Goldsborough Carr

Climbs 181 – Rocktype Gritstone – Altitude 350m a.s.l – Faces S

Crag features
A series of severely undercut buttresses of sound moorland grit. Recommended: Fiddler on the Roof (5c), Fiddlers Arete (5b), Fiddler (5a). Both north- and south-facing.

Access notes
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Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

Yorkshire Gritstone Bouldering Vol 2 (2011), Northern England (2008),
Out of print: North East England (2003)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGrade
2The Swaledale Morris Menf3 77
3Y-Crackf2+ 130
4Finger Crackf3 4c *113
5System of a Brownf6B 6b 4
6Ravock chimneyf3 56
7Go Ahead, Make my Hayf6B  
8In Search of Cheap Bananasf6B 6b * 
9Enigma Directf6B 6b *3
10Enigmaf6A 6a *15
11Old Mossf5+ 5c *36
12Magic Mossf6B 1
13Cotherstone Reiverf5 5b *23
14Corner Crackf2 53
15Holstein Friesianf6B 6b  
16Flake and Crackf3 *103
17The Crack Directf4 14
19Hubrisf6A 6a *37
20Cenopod Cornerf2 47
21Saturnaliaf5 5b 10
22Ian's Aretef7A 6c  
23Hunder crackf3 *70
24Crawlawf3 32
25Fats' Dyno and Mantlef6A 1
27Indian Summerf3 8
28Long and Hotf6A 2
30Mawmanf3 41
31Stewart's Wallf5+ 10
32Yoke Sikef4 *32
33Yoke Siddlef5 14
34Yawd Sikef3 30
35Brown Rigg Flakef2 40
36Brown Rigg Wallf2 32
38Bottle Wallf3 19
39Bottle Crackf2 18
40Motivation Left Handf6A 2
41Motivationf5+ 5c 11
42The Obsessedf6A 6a 3
44George's Rooff7C+ 5
45Fiddler on the RoofE1 5c *48
46CluteE4 6c 1
47The ThornbirdE2 6a *10
48Green NigelE2 6a 9
49The Long Reachf7A 6c *3
50Leglessf6C 6b 2
51Clamp Masterf7B+ ** 
52Tute CrackS 4a 33
54Yalef3 4b 26
55Lock Outf3 4c 39
56Borstal Breakoutf6A 6a 4
57Loups Aretef5 5a 15
58Loups Wallf5 5
59The Alcove Circuitf5 4
61Maggie's Wallf2 77
62Topal's Wallf3+ 44
63Rock Artf7C+ * 
64Fiddler's Wallf7A 6c *2
66Fiddlers AreteE1 5b **104
67Traverse into Fiddler's Aretef6C 3
68FiddlerHVS 5a *70
69Fiddler DirectE1 5b *56
70Barney BoysE2 6a 14
71The ScoopE2 6b 12
72Confectionary Debrisf7C * 
73Thin Wall SpecialE2 5c 55
74G StringVS 5a 4
75Jumping Jack FlashE2 6a 71
76Low Level Traversef7A 6b ***4
77Super Low Level Traversef7B  
78Something Burningf8A  
79Second Comingf8B  
81The Footless Traversef7B *1
83Beth's Traversef7C 6c **2
85Unnamedf6C+ 1
86Love Spreadsf8A  
87Shotgun Hobof8A ** 
89Plagiarist Left Handf6A 12
90Plagiaristf6A *20
91This One's For Billf7A+ ***5
92Bass Specialf4+ *46
93Ice Cream Specialf5 1
94Scoopf6C+ 2
95Screamf6A 4
96Baldersdale Alef3 9
97The Balderf3 8
99Tidal Forcef5+ 2
100The Ups (Left)f6A 3
101The Ups (Right)f6A+ 3
102South East Boulder - Southwest Face Top Traversef6A 4
103The Tide is Turningf6C 4
104Low Water Markf7A  
105The Spring Tidef7A+  
106Ebb and Flowf7A 1
108Askewf5 5b 7
109Adverse Camberf6A 7
110Gap Factor Ninef3 16
111Upper Breakf2+ 18
112Diagonal Crackf3 56
113Diagonal Directf3 43
114Milk Snatcherf5 36
115Kel's Problemf5+ 28
116Ricochetf4 42
117right to left traversef6A 4
1187 Year Old SoloD 5
122Hands On Topf4+ 1
123Hands Belowf6A+ 1
125Abutmentf4+ 5
126Browf6A+ 3
127Comminutionf5 4
128The Thin Seamf6B+ ***5
129Driftf6A *1
131First Mantelf5 5
132Second Mantelf6A 3
133The Nosef5+ 3
134West Face Triplef5 4
135Bankerf6A *6
136No Dealf7A *** 
137Velvet Morningf6C 1
139Around the Blockf7A **1
140Left Aretef5 1
142Firth of Fifthf5 *2
143After the Ordealf5 2
145East Facef4 1
146Aretef5 1
147The West Facef4 1
149Moonchildf4 3
