This site is a digital copy of the 1997 BMC guidebook to rock climbing in Lancashire

The Shield Area

  • 16 - A Thing of Hate

    Grade: 4c | First Ascent: -1986
    Rating: 0

    Unprotected. Climb up to The Shield, then follow the right edge of this and step right to finish.

  • 17 - Sword

    Grade: 4c | First Ascent: -1996
    Rating: 0

    Follow the thin groove-like left edge of The Shield, then finish just right of the corner at the top.

  • 17a - Direct Finish

    Grade: 5b | First Ascent: -1986

    A contrived piece of climbing which takes a direct line up the centre of The Shield between the two routes.