Climbs 33
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 400m a.s.l

Hull Pot in dry weather © Obi Wan

Crag features

This "crag" appears to feature some amenable trad routes, particularly during the summer when the seepage is at a minimum and the stream which flows into the basin is dried up. The sport appear more difficult, and are approx 11 meters in length.

The basin itself is very unusual,and provides a great atmosphere to climb in, with the sound of rushing water at your feet. Sunny days recommended.

ABSEIL DESCENT ESSENTIAL, this can make the routes feel very committing so dont forget your prussicks just in-case.

The route over Pen-y-ghent is very popular. As well as forming part of the Pennine Way it is climbed by day walkers and those undertaking the Three Peaks route

Approach notes

Walk from Horton in Ribblesdale, taking the footpath uphill approx 200 meters left of leaving the dales Car Park (if you arrave at the Crown Oub on your way to the carg you've gone too far, save tis treatfor your return). Ascend the footpath for approx 300 meters until you cross through a gate, take the footpath which bends immediately leftwards. Follow this path for 1 1/4 miles. Continue strigh forward though another gate and follow the dirt track straight for 1/4 mile. The vast lime pothole will appear at your feet. ABSEIL DESCENT ESSENTIAL

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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.
More info
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
 South-facing Wall 
2Boff The Dog7a+ *1
3Harry Pothole and the Great Escape6b+  
4Moon Over Marin7b *** 
5Grace8a *** 
6The Mobot and The Bolt7c *** 
7The Big Sky7a *1
8Skydancer7b ** 
9The Deep7b+ **1
10Ocean Blue7b+ **1
11Sportak7b+ *1
12The Pit and the Pendulum6b+ *3
13WindsweptE2 5c  
14Spirit in the SkyHVS 5a *3
15WildsideE4 6b  
16OffwidthE2 5c *1
17Waterfall RouteVD *3
18ViagraHVS 5a *1
19NiagaraE1 5b ***2
20Light A Penny CandleE1 5b  
21Hull and High Water6c 2
 North-facing Wall 
23Pot Noodle
MVS 4c  
MVS 4c * 
HVS 5c  
26Divine Rite
HVS 5b  
27Hull Pot ChimneyVD 1
28Chimney Sweep
S 4b  
E3 6b  
30My Latest Trick
E1 5b *1
31Splarg From Blwarg
E1 5c  
32Something Blue
E2 5c  
33Thrasher Kerley
E3 5c * 
34Curving Crack
VS 5a * 
E3 5c * 
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