Woodhouse Scar

Climbs 223 – 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)

Approach 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 29
5The StretchE1 6b *8
6Done Years AgoV6 6b+ *6
7Basin CracksVD 89
8ChryophorousVS 5a 29
9Johnny One TimeVB 5c 9
10CentipedeS 4b 59
11Original RouteHD 3c 62
12Black WallVS 4c 42
13Black Wall ChimneyHVD 3c 1
 PEBBLE BUTTRESS  
15SalvageE1 5c 3
16JetsamVD *75
17Flotsam and JetsamHS 4b *6
18FlotsamVS 4c 34
19Cave CrackVD 35
20Cave Crack (wall variant)VD 14
21Cave Crack DirectVS 5c 16
22C.P. TraverseS 4b 1
 THE OVERHANG GROUP  
24The CornerD 3b 59
25Corner AreteHD 3b 34
26The PinchE4 5c *2
27The LipVS 4c *56
28BistoHVS 5a **36
29The LaybackVD 87
30The Layback DirectVB 6a 7
31Collie's CrackS 4b 18
32PerseveranceHVS 5b 26
33Ogion The SilentHVS 5c 16
34Collie PupD 3b 4
35Two Tier ClimbHS 4b 3
 PITON BUTTRESS  
37Piton CrackE2 6b ***27
38Piton Crack (Sit Start)V6 6b **4
39Side StepsVS 4c 1
40FandangoE1 5b *17
41Fairy StepsHVS 5b *28
42Woodhouse EliminateE1 5b *54
43Piton RingE2 6b 1
44The WobblerE2 5c 5
45Close to the EdgeE3 6b 3
 GASHED BUTTRESS  
47Kriss AreteVD 3c 10
48KrissS 4a 51
49Slanting CleftS 4a 47
50Ardus directVS 5a *16
51ArdusVS 4c *61
52Kryton CrackS 4a 82
53The Woolly Jumper RouteVS 5c 9
54Curving CrackHS 4c 26
55Diminishing CrackS 4a 45
56AlphaVD 3c 56
57Gully ButtressHS 4c 19
 PYRAMID BUTTRESS  
59GammaS 4a 1
60Afternoon WallHVS 5b *18
61Eagle's Nest DirectVS 5a 26
62Pyramid WallHVS 5b *14
63Spread-eagleVS 4c **75
64Barker's WallE1 5b 10
65Heavy DutyHVS 5b 3
66DestraHVS 5b *17
67MinotaurE3 6a *2
68Pocket WallVS 5a 2
69Innominate CrackVS 4b 37
70Tower FaceS 4b 19
71MantlepieceVS 5a 1
 SPIRE ROCK  
73Aspire but No HigherVS 5b ***2
74Jacob's LadderVS 5a 3
75To Boldly GoE3 6a 1
76ClingenE2 5c ***17
77BaboonE1 5c 13
78InterfaceE2 6a *18
79Twin CracksVS 4c **172
80PareteHVS 5b **48
81SpigoloHVS 5b **47
82Nervous ShakedownE5 6b *6
83Bull's DelightHVS 5a 5
 GREEN BUTTRESS  
85Green HornHS 4a 1
86Green WallHVS 5b 14
87Beginner's CrackHVD 4a 26
88Beginner's WallD 2a 15
 *** BOULDERING ***  
 CD BOULDER 1 TC AREA 14 - THE SHERIFF  
91CD1 Problem 1V1 5c 2
92CD 1 Problem 2 (Left Rocks a)f7A 3
93CD Problem 3VB 5a 3
94Jack's ArÍtef7C 4
95Jacks Rooff8A+ ***1
96Mangof7C *2
97Jack Shot the Sherifff8A  
98The Sherifff7B+ **29
99Cracker JackV10 **4
 SHERIFF ELIMINATES  
101Slacker Jackf7C **1
102The Sheriff-lessf7C *7
103Sheriff (NoArete)f7B+ **1
104Sheriff Crackf7C+ 1
105The Deputyf7B+ 6c *13
 CD BOULDER 2  
107Rock Huggerf5+ 1
108Slapperf6B 1
109Scrubberf5+ 1
 CD BOULDER 3 TC AREA 13 - SLAB BUTTRESS LEFT  
111Tiltf6B *5
112CD 3 Problem 2 (Slab Buttress j)f4+ 5
113Easy Slabf2+ 5
114Easy Slab Aretef3 4
115Crack Cornerf3 4
116Broken Aretef2 22
117Blinkers Slabf5 18
118Middle Pocketsf4 24
119CD 3 Problem 6 (Slab Buttress m)f5+ 7
 CD BOULDER 4 TC AREA 13 - SLAB BUTTRESS RIGHT  
121Dogleg CrackVB 4a 13
122CD 4 Problem 2VB 4b 8
123Nose Pickerf6A 6
124Pocket Problemf3+ 17
125CD 4 Problem 5f6C+ 3
126CD 4 P 6. TC 13a Problem 4f5 11
127Long Traversef5+ 3
 CD BOULDER 5  
 CD BOULDER 6 TC AREA 12 - CAVE BUTTRESS  
 PAINTED SLAB  
131Left Pocketsf2 5
132Central Pocketsf2 5
133Slanting Crackf5 11
134Right Pocketsf2 5
135Right Pockets Eliminatef6C 4
 CAVE BUTTRESS  
137Metal Mickeyf6A+ *17
138CD 6 Problem 12V0 5b 4
139High Cave Traversef6A *6
140Low Cave Traversef6C+ *6
141CD 6 Problem 15V5 6b 5
