Climbs 166
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+ *2
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+ *** 
32PUPP2f6C+ **6
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 *3
41Golden Deliciousf5 1
 THUNDER CRACK AREA 
 Behind the Barn 
44Sideways Actionf6B *1
45The HornHVS 5a 2
46Barnstorm
-
HS 4b 3
47Splatomaticf7A ***2
48Flake Crack
-
S 1
49Crack A No-Gof7C *** 
50Split Aretef7A ** 
51Hidden Ribf6C * 
 Behind the Hut 
53Dust OffE4 6a **1
54Tip OffHVS 5a **4
55Windy WallS *2
56Headstand
-
HS 4a 3
57Last RitesVS 4c  
 Thunder Crack Bay 
59More Than LifeE6 6c ***1
60Thunder CrackHVS 5a ***8
61Lightning VariationE1 6a **4
62Lightning Startf6A+ **4
63The Stormf6C+ **7
64Right To RoamVS 5a  
65Up and Under
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VS 4c 1
66Ketchum Wallf4+ *2
 Chicken Heads Wall 
68Over Easyf6A *2
69Easy Overf5+ *3
70Alien KissE1 5c * 
71Alien Kiss Startf5+ *1
72Stretch Scoopf6B+ ***3
73Wishbone Ashf6C+ ***2
74Chicken Head Ribf6B ***5
75Cobalt Wallf6C+ **5
76Chicken Scoopf5+ *3
77Chicken Eddyf6A+ **4
78Rooster Cogburnf6A+ **2
79WanderlustS 1
80The Bantam MenaceE1 5c **2
 A Climb Bay 
82A ClimbS 3
83Ledge & ScoopS  
84Hitchcock Aretef6A *2
 SCOOP WALL BLOCK 
86Grot Knowsf4 1
87Step To Itf4 *2
88Nuggetsf4 **4
89Easy Layf2 *1
 Scoop Wall 
91Not Againf6B *3
92Do It Againf6B+ *4
93Boomstick Wallf6C+ **3
94Methanef6B+ *1
95Chicken Shitf5+ ***12
96Kneeolithicf7A **1
97Knees Mustf7A ***7
98Look-alikef6A *3
99Delicatessen Girlf6C+ 1
100Pallet Town Edgef6A *4
 RHOMBIC BLOCK 
 Green Side 
103The American GirlVS 4b  
104The ActressVS 4c  
105GangreenHS 4b 1
 North Side 
107Roooster's Ribf6C+ ***4
108Cockerel Wallf6B ***5
109The ResultHS 4b 2
110Result Startf4+ **5
111The Thigh's the Limitf6C+ *3
112Hole Chickenf6C *4
113Gone With the Wingf6C **2
 West Side 
115The True KnobblerE1 6a  
116The Tea PartyHVS 5c  
117Rhyme
-
S 4
118Rhythm
-
S 4a 3
119Easy RidgeM 6
120Finale
-
S 4a 2
 WEST BLOCKS 
122The Drill Pressf7B+ ** 
123Drill Sergeantf6A **2
124The Chuckf6A+ 1
 GIANT BLOCKS 
 Heather Top 
127Flakey Pastryf4+ *4
128Gordon's Slabf5 3
129Warm-Up Wallf6C *3
130Eric's Wallf6A *5
131Eric's ArÍtef4 3
132Ain't No Yokef4+ 4
133Steve's ArÍtef5 4
 The Bay 
135Dynominatorf6C+ *1
136The Great Dividef6B **3
137Revelatorf6C ***4
138Labour's Painsf4+ 1
 Banded Walls 
140Bev's Traversef5 *1
141Tears in Rainf7A *1
142Tannhauser Gatef6A **2
143The Shoulder of Orionf6A+ **2
 Crackin' Block 
145Jail Baitf5 *2
146Pilgrimf5 *1
147Time Wasf7A **1
148Sometime Worldf6B+ ***3
149Pheonixf5+ *3
150Leaf and Streamf2 *2
151Entrance Slabf2 1
 The Pit (Below hanging block) 
153The Edgef5+ *2
154Pit Aretef6C *2
155Tyrannosaurus Brexitf6C *1
156Black Tufaf5+ **9
157The Squealerf6C+ *2
 Low Block - Blunt Nose 
159Twisting the Dragon's Tailf6C **1
160Left Wallf5 2
161Cherknobylf6C+ *3
162Big Scoopf5+ *7
163Hanging Groovef5 *7
164Blunt Nosef6A+ *4
165Hole ArÍtef6A **2
166Easy Wallf4 4
167Highball Exitf4+ 3
168Hitchcock Wallf6A **1
 FLYING FLAKE BLOCK 
170Flying Wallf6C *2
171Flying Flakef5 *4
172Flying ArÍtef5 *4
173Slab ArÍtef3 4
174Red Edgef5 *7
175Red Ragf5 *7
176Red Nosef4+ 6
177Ready, Steady, Gof5+ *5
 FORWARD BLOCK (In front of buildings). 
179Solid Airf6B *5
180Curl Youf6B *2
181Easy Livingf3 3
182Rock Onf4+ *4
183Dolis Wall Variantf6B *3
184Dolis Wallf6C ***8
185Barn Doorf6A+ *3
 LOWER TIER/KNAPPA STONES (In front and slightly below main area) 
 THE FINGER 
188The Fingerf5+ *1
 THE JUMBLE 
190Chuckberryf6B+ **2
 BILBERRY BLOC 
 Left (Uphill) 
193Pie's the Limitf6C **3
194Rockerf4+ *3
 Right 
196Bilbof2+ *3
197Bill Workerf5 *3
198Bilberryf4+ *4
199Billiantf4+ 2
 LOW ROOF 
201The Benevolent Boggartf7A+ **2
 BANDED ROOF 
203Bandyf6A 2
 THE CRUISE 
205Voyagerf5 **1
206The Voyage Outf4 ***2
207Break Fastf4 *2

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