Woodhouse Scar

Climbs 222 – Rocktype Gritstone – Altitude 175m a.s.l – Faces SW

Crag features
Outcrop approx. 250m long. A good contrast of routes and problems. Some routes are green although many of the buttresses have a solid feel on sound rock. Clingen (E2 5c) and Twin Cracks (VS 4b) are excellent along with a good number of HVS routes for those interested in that grade. [Peter Fuggle]

Usual guidebook conflicts for the Bouldering.

TC = Total Climbing

CD = Cameron Duff (Rockfax)

Access notes
No access problems. A road is literally at the top of the crag. (Albert Promenade, near Wainhouse Tower, Halifax.)

Bollards across Rocks Road/Albert Promenade junction and also across Albert Promenade itself near Rocks Road.
Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

Guidebooks
YMC Yorkshire Gritstone Vol 2 (2014), Yorkshire Gritstone Bouldering (2008), Yorkshire Gritstone Bouldering (2001), Yorkshire Gritstone (1999)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
 *** ROUTES ***  
 CAVE BUTTRESS  
3Second ChanceS 4a 1
4First ChanceHS 4b 28
5The StretchE1 6b *8
6Done Years AgoV6 6b+ *5
7Basin CracksVD 83
8ChryophorousVS 5a 29
9Johnny One TimeVB 5c 9
10CentipedeS 4b 56
11Original RouteHD 3c 59
12Black WallVS 4c 41
 PEBBLE BUTTRESS  
14SalvageE1 5c 3
15JetsamVD *73
16Flotsam and JetsamHS 4b *6
17FlotsamVS 4c 34
18Cave CrackVD 35
19Cave Crack (wall variant)VD 14
20Cave Crack DirectVS 5c 15
21C.P. TraverseS 4b 1
 THE OVERHANG GROUP  
23The CornerD 3b 57
24Corner AreteHD 3b 34
25The PinchE4 5c *2
26The LipVS 4c *55
27BistoHVS 5a **36
28The LaybackVD 85
29The Layback DirectVB 6a 7
30Collie's CrackS 4b 18
31PerseveranceHVS 5b 25
32Ogion The SilentHVS 5c 15
33Collie PupD 3b 3
34Two Tier ClimbHS 4b 1
 PITON BUTTRESS  
36Piton CrackE2 6b ***27
37Piton Crack (Sit Start)V6 6b **4
38Side StepsVS 4c 1
39FandangoE1 5b *17
40Fairy StepsHVS 5b *28
41Woodhouse EliminateE1 5b *52
42Piton RingE2 6b 1
43The WobblerE2 5c 5
44Close to the EdgeE3 6b 3
 GASHED BUTTRESS  
46Kriss AreteVD 3c 9
47KrissS 4a 48
48Slanting CleftS 4a 46
49Ardus directVS 5a *16
50ArdusVS 4c *61
51Kryton CrackS 4a 81
52The Woolly Jumper RouteVS 5c 9
53Curving CrackHS 4c 26
54Diminishing CrackS 4a 45
55AlphaVD 3c 56
56Gully ButtressHS 4c 19
 PYRAMID BUTTRESS  
58GammaS 4a 1
59Afternoon WallHVS 5b *18
60Eagle's Nest DirectVS 5a 26
61Pyramid WallHVS 5b *14
62Spread-eagleVS 4c **74
63Barker's WallE1 5b 10
64Heavy DutyHVS 5b 3
65DestraHVS 5b *17
66MinotaurE3 6a *2
67Pocket WallVS 5a 2
68Innominate CrackVS 4b 37
69Tower FaceS 4b 19
70MantlepieceVS 5a 1
