holds are big, the moves are small, it's easy. Why is it so hard!? [1]


Mecca Extension Sport route 8c 25

A long standing project of Mark Leach's. Unfortunately after working out the extension he was unable to repeat Mecca so the first ascent had to wait for Steve McClure.

True North Sport route 8c 23

Kilnsey's first 8c.

Ben's Roof Boulder problem 7C 19
New Base Line Boulder problem 8B+ 19
Cobra Crack Trad climb E9 18
Dreamtime Boulder problem 8C 17

Originally considered 8B+/C, the crux pinch broke off around November 2009 and it is now considered 8C.

Just Do It Sport route 8c+ 17

The first 8c+ in the USA. Bolted by Alan Watts in 1989.

Meshuga Trad climb E9 17
Monkey Wedding Boulder problem 8C 17
Practice of the Wild Boulder problem 8B+ 17
The Big Island Boulder problem 8C 17
Austrian Oak Sport route 8b 16
La Rambla Extension Sport route 9a+ 16



Strawberries Trad climb E7 16

Known as Peaches before Ron Fawcett made the first ascent in 1980, due to its proximity to the route Cream (peaches and cream, strawberries and cream etc.).

In other trivia, the route was featured on the cover of the 1978 Tremadog and the Moelwyns Climbers Club guidebook making it a rare example of an unclimbed route on the cover of a guide. [2][3]


[1] Jack Geldard on the history of the route



Cry Freedom Sport route 8c 15

This has been upgraded in recent guides yet no holds have broken since the FA and an easier sequence than Mark Leach's original nails method on the top crux was found. It has to be questioned why it went up from its original grade of 8b+?

Evolution Sport route 8c+ 15

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