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  Gritstone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gritstone is a sedimentary rock composed of coarse sand grains with inclusions of small stones.
Gritstone is laid down in water and frequently shows signs of cross bedding or current bedding.
British gritstone was used for millstones to mill flour and sharpen blades, giving rise to its other common name of millstone grit.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gritstone   (123 words)

  
 Learn more about Rock climbing in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
gritstone (a course sandstone) in the Peak District and Yorkshire.
In terms of climbing the factors that vary across different types of rock are the friction on the rock, the strength of the grips, the looseness of rocks, the amount of vegetation on the rock and the typical frequency of protection placements.
For example, Peak District gritstone has high friction and is generally strong and compact and vegetation free, but it is known for producing routes with very sparse protection.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /r/ro/rock_climbing.html   (354 words)

  
 Peak District National Park: Gritstone and shale   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In the Peak District, gritstone and shale are the foundation of the Dark Peak.
These brown-grey sedimentary rocks can be seen through the blanket of moorland, in the fabric of buildings but most impressively, as high cliffs or edges that dominate the landscape.
Gritstone and shale surround the limestone plateau on three sides and around Kinder Scout in the north, reach over 600 metres above sea level.
www.peakdistrict-nationalpark.info /place/gritstone_shale   (82 words)

  
 Gritstone Landscapes in the Peak District   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Some layers of gritstone technically known as "Rivelin Grit" and "Chatsworth Grit", were often laid down in ways which have left uniform rock, free of lines of weakness.
The exact origin of tors (such as Eagle Stone near Curbar Gap), is not clear, but seems likely to be due to the rotting of thick layers in a warm wet climate.
These are vertical flutes which are at their deepest near the top of exposed features, and run vertically down, irrespective of the angle of the local strata, but gradually fade after a metre or two.
www.peakscan.freeuk.com /gritstone_scenery_.htm   (885 words)

  
 Welcome to the Nottingham Climbing Centre
Peak gritstone, whether you love it or hate it, offers some of the best routing and bouldering to be found anywhere.
Gritstone by it's very nature tends to be fairly short and strenuous, dangerous or in the case of hard grit, both.
The natural gritstone edges generally lie high up on moors of the Derbyshire peak district where reasonable walk-ins can be expected.
www.nottingham-climbing.co.uk /html/gritstone.htm   (689 words)

  
 Gritstone Software Ltd.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Gritstone Software is very experienced in the development of object-oriented software, providing high standard consulting in the areas of OO design and project management, and in Smalltalk and Java development.
Gritstone develops reusable software components primarily for rapid development of custom geospatial applications such as mobile tracking systems.
Gritstone Software Ltd. is proud to provide the only available Smalltalk OGDI client API.
gritstone.ca   (101 words)

  
 Crist and Barren Clough Quarries near Bugsworth Basin, High Peak, Derbyshire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Surviving photographs show dressed stone on the gritstone wharf awaiting transhipment to boats but it seems reasonable to assume that some stone was brought down in its raw condition.
Indeed, it is now understood that by the early 1920s it was being used solely to crush gritstone, much of which was waste recovered from around the quarry floors.
The gritstone wharf is on the right and in the centre foreground is the cantilever jib crane used to load stone into boats.
www.brocross.com /iwps/pages/quarries.htm   (2141 words)

  
 Rock Climbing.com View topic - gritstone
Gritstone is a sedimentary rock composed of very coarse sand grains.
I heard gritstone is to hard for even putting bolts into that is why there so dangerous.
Gritstone is Gods own rock which lends it's self particularly well to bouldering, that noble past time that has it's roots in Yorkshire.
www.rockclimbing.com /forums/viewtopic.php?t=36550   (968 words)

