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Druids' AltarWest Yorkshire, ENGLAND
Climbs 35 – Rocktype Gritstone – Altitude 220m a.s.l – Faces NE
Despite the aspect, the rock dries quickly and doesn't suffer much drainage.
The recorded trad routes are on the main face of the tallest rock but other smaller buttresses exist with some good, albeit short lines - the traditionalist is generally advised to bring some clippers and a trowel.
The bouldering has recently seen a renaissence with a lot of new lines (all new?) cleaned and climbed around April 2014. Two main bouldering areas exist; beneath the main Druids' Altar block comrpising a good mid-grade circuit and around the Sundary Morning boulder. Other isolated climbs are present along the edge.
Accessible from Bingley train station via a long walk or else parking is to be had either at the pub 'The Brown Cow', St Ives Estate or discretely on the verge before the 'Access-Only' sign a little way up Altar Lane.
Some old photos of early pioneers can be found here, here and here:
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