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Crocodile CragNorth Yorkshire, ENGLAND
Climbs 23 – Rocktype Gritstone – Altitude 200m a.s.l – Faces NE
The crags divide into the main areas of Croc Block, Tail Swipe
Buttress and Shark Slab, which form a lower tier. There is some more bouldering above on the actual Crocodile Rock. The routes are quality gritstone outings; the best being in the VS to E3 range.
The crag receives good morning sun and is well sheltered. It is a good bet early in the year. It may be prudent to brush the upper slab of Shark Slab prior to an early season lead, but most of the routes stay fairly clean.
This is another find from the Yorkshire pioneer, Tony Barley; this guide is dedicated to his memory.
Climbs at this crag
Park as for Nought Bank in the little lay-by on the right hand side of the road (facing downhill). Cross the road and follow the wall up the hill until a makeshift gate is reached. Trend up hill towards the crag.
On the RAD (the Regional Access Database) the area is classified as “Limited Access”, which is the same as Guisecliff. There have been no access issues to date.