Climbs 43
Rocktype Gritstone

Faces SW

Ali launching into the crux of the excellent Joe Cool (E2 5c), Ogden Clough, Yorkshire © Jamie Moss

Crag features

A small natural edge on the lip of the moor. The rock has many prominent horizontal breaks, sometimes a long way apart. The routes are generally soloable, though some have bad or steep landings. Belays can be poor.

Best route: Joe Cool E2. [Bob Wightman]

A fantastic little crag. But be warned - on nearly all the routes the top-outs are extremely rounded and in some cases are the crux (e.g. on Linus, E3). [Jamie Moss]

Approach notes

From the A629 Keighley- Halifax rd, turn up past the Causeway Foot Inn to park by Ogden Water. Take the path to the right of the woods, this leads onto the moor. Follow the track along the edge of the clough and heading for the windmill farm. Just as the clough begins to disappear the crag lies beneath the path. About 20mins.

Not a bad place for an evening of soloing, although some routes are quite bold with bad landings. Probably worth a visit but not regular trips.
GCW - 14/May/02
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Square Bay 
2Je Suis Elephante
MVS 4b 28
3Last Exit
HVS 5a 21
4Petite Etoile
HVS 5b *18
 V-Bay Buttresses 
6Austin's Pullover Left
VS 5b 5
7Austin's Pullover
VS 5a 19
8The Mantelshelf
VS 5a 21
9FronterE1 5b 4
HVS 5a *18
11Hammill's Horror
E1 5b *15
12SurplombV1 2
13Lasting Impression
E1 5b *17
HVS 5b *30
15First Impressions
HVS 5a *23
E1 6a 10
MVS 4c *28
D 41
HS 4b **61
VD 62
21Evening Wall
S *40
VD 57
23High Step AreteV0+ 5
 Blunt Nose Buttress 
25The Steps
VD 27
HVS 5a 21
27Damp Crack
MVS 4b 20
28Central Wall
E1 5b 18
VS 4c **42
30Mike's Meander
E2 6a **26
31The Reach
E2 6a **12
32Steve's Stroll
E2 6a **10
33Joe Cool
E2 5c ***24
E3 5c **11
E1 5b 12
36The Girdle
VB 6
 Wide Roof Problems 
38Wide Roof ProblemsV0 1
 Subsidiary Buttress 
40JerryVB 5
41Jerry no-stepVB 2
42TomHVS 5b 5
43MarmadukeVS 5a *8
44GarfieldV0+ 3
 Small Quarried Face Problems 
46WoodstockVB 7
47Charlie BrownVB 6
48PeanutsVB 6
49Stairs *f4 2
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