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

Playing Card Wall

  • 41 - Trumped Ace

    Grade: 4a | First Ascent: (1973-74)
    Rating: 0

    From the short corner at the left end of the wall, climb up and right to enter an obvious groove.

  • 42 - Stacked Hand

    Grade: 5b | First Ascent: -1981
    Rating: 1

    [5] Climb the centre of the steep wall to the right of the corner, with a long reach from the first break.

  • 43 - White Groove

    Grade: 4c | First Ascent: -1995
    Rating: 1

    [4] The shallow, light-coloured corner-groove from the recess in the centre of the wall. The first couple of moves are awkward, but it soon relents.

  • 44 - Deck of Cards

    Grade: | First Ascent: (1973-74)
    Rating: 0

    From the back of the recess, move up right on to a pedestal, then step back into a groove and continue to the top.

  • 45 - Butch

    Grade: 4b | First Ascent: 1981)
    Rating: 0

    [3] Three metres to the right ascend parallel cracks. At the square recess step left, then finish direct.

  • 46 - Clockwork Orange

    Grade: 4b | First Ascent: -1995
    Rating: 0

    Immediately right of the square recess, climb a direct line up the cracks.

  • 47 - First Night

    Grade: | First Ascent: -1975
    Rating: 0

    [2] The obvious right-slanting groove above a very small cave.

  • 48 - Gong

    Grade: 4a | First Ascent: -1981
    Rating: 0

    Gain large ledge at two metres at the right side of the wall, then finish up cracks in the wall above.

  • 49 - Small Wall

    Grade: | First Ascent: -1981
    Rating: 0

    The isolated block on the right at a lower level.