  
 BRE Test results - Dukes Gritstone
Dukes Gritstone is a Millstone Grit of Carboniferous age.
Dukes Gritstone appears to be a durable stone that is not effected by acid rain or air pollution and like most sandstones it is expected have good frost resistance.
Overall, Dukes Gritstone should be suitable for use in most aspects of load bearing masonry and cladding.
projects.bre.co.uk /ConDiv/stonelist/dukes.html   (331 words)

  
 Rock-climbing in the Peak District National Park - Stanage, Froggatt, Curbar, Stoney Middleton, Cheedale, Dovedale etc, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Historically the gritstone crags were the first to be explored, and those where access was not restricted by gamekeepers - Laddow Rocks and Castle Naze for example - were those where the much of the first climbing was done, though crags such as Stanage which were officially 'out of bounds' also had many routes recorded.
In the north of the Peak there are gritstone crags in the Chew Valley - mostly providing strenuous rather hard gritstone routes, at Laddow - which has a range of mostly easy routes, and in the Longendale Valley - where Shining Clough provides a delectable selection of climbs when conditions are right.
In the west of the Peak the gritstone edges are relatively small and broken.
www.cressbrook.co.uk /walks/climb.htm   (692 words)

  
 the sheep trust - breeds
The Derbyshire Gritstone is a large, handsome hill sheep, having big, flat bones, and a clean-cut face and legs with fl and white markings.
The Derbyshire Gritstone is one of the oldest of British sheep breeds, originating in the Derbyshire hills, however registered flocks can now also be found in the Pennine districts of Yorkshire and Lancashire, as well as Cheshire, and Wales.
A new role for the Derbyshire Gritstone has recently developed, as a successful sire of polled lambs with other breeds of horned hill ewes in Wales and the north of England, acting as a contributor to the eradication of headfly disease, and due to new interest generated by EC headskinning regulations.
www.york.ac.uk /org/cnap/tst/breeds/derbgrit.htm   (304 words)

  
 Peak District Landscapes:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Generally the ice acted as a protective layer, and there were few, if any moving glaciers within the ice sheets, as there were in say, Scotland or Wales.
Limestone and gritstone landscapes are considered in more detail in their own sections:
Sorted by currents and tides, the muds deposited in deeper water became shales, and the sands gritstone.
home.freeuk.net /peakscan/geology.htm   (949 words)

  
 Walks in the UK Peak District - Big moors gritstone edges, the neolithic farmland
The eastern gritstone upland of the peak district is topographically similar along its length.
The walk along the distinctive ridge lasts for just under two miles, with the last point of note being the Hurkling Stone, a large gritstone block balanced on top of a pillar of gritstone in the edge, a remarkable example of the odd weathering of gritstone.
As the path climbs up from the road the first sight is of a massive weathered gritstone outcrop to the right of the path, this is the first of may such odd sights along this edge.
www.peakwalk.org.uk /bigmoor.asp   (2110 words)

  
 Stanage Edge, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, England. The finest gritstone rock climbing edge in the Peak District National ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Stanage is the largest and most impressive of the gritstone edges.
Situated on the moors north of Hathersage, and visible from miles away down in the Hope Valley, it stretches for a length of approximately six kilometres (3.5 miles) from its northern tip at Stanage End to the southern point near the Cowper Stone.
The edge is made of one of the finer gritstones and is therefore ideal for rock-climbing, and the visitor on a summer weekend will see plenty of evidence of this.
www.cressbrook.co.uk /hopev/stanage.htm   (184 words)

  
 Bleaklow, Derbyshire, England, situated in the Peak District National Park, a large Gritstone hill to the west of ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Bleaklow is the northern sister to Kinder, joined to it by a neck of high land over 500 metres above sea level, over which pass the Snake Road and the old Roman road of Doctor's Gate.
It is an area of typical gritstone plateau.
Bleaklow has a less well-pronounced series of gritstone edges around its circumference, and its contours are more rounded than Kinder's, but it is less accessible and more remote with fewer paths and fewer features which aid navigation.
www.cressbrook.co.uk /features/bleaklow.htm   (184 words)

