Knitsley

Climbs 17 – Rocktype UNKNOWN – Altitude ? – Faces W

Crag features
Knitsley. At six metres high the routes can be soloed but the unstable finishes do not encourage this. The low level traverse in broken by an easy slabby area. That said, an odd hours climbing could be had here. The crag is enveloped under a leafy canopy by the trees late summer and early autumn which blocks out the evening sun and can make the atmosphere less pleasant than the spring. The quarried sandstone is generally solid but with some dubious holds and care is important especially at a high level. The crag is disappointing and it is probably true to say that the extra effort of getting to Howns Gill for the longer low level traverses would be rewarded with a better workout that can be obtained here.

Guidebooks

Out of print: North East England (2003)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
1Bailey's RouteE3 6a  
2Shallow CornerVS 4c 2
3StingHVS 5a 1
4Adrian's WallE1 5b 1
5Adrian's Wall DirectE3 6a  
6For TristanE1 5b 1
7Rob Sharp Can't ClimbE3 6a  
8Rock Jock MickenzieMVS 4b 1
9Central FlakesVS 4c 2
10Lady Eleanor SonsHVS 5a 1
11Right Wall TwoHVS 5a 1
12SmartieE1 5b 1
13Return of the Prodigal SonE4 6b  
14Riley's ArÍteVS 4c 1
15Low Level TraverseHVS 5a 1
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