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Filey Brigg

North Yorkshire, ENGLAND

Climbs 64 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude Tidal – Faces N

Crag features
The cliffs are quite short, up to 15 metres, but are often extremely steep. Fortunately, most of the climbs are well supplied with jugs and it is difficult to think of another venue where rock so steep can be climbed at such a reasonable standard; one of the best routes, Watkin's Ale F6b+, goes 25 feet vertically and 30 feet out! The rock is banded and varies from pure sandstone to pure limestone, through all sorts of hybrids in between. On most of the climbs, the rock is reliable but a wary eye should be kept to watch out for the odd loose block or brittle hold.

Access notes
The cliffs are tidal but most of the climbs are accessible at all states of the tide in calm seas. When the sea is rough the whole area should be avoided. The Brigg is included in the new North East England guide.

Weather forecast

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1.3mm rain
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14 °C
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16.1mm rain
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Guidebooks

Out of print: North East England (2003)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
1Shorters FollyVS 4c 4
2It's No Crime (To Bolt a Line)6b 14
3Pretty Ring Time6c 5
4A Short Ride in a Fast Machine6b+ 4
5Springtime7a+ ***1
6All At Sea6c 2
7Test of Youth7b  
8Behold, The Sea6c+ *** 
9watkins ale6b+ ***10
10.....And Then She Broke me7a **3
11Nikolaus Harnoncourt6a 5
12The Imaginary Hold II6a+ * 
13The Punto Boys6b ** 
14The Trial of Harmony and Invention6a+ 2
15The Leap of the Imagination6b+  
16Free For All7a+  
17The Cutting Edge6a 2
18The lactic Acid bath test6c ** 
19Betty Dodson7a 1
20The Girlie Button6c+ ***1
21Ralph Vaughan Williams6c **1
22DiogenesHVS 5b *3
23Sir Adrian Boult6b *1
24Sir Bernard Haitink6a *3
25Ampedextroids's RighthandS 2
26Ampedextroid's RouteVD *4
27John Major6a+ * 
28Phallic vein7a ** 
29Rock TectonicsE2 5c  
30The CrackS 10
31The Crack Variation FinishVS 4b 3
32Bare Knuckle Fighting4a 3
 Climb nameGradex
33PremiereD 7
34The Battle of the BulgeVD 4
35NonentityD 5
36Nonentity Right-hand FinishVD 5
37The ChafferVS 4c 1
38Chaffer Variation FinishVS 4c 1
39The EliminateHVS 5a  
40I Should Have Known BetterVS 4b 2
41RIPS 5
42The PocketVS 4c * 
43The WinchmanVS 4b 1
44Overhanging BastionVS 4b 1
45Slip UpVS 4c  
46Surfing USAHS  
47DivesVD  
48SnorkelD 4
49Apple CrumbleVS 1
50Smooth Torquer6c+ ** 
51Fighting Torque6c+ ** 
52Torquing Shop7b * 
53Fat Boy Slim6b *1
54The WandererS 1
55HangoverVS 4b  
56Tall Storey Teller's RouteD 2
57Same Old StoryD 1
58Dave's AreteE1 5b * 
59The Last Hurrah6b+ ***1
60Laurie LeeE2 5c *** 
61Der Erlkonig5a  
62Fisherman's RouteD 1
63NamelessVD  
64CrumbsVS  
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More info and mini guide available here: http://www.climbonline.co.uk/filey_brigg.htm
Steve Crowe - 27/Oct/12

It is worth taking some hangers in case this happens. The bolts at Filey are all 12mm, so make sure you don't buy 10mm ones!
Chris Shorter - 16/Jun/08

BEWARE! Some eejit has stolen many of the hangers from the belays (you top out onto a ledge), so check the top of your route before climbing!
Jack B - 03/Nov/07

I visited May 2004 - would be good on a warm still day.
nathan - 24/May/04