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Peter Walker: Track 3040 in area near Ramshaw Rocks, Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines (Britain)
Ramshaw Rocks - Dangerous Crocodile Snogging
Length: 1.4km, Creator time taken: 27m25s, Ascent: 131m,
Descent: 75m

Places: Start at SK01789 61955, Ramshaw Rocks, end at Start
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Looking north along the escarpment
Ramshaw Rocks is a remarkable escarpment of bristling gritstone throwing grotesquely beautiful shapes above the A53 from Leek to Buxton. A minor road runs around the back of the rocks and is well placed for their exploration with its substantial parking.
The flying arete of Clippity Clop Clippity Clop Clippity Clop
An obvious path leads from the layby up along the crest of the rocks, but as it keeps generally on their less interesting western side I used thinner tracks to cross over to the other side of the escarpment and made my way across the slope immediately below the outlandish stone shapes. This is one of the most famous gritstone climbing venues and a walk along here may well give you the chance to see rock climbers vanquish or be mauled by such notorious routes as Ramshaw Crack, The Crank and Clippity Clop Clippity Clop Clippity Clop. Eventually I worked my way back to the path on the other side of the crest and followed it to the top. Just past the summit is a frog carved into the rock by the Victorians.
Ramshaw Crack
Descent to the car is quick and easy via the path.
The carved frog
Looking back along Ramshaw Rocks

Uploaded on: Mon, 20 Jul 2015 (20:46:29)
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