Climbs

Climb Name Type Grade # Ascents Recorded Notes Exclude Reason
Keen Roof Boulder problem 8B 35

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 24

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]

[1] https://ukbouldering.com/board/index.php/topic,10607.msg470882.html#msg470882

Mecca Extension Sport route 8c 23

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 20

Kilnsey's first 8c.

New Base Line Boulder problem 8B+ 18
Ben's Roof Boulder problem 7C 17
Just Do It Sport route 8c+ 17

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

Practice of the Wild Boulder problem 8B+ 17
Austrian Oak Sport route 8b 16
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
Mecca - The Mid-life Crisis Sport route 8b+ 15

Originally given E8.

Meshuga Trad climb E9 15
Predator Sport route 8b 15
Director's Cut Boulder problem 8B 14

Lou Ferrino in to Trigger Cut.

Dreamtime Boulder problem 8C 14

Originally considered 8B+/C, the crux pinch broke off around November 2009 and it is now considered 8C. See also Dreamtime (pre break).

https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/climbing/dreamtime-a-dream-which-vanished-for-a-second-only.html

Fat Lip Boulder problem 8B 14
Gaia Trad climb E8 14

A classic Johnny Dawes test piece. A hard move gains entry to the groove where easier (but scarier!) climbing awaits before a terrifying finale.

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