Trollers Gill

Climbs 69 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude 300m a.s.l – Faces E

Crag features
Trollers Gill is a pleasant crag set in a remote dry valley that is often deserted. The gentle approach walk and convienent cafe add to the attraction of this out-of-the-way venue which has a good set of routes and one "sporty" classic to sort out any over-ambitious 7a leader. The rock is on the whole sound and provides sustained, fingery and technical lines linking short blank walls, slim grooves and small square-cut overhangs. This crag now has many more sport routes in the lower grades. Check the Leeds Wall web site for details

Access notes
The best approach is from the villages of Burnsall and Appletreewick. Drive through Appletreewick and turn right towards Skyreholme and Parcevall Hall. Turn left onto a no through road to Parcevall Hall and park on grass verge on a bend. Take the path signed to ÎGill Headsâ just before the small bridge (the cafe is just across the bridge) and follow this for about 10 minutes, keeping right where the path forks at a dry valley. Continue to the narrow gorge which is often full of dead kamikaze rabbits. The crag is beyond, on the left, where it opens out a little.

Guidebooks
Northern Limestone : Yorkshire, Cumbria, Lancashire (2015), Yorkshire Limestone (2005),
Out of print: Northern Limestone (2004)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
 MAIN WALL  
2All Weather Extra5c 60
3Cross Breeding6c+ 16
4Never Look Back7a+ *6
5Shaggy Dog Story6c+ *25
6Angelic Upstart7a 6b **37
7Spent Youth7b+ **50
8The Tinderbox7c+ **11
9Smouldering Globules of Lust7c **33
10The Velveteen Rabbit8b **1
11Wabbit and lamb8a+ **1
12Moddey Dhoo8a+ *1
13Angel Heart7c+ *18
14Hoodoo Guru7b **35
15Kick my Habit7c *4
16Angel Dust7a+ 6b **34
17Cold Turkey7b **30
18The Big CrackHVS 5a 7
19The Jack Flap6b *90
20The Jack Flap (The Cinder Toffee Start)6c+ 30
21Sweet Nothing7a+ *11
22Angel Delight7a+ 6b **93
23Haslam7b+ ***62
24The Jim Grin7a ***196
25Barguest7a 6a **63
26Barguest Direct7a ***105
27The White Zone7b *26
28BruteE1 5b 6
29Brute DirectE1 5b 7
30Eau de Lapin6c+ 21
31Yew Can Do6a+ 102
32You Can Stretch6c *2
 DOG'S BREAKFAST WALL  
34Dog's Breakfast5a 43
35Spectral Hound6c+ 9
36It's a Dogs (After) Life6a 45
37Barking Mad5c 29
38Korean Canine Kebab6b+ *22
39Bad to the Bone6c+ 8
40Wild Rover6b 11
41Barking up the Wrong Tree5a 16
42Jack the Russell6a+ 8
 THE RIGHT WALL  
44Dogged Determination7a 3
45Let Sleeping Dogs Lie7a+ 1
46Howling in the Hills7a+ *1
47Puppy Power7a 3
48Roof, Roof!7a 3
49A Taste of ArmageddonE2 5a 2
50Red Setter7a *5
51Baby Beaker6c+ *1
52Heir of the Dog7a+ *3
53Leads United6c+ *10
54Second Edition6c *3
55Trivial PursuitE3 6a 3
56Book UpE3 6a 1
57EpilogueE3 5c 3
58Booker Prize6c *26
59Writers' Block6c+ **18
60Book EndsE2 5c 3
61Tough TittyE3 6b  
62Sour GrapesHVS 5a 1
63The Man Who Makes the Sun Cries for RainE1 5c 2
64OverdueHVS 5c  
65PumpkinHVS 5b *1
66Pumpkin Pie5b 36
67Short Story4c 36
68Fiction SlabHVS 5a 16
69Mistaken IdentityVS 5a 3
70A Matter of FactVS 4c 1
 OLD MAN'S CRAG  
72Hidden GemE3 5c *3
 UNKNOWN  
74Bright and BreezyS 4a 3
 UN-CHECKED ROUTES  
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Great climbing especially on the main wall, but the midgys can very persistant if you didn't expect and prepare for them.
Jamie Currie - 01/Aug/13
For som reason I did the F5+ which is one of the easiest sport routes at the crag and maybe on Yorks Limestone. One of the worst routes I have ever done. 1 technical move to get started and then scrambing up loose rock to finish. Very Poor!
iggy - 19/Jun/06
Barguest - I agree the traverse is the best part of the route. Also it is possible to make White Zone almost independent by bouldering the wall to the R of Barguest start and climbing from R end of juggy ledge to the cave, this is 6b.
Ian Cummins - 10/Sep/04