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
7Two Stepf4 2
 THUNDER CRACK AREA 
 Behind the Barn 
10Sideways Actionf6B *1
11The Horn
-
HVS 5a 2
12Barnstorm
-
HS 4b 2
13Splatomaticf7A ***1
14Flake Crack
-
S 1
15Crack A No-Gof7C *** 
16Split Aretef7A * 
17Hidden Ribf6C * 
 Behind the Hut 
19Dust OffE2 5c  
20Tip Off
-
VS 4c 2
21Windy WallS 2
22Headstand
-
HS 4a 2
23Last RitesVS 4c  
 Thunder Crack Bay 
25More Than LifeE6 6c ***1
26Thunder Crack
-
VS 4c ***5
27Lightning VariationHVS 6a **4
28Lightning Startf6A+ **2
29The Stormf6C **4
30Right To RoamVS 5a  
31Up and Under
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VS 4c 1
 Chicken Heads Wall 
33Over Easyf6A 1
34Easy Overf5+ 1
35Alien KissE1 5c * 
36Stretch Scoopf6B+ ***3
37Wishbone Ashf6C+ ***2
38Chicken Head Ribf6B ***4
39Cobalt Wallf6C+ **3
40Chicken Scoopf5+  
41Chicken Eddyf6A+ **2
42Rooster Cogburnf6A+ **2
43WanderlustS 1
 A Climb Bay 
45A ClimbS 1
46Ledge & ScoopS  
 SCOOP WALL BLOCK 
 Scoop Wall 
49Not Againf6B *3
50Do It Againf6B+ *4
51Boomstick Wallf7A **1
52Chicken Shitf5+ ***7
53Knees Mustf7A ***4
 RHOMBIC BLOCK 
 Green Side 
56The American GirlVS 4b  
57The ActressVS 4c  
58GangreenHS 4b  
 North Side 
60Cockerel Wallf6B **1
61The ResultHS 4b 1
62Result Startf4+ **3
63Hole Chickenf6C *2
 West Side 
65The True KnobblerE1 6a  
66The Tea PartyHVS 5c  
67Rhyme
-
S 2
68Rhythm
-
S 4a 2
69Easy Ridge
-
M 3
70Finale
-
S 4a 2
 WEST BLOCKS 
72The Drill Pressf7B+ ** 
73Drill Sergeantf6A **2
74The Chuckf6A+ 1
 HEATHER TOP 
76Flakey Pastryf4+ *1
77Gordon's Slabf5 3
78Warm-Up Wallf6C *2
79Eric's Wallf6A *5
80Eric's ArÍtef4 2
81Ain't No Yokef4+ 1
82Steve's ArÍtef5 2
 THE PIT (Below hanging block) 
84The Edgef5+ *1
85Pit Aretef6C *1
86Black Tufaf5+ **3
87The Squealerf6C+ *1
 LOW BLOCK - BLUNT NOSE 
89Big Scoopf5+ 3
90Hanging Groovef5 4
91Blunt Nosef6A+ *2
92Hole ArÍtef6A *2
93Easy Wallf4 3
94Highball Exitf4+ 1
 FLYING FLAKE BLOCK 
96Flying Flakef5 *1
97Flying ArÍtef5 *1
98Slab ArÍtef3 2
99Red Edgef5 *3
100Red Ragf5 *3
101Red Nosef4+ 2
102Ready, Steady, Gof5+ *2
 CRACKIN' BLOCK 
104Jail Baitf5 *1
105Pilgrimf5 *1
106Time Wasf7A **1
107Sometime Worldf6B+ **1
108Pheonixf5+ *1
109Leaf and Streamf2 *1
110Entrance Slabf2 1
 FORWARD BLOCK (In front of buildings). 
112Solid Airf6B *1
113Curl Youf6B *1
114Easy Livingf3 1
115Rock Onf4+ 2
116Dolis Wall Variantf6B *1
117Dolis Wallf6C ***3
118Barn Doorf6A+ *2

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