142Curving Groovef4+ *10
143Cave Triplet Groovef6B+ 6
144Cave Triplet Wallf6B+ *8
145Cave Triplet Aretef6B+ *5
146Johnny One Time Sitterf6C *9
147Cave Roof Traverse R to Lf7A 4
 CAVE ROOF ELIMINATES  
149CD 6 Problem 23V7 6c *3
150CD 6 Problem 23bV7 6c *3
151Low Lip Traversef7B+ **3
152Low Low Reverse Eliminatef7B *1
153In Between the Rainf7B 6c *3
 CD BOULDER 7 TC AREA 11 - PEBBLE BUTTRESS  
 CD BOULDER 8 TC AREA 10 - OVERHANG GROUP  
156CD 8 TC 10a Problem 1f4+ 8
157CD 8 TC 10a Problem 2f4+ 9
158TC 10a Problem 3f5+ 8
159TC 10a Problem 4f4 8
160TC 10a Problem 6f5+ 7
161Foster's Aretef6B+ 5
162Collie's Aretef5+ 10
163CD 8 Problem 13 TC 10c Problem 1f5+ 9
164CD 8 Problem 14V2 5c 4
165CD 8 Problem 15V3 6a 4
166CD 8 Problem 15 S/SV4 6b 3
167Gym Boy Wallf4+ 17
 CD BOULDER 9 TC AREA 9 - PITON CRACK [FAIRY STEPS]  
169Houdini AreteV7 6c *4
170Houdinif7B+ 6
171Houdini Direct Startf7C+ **1
172Ian's Rooff7C **5
173Ian's Traversef7B+ 1
174Close to the Edgef7A 7
 CD BOULDER 10 TC AREA 8 - SLANTING CLEFT  
176CD 10 Problem 1VB 5a 2
 CD BOULDER 11 TC AREA 7 - PYRAMID BUTTRESS  
178CD 11 Problem 26VB 4a 2
 CD BOULDER 12 TC AREA 5 UPPER GREEN WALL  
180Left-sidef3+ 2
181Undercarriage leftf5+ 3
182Undercarriagef5 4
183Landing Gearf3+ 3
184Right-sidef3+ 5
185Easy Aretef2 3
186CD 12 Problem 7V0- 5a 3
187Sinister Eliminatef5+ 9
188L'aretef5 *11
189Droitf4+ 8
190Tee-Heef5+ 2
191Undercut Aretef5+ 2
192Steep Crackf4+ 4
193Poodle Wallf6A *9
194Poodle in Puddlef6B **4
195Up the Poodle Without a Paddlef6C **5
196Dogf6C+ *3
197Tree Stump Crackf3+ 3
 CD BOULDER 13 LOWER GREEN WALL  
199Blunt Aretef3+ 6
200Radium Aretef6A 9
201Radium Arete S/Sf6B **12
202Bear Downf7C  
203Undercut Problemf3+ 9
204Thin Crackf5+ 10
205The Big 6f6A *8
 CD BOULDER 14  
207Left Facef2 4
208CD 14 Problem 2VB 5a 3
209Green Aretef4+ 6
 TC AREA 4 - SQUARE FACE  
211TC 4a Problem 1f4+ 10
212TC 4a Problem 2f5 4
213TC 4a Problem 4f6A 7
 CD BOULDER 15 TC AREA 3 - SPIRE ROCK  
215CD 15 Problem 2V1 5b 2
216Clingen Sit Startf5+ 2
217Angel Aretef7A+ *5
218Weeping Angel Arete Startf7C *2
219CD 15 Problem 5V4 6a 3
220CD 15 Problem 10V0 5b 4
221CD 15 Problem 11V1 5c 2
222interfacing Angel Reversef7C **2
223Interfacing Angelf7C **2
224Interface Boulder Problemf7A+ 6b *9
225Interface Boulder problem sit startf7B **3
226Interface Boulder Problem Hell Startf7B+ *1
 CLINGEN FACE - ELIMINATES  
228Snowballf7B 2
229Snowball Extensionf7C **2
230Clingen Face Eliminate No. 2V5 6b 2
231Clingen face eliminate no. 5V4 6a+ 4
232Clingen face eliminate no. 6V6 6c *4
233Clingen face eliminate no. 9V8 6c *4
234Angel Facef7B+ *6
235Angel's Breastf7B *1
236Angel Face Reversef7B+ 2
237Rainy Daysf7B+ **1
238Rainy Days (Wet Weather Start)f7A **3
239Rainy Days Extentionf7C **1
240Angel Face Roof Eliminate CD Eliminate12V9 6c *6
241Angel's CrossingV6 6b *7
242Angel's Crossing Extentionf7B *1
243Angel's Crossing Super Extensionf7C **1
244Angel's Crossing Extension Arete startf7B+ *1
245Weeping Angelf7C *2
 CD BOULDER 16  
 CD BOULDER 17  
 CD BOULDER 18 TC AREA 2 - TRACKSIDE BOULDER  
249TC 2a Problem 5f6A+ 5
250TC 2b Problem 2f4+ 7
251TC 2b Problem 4f4+ 5
252TC 2c Problem 1f5 8
 CD BOULDER 19 TC AREA 1 - TRACKSIDE ARETE  
254Trackside Aretef6A 5
255Trackside Wallf7A 1
256CD 19 TC 2. Problem 4.V0 5b 2
257CD 19 TC 2. Problem 6V1 5c 4
258CD 19 TC 2. Problem 7V2 5c 2
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