Stoupe Brow

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

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.

Access 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.


Out of print: North York Moors (1985)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGrade
2Not So BoldE1 6a 1
3Desperate Dan (Low Start)f7A+ *1
4Desperate Danf7A 8
5Requiem For a Dreamf8A *** 
6Barry's ScoopE6 7a  
7Barry's Face (unclimbed)E8 7a ***1
8Barry The BoulderE4 6a 2
9Imprecisef6C 4
11Untitledf6A 2
12Key Hole Surgeryf7A+ 4
13Stoupe Crackf6A **5
14Piton Crackf6C ***4
15Panda Popsf6A+ 4
16ASBO Popsf6C+ 5
17ASBO Pops RHf7A 6
18ASBO Pops Traversef7A 1
20DamascusE4 6c *3
21Drilled Sacrilege6b+  
22On Crack (unclimbed)E7 6b ** 
23The White ScoopE7 6b **2
24Central CrackE2 5c **6
25Ram-raidE6 6c *1
267 seas ProjE6 7a?  
27The Guillemot Travels ProjectE7 6b? 1
28Blunt Arete ProjectE11 7b?  
29Fire DanceE6 6a ***2
30Fire Dance (Sport)6c+ **4
32Panda To The MassesE6 6c **2
33Panda To The WavesE7 6c  
34The Waves Of InspirationE7 6c ***2
35ChristianiaE3 6a *3
36EidolonE2 5c 2
37Best Of BothE1 5a *1
38The Gulls of NavaroneHVS 5a 1
40Snake CharmerE2 5c 1
41Seaside SlabS  
43Mini Cheddarf5 2
44Bread & Butterf6A 1
45Hard Cheesef7A *1
46Precision *f7B *1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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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