Black Rocks

Matlock Area

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

Crag information
Climbing Area: Peak District Rock Type: Gritstone
Importance: National CRoW Land: Yes
Ownership: Forestry Commission No. of Routes: 109
Within National Park: No Year Developed: 1890
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.

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On Open Access land. See map here;

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1) Anonymous User
Visit on 30/05/17 - broken glass almost everywhere around the crag including on routes/ledges. Be careful up there and make sure you bring a rope bag. We also had some drinks thrown on us from the top of the crag... Good climbing though.