18m. Worthy of Classic Rock, a sensational little climb on (surprisingly for Swaledale)very good rock. If you have waded through the slime and nettles to reach the crag then you will be pleased to find towards the left hand end of the crag the single most distinctive feature: a 6 metre detached tower or pillar set independent from the face by 1 or two feet. Start behind the Tower in the gap between it and the wall. Climb the gap using both the pillar and the wall and step up onto the top of the pillar (stable). From here gain the wall by stepping off the left end of the pillar top. Traverse slightly upwards on decent ledges passing beneath a sapling (you will need to loop the rope over the top of it). A small chimney is now reached to your left. Traverse across this to a large ledge (an easy but unnecessary escape can be made from here by continuing left). Now climb back across the chimney heading upwards to the right. Finish on good holds. At the top traverse, with the aid of roots, to the large yew tree to set up a bomber belay. To make life easy, abseil off the two Yew trees direct to the pillar.

ClimberDateStyle
munch88 18/Sep Lead O/S
with Chris
kitP 07/Aug Lead O/S

Not a 3* route, but different and interesting

with Andy 3D
UnicycleTallPaul 19/Jul 2nd O/S

It's alright - varied techniques etc, but I really didn't like all the damp dusty holds. Horrid top-out.

with Jamie
Jamie Brown 19/Jul Lead rpt
25mac06 19/Jun Lead
25mac06 11/May Lead
lithos 30/Jun/15 Lead

fun, went straight up crack, then right to trees

with Puma
Simon Caldwell 30/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Took a slightly more direct line after the initial chimney which made it a bit harder. Good climbing but with a dirty and/or unstable finish. Nice enough but no classic!

with Jamie
Jamie Brown 30/Jun/15 2nd O/S
with Simon Caldwell
Puma 30/Jun/15 2nd
johnjb 23/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Keith (CMC)
markev314 ?/Jun/15 Lead
jonnysims 24/Jun/14 2nd rpt
guisboro andy 24/Jun/14 -
Mearnser 30/Apr/14 2nd
Anne Gumbley 30/Apr/14 Lead
with Scott
robblowen 17/Oct/13 Solo O/S
jonnysims 31/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Dave Everett
Hidden 05/May/10 2nd
creakyknees 29/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with John Carnell
jimorothy 07/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Rachel Crolla
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