Altitude 400m a.s.l
Hull Pot in dry weather © Obi Wan
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
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
|There is a scramble way out so doubt you'd ever need prussik gear|
Paul Clarke - 20/Sep/14