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Crimple Beck Crag

North Yorkshire, ENGLAND

Climbs 28 – Rocktype Sandstone (soft) – Altitude 30m a.s.l – Faces SW

Crag features
A real geological oddity with magnesian limestone on top of a base of sandstone. The crag may be made up of two rock types, but it offers a really wide diversity of climbing styles. The last moderater, Toreador, wanted to celebrate the “classics of the crag”: Compte Crack (MVS) and Cheesecake (HS)”. My choice would be the ascending trio of extremes made up by Identity Crisis, Mighty Mouse and Hard Chedder – short, some pegs and some uncertainty about the rock.

Recent developments have been the bouldering circuit, which is a good bet if nearby Spofforth is rained off (most of these have probably been done before) and a wild modern XS which could point the way to the future development of the crag.

Access notes
Adjacent to the minor road between Spofforth and North Deighton. Park in the layby.

Not on access land. If challenged - look confused, be polite, say sorry and leave. No recorded problems.

Weather forecast

 Today  Sat  Sun  Mon  Tue 

1.4mm rain
Cloudy
17 °C
18 kph

5.9mm rain
Cloudy
18 °C
14 kph

19.8mm rain
Mainly cloudy
14 °C
6 kph

1.7mm rain
Sun
17 °C
11 kph

0.9mm rain
Sun
18 °C
8 kph
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Guidebooks
Yorkshire Limestone (2005),
Out of print: Yorkshire Limestone (1992)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
1Dry-In-The-Rain Traversef2 2
2Crimple Beck Traversef6A+ 2
3Hard ChedderE3 6a 5
4Mighty MouseE2 5c **11
5Cheese StringHVS 5b *2
6Identity CrisisE1 5b *14
7Gouda ChimneyS 4a 16
8Wensleydale WallVS 4b 9
9Gruyere GrooveE1 5b 5
10Fondue FaceHVS 4c 7
11Huntsman's WallMVS 4c 3
12Compte CrackMVS 4b 7
13Camembert CornerHS 4b 4
14Rockfort RibVS 4c 4
 Climb nameGradex
15Rockfort Rib (start)f4 1
16Victorian Bog Wallf5 1
17GorgonzolaVD 12
18CheesecakeHS 4b 7
19Cheesecake Sit Startf3 1
20Layback Eliminatef5 1
21Cheesy socksV1 *1
22Right Cornerf4 1
23Huge Flakef3 1
24The Crackf3 1
25Shooting Wallf4+ 1
26Razorsf6B+ 1
27The Stinking BishopXS 6a 2
28Sandy Wallf4+ 1
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