Climbs 34
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 385m a.s.l
Faces all

Hull Pot in dry weather © Obi Wan

Crag features

Hull Pot offers a very different climbing experience to the usual Yorkshire honey pots. It is esoteric and quirky but the climbing is really good with the modern sport routes on the south facing wall featuring perfect solid rock and very technical plumb vertical climbing. The trad routes, particularly in the Niagra area, follow strong features on good water worn rock.

The south facing main wall is a real sun trap and a breeze and a bit of cloud cover may be required for the harder test pieces.

At the western end of the pot is a deeper area - 'The Pit' with some steeper, longer and atmospheric challenges rising from the depths!

The north facing wall contains some fine, if a little grubby, trad routes up strong features and crack lines. These don't really get done.

A clipstick is recommended as some of the first bolts are high, and the routes are prone to being a little dusty.

Approach notes

Park in Horton in Ribblesdale, the best place being the little lane on the left just before you cross the bridge into the village.(100m before the Golden Lion) Cross the road and follow the road on the left of the stream for 100m and bear left through a farmyard following signs for Pen-y-ghent. After another 300m turn right onto Pennine Way and follow this bridleway for 1 1/2 miles to a gate onto the open moor and a 4 way fingerpost. Go straight on towards Foxup for 300m and don't fall down the hole! Alternative parking in the YDNP car park in the village center, turn right out of the carpark and then left on the Pennine Way and the main track up Pen-y-ghent. Be carefull not to take the Pennine Way in the wrong direction passing behind The Crown at the north end of the village. Walking times (about 45mins) can be cut considerably by mountain biking in, this is highly recommended - split the gear and only take a 30m rope. 

On arriving an easy chimney descent can be made at the eastern end or you can abseil from above the dry waterfall on the northern side.

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Guidebooks

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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More Guidebooks:
Yorkshire Limestone (2005)

Out of print:
There is a scramble way out so doubt you'd ever need prussik gear
Paul Clarke - 20/Sep/14
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 The Pit 
2Boff The Dog7a+ *1
3Stretching The Point7a ** 
4Harry Pothole and the Great Escape6b+  
5Moon Over Marin7b *** 
6Grace8a *** 
 South-facing Wall 
8The Mobot and The Bolt7c *** 
9The Big Sky7a *1
10Skydancer7b ** 
11The Deep7b+ **1
12Ocean Blue7b+ **1
13Sportak7b+ *1
14The Pit and the Pendulum6b+ *3
15WindsweptE2 5c  
16Spirit in the SkyHVS 5a *3
17WildsideE4 6b  
18OffwidthE2 5c *1
19Waterfall RouteVD *3
20ViagraHVS 5a *1
21NiagaraE1 5b ***2
22Light A Penny CandleE1 5b  
23Hull and High Water6c 2
 North-facing Wall 
25Pot Noodle
-
MVS 4c  
26Crackpot
-
MVS 4c * 
27Gadzook
-
HVS 5c  
28Divine Rite
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HVS 5b  
29Hull Pot ChimneyVD 1
30Chimney Sweep
-
S 4b  
31Spellbound
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E3 6b  
32My Latest Trick
-
E1 5b *1
33Splarg From Blwarg
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E1 5c  
34Something Blue
-
E2 5c  
35Thrasher Kerley
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E3 5c * 
36Curving Crack
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VS 5a * 
37Cloudburstin'
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E3 5c * 

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