The Hoff

Climbs 28 – Rocktype Conglomerate – Altitude 135m a.s.l – Faces ?

Crag features

The rock is a conglomerate of limestone and sandstone in a very strong natural cement. An idyllic location, in a green grassy field by a beck.

Access notes

Currently banned year round by the landowner. Negotiations are ongoing - any climbing that takes place whilst the ban is in force is likely to antagonise the access situation.

Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.


Out of print: North of England Rock Climbs (1992)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGrade
1 Apple SpongeVD 12
2 Apple CrumbleS 10
3 Apple PieMVS 4b 6
4 AfterthoughtMS 17
5 Little WallS 22
6 AfterlifeHVS 4c 7
7 Going GreenMS 12
8 RainbowHS 4a 13
9 Dig for VictoryMVS 4b 8
10 The ShadesMVS 4b *21
11 The DevonHS 4a 10
12 MojoMS 56
13 GromerzogHVS 5b *18
14 Gromerzog DirectE3 6a 5
15 Blonde EllaVS 4b 32
16 Slap Bang in the MiddleVS 4c 29
17 BrantS 29
18 BarwiseHS **58
19 Slosh WallS *22
20 Havers CrackS 67
21 Spare RibHS 4a 21
22 Pig MeatHS 4a 35
23 Wormrigg WallHS 4a *36
24 MurengerVS 4c 11
25 SaxonS 49
26 BurrellsS *61
27 The AreteVD 25
28 Low Level TraverseV1 5c 8
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ali newman ukc - 25/Oct/10
The crag was used heavily by OBMS Ullswater in the early 80's (OBMS had an annex in Musgrave)most of the polish came from this period.
Impromptu - 12/Jun/10
Online guidebook has moved, there's a link to it at
Simon Caldwell - 04/Oct/08
Online guide book:
dread-i - 09/Mar/07
i was disappointed and spent no more than an hour there before leaving to go somewhere else!
louise108 - 19/Oct/06
i climbed on this crag a few months ago and found it quite easy, i was ready to solo to the top but my hubby being over-protective wouldnt let me so i just went half way ! did lots of traversing as it was quiet that day. what is the name of the crag across the road ????? i never saw that. drove onto 'windmore end' crag to have a look at that- was misty as hell wen i got there and was raining so never managed to climb on it - arrrrggg was so looking forward to having my first climb on here- i drove a very long way up there too -from Lancashire !
pinkie - 05/Aug/06
Pleasant evenings bouldering. Good quality rock, cement like , with positive edges. The polish in places would suggest that this is / was a popular venue. Several faces to play on and 50 meters from road as well. There also appears to be another crag accross the road, but I didnt have time to check it out.
dread-i - 16/Jul/06
This crag is quite good, not worth travelling a long way to though. It can be easily top roped, and is easily soloable. Its not high.
nathan - 03/Nov/05