Climbs 50
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 100m a.s.l
Faces N

Bouldering on 'Barry' at Ravensdale © Dave Warburton

Crag features

Coastal cragging overlooking Robin hood's bay. Rock varies massively across the crag, from exceptional on parts of the 'Walrus Buttress' and the 'Cow of the Sea recess', to death-on-a-stick sand-pulling over on the right-hand side and the tottering central buttress.

Development is very much still on-going, with many of the sheltered lines harbouring a fair few tufts of grass. There are still classics up for grabs and the few that have been climbed have only seen a hand-full of repeats so far. Everyone enjoys 'the brow' though, but pick a calmish day if you can.


The Quarry floor offers two of the largest boulders in the North Yorkshire Moors which, along with satellite boulders, can provide endless circuits and fun at all grades.

Approach notes

Small laybay at the bottom enough for 4-5 Cars. Walk along the No Vehicles track for a few metres until an obvious cleared track on the left, take the right branch off this over trimmed branches through a hidden track at the end, thus avoiding the carnivorous gorse.

Guidebooks

AKA Stoupe Brow. More info here: http://www.climbonline.co.uk/stoupe_brow.htm
Steve Crowe - 30/Aug/11
A lot of potential here. The easier lines are numerous and of an unknown quality and quantity. The number of potential hard routes here is vast, and unlikely to be met by the quantity of local climbers that would be needed for the crag to be developed quickly. It'll be worked out one day though and we'll see how accurate my grade estimates were...
Franco Cookson - 18/Feb/11
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Barry The Boulder 
2Not So BoldE1 6a 1
3Desperate Dan (Low Start)f7A+ *1
4Desperate Danf7A 11
5Requiem For a Dream
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f8A ***1
6Chuckie Eggf7B 3
7Barry's ScoopE6 7a  
8Barry's WallE9 7a *** 
9MYXOMOPE9 7a ***1
10Barry The BoulderE4 6a 3
11Precisionf7B *2
12Imprecisef6C 5
 Bervert The Boulder 
14Untitledf6A 2
15Key Hole Surgeryf7A+ 4
16Stoupe Crack
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f6A **10
17Piton Crackf6C ***7
18Panda Popsf6A+ 4
19ASBO Popsf6C+ 11
20ASBO Pops RHf7A 10
21ASBO Pops Traversef7A 1
 Walrus Buttress 
23DamascusE4 6c *3
24Drilled Sacrilege6b+  
25Flying SquirrelE6 6c *1
26EyebrowE6 6b *2
27The White ScoopE7 6b **4
28Central CrackE2 5c **7
29Ram-raidE6 6c *2
307 seas ProjE9 7a?  
31The Guillemot Travels ProjectE8 6c? 1
32Walrus Flake ProjectE9 7a?  
33Blunt Arete ProjectE10 7b?  
34Fire DanceE6 6a ***2
35Fire Dance (Sport)6c+ **4
 Cow Of The Sea Recess 
37Panda To The MassesE6 6c **2
38Panda of InspirationE6 6c 1
39Wave to the PandaE6 6c 1
40The Waves Of InspirationE7 6c ***3
41ChristianiaE3 6a *3
42EidolonE2 5c 2
43Best Of BothE1 5a *1
44The Gulls of NavaroneHVS 5a 1
 The Right Flank 
46Snake CharmerE2 5c 1
47Seaside SlabS  
 The Cheeseblock 
49Mini Cheddarf5 2
50Bread & Butterf6A 1
51Hard Cheesef7A *1
52Nigel's Special Poof7A+ *1
53Toad Nightf6C 1
54Dark Angelf7B+ 1
55Ironside Finishf7A 1
56Scarete *V0 *1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.

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