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Highcliffe Nab North Yorkshire, ENGLAND
Climbs 91 – Rocktype Sandstone (hard) – Altitude 300m a.s.l – Faces N
One of the best crags on the north york moors with 3* classics from severe right up to E7. Magic in the air is one of the best routes anywhere.
Ladies First (VD)
Highcliff Crack (S)
Hearthorb Crack (VS) Flaked Crack (VS)
Queer Street (HVS - bold)
Scarecrow Crack (E1) Wombat (E1)
ROckhopper (E2 - bold)
Magic in the Air (E6/7)
Predominantly north facing, this crag is best on a summer's day after a few day's dry weather, though most routes are fine throughout the year after a fey dry days.
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Northern England (2008),
Out of print: North East England (2003), North York Moors (1985)
Climbs at this crag
From Hutton Village (GR 603 137) take the forest track for 300m, turn sharp L then contour round ignoring paths that lead up or downhill. 250m >from the farm take the 3rd right and climb steeply up, and take a small path on left that leads to crag. (20 mins)
Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.
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Moderator Updates to this page are checked by UKC volunteer Franco Cookson
After installing a new stake above Ladies First & doing it we found a very large loose block under the overhang of the 4c direct, please take care if anywhere near this as its ready to go. Also check out Final Outcrop area, theres a stake above Green Crack now which should do for a fair few climbs & they could do with more traffic although they're still worthwhile!|
phleppy - 28/Jul/11
Since most of the trees have been felled at the front this place has got better, it dries quickly apart from winter obviously & I reccomend a visit to the left of the crag as a few routes have been cleaned & are seeing more wind & sun these days, the future seems bright for this place!
phleppy - 02/Aug/10
It's bangin'! Really good place to have a play at some harder routes. Desperate Den and Moonflower are difficult and technical, but also safe to fall off, so a good intro to 6b and 6c, the other hard routes are either good just to swing a rope down or epic onsight targets. Esmerelda ain't no push-over. The easier routes are a bit rubish, apart from highcliffe crack, which is brilliant.
Franco Cookson OLD - 04/Nov/09
Dont listen - this crag is usually in a crap state since the forest cover was cut back. It is disintegrating on the right and getting moss covered on the left. Only those climbing at a very high standard will get much out of this crag. Most visitors stick to the defined cracklines to the right as can be seen from the crag record. In 6 visits I have always gone back to repeats of the safe routes.
beaumap - 26/Sep/09