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
2Desperate Dan (Low Start)f7A+ *1
3Desperate Danf7A 7
4Requiem For a Dreamf8A *** 
5Not So BoldE1 6a 1
6Imprecisef6C 3
7Barry The BoulderE4 6a 2
8Barry's Face (unclimbed)E8 6c? ***1
10Untitledf6A 2
11Key Hole Surgeryf7A+ 4
12Stoupe Crackf6A **5
13Piton Crackf6C ***3
14Panda Popsf6A+ 4
15ASBO Popsf6C+ 5
16ASBO Pops RHf7A 5
17ASBO Pops Traversef7A 1
19DamascusE4 6c *3
20Drilled Sacrilege6b+  
21On Crack (unclimbed)E7 6b ** 
22The White ScoopE7 6b **2
23Central CrackE2 5c **6
24Ram-raidE6 6c *1
257 seas ProjE6 7a?  
26The Guillemot Travels ProjectE7 6b? 1
27Blunt Arete ProjectE11 7b?  
28Fire DanceE6 6a ***2
29Fire Dance (Sport)6c+ **4
31Panda To The MassesE6 6c **2
32Panda To The WavesE7 6c  
33The Waves Of InspirationE7 6c ***1
34ChristianiaE3 6a *3
35EidolonE2 5c 2
36Best Of BothE1 5a *1
37The Gulls of NavaroneHVS 5a 1
39Snake CharmerE2 5c 1
40Seaside SlabS  
42Mini Cheddarf5 2
43Bread & Butterf6A 1
44Hard Cheesef7A *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