Crimple Beck Crag

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.

Guidebooks
Yorkshire Limestone (2005),
Out of print: Yorkshire Limestone (1992)

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