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Crimple Beck Crag North Yorkshire, ENGLAND
Climbs 28 – Rocktype Sandstone (soft) – Altitude 30m a.s.l – Faces SW
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.
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Yorkshire Limestone (2005),
Out of print: Yorkshire Limestone (1992)
Climbs at this crag
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.
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