Bridestones (North Yorkshire)

Climbs 103 – Rocktype Sandstone (soft) – Altitude 200m a.s.l – Faces SW

Crag features
Note these are NOT the same Bridestones as in West Yorkshire

A series of boulders/pinnacles and small very steep edges composed of soft sandstone. The grades vary from sandbags to pushovers. Recommended: Strawberry Fields (4c), Sambo Pati (5a), Grades range from font 2 - font 7a and provide a variety of holds such as slopers, pockets, jugs and the odd crimp or pinch. They face all directions so there is always some climbs in the sun. The butress section can be best enjoyed on a sunny evening. Note, after a certain amount of wet weather, holds becom friable. The easiest entry is by the dalby toll road although by car it now cost £7 unless you have the dalby pass, other entries can be found from the pickering to whitby road anywhere between lockton and saltersgate.

Access notes
Current toll is £7 for cars!
Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.


Out of print: North East England (2003), North York Moors (1985)

Climbs at this crag

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  Climb nameGrade
2Clan of the Cave Bearf6A 5c
31V0 5a
42VB diff
5Big Round JugsVB 4a
6Passion PlayVB 4a
75V2 5c
8Accidents Will HappenV1 5b
9Guano WallV2 5b
108V1 5b
119V2 5c
1210V2 5c
1311V1 5b
1512V1 5b
1613V1 5b
1714V1 5b
1815V0 5a
1916V1 5b
20Crumplef6A *
2117V2 6a
2218V1 5b
2319V2 5c
2420V0 5a
2621VB 4c
2722V0 5a
2823V0 5a
2924VB 4c
3025V0 5a
3226VB vdiff
3327V0 5a
3428V0 5a
35Fast and sloping wins the racef5+ 5b
3629VB 4c
3730V0 5a
3831VB 4c
3932VB 4c
4133V2 5c
42The Descent (Pepperpot)V0 5a
4335V2 5c
44Master PepperpotV4 6b
4537V1 5b
4638V3 6a
47Mr PepperpotV5 6b/c
48Mrs PepperpotV4 6a/b
4941V4 6b
5042V3 6a
5143V2 5c
5244V4 6b
5345V0 5a
5446V1 5b
56The Cavef6A
57The Hobbitf6A
58The Tunnelf6A **
59HoneycombVB 4a
60Scoop WallVB ms
61Wrong Time of the MonthV0 5a
62Vin RougeV0 5a
63Red FlashVB 4c
64Strawberry FieldsVB 4c
65Big Dogs CockV2 5c
66Scarlet PimpernelV1 5b
67Red LightV0 5a
68Little Red RobinV1 5b
69The New Number OneVB 4c
70HoedownVB 4b
71Bat out of HellV1 5b
72Dingly DellV1 5b
73Going for the OneV2 5c
74Right Side of the LawV1 5b
75Birdshit GrooveVB 4a
76Going Up NorthV1 5b
77Northern FrightsV1 5b
78AuroraVB 4c
79Northern LightsV0 5a
80BorealisV0 5a
81Winter WonderlandV1 5b
82Toll RoadV3 6a
83Nürburgringf7A ***
84Lucky ManV2 5c
85Tainted LoveV1 5b
86Sambo PatiV0 5a
87Walk a Thin LineVB 4c
88Griff's TraverseV3 6a/b
89Super low level TraverseV1 5b
90ChangesVB 4b
91Squeeze and SquirmVB 4a
92JugglerV0 5a
93Audi QuatroV1 5b
94Turbo ChargedV2 5c
95TheftV1 5b
96LarcenyV1 5b
97For Someone Very SpecialVB diff
98Standard TraverseV3 6a/b
99Low Level TraverseV5 6b/c
100Griff's VariationsV5 6b/c
101Just for the RecordVB 4c/5a
102It's Just a Passing PhaseV1 5b
103Ain't No LullabyV1 5b
104Wind UpV1 5b
105GordiniV1 5b
106Oh CarolV1 5b
107Misplaced ChildhoodVB 4a
108Girdle TraverseV3 6a
109Jugs *f5 5b
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
Moderator Updates to this page are checked by UKC volunteer Sam Marks

USER FEEDBACKLogin as Existing User to add your comments
Quick visit, good fun and lovely area, but holds were very very sandy and the rock is somewhat friable.
ejj - 02/Jul/14
Anyone know where can get a guidebook for this area?
Dahinchl - 27/Oct/12
i think there may be quite a few miss placed pictures on here, possibly of the bride stones at todmerden? If they are from the moors bridestone please inform me of where they are. :)
Sam Marks - 21/Nov/10
very sandy and sometimes brittle holds. dont really feel i can trust anything im holding.
Harry Holmes - 25/Aug/10
Access from Scarborough during the week is generally free.
PWheeler - 31/Jan/10
A better place to park is go past the saltersgate car park just over 2 miles & take a dodgy left turn onto david lane, follow the main road going past a few farms until you reach 2 grain storage units on the left & park there, the walk is pleasent & takes about 25 minutes to reach the low brdestones...enjoy!
phleppy - 24/Oct/09
park at Saltergate car park off the Pickering - Whitby road (for free) then walk or bike SE for 2.5km to the edge of Dalby forest then walk down a footpath for 1.4km which follows the woods until there is a right turn which cuts across a small beck with trees around it. This takes you to the Northernmost High Bridestones.
asherh - 27/Aug/08
Car access is now 7. Steeper than the bouldering.
Jon Read - 21/Feb/08
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These details were last updated on 03/Apr/2011

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