|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. |
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