Climbs 178
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 371m a.s.l
Faces NW

Dolis wall at Ash Head © DanniNing

Crag features

A fine, remote crag high on Masham Moor with some good routes up to 10m and excellent bouldering. Don't be put off by the shooting lodges that sit in front of the main buttresses. This is a good crag with great and rather unique rock - though, as with other moorland locations, this can need brushing. The route history is well documented and initial bouldering was developed some years ago. These, and a lot of excellent new additions provide a very good circuit. Landings of the boulder problems are often, though not always, flat. However, the problems can be quite high so a couple of mats are a good idea. As mentioned, lots of new and rediscovered problems so grades and names are tentative. Please email any details.

Approach notes

Open access land. Several ways in, ranging from 30 minutes to 1 hour. Probably best to avoid in shooting season. Dogs are discouraged and need to be kept under close control and restricted to public rights of way. Check Natural England website for general and date limited restrictions to access.

The shortest way is from 100m west of Summer Side Farm where a stone style marks the way. Plenty of parking space on the grass just west.

A much longer way is from the Sypeland parking and along the tracks to drop in from above the crag.

Wild crag, gorgeous in summer, with an overwhelming amount of extremely quality lines on mostly solid rock with enough to keep most entertained for at least 4 visits
AdamBrown - 30/Aug/16
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 COOMBS CRAGS 
 Raider's Roof 
3Coomb Baaaaa Yahf6B 1
4Ram Ramf6C+ *3
5Bleating Ridiculousf6B *1
6Coombplete Controlf6B *2
7Beachcoomberf6B *3
8Coomb Raiderf6C+ **3
9Coombing Leastf6B 1
10The End of Something Specialf6B+ *1
 Fun Slab 
12The Fat Coomb Strollerf3+ *1
13Coomb On, Coomb Onf4 *1
 Alphabet Walls 
15A Aretef5+ **2
16CoomB Dancingf6A+ *1
 Big Block 
18Slash and Burnf5+ **1
19Catacoombsf6B+ **1
 BEFORE THE BARN BLOCKS 
 Honeymoon Boulder 
22Honeymoon Sweetf6A **7
23Take a Vowf6A+ *2
24A Taste of Honeyf6B *2
25Month of Meadf6C *2
 Lippy Boulder 
27Lip Up Fattyf6A *2
28Buster Bloodvesself6A+ *1
 Pumped-up Area 
30Dave's Ribf5+ *3
31Pumped-Up Plastic Peoplef7C ***5
32PUPP2f6C+ **7
33Two Stepf4 3
34Heart of the Matterf6B+ *1
 Garden of Eden (Long wall with low shelf) 
36Hellf5+ 1
37One Armed Frenchmanf6B+ *4
38Crimpinologyf6C 1
39Corpus Crimpyf7B **3
40Habeas Crimpusf6C *4
41Golden Deliciousf5 1
 THUNDER CRACK AREA 
 Behind the Barn 
44Sideways Actionf6B *1
45The HornHVS 5a 2
46The Horn Sitterf6A+ **2
47Barnstorm
-
HS 4b 3
48Splatomaticf7A ***2
49Flake Crack
-
S 1
50Crack A No-Gof7B+ *** 
51Split Aretef6C **1
52Hidden Ribf6C * 
 Behind the Hut 
54Ashes to Ashesf6B *1
55Dust OffE4 6a **1
56Tip OffHVS 5a **4
57Windy WallS *2
58Headstand
-
HS 4a 3
59Last RitesVS 4c  
 Thunder Crack Bay 
61More Than LifeE6 6c ***1
62Thunder CrackHVS 5a ***8
63Lightning VariationE1 6a **4
64Lightning Startf6A+ **6
65The Stormf6C+ **14
66The Storm (Dyno Variation)f6A+ *2
67Right To RoamVS 5a  
68Up and Under
-
VS 4c 1
69Ketchum Wallf4+ *2
 Chicken Heads Wall 
