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
Full details here:

http://www.climbonline.co.uk/goldsborogh.htm
Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

Guidebooks
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
 ENIGMA BUTTRESS 
2The Swaledale Morris Menf3
3Y-Crackf2+
4Finger Crackf4 **
5System of a Brownf6B
6Ravock chimneyf3
7Go Ahead, Make my Hayf6B
8In Search of Cheap Bananasf6C
9Enigma Directf6B
10Enigmaf6A **
11Old Mossf5+ **
12Magic Mossf6B
13Cotherstone Reiverf5+ **
14Corner Crackf2
15Holstein Friesianf6A+
16Flake and Crackf3 *
17The Crack Directf4
 HUBRIS BUTTRESS 
19Hubrisf6A+ **
20Cenopod Cornerf2
21Saturnaliaf5
22Ian's Aretef7A **
23Hunder crackf3 *
24Crawlawf3
25Fats' Dyno and Mantlef6A
 BOULDER 
27Indian Summerf3
28Long and Hotf6A
 YOKE BUTTRESS 
30Mawmanf3
31Stewart's Wallf5+
32Yoke Sikef4 *
33Yoke Siddlef5
34Yawd Sikef3
35Brown Rigg Flakef2
36Brown Rigg Wallf2
 THORNBIRD BUTTRESS 
38Bottle Wallf3
39Bottle Crackf2
40Motivation Left Handf6A
41Motivationf5+
42The Obsessedf6C
43Violaf6B
44George's Rooff7B ***
45Fiddler on the RoofE1 5c **
46CluteE4 6c
47The ThornbirdE2 6a **
48Green NigelE2 6a
49The Long Reachf6B+
50Leglessf6B
51Clamp Masterf7B+ **
52Tute CrackS
 THE ALCOVE 
54Yalef3+
55Lock Outf4+
56Borstal Breakoutf6A+
57Loups Aretef4+
58Loups Wallf5
59The Alcove Circuitf5
 THIN WALL BUTTRESS 
61Maggie's Wallf2
62Topal's Wallf3+
63Rock Artf7C *
64Fiddler's Wallf6C+ **
65Pessimistf7C
66Fiddlers AreteE1 5b **
67Traverse into Fiddler's Aretef6C
68FiddlerHVS 5a *
69Fiddler DirectE1 5b
70Barney BoysE2 6a
71The ScoopE2 6b
72Confectionary Debrisf7C
73Thin Wall SpecialE2 5c
74G StringVS 5a
75Jumping Jack FlashE2 6a
76Low Level Traversef7A
77Super Low Level Traversef7B
78Something Burningf8A
79Second Comingf8B
80Juxtaposef8A
81The Footless Traversef7B *
82Holeshotf7C
83Beth's Traversef7B+ *
84Preludef7C+
85Unnamedf6C+
86Love Spreadsf8A
87Shotgun Hobof8A **
 BALDERSDALE BUTTRESS 
89Plagiarist Left Handf6A
90Plagiaristf6A *
91This One's For Billf7A+ ***
92Bass Specialf4+ *
93Ice Cream Specialf5
94Scoopf6C+
95Screamf6A
96Baldersdale Alef3
97The Balderf3
 SOUTH EAST BOULDER 
99Tidal Forcef5+
100The Ups (Left)f6A
101The Ups (Right)f6A+
102South East Boulder - Southwest Face Top Traversef6A
103The Tide is Turningf6C
104Low Water Markf7A
105The Spring Tidef7A+
106Ebb and Flowf7A
 DIAGONAL BUTTRESS 
108Askewf5 5b
109Adverse Camberf6A
110Gap Factor Ninef3
111Upper Breakf2+
112Diagonal Crackf3
113Diagonal Directf3
114Milk Snatcherf5
115Kel's Problemf5+
116Ricochetf4
117right to left traversef6A
1187 Year Old SoloD
 GOLDSBOROUGH NORTH 
 NORTH EAST BOULDERS 
 1. EASTERN WALL 
122Hands On Topf4+
123Hands Belowf6A+
 2. THE THIN SEAM BLOC 
125Abutmentf4+
126Browf6A+
127Comminutionf5
128The Thin Seamf6B+ ***
129Driftf6A *
 3. DEAL NO DEAL BLOC 
131First Mantelf5
132Second Mantelf6A
133The Nosef5+
134West Face Triplef5
135Bankerf6A *
136No Dealf7A ***
137Velvet Morningf6C
 4. DETACHED BOULDER 
139Around the Blockf7A **
140Left Aretef5
 BOULDER FIVE 
142Firth of Fifthf5 *
143After the Ordealf5
 BOULDER SIX 
145East Facef4
146Aretef5
147The West Facef4
 BOULDER SEVEN 
149Moonchildf4
150Infinite Dreamsf5+
151Can I play with madness?f5 *
152The evil that men dof5
153The Prophecyf5 *
154The Clairvoyantf4
155The Sheep Pitf3+
156Seventh Son of a Seventh Sonf6C **
 BOULDER EIGHT 
158Eight Miles Highf2
159Eight Days a Weekf3+
160Eighth Wonderf2+
 9. ISOLATED ARETE 
162The Isolated Arêtef2+
 10. THE WALL 
164In the Fleshf2+
165Goodbye Blue Skyf4
166Empty Spacesf4
167Another Brick in the Wallf4+
168Goodbye Cruel Worldf4
169Hey Youf2+
170Comfortably Numbf4
171Run Like Hellf6A
 11 DOBSON BOULDER 
173In the Skiesf2+
174Funky Chunkyf3
175Tribal Dancef3
176Seven Starsf6A+ ***
177The Prowf6A+
178Just For Youf3
179Apostlef4
180Slabo Dayf4
181Jo's Aretef4
182Bad Tipf7A+
 BENTLEY'S BUTTRESS 
184FlymantleVS 5a *
185FlakeawayVD
186Scoon Crackf3
187Scoon Aretef3
188Erroneous Areticusf4 *
189Wall of Errorsf4
190Crackawayf2+
191Pocket Wallf3+
192Bentley's Aretef3+ *
 NORTH WEST BUTTRESS 
194Pitcher CrackS
195HagwormVS 4b
196Friar WallHS 4b
197TuckD
198North West GirdleS 4b
 FINAL BUTTRESS 
200Lock Upf3
201Wriggle Upf3+
202Double Mantelshelff5+
203Blockton Wayf3
204Block and Tacklef2+
 UNSORTED CLIMBS 
206Yellow ToesV1 *
207Yellow Toes DirectV0 *
208I am the breezeV3 **
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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
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