Crocodile Crag

Climbs 23 – Rocktype Gritstone – Altitude 200m a.s.l – Faces NE

Crag features
The crags are in woodland below the prominent boulder of Crocodile Rock. They are the extreme end of the mighty Guisecliff escarpment.

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.

Access notes
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.

Guidebooks
YMC Yorkshire Gritstone Vol 1 (2012)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGrade
1ToothpegsV0+  
2CroakV0+  
3Free RiderV5  
4SnoutV1  
5TearsVS 5a **1
6The Tear Jerker FinishHVS 5a 2
7Thick SkinHVS 5b 1
8Croc BlocE3 5c **2
9Muck & BrassV1  
10Tail SwipeE3 6a 1
11Crocodile GullyD 1
12Shark NoseVD *2
13Shark AttackE2 5b *1
14OctopusV1 2
15PredatorE2 5b *2
16ScalesE2 5c **1
17HippoV5  
18JawsE1 5b *2
19TradnastyS 1
20Mick DundeeV1 *1
21Romancing The StoneV2 2
22Captain HookV2 2
23Tick-TockV3 1
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