Oak Crag

Climbs 37 – Rocktype Sandstone (hard) – Altitude 270m a.s.l – Faces W

Crag features
Better than it looks when you arrive, providing a nice days climbing entertainment. The bouldering is also first rate.

Might be an idea to check for belays as many relied on stakes.

Access notes
See north East England Guide.
Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.


Out of print: North East England (2003), North York Moors (1985)

Climbs at this crag

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  Climb nameGrade
2Blue PeterS
3Motley CrewS *
4PugwashHVS 5a
5PokemonHVS 5c *
6PokemoffE1 5c
7North Buttress Aretef7A **
8Four Seasons Eliminatef8A
9The Mighty Oakf7B+ **
10Franco's TraverseE1 6a *
11DigimonE1 5c **
12Captain BirdseyeHVS 5b ***
14Hello SailorVD **
15LegoverVD *
16PlaytexHS 4a *
17Centre RouteVD *
18Get Yer CoatHVS 5b *
19Cote CrackVS 4b *
20Rigg SlabD
22Mountain masterHS 4b *
23Stump CrackVS 4b *
24Heather CrackVS 5a
25Roger The Cabin BoyHVS 4c
26Wall and CrackVS 4c **
27Blakey TraverseVD
28Hungry HeartE2 5b **
29Hungry MindE2 5b *
30Twin CracksHVS 5a
32Sheep can't climbVS 4c
33Cadbury FlakeVS 5a *
34Sheep Can Boulder!VB 4c
36Ash GrooveD
37Ash Tree WallHVD
38Oak TraverseD
39Oak WallD
41Guilty Pleasure (Low Start)f7A+ *
42Guilty Pleasure SSf7B+ **
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In an amazing setting over-looking farndale with exelent soloing on the clean north butress, esecially digimon and captain birdseye. I couldn't find a belay stake however about 10-15 metres back there is a massive crater with a boulder in the bottom if nesecary.
Sam Marks - 08/Dec/10
There is a stake next to a large rock (hidden in the bilberry bushes) on the North Buttress that can be used to protect Cote Crack etc. The stake in the centre can be used for Motley Crew and Pugwash, along with a firm stance.
BruceW - 03/Aug/09
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