Climbs 139
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 300m a.s.l
Faces N

Sunset at Rocky Valley © Simon Caldwell

Crag features

North Facing so get the right conditions or suffer the consequences.

This Ain't the quarry........

The Bouldering described in the TC guide is also described by a Topo which I have uploaded as a Photo (see below)

Approach notes

Rocky Valley lies approximately 800m W of the better-known Cow and Calf area. Car Park 100m from the Cow & Calf rocks. Bus and train to Ilkley approx. 3 km away. Allow 50 min for the walk.

Guidebooks

Northern England

The book is a selected route and crag guide although it still manages to pack over 2350 routes between its covers, spread across 44 crags. The main focus is on routes of all grades from Moderate to E9, but the best bouldering is also described.
More info
On 27/05/2013 a large block became detached on the lower section of 'The Flake Climb', trapping a climbers arm. Required the help of fire service and mountain rescue to extract him. The block was left held up by wedges inserted by the fire service. Three local notables did their BMC duty and have removed the block that had trapped the chap's arm. 5th June 2013.
peteJ23 - 08/Aug/14
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Number One Buttress 
2Cooper's SlabD *54
3Private LineE3 6a  
4Beeline
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HVS 5a ***169
5Beyond The Fringe
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E5 6a *21
6WiseguysE8 6c ** 
7Little A Climb
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S 4a 74
8Herbacious Border Variation
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VS 4c 8
9Dot's Cracks
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S 4a 15
 Number Two Buttress 
11Stiction
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VS 4c 14
12Stiction Chimney
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VD *64
13NordwandE2 5b *11
14Scoop and Hole
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HVS 5a **19
15Forgotten AreteE3 6a  
16Superb Too Right
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E6 6c **1
17Berserker
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E2 5b **14
18Am I Brown?
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E1 5b 3
19The Strid
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HS 4b 41
20The Strid (Direct)
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VS 4c 12
21Flypaper
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f4 **24
22V Groove
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f5 *5
23Ivor the Engine
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HVS 5c  
24Jones The Steam
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HVS 5b  
 Number Three Buttress 
26Pink, Ginger and IrishE3 5c  
27Black Chimney
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D *36
28Minigrip
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E2 5b  
29Three Slabs Route
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MS **295
30Three Slabs Chimney
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VD 1
31Sod It
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f6A * 
32Bogey Wallf4+ **26
33Hades
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HVS 5b *20
34Peach Melba
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E6 6b  
35The Flake Climb
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S 4a ***338
36Gremlin's Wall
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E4 6b 1
37Oak Tree Slab
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MS 89
38Oak Tree Crack
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HS 4b 29
39Crack And Wall
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VS 4c 6
40Spiral
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S 4a *9
 Number Four Buttress 
42Rockin' Valley AreteE5 6a * 
43Sentry Box
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S 4a *112
44Sentry Box (Direct)VS 4c *62
45Kestrel
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VS 4c *35
46My First ObsessionE2 5b  
47Shock Horror
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E6 6b **16
48Rodney MullenE9 6c *** 
49Slide Zone
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E4 6a * 
50Throstle's Nest Climb
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HS 4b 7
51Twin Cracks
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HVS 5a *23
52Somersault
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VS 4c **83
53Long Chimney
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D ***138
54Long Chimney DirectVD **54
55The Link
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S 4a 8
56Walker's Hangover
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HVS 5a ***71
57Sound Box
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MVS 4b 19
58The Tremor Wall Finish
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HVS 5b  
59Tombstone Crack
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MVS 4b *13
60La PetiteS 1
 Number Five Buttress 
62Dale's Delight
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MS 6
63Blasphemy Crack
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HS 4b *26
64The Chute
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S 4a 20
65Gym Crack
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HVS 5b *30
66Sylvia
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E3 5c *11
67VestigeE3 6a *4
68Sylveste
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E2 5b **45
69Veste
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E1 5b 32
70Cat Like ThiefE1 5c 1
71Go BetweenE1 5c  
72String Vest
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HVS 5a *4
73Uncle Vester
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E4 6a * 
74Fat Flossin'E1 5c  
75Little B Route
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S 4a 8
76DionysiusE3 6a  
77BeetrootHVS 5b 4
 Number Six Buttress 
79Fear of a Failed Race
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E5 6a 2
80Catapult Crack
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VS 4c *9
81Blue Meanies Tea Party
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E3 5c  
82Sunburst Finish
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E5 6a  
83Ruby Parrot
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E3 5c *1
84Gutsie
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VS 4c 5
85Stump Chimney
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VS 4b 5
86Diamond Dogs
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E3 5c *1
87Blind Valley
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E3 5c ***30
88Blind FaithE4 6a ** 
89Countdown to Disaster
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E8 6b ***3
90Brush Crack
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S 4a *17
91Arrowhead
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S 4a *14
92Lady Mabel Route
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VD 4
93Taj Mahal
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VD 5
94Windy Buttress
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VS 5a 3
95S Route
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VD 8
96The Ogre
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VS 4c **12
97The CenturionE5 6a  
98Matchbox
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HS 4b 11
99Smog Wall
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HS 4b 1
100Smog Monster
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E3 6b  
101Overhanging Chockstone Crack
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D 6
102Double Chockstone Crack
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S 54a 11
103Spreading the Disease
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E3 6b * 
104Holly Tree RouteD 47
105Spread-eagleHS 4b **68
106Eagle EyedVS 4b ** 
107Bird of Prey
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E1 5b 3
108Bald Eagle
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E4 5c **5
109Illegitimate CrackVS 4c ***169
110Tricyclist
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E2 6a  
111Cyclist
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E4 6a  
112Rag SlabHVD 5
113Too FarS 6a 1
114A Girdle of Number Six ButtressS 1
 Bouldering 
 YMC AREA ONE 
 TC Area 1 - Clubber Lang 
118Clubber Langf7B *16
 TC Area 2 - Rocky Balboa 
120Thunderlips; The Ultimate Malef7B ***6
121Rockyf7A *3
122The Italian Stallionf7B *3
123Rocky Balboa
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f7C 1
 YMC AREA TWO 
 TC Area 3 - A Crimson Tear 
126A Crimson Tear
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f7C+  
127Sweet Dreams
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f8A *6
128Sweet Dreams standing startf7B **5
 Tc Area 4 - Energy Follows Thought 
130Body Rocker
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f7A 11
131Energy Follows Thought
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f7B 6
132UgV3 *1
133HyborianV5 *1
 TC Area 5 - Carnivore Roaming 
135Side Skirtf6C+ 1
136Up the Skirtf7A+ 6
137Dobbo's Traverse
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f6B 2
138You JestV2 1
139Scout Wallf6A *1
140Beyond Bordersf7A 5
141Fa Kin Su Pa
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f6B 5
142Bloc Beside Fa Kin Su PaV3 1
143Off LedgeV2 2
144Easy WallV1 *2
145The Flake
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f5 1
146Frank
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f8A 1
147Small AreteV0 1
148A Carnivore Roaming
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f7B **1
 TC Area 6 - Polar Haze 
150Polar Hazef7B ***3
151Apollo Creed
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V6  
152Ivan Drago
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V8  
 Not Checked / Unknown 
154The Big Arete *f4 *1
155The Biggish Slab *f3+ **1
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