Round Crag

Climbs 54 – 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 4
4The LionessHVS 5b 4
5Mane VisionE4 6b **4
6KittenVS 5a 2
7The Big CatE2 6a **4
8Can you do the Can Can?f6A+ *1
9The Candy Man Canf6B+ *1
11Heel of ApprovalE4 6b 6
12Pippi LongstockingE5 6c **1
13Farndale FayreE5 6b **3
14Time OutE3 6a ***5
15Fresh AreteE7 6b **5
16Scut de Scun aiE6 6b **2
17Picnic @ At Hanging RockXS 4c  
18TelescopicE4 5c 3
19Pillar TorqueVD 8
20OctopetE4 6b *3
21Honey AreteE5 6b ***4
22Vampiric ObsessionE5 6b **5
23The Honey Badger Link UpE5 6a *1
24Vampiric RecessionE3 5c *3
25Idle IgnoranceE2 5c 3
26A Fistful of PotashE6 6a 3
27Scut de scum ayef5+ 1
28Quim FingersHVS 5a  
29SafariS * 
30Mastodon DreamsE2 5c  
32DitherE2 6a *5
33Beaver FeverE1 5c *4
34DitheralotHVS 5c  
35DitherytooHVS 5a  
36WanderS 3
37Black OutE4 6b *3
38Flake CrackVD 7
39Dirty GirlVS 5a 7
40Slippery NippleVS 5a 3
41Sarah's RouteVD 5
42Just GreenHVD 1
43Giant SmartiesHVD  
44ArchwayS 3
45Tournament of ShadowsE4 6a *1
47Fat Cactusf6A+ *5
48Pannierman's Aretef6B *4
49Pannierman's Arete SSf6B+ **3
50Slabbierman's Aretef5+ *2
52Christmas RoundnessVI 9 1
53Round CigarIV 5 *1
55Rainbow Wall - 7af7A 2
56Low Roof 6cf6C 1
57Side Kickf7A+ **1
58Side Kick RHf7A *2
59Problem 3.8f5 2
60The Dragonf6A 2
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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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