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Goldsborough Carr

County Durham, ENGLAND

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
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Guidebooks
Northern England (2008), Yorkshire Gritstone Bouldering Vol2,
Out of print: North East England (2003)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
 ENIGMA BUTTRESS  
2The Swaledale Morris Menf3 71
3Y-Crackf2+ 125
4Finger Crackf4 **104
5System of a Brownf6B 4
6Ravock chimneyf3 52
7Go Ahead, Make my Hayf6B  
8In Search of Cheap Bananasf6C  
9Enigma Directf6B 3
10Enigmaf6A **14
11Old Mossf5+ **33
12Magic Mossf6B 1
13Cotherstone Reiverf5+ **22
14Corner Crackf2 49
15Holstein Friesianf6A+  
16Flake and Crackf3 *97
17The Crack Directf4 14
 HUBRIS BUTTRESS  
19Hubrisf6A+ **37
20Cenopod Cornerf2 44
21Saturnaliaf5 10
22Ian's Aretef7A ** 
23Hunder crackf3 *66
24Crawlawf3 30
25Fats' Dyno and Mantlef6A 1
 BOULDER  
27Indian Summerf3 8
28Long and Hotf6A 2
 YOKE BUTTRESS  
30Mawmanf3 40
31Stewart's Wallf5+ 10
32Yoke Sikef4 *31
33Yoke Siddlef5 14
34Yawd Sikef3 30
35Brown Rigg Flakef2 39
36Brown Rigg Wallf2 31
 THORNBIRD BUTTRESS  
38Bottle Wallf3 19
39Bottle Crackf2 18
40Motivation Left Handf6A 2
41Motivationf5+ 11
42The Obsessedf6C 3
43Violaf6B  
44George's Rooff7B ***5
45Fiddler on the RoofE1 5c **43
46CluteE4 6c  
47The ThornbirdE2 6a **9
48Green NigelE2 6a 9
49The Long Reachf6B+ 3
50Leglessf6B 2
51Clamp Masterf7B+ ** 
52Tute CrackS 31
 THE ALCOVE  
54Yalef3+ 23
55Lock Outf4+ 38
56Borstal Breakoutf6A+ 4
57Loups Aretef4+ 14
58Loups Wallf5 3
59The Alcove Circuitf5 4
 THIN WALL BUTTRESS  
61Maggie's Wallf2 69
62Topal's Wallf3+ 38
63Rock Artf7C * 
64Fiddler's Wallf6C+ **2
65Pessimistf7C  
66Fiddlers AreteE1 5b **96
67Traverse into Fiddler's Aretef6C 2
68FiddlerHVS 5a *65
69Fiddler DirectE1 5b 52
70Barney BoysE2 6a 14
71The ScoopE2 6b 10
72Confectionary Debrisf7C  
73Thin Wall SpecialE2 5c 52
74G StringVS 5a 4
75Jumping Jack FlashE2 6a 65
76Low Level Traversef7A 4
77Super Low Level Traversef7B  
78Something Burningf8A  
79Second Comingf8B  
80Juxtaposef8A  
81The Footless Traversef7B *1
82Holeshotf7C  
83Beth's Traversef7B+ *2
84Preludef7C+  
85Unnamedf6C+ 1
86Love Spreadsf8A  
87Shotgun Hobof8A ** 
 BALDERSDALE BUTTRESS  
89Plagiarist Left Handf6A 12
90Plagiaristf6A *18
91This One's For Billf7A+ ***5
92Bass Specialf4+ *43
93Ice Cream Specialf5 1
94Scoopf6C+ 2
95Screamf6A 4
96Baldersdale Alef3 9
97The Balderf3 8
 SOUTH EAST BOULDER  
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  
 Climb nameGradex
105The Spring Tidef7A+  
106Ebb and Flowf7A 1
 DIAGONAL BUTTRESS  
108Askewf5 5b 7
109Adverse Camberf6A 7
110Gap Factor Ninef3 16
111Upper Breakf2+ 18
112Diagonal Crackf3 55
113Diagonal Directf3 42
114Milk Snatcherf5 35
115Kel's Problemf5+ 27
116Ricochetf4 41
117right to left traversef6A 4
1187 Year Old SoloD 5
 GOLDSBOROUGH NORTH  
 NORTH EAST BOULDERS  
 1. EASTERN WALL  
122Hands On Topf4+ 1
123Hands Belowf6A+ 1
 2. THE THIN SEAM BLOC  
125Abutmentf4+ 5
126Browf6A+ 3
127Comminutionf5 4
128The Thin Seamf6B+ ***5
129Driftf6A *1
 3. DEAL NO DEAL BLOC  
131First Mantelf5 5
132Second Mantelf6A 3
133The Nosef5+ 3
134West Face Triplef5 4
135Bankerf6A *6
136No Dealf7A *** 
137Velvet Morningf6C 1
 4. DETACHED BOULDER  
139Around the Blockf7A **1
140Left Aretef5 1
 BOULDER FIVE  
142Firth of Fifthf5 *2
143After the Ordealf5 2
 BOULDER SIX  
145East Facef4 1
146Aretef5 1
147The West Facef4 1
 BOULDER SEVEN  
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
 BOULDER EIGHT  
158Eight Miles Highf2 1
159Eight Days a Weekf3+ 1
160Eighth Wonderf2+ 1
 9. ISOLATED ARETE  
162The Isolated Arêtef2+ 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
 11 DOBSON BOULDER  
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
 BENTLEY'S BUTTRESS  
184FlymantleVS 5a *3
185FlakeawayVD 16
186Scoon Crackf3 12
187Scoon Aretef3 12
188Erroneous Areticusf4 *6
189Wall of Errorsf4 4
190Crackawayf2+ 16
191Pocket Wallf3+ 2
192Bentley's Aretef3+ *12
 NORTH WEST BUTTRESS  
194Pitcher CrackS 6
195HagwormVS 4b 5
196Friar WallHS 4b 9
197TuckD 14
198North West GirdleS 4b 2
 FINAL BUTTRESS  
200Lock Upf3 1
201Wriggle Upf3+ 1
202Double Mantelshelff5+ 1
203Blockton Wayf3 5
204Block and Tacklef2+ 7
 UNSORTED CLIMBS  
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