150Infinite Dreamsf5+ 1
151Can I play with madness?f5 *4
152The evil that men dof5 2
153The Prophecyf5 *2
154The Clairvoyantf4 3
155The Sheep Pitf3+ 1
156Seventh Son of a Seventh Sonf6C **1
158Eight Miles Highf2 1
159Eight Days a Weekf3+ 1
160Eighth Wonderf2+ 1
162The Isolated ArÍtef2+ 3
 10. THE WALL  
164In the Fleshf2+ 2
165Goodbye Blue Skyf4 1
166Empty Spacesf4 2
167Another Brick in the Wallf4+ 2
168Goodbye Cruel Worldf4 1
169Hey Youf2+ 2
170Comfortably Numbf4 1
171Run Like Hellf6A 1
173In the Skiesf2+ 1
174Funky Chunkyf3 1
175Tribal Dancef3 1
176Seven Starsf6A+ ***1
177The Prowf6A+ 1
178Just For Youf3 1
179Apostlef4 1
180Slabo Dayf4 2
181Jo's Aretef4 3
182Bad Tipf7A+ 1
184FlymantleVS 5a *3
185FlakeawayVD 17
186Scoon Crackf3 13
187Scoon Aretef3 14
188Erroneous Areticusf4 *7
189Wall of Errorsf4 5
190Crackawayf2+ 17
191Pocket Wallf3+ 2
192Bentley's Aretef3+ *13
194Pitcher CrackS 6
195HagwormVS 4b 5
196Friar WallHS 4b 10
197TuckD 15
198North West GirdleS 4b 2
200Lock Upf3 1
201Wriggle Upf3+ 1
202Double Mantelshelff5+ 1
203Blockton Wayf3 5
204Block and Tacklef2+ 7
206Yellow ToesV1 *1
207Yellow Toes DirectV0 *1
208I am the breezeV3 **1
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The rock is gritstone (i.e. millstone grit). The climbing is good, though the starts of the routes tend to be rather tricky. The bouldering is also excellent (in fact most of the routes are just boulder problems with easy finishes) George.
Mr Pink 2 - 28/May/05
I would just like to add that even though I am no rock expert, Goldsborough Carr is not a gritstone crag. I mentioned a gritstone overhang but i failed to mention that the above rock is harder, thus there is an overhang. The lower portion (which only appears under the highest climbs) might not even be gritstone. Seasoned geologists might be able to determine what type of rock is seen both in my photo and the majority of the rest of the crag, but I can't. So please don't go expecting lots of gritstone action. I feel partly guilty for it. Also, there is more than just bouldering available. The climb in the photo is way too high for my liking. Also, there are lots of metal poles in the ground at the top of the crag for tying into. Most of the crag is south-facing but some is west facing and a little bit faces north. Parking can be done on the road to the north and a 10-minute walk across a bushy field separates you from the crag, which can be seen from the road.
Tommy Alsop - 26/Nov/04
Concerning the picture of James on Fiddler on the Roof To start this climb go to the back of the wall under the overhang. There is a rock which you can put your leg over and lock yourself in with your toe. From there, if you put your weight on this foot lock and walk your other leg up the wall you should be able to reach the first hold. Don't take your leg out of the lock until you get a good hold cos you'll swing out and probably fall 3 metres onto your face.
- - 25/Nov/04
A mixture of very hard climbs or very easy climbs. Those routes which were beyond me were the ones which start 2 metres off the ground. We had to abseil down from the top in order to climb because we werent able to do the gritstone overhangs. The easier climbs were mostly short bouldering routes of about 4c-5a standard. There's plenty to do, it's fairly easy to get to and we were alone when we went midweek.
Tommy Alsop - 18/May/04