Climbs 33
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 250m a.s.l
Faces W

John Hunt on School Me Font 6a, Clint Crags. © Rachel Hunt

Crag features

A collection of boulders and a massive quarry above Leighton Reservoir. The guide on the Leeds Wall website covers two of the natural bouldering sectors.

The Wall boulders are a nice safe venue for teams with small children in tow as the surrounding area is grassy and flat; reminiscent of the Burbage Valley in the Peak. The Optical Illusion boulders are unsuitable for kids due to the concealed drops and jumbled blocks, though there are some quality easier lines.

Tony Barley climbed eleven problems in the extensive quarry left of the venues described in the mini-guide and there is potential for hundreds of others. These details are released in Tony's memory with the full support of his family.

Approach notes

Park as for Roundhill - before the gate and well before the house. Follow the road over the dam of Roundhill Reservoir (SE 153773). Follow the obvious wide track in a North-Easterly direction. Pass several gates until the Wall boulders come into view. About 1 km.

Temporary access restrictions are posted on a sign at the head of the dam. The crags are on access land under current CRoW arrangements, but you have to cross some non-access land, so please stick to the paths.

N.B. Please do not approach from the dam of Leighton Reservoir. The warden is very friendly, but was clear that Yorkshire Water have had to close this approach due to public liability concerns.

A topo is availiable at: http://www.theleedswall.co.uk/ymc/downloads.htm.
John Hunt - 28/Nov/09
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Wall Boulders - Left Boulders 
2Woodlice Manor
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f3 5
3Over Wall Arete
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f4 6
4Over Wall Eliminate
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f5 2
5Boot Jam
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f3 7
6Scooped Arete
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f5 10
7Centre of Slab
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f5 **5
8Arete
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f6A *5
9Right of arete
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f6B **2
10Backward J
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f6C ***2
11Long Lob
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f7A 2
12End Wall
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f5 9
 Fun Boulder 
14Crusty Slab
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VB 3
 Wall Boulders - The School House 
16Easy
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f3 9
17Two Chicken Heads
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f4 *10
18Grooves
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f3 9
19School Me
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f6A **3
20A2
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f6A *2
21AS
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f5+ 9
22GCSE
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f5 *8
23Easy Crack
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f3 7
 The Optical Illusion Boulders 
25Left Edge
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f4 5
26Centre Wall
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f4 *7
27Right Edge
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f3 6
28Ladder
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VB 7
29Wacky Death Trap
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f6B **3
30Princeps
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f6A ***4
31Right Arete
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f5+ *4
32Break, Slopers, Top
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f5+ *4
33The Facetf3+ 1
34Sublime Slab Left
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VB *5
35Sublime Slab Middle
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VB *5
36Sublime Slab Right
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VB *5
37Bilberry Bonusf4+ 1

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