Round Crag

Climbs 56 – Rocktype Sandstone (hard) – Altitude 333m a.s.l – Faces SW

Crag features
The crag is in a pleasant situation on the edge of Blakey Ridge, overlooking Farndale. Though there are some easier climbs here, the quality is mainly confined to the middle and higher grades. The crag specialises in hard, short, technical and often bold routes in the E2-E6 range.

The boulder beneath the pinnacle has some worthwhile problems as well as a very hard project on its front face.

Access notes
This accessible crag is not visible from the road. The best approach is from the Lion Inn. Follow the wall and continue in a southwesterly direction. Cross the old railway and continue downwards and the crag will soon be encountered. 10 minutes from the Lion Inn.
Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.


Out of print: North East England (2003)

Climbs at this crag

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  Climb nameGrade
2Kitty CatVS 4b
3Twin CracksE1 5b
4The LionessHVS 5b
5Mane VisionE4 6b **
6KittenVS 5a
7The Big CatE2 6a **
8Can you do the Can Can?f6A+ *
9The Candy Man Canf6B+ *
11Heel of ApprovalE4 6b
12Pippi LongstockingE5 6c **
13Farndale FayreE5 6b **
14Time OutE3 6a ***
15Fresh Arete (siderunners)E5 6b **
16Fresh Arete (no siderunners)E7 6b **
17Scut de Scun aiE6 6b **
18Picnic @ At Hanging RockXS 4c
19TelescopicE4 5c
20Pillar TorqueVD
21OctopetE4 6b *
22Honey AreteE5 6b ***
23Vampiric ObsessionE5 6b **
24The Honey Badger Link UpE5 6a *
25Vampiric RecessionE3 5c *
26Idle IgnoranceE2 5c
27A Fistful of PotashE6 6a
28Scut de scum ayef5+
29Quim FingersHVS 5a
30SafariS *
31Mastodon DreamsE2 5c
33DitherE2 6a *
34Beaver FeverE1 5c *
35DitheralotHVS 5c
36DitherytooHVS 5a
38Black OutE4 6b *
39Flake CrackVD
40Dirty GirlVS 5a
41Slippery NippleVS 5a
42Sarah's RouteVD
43Just GreenHVD
44Giant SmartiesHVD
46Tournament of ShadowsE4 6a *
48Fat Cactusf6A+ *
49Pannierman's Aretef6B *
50Pannierman's Arete SSf6B+ **
51Slabbierman's Aretef5+ *
53Christmas RoundnessVI 9
54Round CigarIV 5 *
56Rainbow Wall - 7af7A
57Low Roof 6cf6C
58Side Kickf7A+ **
59Side Kick RHf7A *
60Problem 3.8f5
61The Dragonf6A
62Arete Below Black Outf7A
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A nice place to climb, routes are undergraded.
James Oakes - 31/Jul/10
If you listen to the grades and attempt to onsight the harder routes at this crag you will die or be badly maimed.
Franco Cookson OLD - 15/Nov/09
A beautiful place to climb, but a little green in places.
Hitch - 18/Aug/09
Incredibly hard routes. In an owe-inspiring situation- if you're going to climb hard anywhere- this is the palce.
Franco Cookson - 18/Feb/08
Quality crag, a great concentration of very hard climbing, in a excellent place, with great views into Farndale and the Pub is only 5 minutes walk away. Worth a trip.
DaveWarb - 02/Feb/08
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These details were last updated on 14/Apr/2014

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