Climbs 100
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 371m a.s.l
Faces NW

Eric's Wall © Alex Thompson

Crag features

A fine, remote crag high on Masham Moor with some good routes up to 10m and some 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 by, amongst others, the Sowden/Rhodes combo and Jamie Moss who left their explorations unrecorded. These, and a lot of excellent new additions by Dave Sutcliffe and friends, Paul Clarke, Alex Thompson, Dave Turnbull and others unknown, 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 - can be muddy after rain. A much longer way is from the Sypeland parking and along the tracks to drop in from above the crag.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 COMBE CRAGS 
2A Aretef5+ ** 
 BEFORE THE BARN BLOCKS 
4Dave's Ribf5+ *2
5Pumped-Up Plastic Peoplef7C+ *** 
6PUPP2f7A **1
 THUNDER CRACK AREA 
 Behind the Barn 
9Sideways Actionf6B *1
10The Horn
-
HVS 5a 2
11Barnstorm
-
HS 4b 2
12Splatomaticf7A ***1
13Flake Crack
-
S 1
14Crack A No-Gof7C *** 
15Layawaysf6A+ * 
16Ribf6A * 
 Behind the Hut 
18Dust OffE2 5c  
19Tip Off
-
VS 4c 2
20Windy WallS 2
21Headstand
-
HS 4a 2
22Last RitesVS 4c  
 Thunder Crack Bay 
24More Than LifeE6 6c ***1
25Thunder Crack
-
VS 4c ***5
26Lightning VariationHVS 6a **4
27Lightning Startf6A+ **2
28The Stormf6C **4
29Right To RoamVS 5a  
30Up and Under
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VS 4c 1
 Chicken Heads Wall 
32Over Easyf6A 1
33Easy Overf5+ 1
34Alien KissE1 5c * 
35Stretch Scoopf6B+ ***3
36Wishbone Ashf6C+ ***2
37Chicken Head Ribf6B ***4
38Cobalt Wallf6C+ **3
39Chicken Scoopf5+  
40Chicken Eddyf6A+ **2
41Rooster Cogburnf6A+ **2
42WanderlustS 1
 A Climb Bay 
44A ClimbS 1
45Ledge & ScoopS  
 SCOOP WALL BLOCK 
 Scoop Wall 
48Not Againf6B *3
49Do It Againf6B+ *4
50Boomstick Wallf7A **1
51Chicken Shitf5+ ***5
52Knees Mustf6C+ ***4
 RHOMBIC BLOCK 
 Green Side 
55The American GirlVS 4b  
56The ActressVS 4c  
57GangreenHS 4b  
 North Side 
59Cockerel Wallf6B **1
60The ResultHS 4b 1
61Result Startf4+ **3
62Hole Chickenf6C *1
 West Side 
64The True KnobblerE1 6a  
65The Tea PartyHVS 5c  
66Rhyme
-
S 2
67Rhythm
-
S 4a 2
68Easy Ridge
-
M 3
69Finale
-
S 4a 2
 WEST BLOCKS 
71The Drill Pressf7B+ ** 
72Drill Sergeantf6A **2
73The Chuckf6A+ 1
 HEATHER TOP 
75Gordon's Slabf5 1
76Warm-Up Wallf6C *2
77Eric's Wallf6A *4
78Eric's ArÍtef4 1
79Ain't No Yokef5 1
80Steve's ArÍtef5 1
 THE PIT (Below hanging block) 
82The Edgef5+ *1
83Pit Aretef6C *1
84Black Tufaf5+ **3
85The Squealerf6C+ *1
 LOW BLOCK - BLUNT NOSE 
87Big Scoopf5+ 3
88Hanging Groovef5 3
89Blunt Nosef6A 1
90Hole ArÍtef5+ *1
91Easy Wallf4 1
 FLYING FLAKE BLOCK 
93Flying Flakef5 *1
94Flying ArÍtef5 *1
95Slab ArÍtef3 1
96Red Edgef5 *1
97Red Ragf5 *1
98Red Nosef4+ 1
99Ready, Steady, Gof5+ *1
 CRACKIN' BLOCK 
101Jail Baitf5 *1
102Pilgrimf5 *1
103Time Wasf7A **1
104Sometime Worldf6B+ **1
105Pheonixf5+ *1
106Leaf and Streamf2 *1
107Entrance Slabf2 1
 FORWARD BLOCK (In front of buildings). 
109Rock Onf4+ 2
110Dolis Wall Variantf6B * 
111Dolis Wallf6C ***4
112Barn Doorf6A+ *2

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