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.

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.


Out of print: North York Moors (1985)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
2Not So BoldE1 6a 1
3Desperate Dan (Low Start)f7A+ *1
4Desperate Danf7A 9
5Requiem For a Dreamf8A ***1
6Chuckie Eggf7B 1
7Barry's ScoopE6 7a  
8Barry's Face (unclimbed)E9 7a ***1
9Barry The BoulderE4 6a 3
10Precisionf7B *1
11Imprecisef6C 5
13Untitledf6A 2
14Key Hole Surgeryf7A+ 4
15Stoupe Crackf6A **8
16Piton Crackf6C ***5
17Panda Popsf6A+ 4
18ASBO Popsf6C+ 7
19ASBO Pops RHf7A 9
20ASBO Pops Traversef7A 1
22DamascusE4 6c *3
23Drilled Sacrilege6b+  
24EyebrowE6 6b *1
25The White ScoopE7 6b **4
26Central CrackE2 5c **7
27Ram-raidE6 6c *2
287 seas ProjE9 7a?  
29The Guillemot Travels ProjectE8 6c? 1
30Walrus Flake ProjectE9 7a?  
31Blunt Arete ProjectE10 7b?  
32Fire DanceE6 6a ***2
33Fire Dance (Sport)6c+ **4
35Panda To The MassesE6 6c **2
36Panda of InspirationE6 6c 1
37Wave to the PandaE6 6c 1
38The Waves Of InspirationE7 6c ***3
39ChristianiaE3 6a *3
40EidolonE2 5c 2
41Best Of BothE1 5a *1
42The Gulls of NavaroneHVS 5a 1
44Snake CharmerE2 5c 1
45Seaside SlabS  
47Mini Cheddarf5 2
48Bread & Butterf6A 1
49Hard Cheesef7A *1
50Nigel's Special Poof7A+ *1
51Toad Nightf6C 1
52Dark Angelf7B+ 1
53Ironside Finishf7A 1
54Flying SquirrelE6 6c *1
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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