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

Court Jester Area

  • 6 - Court Jester

    Grade: 4a | First Ascent: -1977
    Rating: 0

    Climb the corner and ledges above.

  • 7 - Caress of Steel

    Grade: 5b | First Ascent: -1982
    Rating: 2

    An excellent route that is well worth seeking out. Brave the rubbish to get to the base of the route – there is usually a path. Start to the right of the nose and climb the fingery lower wall just right of the arête and arrange protection at the overlap. Grovel, or swing leftwards, depending upon how resourceful you are, to gain a standing position above the overlap. Finish easily up the slab.

  • 8 - Whoops Apocalypse

    Grade: 4a | First Ascent: -1982
    Rating: 0

    A great route embodying a certain esoteric charisma; it follows the large open corner six metres to the right of the nose.

  • 9 - The Judge

    Grade: 4b | First Ascent: -1977
    Rating: 0

    Gain the shelf in the wall on the right, and climb twin cracks to a niche. Finish easily.

  • 10 - Blue Lamp

    Grade: 5a | First Ascent: -1977
    Rating: 1

    The sharp arête passing a peg. Good climbing.