71Over Easyf6A *2
72Easy Overf5+ *3
73Alien KissE1 5c * 
74Alien Kiss Startf5+ *1
75Stretch Scoopf6C ***4
76Wishbone Ashf6C+ ***2
77Chicken Head Ribf6B ***9
78Cobalt Wallf6C+ **15
79Chicken Scoopf5+ *3
80Chicken Eddyf6A+ **5
81Rooster Cogburnf6A+ **2
82WanderlustS 1
83Shark AttackE1 6a **3
84The Return of the Bantam Menacef6B+ **1
85An Argument With Silencef6A 1
 A Climb Bay 
87A ClimbS 5
88Ledge & ScoopS 2
89Hitchcock Aretef6A *4
 SCOOP WALL BLOCK 
91Grot Knowsf4 1
92Step To Itf4 *2
93Nuggetsf4 **4
94Easy Layf2 *2
 Scoop Wall 
96Not Againf6A+ *6
97Do It Againf6B+ *6
98Boomstick Wallf6C+ **6
99Methanef6B+ *1
100Chicken Shitf5+ ***19
101Kneeolithicf7A+ **1
102Bruce Almightyf5+ *2
103Knees Mustf6C+ ***16
104Look-alikef6A+ *3
105Delicatessen Girlf6C+ 1
106Pallet Town Edgef5+ *4
 RHOMBIC BLOCK 
 Green Side 
109The American GirlVS 4b  
110The ActressVS 4c  
111GangreenHS 4b 1
 North Side 
113Roooster's Ribf6C ***10
114Cockerel Wallf6B ***10
115The ResultHS 4b 2
116Result Startf4+ **14
117The Thigh's the Limitf6C *5
118Hole Chickenf6C **10
119Gone With the Wingf6C **4
 West Side 
121The True KnobblerE1 6a  
122The Tea PartyHVS 5c  
123Rhyme
-
S 4
124Rhythm
-
S 4a 3
125Easy RidgeM 6
126Finale
-
S 4a 2
 WEST BLOCKS 
128The Drill Pressf7B+ **1
129Drill Sergeantf6A **2
130The Chuckf6A+ 1
131Debtf4 2
132Counsellorf6A+ *2
133Forsakenf5 2
 GIANT BLOCKS 
 Heather Top 
136Flakey Pastryf4+ *4
137Gordon's Slabf5 3
138Warm-Up Wallf6B *6
139Eric's Wallf6A *9
140Eric's ArÍtef4 4
141Ain't No Yokef4+ 4
142Steve's ArÍtef4+ 4
 The Bay 
144Dynominatorf6C+ *1
145The Great Dividef6B **4
146Revelatorf6C ***6
147Labour's Painsf4+ 1
 Banded Walls 
149Paradise Ribf6B *1
150Bev's Traversef5 *1
151Tears in Rainf7A *1
152Tannhauser Gatef6A **2
153The Shoulder of Orionf6B **2
 Crackin' Block 
155Jail Baitf5 *2
156Pilgrimf5 *2
157Time Wasf7A *1
158Sometime Worldf6B+ ***7
159Pheonixf5+ *4
160Leaf and Streamf2 *3
161Entrance Slabf2 2
 The Pit (Below hanging block) 
163The Edgef5+ *2
164Pit Aretef6C *2
165Tyrannosaurus Brexitf6C *2
166Black Tufaf5+ **13
167The Squealerf6C+ *2
 Low Block - Blunt Nose 
169Twisting the Dragon's Tailf6C **1
170Left Wallf5 2
171Cherknobylf6C+ *3
172Big Scoopf5+ *9
173Hanging Groovef5 *8
174Big Nosef6A+ *4
175Hole ArÍtef6A **2
176Logans wallf6A 1
177Easy Wallf4 4
178Highball Exitf4+ 3
179Hitchcock Wallf6A **1
 FLYING FLAKE BLOCK 
181Flying Wallf6C *2
182Flying Flakef5 *6
183Flying ArÍtef5 *6
184Slab ArÍtef3 4
185Red Edgef5 *10
186Red Ragf5 *12
187Red Nosef4+ 9
188Ready, Steady, Gof5+ *7
 FORWARD BLOCK (In front of buildings). 
190Solid Airf6B *8
191Curl Youf6B *6
192Easy Livingf3 7
193Rock Onf4+ *7
194Dolis Wall Variantf6B *5
195Dolis Wallf6C ***21
196Dolis Dynof6C **2
197Barn Doorf6A+ *7
 LOWER TIER/KNAPPA STONES (In front and slightly below main area) 
 THE FINGER 
200The Fingerf5+ *1
 THE JUMBLE 
202Chuckberryf6B+ **2
 BILBERRY BLOC 
 Left (Uphill) 
205Pie's the Limitf6C **3
206Rockerf4+ *3
 Right 
208Bilbof2+ *3
209Bill Workerf5 *3
210Bilberryf4+ *4
211Billiantf4+ 2
 LOW ROOF 
213The Benevolent Boggartf7A+ **2
 BANDED ROOF 
215Bandyf6A 2
 THE CRUISE 
217Voyagerf5 **1
218The Voyage Outf4 ***2
219Break Fastf4 *2

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