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Rothley Crags History
Though the crag was mentioned briefly in an article by Jack Longland in 1928, the first route recorded here was Rothley Crack climbed by him in 1940. This excellent line which still demands respect may well have been the hardest climb in the county at that time. Little else was recorded until a concerted effort in the early 1980's by Martin Doyle, Karl Telfer and friends produced a number of routes culminating in the bold and difficult Master Blaster led by Don Barr, this was followed by Bob Smith and John Earl's ascent of Muscular Eruption and finally Hugh Harris's lead on The Taste of Someone Else.

First Ascent List

21 March 2010BouderingMG, Ungraded 6bAndy Cowley