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
YMC Yorkshire Gritstone Vol 2 (2014), Yorkshire Gritstone Bouldering (2008), Northern England (2008), Yorkshire Gritstone Bouldering (2001), Yorkshire Gritstone (1999)

Climbs at this crag

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  Climb nameGrade
 NUMBER ONE BUTTRESS 
2Cooper's SlabD *
3Private LineE3 6a
4BeelineHVS 5a ***
5Beyond The FringeE5 6a *
6WiseguysE8 6c **
7Little A ClimbS 4a
8Herbacious Border VariationVS 4c
9Dot's CracksS 4a
 NUMBER TWO BUTTRESS 
11StictionVS 4c
12Stiction ChimneyVD *
13NordwandE2 5b *
14Scoop and HoleHVS 5a **
15Forgotten AreteE3 6a
16Superb Too RightE6 6c **
17BerserkerE2 5b **
18Am I Brown?E1 5b
19The StridHS 4b
20The Strid (Direct)VS 4c
21Flypaperf4 **
22V Groovef5 *
23Ivor the EngineHVS 5c
24Jones The SteamHVS 5b
 NUMBER THREE BUTTRESS 
26Pink, Ginger and IrishE3 5c
27Black ChimneyD *
28MinigripE2 5b
29Three Slabs RouteMS **
30Three Slabs ChimneyVD
31Sod Itf6A *
32Bogey Wallf4+ **
33HadesHVS 5b *
34Peach MelbaE6 6b
35The Flake ClimbS 4a ***
36Gremlin's WallE4 6b
37Oak Tree SlabMS
38Oak Tree CrackHS 4b
39Crack And WallVS 4c
40SpiralS 4a *
 NUMBER FOUR BUTTRESS 
42Rockin' Valley AreteE5 6a *
43Sentry BoxS 4a *
44Sentry Box (Direct)VS 4c *
45KestrelVS 4c *
46My First ObsessionE2 5b
47Shock HorrorE6 6b **
48Rodney MullenE9 6c ***
49Slide ZoneE4 6a *
50Throstle's Nest ClimbHS 4b
51Twin CracksHVS 5a *
52SomersaultVS 4c **
53Long ChimneyD ***
54Long Chimney DirectVD **
55The LinkS 4a
56Walker's HangoverHVS 5a ***
57Sound BoxMVS 4b
58The Tremor Wall FinishHVS 5b
59Tombstone CrackMVS 4b *
60La PetiteS
 NUMBER FIVE BUTTRESS 
62Dale's DelightMS
63Blasphemy CrackHS 4b *
64The ChuteS 4a
65Gym CrackHVS 5b *
66SylviaE3 5c *
67VestigeE3 6a *
68SylvesteE2 5b **
69VesteE1 5b
70Cat Like ThiefE1 5c
71Go BetweenE1 5c
72String VestHVS 5a *
73Uncle VesterE4 6a *
74Fat Flossin'E1 5c
75Little B RouteS 4a
76DionysiusE3 6a
77BeetrootHVS 5b
 NUMBER SIX BUTTRESS 
79Fear of a Failed RaceE5 6a
80Catapult CrackVS 4c *
81Blue Meanies Tea PartyE3 5c
82Sunburst FinishE5 6a
83Ruby ParrotE3 5c *
84GutsieVS 4c
85Stump ChimneyVS 4b
86Diamond DogsE3 5c *
87Blind ValleyE3 5c ***
88Blind FaithE4 6a **
89Countdown to DisasterE8 6b ***
90Brush CrackS 4a *
91ArrowheadS 4a *
92Lady Mabel RouteVD
93Taj MahalVD
94Windy ButtressVS 5a
95S RouteVD
96The OgreVS 4c **
97The CenturionE5 6a
98MatchboxHS 4b
99Smog WallHS 4b
100Smog MonsterE3 6b
101Overhanging Chockstone CrackD
102Double Chockstone CrackS 54a
103Spreading the DiseaseE3 6b *
104Holly Tree RouteD
105Spread-eagleHS 4b **
106Eagle EyedVS 4b **
107Bird of PreyE1 5b
108Bald EagleE3 5c **
109Illegitimate CrackVS 4c ***
110TricyclistE2 6a
111CyclistE4 6a
112Rag SlabHVD
113Too FarS 6a
 BOULDERING 
 YMC AREA ONE 
 TC AREA 1 - CLUBBER LANG 
117Clubber Langf7B *
 TC AREA 2 - ROCKY BALBOA 
119Thunderlips; The Ultimate Malef7B ***
120Rockyf7A *
121The Italian Stallionf7B *
 YMC AREA TWO 
 TC AREA 3 - A CRIMSON TEAR 
124Sweet Dreamsf8A *
125Sweet Dreams standing startf7B **
 TC AREA 4 - ENERGY FOLLOWS THOUGHT 
127Body Rockerf7A
128Energy Follows Thoughtf7B
129UgV3 *
130HyborianV5 *
 TC AREA 5 - CARNIVORE ROAMING 
132Side Skirtf6C+
133Up the Skirtf7A+
134Dobbo's Traversef6B
135You JestV2
136Scout Wallf6A *
137Beyond Bordersf7A
138Fa Kin Su Paf6B
139Bloc Beside Fa Kin Su PaV3
140Off LedgeV2
141Easy WallV1 *
142Small AreteV0
143A Carnivore Roamingf7B **
 TC AREA 6 - POLAR HAZE 
145Polar Hazef7B ***
 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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