Climbs 235
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 191m a.s.l
Faces all

Amazonian gritstone? Me on The Alamo (E2 5b), Eavestone, North Yorkshire © Jamie Moss

Crag features

Fantastic setting, hidden gems are dotted around two small lakes jam-packed full of jumping trout. The climbing is in accordance with Yorkshire grading (sandbags abound) and gives some excellent problems within a truly esoteric wooded area. [Chris George 12/02]

or 3 years from 1989 to 1991 this was my favourite crag, I rarely went anywhere else. However its not one to visit at late autumn. April/May is the best time, although on a dry but windy winter's day you will find some sheltered climbing and bouldering on the Wall on Mirrored Water and Boathouse buttress areas. The Fort stays fairly clean and dry as well. [Dave Musgrove 12/02]

A significant re-cleaning effort has been undertaken over the last few weeks, particularly on The Eavestone, Wedge and Wall on Mirrored Water. Tin Pan Alley is also in pretty good condition at the moment and 2 new routes have been added. On the Eavestone itself all routes from Stonechat Ramp round the back to Eavestone Wall have been repeated and Crazy Paver in its clean condition thought to compare well with any other 3 star E2 in Yorkshire. Go get them done whilst still clean.
Dave Musgrove - 31/Mar/12
Echoing others' comments here, a brilliant set of buttresses, good quality routes across a range of grades, and, as we found out today, fantastically sheltered when gale-force winds make Almscliff/Brimham etc a bit baltic for comfortable climbing. I was expecting the greenness to be a lot worse than it actually was; we weren't turned back from any routes by their being too dirty or green.
PeteH - 28/Mar/10
In agreement with Fiend, we went there 3/05/07 and had a pleasant evening. Did Portcullis and Spinnaker, if the routes were cleaner they would warrant a lot more attention. I had also climbed there the previous weekend doing routes on Sunnyside Buttress, quite a clean little outcrop.
Crofty - 04/May/07
Would be the best crag in Yorkshire by some way if it was all clean and in condition - the underlying rock quality, variety, and lines are superb. Even as it is now, shrouded by trees and rhodies, and with many routes in need of cleaning, there is still some excellent climbing. The Fort area is in good condition, and the Eavestone and Wedge have some great climbs on. Well worth a visit and deserves a lot more attention.
Fiend - 28/Mar/07
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 *** The Upper Lake *** 
 The Fort Buttress 
3Lady of the LakeE3 6a **3
4ApacheE1 5c *1
5Wet LandingS 4b 2
6Geronimo!E3 6a *1
7PortcullisS 4a **138
8King of the Wild FrontierE4 6a ***5
9ExcaliburE2 5c *2
10Excalibur (Original finish)E1 5b *3
11The AlamoE2 5b ***55
12OublietteE2 5b **22
13OubliarÍteE3 6a *2
14After the Gold RushE3 6a 2
15HallmarkE3 5c *8
16RearguardS 4a 3
17ScalpHVS 5c 2
18Scrapf4+  
19Portal Rib
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f5 1
20Sangatte
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f3 1
21See the Light
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f4+ 1
22French Connection
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f4 1
23Whistling in the Dark
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HS 4b 4
24The Keep
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S 4a 3
25Look Out BelowVS 4c  
26The Gatekeeper
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E3 6b *2
27For Keepsake
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HVS 5b *3
28Short ChimneyVD *1
 The Castle Walls 
30CastellanHVS 5b *24
31BattlementE3 6a **8
32The Dirty RascalE1 5c *4
33King of the CastleE2 5c *23
34RampartHVS 5b *7
35Ditch
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HVS 5c 2
36Casement CrackVD 7
37DungeonS 4a 14
38StockadeVS 4c 13
39MerlonE1 6a *12
40CrenellationE1 5c *36
41MachicolationVS 4c 16
42Arrow SlitHS 4b 24
43Boiling Oilf5+ *3
44Moat-ivationf4 *7
 The Drawbridge 
46Chainmail
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VS 4b 1
47Sea of Tranquility
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HVS 5b 1
48Dance On White Horses
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E2 5c *3
49Ripples
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HVS 5a *4
50Yellow FeverE5 6a **2
51Watery Grave
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E3 5c 1
52Don't Pay the FerrymanHVS 5a 1
53Low TideHVS 5b 1
54Mean High WaterE3 6a **1
 *** The Lower Lake *** Northern Bank 
 The Little Sails 
57The Plunge
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S 4a 1
58Sea Dog
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VS 4c  
59Upper Sail
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VS 5a 2
60Lower Sail
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VS 5a  
61Shiver Me Timbers
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VS 5a  
62Cannon Fodder
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f5+ 1
63Ready For Action
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f5 1
64Armada
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f4 1
65Finish the Bowls
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f4+ 1
 Wall on Mirrored Water 
67Still Water
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f3+ 10
68Rough Water
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f5+ *4
69Rough Water Eliminatef6A 2
70Relectionsf6B *3
71Thin Ice
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f5 **4
72Troubled Water
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f5+ *3
73Canada Dry
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f6C  
74Murky Water
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f4+ 3
75Over the Looking Glass
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f6C ** 
76Yorkshire Waterf6B 3
 Sunnyside Buttress 
78SundownD *58
79SundialS 4a *50
80SunstrokeVD *59
81Winter SunshineMVS 4b 49
82Sun-UpVS 4c **55
83Sun Bird
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HVS 5a *29
84Sun Bingo
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S 4a 19
85Sunday Sunf4 *2
 The Gemstones 
87Bauble
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f4+ 2
88Little Gem
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f6B ***7
89Too Much Too Young
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f7A *1
90The Flaw
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f5 *6
91Flawless
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f5 1
92Rough Cut
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f5+ *1
93Little Sparkler
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f6B **3
