/ Yorkshire low to mid grade climbing venue recommendations?
I am organising a meet in Yorkshire for my local club. We will be based near Clapham:
NB We won't be a big group (probably not even noticable as a group!).
I was just wondering which crags people recommend for low to mid-grade climbers up there? There will probably be people leading anything from about V-diff to E1.
So which are the uber-classic locations to head for to give us a taste of what is up there? I've climbed at places further east like Brimham, Almscliffe and Ilkley, but just wondered whether there are some nice venues that are likely to be climbable at this time of year a bit nearer to where we are staying? Personally I'm thinking of spending a day at Malham, but I just wondered what else there is with plenty of classic routes at grades that club members would be likely to want to climb (ie v-diff to E1-ish)?
Any info would be useful!
Crookrise would fit the bill perfectly.
> Crookrise would fit the bill perfectly.
Yep. Can't think of anywhere as appropriate.
Pot Scar (Oxenber and Feizor are nearby too)
for sport, there's Robin Procters within walking distance, and Giggleswick not too far away.
Apart from the fact that it's further away than Malham and he was asking for recommendations a bit closer ;-)
In fact I meant recommendations closer than Brimham, Ilkley and Almscliffe which I've been to previously...
Thanks for all of the suggestions so far by the way - I'm printing the route lists to get an idea...
I wouldn't recommend Attermire for that range - a good severe or two and good vs/hvs or two - all short n sharp..nice place though.
Crookrise - as said previously
> Yep. Can't think of anywhere as appropriate.
Not too sure about Malham the good stuff startsaround E1 so it may be a bit tough for V Diff climbers
Thanks. The logbook shows some good stuff around the VS & HVS level though. I wouldn't expect all members to necessarily head to the same crag anyway.
It's always amusing to see how fast a thread can diverge from the original request!
> It's always amusing to see how fast a thread can diverge from the original request!
Unlesss you get very good weather Giggleswick will be your best bet. The place has a real micro-climate. There are lots of well bolted F5s and 6s. Walked beyond the initial Sector Swans bit to seek out some friendlier climbs. Check out: http://www.theleedswall.co.uk/cms/images/leedswall/ymc/giggleswickscar/giggleswicksport2012.pdf
Twistleton is a fantastic trad location but not if it is windy. Feizor Nick has some lower grade classics and might be worth a look.
Hutton Roof, just over in Cumbria from Kirby Londsdale, also has quality lower grade climbs.
Ok, I am now equipped with the Yorkshire Limestone guidebook. Hopefully it isn't about to be replaced by new one! Can't wait to hit Malham... Probably one of the first places I climbed, in student days. I haven't been back since, so it will be good to go back as an experienced climber.
Pot Scar is a cracking little venue and just around the corner, you could vist there and Giggleswick in the same day. Then head down to Settle for Fish n Chips at the Fisherman. have a great meet, Dave.
Thanks. Yes we're heading up there this coming weekend. I'm just hoping now that there are going to be some people on the meet who want to climb, and it isn't just walkers (my usual climbing partners are all busy)...
What is the best guidebook for the area, particularly lower grade stuff ?
Crookrise looks utterly minging today. Snow's just started again.
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