/ In't Slipstones brilliant
When I first went decades ago I was climbing on the NY Moors and the grades seemed much stiffer than Wainstones, Scugdale, etc - e.g. Gollinglith at VS 5a. Not sure if the latest guidebooks have totally sorted this out but Rockfax now has Gollinglith at E2 5c - no way is it that hard.
Another gritstone gem even further north is Goldsborough Carr.
Cheers. Guidebooks and our website tends to mean lots of visits to the same place. Helping out on YMC is getting me to some good new places.
Only been once. Beauty beyond compare.
Everyone should take note that Slipstones is rubbish, much over rated and should be avoided.
Hellish walk-in and then there is the mosquito's :-)
Totally agree, lovely little crag with some great climbing.
Only things that the Slipstones lacks are rabbits and pheasants, not enough of either...
Gollinglith was sold to me as a soft touch E1... HVS 5b perhaps? Still you've got to have a couple of softies to make up for Bert Wells.
I wish someone told them that so I didn't have so dodge quite so many on the road down the dale.
To the poster above worried about letting the secret out... well its in several phototopo guides already and not overrun. I'm not worried about saying such places are brilliant. Said it enough in the Froggatt guide and the hordes didnt arrive to ruin such places. The hordes are always too busy being hordes to notice these things. Lovely scenery due to a 20+min approach and not so many soft touch ego boost low to mid grade routes; also Im guessing too hot in horde season. Also there is not enough parking for hordes and its a long drive to discover that and its hardly like there is anything vaguely hordish as an alternative nearby.
Have you been working on the new Grit guide? Any idea when it's coming out?
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