Hetchell

Climbs 88 – Rocktype Gritstone – Altitude 100m a.s.l – Faces W

Crag features
Small west-facing crag in woods near Bardsey on the A58. Very good for stamina traverses.

Access notes
Park in a small lay-by on the A58, just south of Bardsey. Follow a path along a disused railway, through woods, and then onto a bridle-way. Cross the river at some stepping stones and walk left through tress to the crag.
Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

Guidebooks
YMC Yorkshire Gritstone Vol 1 (2012), Yorkshire Gritstone Bouldering (2001), Yorkshire Gritstone (1999)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGrade
 TURD BUTTRESS  
2Tear Across the Dotted LineV3 1
3AdamantV3  
4Turd DirectV0 2
5TurdV1 2
6S for BV6 * 
7Preparation HV9 * 
8Superturd TraverseV5 2
 MAIN WALL (LEFT)  
10The Green WallVB 4b 14
11Smokeless ZoneV0 5a 3
12Hanging ChimneyHS 4b *26
13Mitchell's WallHVS 5b *14
14Lunging for MelonsV8  
15Reach for a PeachE4 6c *2
16Corbel VariationV3 5
17The CorbelVS 5a **26
18Dutch ElmVS 10
19Low Peach TraverseV8 3
20Oak ScoopVB 4c 16
21Twin CracksVB 4a 25
22End Wall DirectV1 5c 8
23End WallV1 5a 13
24Layback RibV0 10
25Layback Rib EliminateV2 5c *3
26Layback Rib TraverseV4 *2
27The UndercutV1 *9
28Not the UndercutV4 *1
29Dave's WallV0 5a 5
30Daniel's DenV2 5c *14
31Et Tu BruteE1 5c 3
32AugustusE1 5c *17
33LiviaE2 5c **14
34Newton JohnE3 6a *6
35The Empire Strikes BackE2 6a *4
 MAIN WALL (RIGHT)  
37Narrow ChimneyVD *47
38Veni Veci OblivisciHS 4b *17
39Roman CrackS 4a *68
40Tarquin's TerraceVS 4c *16
41CaligulaE1 5b *6
42Wailing WallHVS 5a ***75
43TiberiusE3 5c *11
44The Fall of the Roman EmpireE4 6a *11
45Dead AngstE4 6a **12
46Dead Angst (start)f6A *4
47When in RomeE3 5b *7
48Bob's TraverseVS 5b *5
49CenturionS 4a **96
50If Owls Could TalkHVS 5b 2
51Ripple AreteVS 5a 34
52The ScoopHVS 5a *5
53Pompeii ChimneyVD **104
54The Standard TraverseV3 5c ***12
55Up PompeiiV3 6a *5
56Lurcio's LipE3 6c *5
57Problem 4 YGB P227V6 6c *4
58Bell EndE2 5c **12
59Bell Left HandE1 5
60BellE3 5c **11
61Bell Startf5 *2
62HunchbackE4 6b 1
63Hunchback Startf6A 5
64Crutch DirectE1 5c *22
65CrutchHVS 5b ***52
66Crutch (start)V0 5b *8
67RainbowE1 6a *11
68Rainbow (start)f6A *3
69Arc en Ceil (start)f6A+ *5
70Cassius CrawlVS 4b **54
71Cassius DirectVS 4c *73
72Cassius Direct - Zig-ZagV0 4c 10
73The Main Wall GirdleHVS 5a ***17
74Zig-ZagVD 61
75Grahams GreenHVD 4a 2
76Jim's WallV0 5b 18
77The Right AreteV2 6a *10
78The Right WallV0 *13
79The First CrackV0- 4c 12
80Low TraverseV5 *10
81Super Low Level TraverseV9 6c *4
82Problem 8 (Up Pompeii butress)V10 6c+ *1
 BECKSIDE BUTTRESS  
84Beckside ButtressHS 4b *5
85tadpole traverseVS 4c 5
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Loving this little crag after discovering it's only 25 minutes from me. Nearly always quiet, great landings and lots of friendly walkers asking what the big mat is on my back. Getting a bit better from practicing here. Still struggling with the "Standard Traverse" though towards the end.
Kieran_John - 05/May/15
esoteric yes but still one of the best crags in yorkshire. Just looking through the info above reminds me of me child hood.
mosseee - 25/Feb/12