  
 Gritstone -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Gritstone is a (Rock formed from consolidated clay sediments) sedimentary rock composed of coarse sand grains and is a coarser version of (A sedimentary rock consisting of sand consolidated with some cement (clay or quartz etc.)) sandstone.
It is (Click link for more info and facts about quarried) quarried for building material.
British gritstone was used for (One of a pair of heavy flat disk-shaped stones that are rotated against one another to grind the grain) millstones to mill flour and sharpen blades, giving rise to its other common name of millstone grit.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/g/gr/gritstone.htm   (138 words)

  
 Richard Jarvis - Gritstone Trail
The Gritstone Trail is certainly the most picturesque of the Cheshire trails.
The Gritstone trail itself is about 19 miles long and goes from Rushton Spencer in the South to Lyme Park at the North.
The end of the Gritstone trail is a car park.
www.rbjarvis.co.uk /Personal/walking/gritstonetrail.htm   (956 words)

  
 V1.0
I was all excited to enjoy some gritstone slopers in prime winter conditions but I found that for me, there is no such thing as a gritstone sloper.
The term, sloper, would conjure imagery of a kind hold, maybe a bit hard to hold but never brutal in the way a sharp crimp might be brutal.
They eat your fingers alive, and if you happen to be the poor sap who scrapes his face against the wall while falling from a problem (known to the sadistic brits as a “grit kiss”), you might possibly be in the market for a plastic surgeon.
www.deepbleu.net   (1704 words)

  
 Gritstone Retrospective 1999 - The events of the last year detailed by Mark Smith   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Guidebook production it appears has a two fold affect on the amount of first ascents taking place, the first being the obvious rush to get your name in print as manuscripts are checked and secondly a post publishing flurry that makes the books incomplete immediately.
Just as the manuscript for the new Stanage guide is being passed around for editing prior to publication Neil Bentley succeeded on the very hard Groove is in Heart E7, this was quickly repeated by Rich Heap who also found and climbed Muted Trumper on Tippler Buttress E6.
Techniques required for success are akin to that of a spider trying to climb out of a bath, this comment from one D Musgrove jnr (no Gritstone Lightweight himself!).
www.wildcountry.co.uk /wcsite/pages/articles/gritstoneretrospective99.html   (1947 words)

  
 Gritstone Club Home
The Gritstone Club is a medium sized, friendly, climbing club based mainly in West Yorkshire but with members in other parts of the UK.
We hold regular weekend and mid week meets throughout the year, and have a club hut in the Lake District and one in the Yorkshire Dales.
The Gritstone Club is affiliated to the British Mountaineering Council.
www.gritstoneclub.org.uk   (320 words)

  
 this little world: A Journey Around England - Chapter 18
Not even the huge geological chisels of the Ice Age glaciers could completely pare down the hard rocks of the Peak District, the rounded valleys and hills of the area are characteristic of glacial formation.
One of the curiosities of the area is a 70 foot high pillar of gritstone that for some reason got left by the quarrymen when they worked here.
I personally can vouch for how abrasive gritstone is. As I walked across hard surfaces of these quarried stones my poor old boots shed slivers off their soles.
www.gavinstewart.net /tlw/tlw18.htm   (1654 words)

  
 Lisa Rands climbs gritstone E8! - News, alpinism, climbing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It's that time of year again: gritstone is back on the agenda.
First ascended by Johnny Dawes in 1986, this 14m route is described as follows in the local Rockfax guidebook: "The archetypal grit arete, technical and ultra committing with good runners at one-third height and the crux at the top.
This year she has taken female gritstone ascents into a completely different realm.
www.planetmountain.com /English/home.html?-database=newseng&-layout=scheda&-response=News/Detail1.html&-recordID=33562&-search   (214 words)