 SPIRE ROCK  
72Aspire but No HigherVS 5b ***2
73Jacob's LadderVS 5a 3
74To Boldly GoE3 6a 1
75ClingenE2 5c ***17
76BaboonE1 5c 12
77InterfaceE2 6a *17
78Twin CracksVS 4c **169
79PareteHVS 5b **48
80SpigoloHVS 5b **46
81Nervous ShakedownE5 6b *6
82Bull's DelightHVS 5a 4
 GREEN BUTTRESS  
84Green HornHS 4a 1
85Green WallHVS 5b 13
86Beginner's CrackHVD 4a 26
87Beginner's WallD 2a 15
 *** BOULDERING ***  
 CD BOULDER 1 TC AREA 14 - THE SHERIFF  
90CD1 Problem 1V1 5c 2
91CD 1 Problem 2 (Left Rocks a)f7A 3
92CD Problem 3VB 5a 3
93Jack's Arêtef7C 4
94Jacks Rooff8A+ ***1
95Mangof7C *2
96Jack Shot the Sherifff8A  
97The Sherifff7B+ **27
98Cracker JackV10 **4
 SHERIFF ELIMINATES  
100Slacker Jackf7C **1
101The Sheriff-lessf7C *7
102Sheriff (NoArete)f7B+ **1
103Sheriff Crackf7C+ 1
104The Deputyf7B+ 6c *13
 CD BOULDER 2  
106Rock Huggerf5+ 1
107Slapperf6B 1
108Scrubberf5+ 1
 CD BOULDER 3 TC AREA 13 - SLAB BUTTRESS LEFT  
110Tiltf6B *5
111CD 3 Problem 2 (Slab Buttress j)f4+ 5
112Easy Slabf2+ 2
113Easy Slab Aretef3 2
114Crack Cornerf3 2
115Broken Aretef2 19
116Blinkers Slabf5 14
117Middle Pocketsf4 21
118CD 3 Problem 6 (Slab Buttress m)f5+ 5
 CD BOULDER 4 TC AREA 13 - SLAB BUTTRESS RIGHT  
120Dogleg CrackVB 4a 10
121CD 4 Problem 2VB 4b 6
122Nose Pickerf6A 6
123Pocket Problemf3+ 15
124CD 4 Problem 5f6C+ 3
125CD 4 P 6. TC 13a Problem 4f5 11
126Long Traversef5+ 3
 CD BOULDER 5  
 CD BOULDER 6 TC AREA 12 - CAVE BUTTRESS  
 PAINTED SLAB  
130Left Pocketsf2 2
131Central Pocketsf2 2
132Slanting Crackf5 8
133Right Pocketsf2 2
134Right Pockets Eliminatef6C 3
 CAVE BUTTRESS  
136Metal Mickeyf6A+ *15
137CD 6 Problem 12V0 5b 4
138High Cave Traversef6A *6
139Low Cave Traversef6C+ *6
140CD 6 Problem 15V5 6b 5
141Curving Groovef4+ *7
142Cave Triplet Groovef6B+ 6
143Cave Triplet Wallf6B+ *8
144Cave Triplet Aretef6B+ *5
145Johnny One Time Sitterf6C *9
146Cave Roof Traverse R to Lf7A 4
 CAVE ROOF ELIMINATES  
148CD 6 Problem 23V7 6c *3
149CD 6 Problem 23bV7 6c *3
150Low Lip Traversef7B+ **3
151Low Low Reverse Eliminatef7B *1
152In Between the Rainf7B 6c *3
 CD BOULDER 7 TC AREA 11 - PEBBLE BUTTRESS  
 CD BOULDER 8 TC AREA 10 - OVERHANG GROUP  
155CD 8 TC 10a Problem 1f4+ 8
156CD 8 TC 10a Problem 2f4+ 9
157TC 10a Problem 3f5+ 8
158TC 10a Problem 4f4 8
159TC 10a Problem 6f5+ 7
160Foster's Aretef6B+ 5
161Collie's Aretef5+ 8
162CD 8 Problem 13 TC 10c Problem 1f5+ 9
163CD 8 Problem 14V2 5c 4
164CD 8 Problem 15V3 6a 4
165CD 8 Problem 15 S/SV4 6b 3
166Gym Boy Wallf4+ 14
 CD BOULDER 9 TC AREA 9 - PITON CRACK [FAIRY STEPS]  
168Houdini AreteV7 6c *4
