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Ilkley (Rocky Valley)

West Yorkshire, ENGLAND

Climbs 130 – Rocktype Gritstone – Altitude 300m a.s.l – Faces N

Crag features
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.

Access 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.
Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

Weather forecast

 Today  Thu  Fri  Sat  Sun 

0.4mm rain
Sunny periods
16 °C
21 kph

0.4mm rain
Cloudy
16 °C
15 kph

2.8mm rain
Cloudy
17 °C
14 kph

3.6mm rain
Cloudy
15 °C
19 kph

0.9mm rain
Sun
17 °C
11 kph
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Guidebooks
Yorkshire Gritstone Bouldering (2008), Northern England (2008), Yorkshire Gritstone Bouldering (2001), Yorkshire Gritstone (1999)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
 NUMBER ONE BUTTRESS  
2Cooper's SlabD *43
3Private LineE3 6a  
4BeelineHVS 5a ***119
5WiseguysE8 6c ** 
6Beyond The FringeE5 6a *16
7Little A ClimbS 4a 63
8Herbacious Border VariationVS 4c 6
9Dot's CracksS 4a 11
 NUMBER TWO BUTTRESS  
11StictionVS 4c 10
12Stiction ChimneyVD *48
13NordwandE2 5b *9
14Scoop and HoleHVS 5a **14
15Forgotten AreteE3 5c  
16Superb Too RightE6 6c **1
17BerserkerE2 5b **13
18Am I Brown?E1 5b 3
19The StridHS 4b 32
20The Strid (Direct)VS 4c 11
21Flypapernone 4c **18
22V GrooveV0+ 5b *4
23Ivor the EngineHVS 5c  
24Jones The SteamHVS 5b  
 NUMBER THREE BUTTRESS  
26Pink, Ginger and IrishE3 5c  
27Black ChimneyD *34
28MinigripE2 5b  
29Three Slabs RouteMS **233
30Bogey Wallnone 5a **20
31Sod Itnone 5c * 
32HadesHVS 5b *15
33Peach MelbaE6 6b  
34The Flake ClimbS 4a ***250
35Gremlin's WallE4 6b 1
36Oak Tree SlabMS 74
37Oak Tree CrackHS 4b 24
38Crack And WallVS 4c 5
39SpiralS 4a *8
 NUMBER FOUR BUTTRESS  
41Rockin' Valley AreteE5 6a * 
42Sentry BoxS 4a *88
43Sentry Box (Direct)VS 4c *47
44KestrelVS 4c *25
45My First ObsessionE2 5b  
46Shock HorrorE6 6b **15
47Rodney MullenE7 6c *** 
48Slide ZoneE4 6a * 
49Throstle's Nest ClimbHS 4b 6
50Twin CracksMVS 4b *20
51SomersaultVS 4c **54
52Long ChimneyD ***113
53Long Chimney DirectVD **34
54The LinkS 4a 7
55Walker's HangoverHVS 5a ***49
56Sound BoxMVS 4b 15
57The Tremor Wall FinishHVS 5b  
58Tombstone CrackMVS 4b *13
 NUMBER FIVE BUTTRESS  
60Dale's DelightMS 5
61Blasphemy CrackHS 4b *22
62The ChuteS 4a 17
63Gym CrackHVS 5b *20
64SylviaE3 5c *8
65VestigeE3 6a * 
66SylvesteE2 5b **34
67Cat Like ThiefE1 5c  
68Go BetweenE1 5c  
69VesteE1 5b 23
 Climb nameGradex
70String VestHVS 5a *3
71Uncle VesterE4 6a * 
72Fat Flossin'E1 5c  
73Little B RouteS 4a 5
74DionysiusE3 6a  
75BeetrootHVS 5b 3
 NUMBER SIX BUTTRESS  
77Fear of a Failed RaceE5 6a  
78Catapult CrackVS 4c *8
79Blue Meanies Tea PartyE3 5c  
80Sunburst FinishE5 6a  
81Ruby ParrotE3 5c *1
82GutsieVS 4c 5
83Stump ChimneyVS 4b 4
84Diamond DogsE3 5c *1
85Blind ValleyE3 5c ***12
86Blind FaithE4 6a ** 
87Countdown to DisasterE8 6b ***1
88Brush CrackS 4a *16
89ArrowheadS 4a *13
90Lady Mabel RouteVD 4
91Taj MahalVD 5
92Windy ButtressVS 5a 3
93S RouteVD 8
94The OgreVS 4c **8
95The CenturionE5 6a  
96MatchboxHS 4b 10
97Smog MonsterE3 6b  
98Smog WallHS 4b 1
99Overhanging Chockstone CrackD 5
100Double Chockstone CrackS 54a 10
101Holly Tree RouteD 35
102Spreading the DiseaseE3 6b * 
103Spread-eagleHS 4b **58
104Eagle EyedVS 4b ** 
105Bird of PreyE1 5b 2
106Bald EagleE3 5c **5
107Illegitimate CrackVS 4c ***122
108TricyclistE2 6a  
109CyclistE4 6a  
110Rag SlabHVD 4
111Too FarS 6a 2
 BOULDERING  
113Side SkirtV5 1
114no name *f7A+ **1
115Sweet Dreams *f8A *4
116The Italian Stallion *f7B *2
117A Carnivore Roaming *f7B **1
118Dobbo's Traverse *V4 1
119Fa Kin Su Pa *V6 4
120Up Skirt Direct *f7A+ 5
121Beyond Borders *V5 6c 2
122Rocky *f7A *2
123Easy Wall *V1 *2
124Off Ledge *V2 2
125Small Arete *V0 1
126Ug *V3 *1
127Hyborian *V5 *1
128Clubber Lang *V8 *8
129Polar Haze *f7B ***1
130Sweet Dreams standing start *f7B **1
131Body Rocker *f7A 7
132Energy Follows Thought *f7B 3
133Thunderlips the Ultimate Male *f7B ***1
134You Jest *V2 1
135Scout Wall *f6A *1
136Bloc Beside Fa Kin Su Pa *V3 1
 NOT CHECKED  
138La Petite S 1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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