This is a list of areas where dry tooling damage has been noted. There is a thread on UKBouldering that is linked, so please feel free to comment/ add photos there also [1]

Lake District

Brant Fell Assholes have chipped footholds here, July 2011. [2] LakesBloc Blog, with link to UKC article

Farleton Crag Damage to the Family Planning area noted in 2010. [3] LakesBloc Blog

Farleton Crag More scratches in the New Rose area, noted April 2011. [4] LakesBloc Blog

Tilberthwaite Damage noted at a sports venue, awaiting further information.


Anglezarke Quarry Beginners wall area. Evidence of toproping, general scratch marks on routes and climb back down into quarry. December 2010

Denham Quarry Ice tool damage to the Concave Wall Area, occurred a couple of times in 2010. More damage to Mohammed noted March 2012. [5]

Stronstrey Bank Quarry Crampon/ axe scratches to the Roadworks Area, notice Early 2011.


Back Bowden Crampon damage noted 2009 to the descent gully to the right of the crag.

Peak District

Millstone Dry toolers caught in action December 2010. [6] UKC article

Burbage North Ice tool damage noted in Wednesday Climb area, likely early 2011

Horseshoe Quarry Ice tool damage noted Dec 2010. [7]UKC Thread

Chasecliffe Ice tool damage to easy side of 'the boulder' noted Mar 2011. UPDATE- a cycling friend took one look at the damage and identified it as from bikes. More plausible than dry tooling as it's a 4m high slab at the bottom of a downhill slope.


Castle Inn Quarry Tool & crampon marks noted on 5th March 2011 on Fine View Wall.


Kingussie Scratches recorded March 2011 [8]UKC thread


Kilnsey Crag Full height of the F5+ at the left end of the crag, evidence of scratches. Early 2010

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