Climbs 46
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 220m a.s.l
Faces SW

Worth a star. Well worthwhile. © Simon2005

Crag features

As with a lot of trad Limestone, some of the rock is loose and dubious quality. Some of the low quality rock is obvious and other sections of loose rock are less obvious due to the large size of the blocks. Having climbed for 12 years in the UK and greater ranges I was disappointed to pull off a 1m+ sized block from Grandad (S**) (having climbed it earlier) when I was escaping from the VS to the side due to it's loose rock. This resulted in a 'life changing' badly broken ankle and excellent rescue from Clapham DCRO. I would hate for anybody else to suffer the same fate and suggest that somebody inspects the top of the crag as I suspect there are more 'sections' of the crag that are unstable and difficult to read, as well as the obviously loose rock. Perhaps this crag would make a better nature reserve.

Approach notes

Access from parking spaces on the outskirts of Austwick. The guidebook gives directions which must be followed to avoid crossing walls.

Guidebooks

Went up to the crag last saturday perfect weather just really cold lovley crag dont know why i didnt go there before then some good routes mid grade Great Views
nofearnolimits - 15/Nov/04
Climbed here in December (2003) when there was a cold north easterly wind. The crag was perfectly sheltered. Pleasant quiet crag with beautiful outlook towards Ingleborough. Bullroar, a steep wide crack line, is probably classic of the crag and feels pretty strenuous for the grade in the first 6m.
RichT - 09/Dec/03
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1Flakation
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VS 4c *5
2Flexor
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VS 5a 1
3Flake Cracks
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VD *21
4Hanging Corner
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HS 4a 8
5Scoop
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S 2
6The Link
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MVS 4b 1
7White Wall
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S 4a 67
8Twin Cracks
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HS 4a *36
9Crossroads Buttress
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HS 4b **58
10Bullroar
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VS 5a **39
11Great Flake Left
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VS 5a 6
12Great Flake RightMVS 4b *13
13Stepfather
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VS 5a *6
14Grandad
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S 4a **92
15Pipsqueak
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HVS 5b **18
16Popinjay
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HVS 5a 3
17Papa Doc
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HVS 5b 3
18Burnt Norton
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HS 4a 37
19Coker
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VD *79
20Little Gidding
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VD *73
21Aero Ethics
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HVS 5b  
22Salvages
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HVD 32
23The Stealer
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VS 5a *8
24Muted Wall
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VS 5a 7
25Digitational Mutation
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E3 6b *2
26Touchwood
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E2 6a 1
27Zeppelin
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E1 5c *3
28Once And Future
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E2 6a 1
29Blade Runner
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E3 6a *1
30Morris Man
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VS 5a 1
31Curving Crack
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HVS 5a 2
32Gangway Rib
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HVS 5a *2
33Gangway
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VD 6
34Jill
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VS 4c *4
35Advance WarningHVS 5a 1
36The Apex
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S 2
37Rhinose
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VS 5a 1
38Nice
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S *14
39Father's Day
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E2 6a  
40Green Wall
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MVS 4b **14
41Yellow Flake
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MVS 4b 3
42Off Colour
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S 4
43The Ox
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HVS 5a * 
44Mahout
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E1 5c *3
45Buffalo Rib
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HVS 5a 2
46The Calf
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S 7

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