Healaugh (Crag Willas)

Climbs 119 – Rocktype Gritstone – Altitude 530m a.s.l – Faces SW

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).

Access 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.

Guidebooks

Out of print: North East England (2003)

Climbs at this crag

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  Climb nameGrade
 THE RHOMBUS 
2The RhombusVD
 FRIAR'S WALL 
4DeadlinesV1 5b **
5FriardaysV0 5a
6FriarfoldV0- 4b
7Fry upV1 5b
8Friar TuckV0 5a *
9HushV2 5c *
10Ye Old FriarsV1 5a **
11Gangue WayV0- 4b
12Gangue Way DirectV0 5a
13Gable EndV0- 4c *
14The PigV1 5b
15Low Level TraverseV1 5b
 INSCRIBED BLOCK 
17South East SideVB 4a
18Left Slanting GangwayVB
19Rock PocketV0 5a
20South West AreteV0 5a *
21The RunnelsVB
 CARTWHEEL BLOCK 
23Right Hand DriveVB *
24Four Horse PowerVB
25Left Hand DriveVB
 TILTED SLAB 
27South FaceVB 4a
28Full TiltVB 4b *
29Bitter TongueVB 4a *
30SlantVB
31TiltedV1 5b *
32What's Your ProblemV2 5c *
 DIAMOND BLOCK 
34Diamond LeftVB
35Diamond FaceVB
36Diamond RightVB
 LOW ANGLED SLAB 
38Look! No HandsVB
39Tired of WritingVB 4a
40HeladosVB 4c
41Helados Sit Startf6A
42King KoneV0+ 5a *
43Mr WobblyV0 5a
44On The LevelV0 5a **
 THE ALCOVE 
46MivviVB
47The Dares On YouE1 5a *
48GumbyV1 5b
49Bob's ProblemVB 4b
50Call me AlVB 4c
51Bruce's AreteVB 4b *
52Dont PanicV0- 4c
53Bobs AreteVB
 TRANQUILITY BOULDER 
55BreezeVB
56TranquilityVB 4c
 FIRST FLUE BUTTRESS 
58Spot The Brain CellV0- 4c
59InfluenzaV0- 4c
60The SnivelingV0 5a
 SECOND FLUE BUTTRESS 
62Bongs CrackVB 4b
63LoopyVB
64DappyVB 4b
 THIRD FLUE BUTTRESS - LUMBERJACK WALL 
66LumberjackE3 5b
67Ukerty Puck's Crooked StookE2 5b **
68Colonic RushE2 5c
69Eau de CologneHVS 5a
70ColophonS 4a
 THE MAGIC BUTTRESS 
72A Little Bit of MagicVB 4b
73Magic CircleV0 5a *
74The GriddleV3 6a **
75Magic MusicV0 4c
76Paul Daniels Wears a WigV0- 4c
 AUTUMN BUTTRESS 
78Karins WallV1 5c
79Karls AreteV0 5a *
80Grommit Takes the InitiativeV1 5c
81Fall AreteV0 5a *
82Autumn Wallnone 6b **
83A Bridge Too Farnone 6a
 INCLINED BUTTRESS 
85An Inclination to SolitudeVS 5a/b *
86Peace in the ValleyE1 5c *
 FOUR LEAFED CLOVER BUTTRESS 
88Lay Down Those ArmsV0 5a
89Emerald IsleE5 6a
90Blood Red StreetsE6 6c ***
91Sin FeinE5 6b **
92AlfalfaV0+ 4c *
93Clover at Your FeetVB
94Twin CracksVB
95Easy AreteVB
 FLOW SPAR BUTTRESS 
97EbbV1 5b
98SpartanVB 4c
99FloVB 4c
 MATTERHORN BOULDER 
101The Matted HornVB
102On The PisteV0+ 5b
103NE FaceV0+ 5b
 LUCKYSTRIKE BUTTRESS - THE WEST FACE 
105SachHVS 5b
106NikkiE2 5c **
107StewpotVS 5a *
108West Face EliminateE2 5c *
 MINERS WALL 
110Toil AreteHVS 5a **
111LuckystrikeHS 4b **
112GalenaS 4a
113OreVD *
114SmelterD
 THE COAL FACE 
116Vane TempestVB s
117DawdonVB
 PLUMBATE BUTTRESS 
119Its Up to YouVB
120Evening GoldV0 5a
121Iron PyritesV1 5b ***
122PlumbateVB *
123Plumbers MateV2 5c **
 CALVERS FACE 
125Rock N LockV2 5c
126Tito'sVB
127Tito Sit StartV0+ 5b
128FiestaVB 4b *
129ConquerorS 4a *
130Green DragonVD *
131MarimbaHS 4b **
132Marimba DirectVS 5b
133Upna DownVD
134La BambaVD **
 SKIVER BLOCK 
136GrafterV4 6b
137RondoVB
138EliminateV0+ 5b
139TarantellaVB 5a *
140Tarentella DirectV2 5c *
141SkiverV1 5b *
142MazurkaVB
 FAR EAST SLAB 
144Strip the WillowVB
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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
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