Climbs 70
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 300m a.s.l
Faces E

Trollers Gill Routes © ROCKFAX

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

Approach 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.

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Northern Limestone : Yorkshire, Cumbria, Lancashire

Northern Limestone : Yorkshire, Cumbria, Lancashire covers some of the best limestone crags in the UK including the big three of Malham, Kilnsey and Gordale. Alongside these titans are numerous other destinations that offer both sport and trad climbing throughout the grades, ranging from the intimidating walls of Blue Scar and Trow Gill to the long lines of newly-developed low to mid-grade sport crags such as Moughton Nab and Giggleswick South. Trad climbing is also well catered for on the walls and escarpments at the likes of Trowbarrow Quarry, Twistleton Scar, Attermire Scar and Witches Quarry.
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Yorkshire Limestone (2005)

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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
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Main Wall
2All Weather Extra5c
3Cross Breeding6c+
4Never Look Back7a+ *
5Shaggy Dog Story6c+ *
6Angelic Upstart7a **
7Spent Youth7b+ **
8The Tinderbox7c+ **
9Smouldering Globules of Lust7c **
10The Velveteen Rabbit8b **
11Wabbit and lamb
8a+ **
12Moddey Dhoo8a+ *
13Angel Heart7c+ *
14Hoodoo Guru7b **
15Kick my Habit7c *
16Angel Dust7a+ **
17Cold Turkey7b **
18The Big CrackHVS 5a
19The Jack Flap6b *
20The Jack Flap (The Cinder Toffee Start)
21Sweet Nothing7a+ *
22Angel Delight7a+ **
23Haslam7b+ ***
24The Jim Grin7a ***
25Barguest7a **
26Barguest Direct7a ***
27The White Zone7b *
E1 5b
29Brute Direct
E1 5b
30Eau de Lapin6c+
31Yew Can Do6a+
32You Can Stretch6c *
 Dog's Breakfast Wall
34Dog's Breakfast5a
35Spectral Hound6c+
36It's a Dogs (After) Life6a
37Barking Mad5c
38Korean Canine Kebab6b+ *
39Bad to the Bone6c+
40Wild Rover6b
41Barking up the Wrong Tree5a
42Jack the Russell6a+
 The Right Wall
44Dogged Determination7a
45Let Sleeping Dogs Lie7a+
46Howling in the Hills7a+ *
47Puppy Power7a
48Roof, Roof!7a
49A Taste of Armageddon
E2 5a
50Red Setter7a *
51Baby Beaker6c+ *
52Heir of the Dog7a+ *
53Leads United6c+ *
54Second Edition6c *
55Trivial Pursuit
E3 6a
56Book Up
E3 6a
E3 5c
58Booker Prize6c *
59Writers' Block6c+ **
60Book Ends
E2 5c
61Tough Titty
E3 6b
62Sour Grapes
HVS 5a
63The Man Who Makes the Sun Cries for Rain
E1 5c
HVS 5c
65PumpkinHVS 5b *
66Pumpkin Pie5b
67Short Story4c
68Fiction Slab
HVS 5a
69Mistaken Identity
VS 5a
70A Matter of Fact
VS 4c
 Old man's Crag
72GreybeardE1 5b
73Hidden GemE3 5c *
74Bright and Breezy
S 4a
 Un-Checked Routes

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