Pule Hill Rocks

Climbs 144 – Rocktype Gritstone – Altitude ? – Faces NW

Crag features
An unusually high concentration of good VS routes for the Lancashire guidebook area

Approach notes
National Trust - no problems

Over the Moors (2012), On Peak Rock (2003), Lancashire Rock (1999),
Out of print: Huddersfield Area (2002)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGrade
2ForerunnerHS 4b 12
3The PeelerS 4b *68
4Overlapping WallE1 6a 4
5No TraverseVS 4c *65
6Tony's TraverseHS 4b 26
7No ExitVS 4c *28
8Traverse NotVS 5a *51
9Slopersf6A *1
10The Goat TamerHVS 5a 1
11Bed EndHVD **110
12Pule IndulgenceE1 5b  
13Sentinel WallHS 4b 19
14Sentinel ChimneyM 20
16SchmarrenVS 4c 10
17StaubHVS 4c 12
18Skull ClimbVD *90
19Skull Climb Right-handS 4a 57
20The IliadVS 5a 11
21RetreatM 33
22MidasVS 4c 9
23Midas DiectHVS 5a 9
24Lethal LemonE1 5a 3
25Geoff's GrooveD 32
26The Great ScoopVS 5a **86
27GodspellE2 5b **19
28Sandy HoleHVS 5b 18
29Annual RouteHS 4b *52
30The BulgerVS 5b *14
31DedferHS 4c 21
32Blood FingerHVS 5c 2
33Stray TupE3 6a *1
34So SewVD 18
35SewVD 21
36Wall and FlakeVS 5a 7
37Ewe BendE1 5c *4
39TutVS 5a *2
40Return of the Silver FoxE4 6b * 
41KriltHVS 5a *9
42AquariusVS 4c 4
43Playing The ChordsE2 6a *3
44Mega FactorHVS 5a *34
45ApolloVS 5a 29
46VenusVS 4c 27
47Space WalkVS 5a 18
48WellingtonVS 4c 20
49SinbadVS 5a 10
50Masters of MyopiaHVS 5a 4
51Midsummer ScoopE4 6a  
52Travelling Without MovingE2 5c *2
53The ThiefE3 6a  
54AppendixHVS 5a 2
55SandmanVS 4b 19
56Bey Reyt WallHVS 4c 6
57Boozer's WayHS 4b 17
58Blind PewE1 5c  
59Fusion ChimneyHVS 4c 6
61NecronomiconE4 6c **11
62War of the RosesE4 6b *1
63Pretty BlatantE5 6b * 
64PrettyblatantE5 6b ***1
65OdysseyE4 6b *1
66Odyssey VariantE4 6c *2
67Delilah Variant StartE3 5c * 
68DelilahE1 5b **21
69Gold RushE2 6a *3
70SampsonHVS 5b *7
72The RatcherVS 5a 17
73The 8-Foot KidVS 5b 10
75Brian's RouteHS 4b 5
76Mason's MaraudersVS 4b  
77Sandy CleftVD 4
78ZingS 1
79Green RidgeD 11
80Amazing RevelationHVS 5a 1
82Beached WhaleHVS 5c 2
83Whale Meet AgainVD 4c 9
84We are Butt MenVS 5a 1
86Crude CrackVD 38
87Tariff WallHVS 5b 2
88The TokenE1 5b 12
89GodsendHS 4b *21
90Dusky DoddleHVD 4a 31
91Dusky Doodle AreteD 4
93AtlasVD 69
94Whacker's WallD 111
95Friendly OverhangMVS 4b 2
96AmenVD **142
97Plum PopperE3 5c **4
98SobeitVS 4c *22
99Wrinkled WallHS 4c 64
101MinotaurHVS 5a 16
102Minotaur Direct StartHS 4b 3
103Flying Buttress variation finishS 4a 4
104Flying ButtressHS 4b **243
105Flying AreteHS 4b 35
106Pilot CrackS 4a *43
107Zoot AlluresE3 5b 1
108Overnight SensationE2 5c *1
109Freak OutE1 5b 1
110One Size Fits AllHS 4b  
112Hangover EdgeHS 4c **36
113Windy WallHS 4b *53
114The SwingerHS 4a 26
115CelticHVS 5a 14
116Kletterschuhe CapersS 4a **76
117Kletterschuhe Capers DirectHVS 5a 2
118Coffin CornerVD *81
119Route 0.5S 4a 3
120Route 1HVS 4c 19
121Route 2VS 4c 20
122Blind ButtressHS 4b 33
124Furly 'ardS 4a *71
125Overhanging AreteHVD 4a *94
126Left RouteHS 4b 20
127Right WallS 4b 23
129Strictly CommercialE3 6b *2
130Apse Arete IndirectS 4a *28
131Apse AreteS 4a 16
132Brigit PerhapsHS 4b 1
133Apse CrackS 4b 21
134Apse WallHVD 4a 23
136EelVD 13
137Routegrabber's DelightHVS 6a  
138SHMHVD *28
139Arete GrabberVS 5b 2
140Has BeenVD 77
141Lumpy PorridgeHVS 5a 7
142Ladder GullyM 19
143Ladder RidgeVD 65
144DeceitD 32
146FlackE1 5b *21
147Scoop WallVS 5a **53
148Cloister WallS 4a *27
149EclipsedHVS 5b 1
150SuspensionHS 5a 25
151EclipseVS 4b *7
152Cracked RidgeS 4a 24
154Squaring the CircleHVS 5a 9
155BungHVS 5b *14
156Bung Sit Startf7A *1
157Square ButtressVS 5a *73
158Last RidgeM 18
159The Last FlingS 4c 12
160Deceit (Arete) *S 4a 2
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Excellent location, catches the sun in afternoon and evening. Good rock with very little signs of polish, easy access from A62. As others have mentioned it's windy, even on hot days. Also must hold the record for most sheep droppings per square foot. Some of the routes may be a bit undergraded,(more so than Almscliff), so watch out.
Ridge - 24/Jul/06
Crackin' crag, easy access, good grit both natural and quarried. Excellent evening crag, quick run up the hill and away you go. Nice soloing, good landings !!! Windy but thats good because when surrounding crags are wet Pule Hill tends to be dry..Lots of star'd routes, evenings craggin', nice views, few pints at Carriage House pub afterwards, a good gritstone evening!!
Phil Davies - 15/Feb/05
Why is this in the Lancs guide? its in Yorkshire! Its a bleak old place & cold!
Simon - 01/Jan/05
Windy! Very, very Windy!
chris tan - 09/Jan/04
Now if I weasn't an adopted Geordie I'd be offended. Pule Hill is Yorkshire Territory, Huddersfield to be exact (born and bred there). Some good climbing if you're not looking for anything too extreme. Protection on most routes is good (try left and right unconquerables and Scott's wall). Get's a bit windy on top so take a fleece. Access is excellent, park at bottom of crag, 10 min walk on footpath to faces (steep hill, good for scrambling up too). Usually a few climbers there, not many groups, nice and isolated. Watch out for dead sheep in the belay areas! Oh and its windy on the top!
Mark Laverick - 09/Jan/04