  
 History of the Gritstone Club
During the late autumn of 1920 four enthusiasts, Petty, Wood, Griffiths and Butterfield, recently returned from the field of War, their love for adventure evidently not in any way diminished, frequently met for week-end scrambles and moorland rambles.
Many places were visited including Simon Seat, Rylestone Crags and Rocky Valley, Ilkley, but their favourite resort was that noble pile of gritstone, Almscliff Crags, so prominent on the sky-line between Otley and Harrogate.
At this period ambitious thoughts emanated from one of the original four - H.C.Wood - that a Club should be formed and as several of the Company could see it was dangerous to thwart the ambitions of youth, this excellent idea was carried out.
www.gritstoneclub.org.uk /history.htm   (843 words)

  
 Yorkshire
Personally I prefer the grit, but at our last club meet there was a mutiny so I ended up climbing on limestone one day and grit the next.
The BMC guidebooks have come in for some stick recently but both of these are excellent, wish I could say the same for some of the others.
This is the major gritstone crag in Yorkshire.
www.chetwynd.info /guides/yorkshire.htm   (487 words)

  
 PDNP: Place/Gritstone and Shale/What is gritstone and shale?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Compaction of the sands and muds over many millions of years, resulted in the sands turning to gritstone and the muds becoming shale.
In the Peak District, these alternating deposits of gritstone and shale that reflect the shifting delta are known as the Millstone Grit series.
Fossil trilobites and brachiopods found in the shale indicate that these waters were full of life in Carboniferous times.
www.peakdistrict-nationalpark.info /place/gritstone_shale/whatIs.html   (165 words)

  
 planetFear / Shop / Media / Books & Guides / Climbing Guides
It still seems bizarre and pathetic to me that it is their behaviour and treatment of Chris and the subsequent ‘Mexican standoff’ over how to proceed, (including much time discussing various powder puff vanity projects of retiring chairmen) which has delayed production of the BMC’s Stanage guide.
Peak Gritstone Eastern Edges is a ‘tourist’ type guide, a ‘rough guide’ if you like for those travelling to a crag they rarely visit and for the weekend warrior in the mid grades there will be little to ruffle the feathers and a lot to crow about.
In monetary terms for the consumer, probably £35 for both to be totally informed, but unmeasurable in the subsequent ability of the BMC to raise money and volunteers to keep producing ‘definitive’ guides which no-one could seriously want to disappear.
www.planetfear.com /product_detail.asp?p_id=1159   (2080 words)

  
 The eastern Gritstone Edges - Stanage, Froggatt, Curbar & Baslow - This month's walk in the Peak District National ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The traverse of the eastern gritstone edges is a magnificent outing which by any reckoning is one of the two or three finest walks in the area, and although the distance involved is fairly long it is not a particularly difficult walk, for there is little ascent along the route.
The main path continues down to Carl Wark from the south-east corner of Higgar Tor, but the best view is obtained from the south-western corner of the tor, near to the spectacular leaning block, the site of some of the area's hardest rock climbs.
Continue down to Carl Wark, a hilltop which was once heavily fortified and the remains of the walls, made of large gritstone blocks, can be seen clearly on the western and southern sides of the hill.
www.cressbrook.co.uk /walks/walk11.htm   (938 words)

  
 ROCKFAX | Publications | Books - Peak Gritstone East
There are over 50 excellent action shots and loads of crag layout maps, tables, graded lists, route symbols and all the other features you have come to expect from ROCKFAX guidebooks.
The excellent Nelson's Slab and Sail Buttress from the Birchen Edge chapter of the Peak Gritstone East guidebook.
A fine gritstone crag in the southern Peak District with a good range of climbs in the lower grades as well as some magnificent hard routes like Gaia and Meshuga.
www.rockfax.com /peak_gritstone/index.html   (289 words)

  
 Gritstone
Peak District Gritstone was used for grinding wheels in the cutlery[?] industry.
This gives rise to it's other name of Millstone Grit.
The text of this article is licensed under the GFDL.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/gr/Gritstone.html   (76 words)

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