Climbs 120
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 530m a.s.l
Faces SW

A wonderful place to get away from it all © petegunn

Crag features

A series of large boulders of good quality moorland grit set in isolated surroundings high above old mine workings. Gets lots of sun but can be exposed, a fantastic venue for bouldering and routes.
Recommended here is La Bamba (VD), Lucky Strike (4b), Ye Old Friars (5a), Iron Pyrites (5b), The Griddle (6a).

Approach notes

Lies on a moorland used for grouse shooting, so when the season is on keep your eyes and ears peeled just incase. Placed in the middle of nowhere between Reeth in Swaledale and Barnard Castle. A minor road between these two is followed to Surrender Bridge. Park here, and walk along the gravel track leading west to the Old Gang Smelt Mills. Follow the obvious old flue straight up the hill to the crag.
Alternatively, park 0.25 mi N of Surrender Bridge and walk across the moor to the west.
The first route described is the one preferred by the estate (though it's on access land so please yourself!). However, it's also guaranteed to take you straight to the crag, which the other route isn't! 30 minutes either way but worth the walk.

Access Advice

Check local notices to ensure that no shooting will be taking place - call Peter Rowe on 01748 866 233 to check before climbing.

Due to ground nesting birds the land owners have been granted a 5 year ban on dogs.

Guidebooks

Font Grades, new climbs and a topo can be found here: http://www.climbonline.co.uk/healheugh.htm
Steve Crowe - 14/Jan/14
Sorted left to right and updated. Grades based on existing tech grades, from Steve Crowes 2003 guide; with the addition of V grades, where appropriate. (Deabte ad-tedium)
Climbster - 22/Dec/13
brilliant crag
Harry Holmes - 06/Sep/10
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 The Rhombus 
2The Rhombus
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VD 25
 FRIAR'S WALL 
4DeadlinesV1 **8
5Friardaysf4 5a 34
6FriarfoldV0- 58
7Fry upV1 42
8Friar Tuckf4 5a *50
9HushV2 *29
10Ye Old Friarsf4 5a *41
11Gangue Way
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V0- 52
12Gangue Way DirectV0 11
13Gable End
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V0- *39
14The Pig
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V1 19
15Low Level TraverseV1 3
 INSCRIBED BLOCK 
17South East Side
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VB 20
18Left Slanting Gangway
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VB 23
19Rock PocketV0 8
20South West AreteV0 *10
21The Runnels
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VB 20
 CARTWHEEL BLOCK 
23Right Hand Drive
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VB *21
24Four Horse Power
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VB 19
25Left Hand Drive
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VB 18
 TILTED SLAB 
27South Face
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VB 21
28Full Tilt
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VB *21
29Bitter Tongue
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VB *21
30Slant
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VB 23
31Tilted
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V1 *9
32What's Your Problem
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V2 *8
 DIAMOND BLOCK 
34Diamond Left
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VB 19
35Diamond Face
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VB 22
36Diamond Right
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VB 22
 LOW ANGLED SLAB 
38Look! No Hands
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VB 11
39Tired of Writing
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VB 19
40Helados
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VB 15
41Helados Sit Startf6A 4
42King Konef4 5a *10
43Mr Wobbly
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V0 12
44On The Level
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V0 **7
 THE ALCOVE 
46Mivvi
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VB 21
47The Dares On YouE1 5a *2
48GumbyV1 2
49Bob's Problem
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VB 10
50Call me AlVS 4c 15
51Bruce's AreteVS 4b *16
52Dont PanicV0- 3
53Bobs AreteVB 5
 TRANQUILITY BOULDER 
55Breeze
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VB 9
56Tranquility
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VB 8
 FIRST FLUE BUTTRESS 
58Spot The Brain CellV0- 2
59InfluenzaV0- 3
60The SnivelingV0 2
 SECOND FLUE BUTTRESS 
62Bongs Crack
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VB 4
63Loopy
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VB 8
64Dappy
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VB 4
 Third Flue Buttress - Lumberjack Wall 
66Lumberjack
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E3 5b 4
67Ukerty Puck's Crooked Stook
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E2 5b **6
68Colonic RushE2 5c 6
69Eau de Cologne
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HVS 5a 6
70Colophon
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S 4a 12
 THE MAGIC BUTTRESS 
72A Little Bit of Magic
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VB 7
73Magic CircleV0 *2
74The Griddlef6A 6a *3
75Magic Musicf3 4c 4
76Paul Daniels Wears a Wigf3 4c 5
 AUTUMN BUTTRESS 
78Karins WallV1 2
79Karls AreteV0 *4
80Grommit Takes the InitiativeV1 2
81Fall AreteV0 *4
82Autumn Wall
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none 6b **1
83A Bridge Too Far
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none 6a 1
 INCLINED BUTTRESS 
85Their Glorious WealthE5 6b **1
86An Inclination to Solitude
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VS 5a/b *1
87Peace in the Valley
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E1 5c *1
 FOUR LEAFED CLOVER BUTTRESS 
89Lay Down Those ArmsV0 2
90Emerald IsleE5 6a 6
91Blood Red StreetsE6 6c *2
92Sin FeinE5 6b *14
93AlfalfaV0+ *5
94Clover at Your FeetHVD 16
95Twin CracksHVD 19
96Easy Arete
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VB 11
 FLOW SPAR BUTTRESS 
98EbbV1 6
99SpartanVB 8
100FloVB 13
 MATTERHORN BOULDER 
102The Matted Horn
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VB 12
103On The PisteV0+ 2
104NE FaceV0+ 2
 LUCKYSTRIKE BUTTRESS - The west face 
106SachHVS 5b 9
107NikkiE2 5c *5
108StewpotHVS 5a *22
109West Face EliminateE2 5c *2
 MINERS WALL 
111Toil AreteHVS 5a *15
112LuckystrikeHS 4b *36
113GalenaS 4a *43
114OreVD *48
115SmelterD 41
 The coal face 
117Vane TempestVB 2
118Dawdon
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VB 12
 plumbate buttress 
120Its Up to YouVB 3
121Evening GoldV0 3
122Iron Pyrites
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V1 ***7
123PlumbateVB *4
124Plumbers MateV2 **3
 CALVERS FACE 
126Rock N LockV2 2
127Tito's
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VB 24
128Tito Sit StartV0+ 2
129Fiesta
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VB *16
130ConquerorS 4a *37
131Green DragonS 4a *48
132MarimbaVS 5a *26
133Marimba Directf4+ 5b *12
134Upna DownS 4a 32
135La BambaS 4a *19
 SKIVER BLOCK 
137Grafterf6B 6b 6
138RondoVD 31
139Eliminatef4+ 5b 13
140Tarantella
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VB *31
141Tarentella DirectV2 *4
142SkiverV1 *31
143Mazurka
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VB 47
 FAR EAST SLAB 
145Strip the Willow
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VB 17

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