Carncliff Top

Climbs 27 – Rocktype Gritstone – Altitude 449m a.s.l – Faces SW

Crag features
A pleasant bouldering area on Carncliff Top Ė the hill opposite and south-west of Simonís Seat and just above the Earlís Seat crag.

There are three good areas and the rock is coarse grit that has weathered to produce some fine features, providing strong lines to the problems. The landings are flat and the walls face in a variety of directions so sun and shade can be found at most times of the day. It is in a high moorland setting and although it dries relatively quickly you are advised to choose the day of your visit wisely.

Access notes
Though there are shorter approaches, the easiest is to use the limited parking on the Storriths road and follow the Valley of Desolation path until it exits from the woods. Turn left here and follow a track above the woods for a short way until it turns uphill and becomes a path that passes a series of shooting butts. Where the path ends, continue uphill and slightly to the right (Look back and choose a reference block in the sea of heather to aid the return to this point!) until a large boulder comes into view. This is the Ripples Wall (actually marked Carncliff Crag on the map).

It is possible to combine a visit to Carncliff with Simonís and Lordís Seats

YMC Yorkshire Gritstone Vol 1 (2012), Yorkshire Gritstone (1999), Unknown Stones

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGrade
2The NoseV1 *2
3Slap in the FaceV3 *1
5Project 2VB  
6Slab FaceV4 *1
7CrackV2 1
9Easy CrackV0 1
10FlakesV1 2
11Central CrackV0 *2
12IndexV1 *1
13Giving the FingerV0 *3
15DigitV0 1
16Nail ItV1 *1
17Dead Heatf5+ **3
18An Absence of PebblesV3 **2
19Index V3V3 *1
20The ThumbV1 *1
22BirdlandV1 **2
23Rendo BeachV4 *2
24Land of a Thousand DancesV2 ***3
25Break It UpV3 **1
26Fern CrackV0 1
27Free MoneyV0 *1
28Twin CracksV0 1
29La MerV2 *1
30HorsesV3 1
31GloriaV0 **2
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