169Houdinif7B+ 6
170Houdini Direct Startf7C+ **1
171Ian's Rooff7C **5
172Ian's Traversef7B+ 1
173Close to the Edgef7A 7
 CD BOULDER 10 TC AREA 8 - SLANTING CLEFT  
175CD 10 Problem 1VB 5a 2
 CD BOULDER 11 TC AREA 7 - PYRAMID BUTTRESS  
177CD 11 Problem 26VB 4a 2
 CD BOULDER 12 TC AREA 5 UPPER GREEN WALL  
179Left-sidef3+ 2
180Undercarriage leftf5+ 3
181Undercarriagef5 4
182Landing Gearf3+ 3
183Right-sidef3+ 5
184Easy Aretef2 3
185CD 12 Problem 7V0- 5a 3
186Sinister Eliminatef5+ 9
187L'aretef5 *11
188Droitf4+ 8
189Tee-Heef5+ 2
190Undercut Aretef5+ 2
191Steep Crackf4+ 4
192Poodle Wallf6A *9
193Poodle in Puddlef6B **4
194Up the Poodle Without a Paddlef6C **5
195Dogf6C+ *3
196Tree Stump Crackf3+ 3
 CD BOULDER 13 LOWER GREEN WALL  
198Blunt Aretef3+ 6
199Radium Aretef6A 9
200Radium Arete S/Sf6B **12
201Bear Downf7C  
202Undercut Problemf3+ 7
203Thin Crackf5+ 8
204The Big 6f6A *6
 CD BOULDER 14  
206Left Facef2 4
207CD 14 Problem 2VB 5a 3
208Green Aretef4+ 5
 TC AREA 4 - SQUARE FACE  
210TC 4a Problem 1f4+ 10
211TC 4a Problem 2f5 4
212TC 4a Problem 4f6A 7
 CD BOULDER 15 TC AREA 3 - SPIRE ROCK  
214CD 15 Problem 2V1 5b 2
215Clingen Sit Startf5+ 2
216Angel Aretef7A+ *4
217Weeping Angel Arete Startf7C *2
218CD 15 Problem 5V4 6a 3
219CD 15 Problem 10V0 5b 4
220CD 15 Problem 11V1 5c 2
221interfacing Angel Reversef7C **2
222Interfacing Angelf7C **2
223Interface Boulder Problemf7A+ 6b *9
224Interface Boulder problem sit startf7B **3
225Interface Boulder Problem Hell Startf7B+ *1
 CLINGEN FACE - ELIMINATES  
227Snowballf7B 2
228Snowball Extensionf7C **2
229Clingen Face Eliminate No. 2V5 6b 2
230Clingen face eliminate no. 5V4 6a+ 3
231Clingen face eliminate no. 6V6 6c *4
232Clingen face eliminate no. 9V8 6c *4
233Angel Facef7B+ *6
234Angel's Breastf7B *1
235Angel Face Reversef7B+ 2
236Rainy Daysf7B+ **1
237Rainy Days (Wet Weather Start)f7A **3
238Rainy Days Extentionf7C **1
239Angel Face Roof Eliminate CD Eliminate12V9 6c *6
240Angel's CrossingV6 6b *7
241Angel's Crossing Extentionf7B *1
242Angel's Crossing Super Extensionf7C **1
243Angel's Crossing Extension Arete startf7B+ *1
244Weeping Angelf7C *2
 CD BOULDER 16  
 CD BOULDER 17  
 CD BOULDER 18 TC AREA 2 - TRACKSIDE BOULDER  
248TC 2a Problem 5f6A+ 5
249TC 2b Problem 2f4+ 7
250TC 2b Problem 4f4+ 5
251TC 2c Problem 1f5 8
 CD BOULDER 19 TC AREA 1 - TRACKSIDE ARETE  
253Trackside Aretef6A 5
254Trackside Wallf7A 1
255CD 19 TC 2. Problem 4.V0 5b 2
256CD 19 TC 2. Problem 6V1 5c 4
257CD 19 TC 2. Problem 7V2 5c 2
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