Ilkley (Rocky Valley)

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

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)

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.

Guidebooks
Northern England (2008), Yorkshire Gritstone Bouldering (2008), Yorkshire Gritstone Bouldering (2001), Yorkshire Gritstone (1999)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGrade
 NUMBER ONE BUTTRESS  
2Cooper's SlabD *45
3Private LineE3 6a  
4BeelineHVS 5a ***124
5WiseguysE8 6c ** 
6Beyond The FringeE5 6a *16
7Little A ClimbS 4a 64
8Herbacious Border VariationVS 4c 6
9Dot's CracksS 4a 12
 NUMBER TWO BUTTRESS  
11StictionVS 4c 10
12Stiction ChimneyVD *49
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 *35
28MinigripE2 5b  
29Three Slabs RouteMS **241
30Bogey Wallnone 5a **23
31Sod Itnone 5c * 
32HadesHVS 5b *15
33Peach MelbaE6 6b  
34The Flake ClimbS 4a ***261
35Gremlin's WallE4 6b 1
36Oak Tree SlabMS 76
37Oak Tree CrackHS 4b 25
38Crack And WallVS 4c 5
39SpiralS 4a *8
 NUMBER FOUR BUTTRESS  
41Rockin' Valley AreteE5 6a * 
42Sentry BoxS 4a *92
43Sentry Box (Direct)VS 4c *49
44KestrelVS 4c *27
45My First ObsessionE2 5b  
46Shock HorrorE6 6b **15
47Rodney MullenE7 6c *** 
48Slide ZoneE4 6a * 
49Throstle's Nest ClimbHS 4b 6
50Twin CracksMVS 4b *21
51SomersaultVS 4c **58
52Long ChimneyD ***119
53Long Chimney DirectVD **36
54The LinkS 4a 7
55Walker's HangoverHVS 5a ***51
56Sound BoxMVS 4b 15
57The Tremor Wall FinishHVS 5b  
58Tombstone CrackMVS 4b *13
59La PetiteS 1
 NUMBER FIVE BUTTRESS  
61Dale's DelightMS 5
62Blasphemy CrackHS 4b *24
63The ChuteS 4a 17
64Gym CrackHVS 5b *21
65SylviaE3 5c *10
66VestigeE3 6a * 
67SylvesteE2 5b **37
68Cat Like ThiefE1 5c  
69Go BetweenE1 5c  
70VesteE1 5b 26
71String VestHVS 5a *3
72Uncle VesterE4 6a * 
73Fat Flossin'E1 5c  
74Little B RouteS 4a 5
75DionysiusE3 6a  
76BeetrootHVS 5b 4
 NUMBER SIX BUTTRESS  
78Fear of a Failed RaceE5 6a  
79Catapult CrackVS 4c *8
80Blue Meanies Tea PartyE3 5c  
81Sunburst FinishE5 6a  
82Ruby ParrotE3 5c *1
83GutsieVS 4c 5
84Stump ChimneyVS 4b 4
85Diamond DogsE3 5c *1
86Blind ValleyE3 5c ***13
87Blind FaithE4 6a ** 
88Countdown to DisasterE8 6b ***1
89Brush CrackS 4a *17
90ArrowheadS 4a *14
91Lady Mabel RouteVD 4
92Taj MahalVD 5
93Windy ButtressVS 5a 3
94S RouteVD 8
95The OgreVS 4c **8
96The CenturionE5 6a  
97MatchboxHS 4b 10
98Smog MonsterE3 6b  
99Smog WallHS 4b 1
100Overhanging Chockstone CrackD 5
101Double Chockstone CrackS 54a 11
102Holly Tree RouteD 37
103Spreading the DiseaseE3 6b * 
104Spread-eagleHS 4b **60
105Eagle EyedVS 4b ** 
106Bird of PreyE1 5b 2
107Bald EagleE3 5c **5
108Illegitimate CrackVS 4c ***126
109TricyclistE2 6a  
110CyclistE4 6a  
111Rag SlabHVD 4
112Too FarS 6a 1
 BOULDERING  
 TC AREA 1 - CLUBBER LANG  
115Clubber Langf7B *9
 TC AREA 2 - ROCKY BALBOA  
117Thunderlips; The Ultimate Malef7B ***1
118Rockyf7A *2
119The Italian Stallionf7B *2
 TC AREA 3 - A CRIMSON TEAR  
121Sweet Dreamsf8A *4
122Sweet Dreams standing startf7B **2
 TC AREA 4 - ENERGY FOLLOWS THOUGHT  
124Body Rockerf7A 7
125Energy Follows Thoughtf7B 4
126UgV3 *1
127HyborianV5 *1
 TC AREA 5 - CARNIVORE ROAMING  
129Side Skirtf6C+ 1
130Up the Skirtf7A+ 5
131Dobbo's TraverseV4 1
132You JestV2 1
133Scout Wallf6A *1
134Beyond BordersV5 6c 2
135Fa Kin Su Paf6B 4
136Bloc Beside Fa Kin Su PaV3 1
137Off LedgeV2 2
138Easy WallV1 *2
139Small AreteV0 1
140A Carnivore Roamingf7B **1
 TC AREA 6 - POLAR HAZE  
142Polar Hazef7B ***1
 NOT CHECKED / UNKNOWN  
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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.
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