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

The Void

  • 58 - Cuckoo Waltz

    Grade: 4a | First Ascent: -1979
    Rating: 0

    This route only leads to the Cuckoo`s Nest and so to reach the top it is then necessary to climb one of the other routes in The Void. From the end of the access ledge ascend the first three metres of Helter Skelter then descend diagonally right along an obvious ledge.

  • 59 - Sometimes a Great Notion

    Grade: | First Ascent: -1979
    Rating: 0

    Step left up sandy ledges from the Nest, then follow the left-slanting ramp.

  • 60 - One Flew Out

    Grade: 4a | First Ascent: -1980
    Rating: 1

    The corner/groove immediately above The Nest, finishing up parallel cracks above the overhang.

  • 61 - Armagideon Times

    Grade: 5b | First Ascent: -1980
    Rating: 2

    Although it is difficult to get to the foot of this route, the climbing is worth the effort. Climb the wall immediately to the right of the arĂȘte on thin, awkwardly spaced holds. Peg low down on right.

  • 62 - Complete Control

    Grade: 4c | First Ascent: -1980
    Rating: 1

    Traverse right from The Nest past a peg and step down to a corner niche. Climb directly up to a ledge on the right, then step back left above an overhang to finish up a thin crack.