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These details were last updated on 27/Apr/2014

Ilkley (Rocky Valley)

West Yorkshire, ENGLAND

Climbs 103 – 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

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0.8mm rain
Sun
21 °C
12 kph

1.3mm rain
Cloudy
15 °C
17 kph

2.6mm rain
Sunny periods
18 °C
13 kph

0.9mm rain
Cloudy
16 °C
18 kph

0.7mm rain
Mainly cloudy
16 °C
22 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
1Cooper's SlabD 43
2BeelineHVS 5a ***119
3Beyond The FringeE5 6a *16
4Little A ClimbS 4a 63
5StictionVS 4c 10
6Stiction ChimneyVD 48
7NordwandE2 5b *9
8Scoop and HoleHVS 5a **14
9Superb Too RightE6 6c **1
10BerserkerE2 5c ***13
11Am I Brown?E2 5b **3
12FlypaperHS 4c **18
13Black ChimneyD 34
14Three Slabs RouteVD 233
15Bogey WallVS 5a 20
16HadesHVS 5b *15
17The Flake ClimbS 4a ***250
18Gremlin's WallE5 6a *1
19Oak Tree SlabMS 74
20SpiralS 4a *8
21Sentry BoxS 4a *88
22KestrelVS 4c *25
23Shock HorrorE6 6b **15
24Slide ZoneE4 6a * 
25Twin CracksVS 4b *20
26SomersaultVS 4c **54
27Long ChimneyD 113
28Walker's HangoverVS 4c ***49
29Sound BoxMVS 4b 15
30Tombstone CrackHS 4b *13
31Dale's DelightMS 5
32Blasphemy CrackHS 4b *22
33Gym CrackHVS 5b *20
34SylviaE3 5c *8
35SylvesteE2 5b **34
36VesteE1 5b 23
37String VestHVS 5a *3
38Catapult CrackVS 4c *8
39Ruby ParrotE3 5c *1
40Diamond DogsE3 5c *1
41Blind ValleyE3 5c ***12
42Countdown to DisasterE8 6c ***1
43Brush CrackS 4a *16
44ArrowheadS 4a *13
45The OgreVS 4c **8
46MatchboxHS 4b 10
47Double Chockstone CrackS 10
48Holly Tree RouteD 35
49Spreading the DiseaseE3 6b * 
50Spread-eagleHS 4b **58
51Bald EagleE3 5c **5
52Illegitimate CrackVS 4c ***122
 Climb nameGradex
53Side SkirtV5 1
54no name *f7A+ **1
55The Strid *HS 4b *32
56The Strid (Direct) *VS 4c 11
57Oak Tree Crack *HS 4b 24
58Sentry Box (Direct) *VS 4c *47
59taj mahal *VD 5
60Herbacious Border Variation *VS 4c 6
61Dot's Cracks *S 11
62V Groove *V0+ 5b 4
63Crack And Wall *VS 4c 5
64Throstle's Nest Climb *HS 4b 6
65The Link *S 7
66Little B Route *S 5
67The Chute *S 17
68Gutsie *VS 4c 5
69Stump Chimney *VS 4b 4
70Lady Mabel Route *VD 4
71S Route *VD 8
72Overhanging Chockstone Crack *D 5
73Windy buttress *VS 5a 3
74Sweet Dreams *f8A *3
75The Italian Stallion *f7B *2
76A Carnivore Roaming *f7B **1
77Long Chimney Direct *HVD **34
78Bird of Prey *E1 5b 2
79Beetroot *HVS 5b *3
80Rag Slab *HVD 4
81Dobbo's Traverse *V4 1
82Fa Kin Su Pa *V6 4
83Up Skirt Direct *f7A+ 5
84Beyond Borders *V5 6c 2
85Rocky *f7A *2
86Easy Wall *V1 *2
87Off Ledge *V2 2
88Small Arete *V0 1
89Ug *V3 *1
90Hyborian *V5 *1
91Clubber Lang *V8 *8
92Polar Haze *f7B ***1
93Sweet Dreams standing start *f7B **1
94Body Rocker *f7A 7
95Energy Follows Thought *f7B 3
96Smog Wall *HS 1
97La Petite *S 1
98Too Far *S 1
99Thunderlips the Ultimate Male *f7B ***1
100Girdle of Number 6 Buttress *S 1
101You Jest *V2 1
102Scout Wall *f6A *1
103Bloc Beside Fa Kin Su Pa *V3 1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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