Regional Access Database

Advice Curbar

Froggatt's stark sibling, Curbur has an intimidating reputation for steepness - both in rock and grades. However, the severity of the climbs is matched by their magnificence and there are climbs at Diff to E9.

BMC Area Peak District Rock Type Gritstone
Climbing Area Eastern Edges Access Status Advice
County Derbyshire CRoW Land Yes
Importance National No. of Routes 93
Ownership Within National Park Year Developed 1948
Within National Park Yes Grid Reference SK255755

2015 update: quite a number of adders have been seen around Curbar this year, some of which have behaved quite aggressively towards people. They are often very well camoflaged so it's worth keeping an eye out when moving into new areas, picking up kit etc as a bite, although not life threatening to most healthy adults can still be nasty.

All group leaders should familiarise themselves with BMC guidelines for group use, see here,

Even though land above and below the crag has an Open Access designation, strangely the crag itself does not. See map here;

This page was last updated on 20/07/2015. RAD is updated as and when access changes and a historic date does not mean that the information is out of date, only that the access situation hasn't changed.