Regional Access Database

Advice Black Rocks

Although home to some of the hardest Gritsone climbs, there is plenty of rock to keep the less talented interested.

BMC Area Peak District Rock Type Gritstone
Climbing Area Matlock Area Access Status Advice
County Derbyshire CRoW Land Yes
Importance National No. of Routes 109
Ownership Forestry Commission Year Developed 1890
Within National Park No Grid Reference SK294557

From time to time, the crag is a favoured hang out for local teens - this can mean you might encounter some smashed glass so it's worth being careful on and around the crag. There has been one recent report of climbers having cans, bottles and stones thrown at them from the top of the crag. If this happens to you, report it to the police immediately.


This page was last updated on 02/07/2015. RAD is updated as and when access changes and a historic date does not mean that the information is out of date, only that the access situation hasn't changed.