300m. Pleasant grade 2 scrambling up the dry gill bed. Interesting scrambling and scenary throughout. The gorge finishes with a large headwall. Tackled direct this gives a short pitch of diff climbing, where a rope and/or climbing shoes may well be appreciated. The crux is at the top so a fall would be nasty. Note: the scrambling can be continued for quite a long way after the Diff headwall (in wet or winter really best to take a short 10m rope and a bit of gear. The scramble continues under the footbridge where there are a few nice steps and a nifty pool traverse and on until the stream levels out where a very handy gate on the left provides escape without any fence hopping.

nige 12/Jul Solo
with Louis Hunt, jay hunt
JudithE 17/May -

fresh rock fall (within last 12 hours) and a dead snake among the interesting items this time. the pitch of V Diff at the end was nice and dry. Pete spent a moment or two working out how to lead it, I felt weak and managed it on the third attempt with minimal scene, CRG did it quickly and elegantly but with more bad language. Martin cruised it, what with his new hip an' all.

with Ranger, Pete, Cristina
Hidden 03/Jan/14 Solo rpt
Hidden 27/Dec/13 Solo O/S
Robbiobaby 03/Nov/13 Solo dnf
mc2006 ??/2013 -
Hidden 16/Sep/12 Solo
Hidden 19/Aug/12 2nd
tobyk 14/Jun/12 Solo

Great scramble (in bone dry conditions!!)

with Emma Akam
yorkshiresherpa ?/Dec/11 Solo
Graeme Hammond 13/Nov/11 Solo O/S

Great afternoon out with Becky's parents + friends Ed and Chris. Trailled a rope on the harder bits and the 'Diff finish' for some off the group. Some tricky sections with slimy wet rock. Bailed out at the bridge.

with Becky E
Becky E 13/Nov/11 Solo O/S

Also with Chris & Ed in tow. Soloed everything except the Diff pitch (seconded with a bowline round the waist - very traditional!). Good fun: would be great when dry.

brownie0705 29/Apr/11 Solo

First time Scramble for Beth

BaildonBanker ??/2011 Solo
Trespasser ??/2011 -

Fantastic place, wondeful long series of ever-increasing scrambles, only final wall defeated us (no rope). Gill was wet & slippy, but virtually no water running through it, almost dry riverbed.

Hidden ??/2011 Solo β
Mattyk 23/Dec/10 Solo

Snowed up rock. Top pitch covered in verglas. chickened out of soloing this half way the last steep bit - had a handy top rope thrown down. would need curious conditions to be in proper winter nic.

with Dominick Spracklen
DerwentDiluted 22/May/10 Solo
with Brendon, Nicola Pettit
Brendon ?/May/10 Solo
Simon Caldwell 17/Apr/10 Solo

Interesting way to start a fell run :-)

with Carmen
Mattyk 20/Sep/09 Solo rpt

No where near as good as when i did it in winter. Sunday hangover cure following aaron's stag do.

with Aaron lockwood
timbanton 19/Sep/09 -
with Dan
Hidden 30/Aug/09 -
Will Smith 21/Mar/09 Lead O/S

Michelle's first experience of climbing and a good place to get started. Most of the scrambling is easy and made for good ground to mess around with ropework. There's an interesting corner and a few steep steps. The final diff pitch gave a good taste of easy rock climbing. Overall, a very nice short trip out and a novelty to be scrambling in Yorkshire.

with Michelle
jimorothy ?/Dec/08 Solo

Fantastic winter's day out and highly recommended. While cold and wet the levels of water were only a significant problem on the crux headwall (ducking under the waterfall gave us a healthy soking).

with Rachel Crolla
Hidden 09/Oct/08 -
Hidden 30/Sep/08 Solo O/S
Mattyk 31/Dec/06 Solo O/S

Brilliant.. full on wet conditions. saved what could have been a bad new year.

with Tom Rumsey, Ali K, Jamie Moss
Hidden 31/Dec/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 09/Jul/06 Solo O/S
shoulders 09/Jan/03 -
Andy Say 22/Jan/98 Solo
Dave Musgrove 09/Apr/94 Solo

Did Crook Gill the same day.

with David
Dave Musgrove Jnr 09/Apr/94 Solo


with Dad
Iain Thow 03/May/86 Solo
Hidden ??/1982 -
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