94Left Gemstones Traversef5+ 3
95Pyrites
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f4+ 2
96Oakey Kokey
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f5 5
97Beech Peach
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f5+ 1
98Right Gemstones Traversef4+ 1
99Paw Wallf3 1
100Claw Wallf6A 1
101Rounded Green Aretef5+ 1
 Boathouse Bluff 
103Strange Attractor
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E3 6a **4
104Pebbledash
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E4 6c *1
105Heave Ho
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E2 5c 2
106Pushing the Boat Out
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E3 5c 1
107Starboard Crack
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S 4b 2
 The Crevasse Area 
109The Fabulous Number Twof7C  
110Digital Deliriumf7C+  
111Auroras Encoref8A  
112Sky Diamondf7C  
113Good FridayE3 5c *2
114Leaving the Bergschrund
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HVS 5c *5
115Get a Gripf7A 7
116Das Kleiner SprungHVS 5c *2
117Glacier Apron
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VS 5a *7
118Dew Dropf7A+ 1
119Touching the Void
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E2 6a **6
120Diamond Lightsf7C  
121Tree Slotsf5+ *3
 The Serac 
123Dick Vierraf6C 1
124Daddies Sourcef6C+  
125Glissade
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D 2
126Ice Dance
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HVS 5b  
127Cracked Ice
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HVS 5a  
128Iced Diamond
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E1 5b  
129Cream
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E2 6a **1
130Hanging Serac
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E1 5b *3
131The Traverse
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f6C+ 2
 Mystery Buttress 
133Narrow Slab
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VD 1
134Mystery Man
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VS 5a  
135Central Chimney
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VD  
136Tiptoe
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VD  
137Checkmate
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HS 4b  
138Microchip
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VS 4b 2
 *** The Lower lake *** Southern Bank 
 Kloof Crag 
141African Skies
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S 4a 1
142Mhablatini
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HVS 5c 2
143Tonquani
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VS 5b *2
144Umkomeni
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MVS 4c *1
145Sekorora
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HS 4b 1
 The Jib Sail 
147Wildcat
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VS 4b  
148SpinnakerS 4a ***83
149Bowsprit
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VS 5a *2
150Atlantic Voyager
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E2 5c 1
151Jigger Me Fingers
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E3 5c  
152Master Bates Left-Hand
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E3 6a  
153Master Bates Right-Hand
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E3 6a  
154Up She Rises
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E4 6b  
155Yardarm
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VD 7
156Jib Sail
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D 12
 The Galleon Tower 
 Upper Tier 
159Captain Pugwash
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HVD 1
160Spanish MainE1 5b 1
161Galleon Tower
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HVS 5a 1
162Treasure IslandE2 5b **3
163Jolly Roger
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VS 4b 3
164Long John Sliver
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VS 5a 1
165Banana Boat
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HVS 5b 1
166The Pirates Ear
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E1 5b *2
167Brave New World
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VS 4c *1
168Savage
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f6A *1
169Director
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f4+ 1
 Lower Tier 
171Swashbuckler
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HVS 5a 1
172Roses of Picardy
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E4 5c  
173Trapeze
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HVS 5a *2
174Keelhaul
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HVS 5b 1
175Gangplank
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S 4a  
176Bilgewater
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VD 1
 South Bank Bloc 
178Black Hand Jackf7A ***3
179Arcf6A *2
180Black Pool Rockf6C *1
181Black Opsf6A+ 1
182Blackfishf5 1
 The Cabin in the Woods Bloc 
184The Innocentsf6B **4
185The Hauntingf6C ***2
186The Sixth Sensef6A **4
187Texas Chainsaw Moussakaf6B+ ***2
188The Grudgef4+ 5
189The Spiral Staircasef6C+ **1
190The People Under the Stairsf5+ **3
191Final Destinationf6B+ ***1
192Put a Donk on itf6A+ **2
193The Hills Have Eyesf6B+ 2
194Killer on the Campusf6B 2
195The Mistf3 2
196The Blair Witch Projectf7A ***1
 The Eavestone 
198Under The EavesE2 5b 7
199The Garden of Eden
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HS 4b 8
200EvensoHVS 5a *15
201EavesdropperHVS 5a **42
202Lib Dem AreteE3 5c *2
203Crazy PaverE2 5c **12
204The Madcap LaughsE4 6c ***1
205Eavestone WallE3 6b ***13
206Eavestone CrackE4 6a ***6
207GenesisE5 6b ***1
208Life Begins At FortyE6 6c *** 
209Stonechat Ramp
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E3 5b 2
210Stonechat
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E1 5c *7
211Stonerag
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S 4a 7
212Forbidden Fruit
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VS 4c 4
213Eavestone Eliminate
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E1 5c 8
 The Wedge 
215Wedge Iron
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HVS 5a 1
216Gorilla
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VS 4c 1
217The Thin EndHVS 5a *7
218Fat ChanceE3 5c *29
219WedgwoodHVS 5a **45
220The TaperHS 4b *34
221The HeelS 4c *38
222BunkeredE2 6a *5
223Rib Tickler
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f5 1
224Treebeard
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f6A 1
225Wellington Crack II
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S 4b 1
226Secret Obsession
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HVS 5a 1
227Purely Esoteric
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VS 5a 1
228The Fissure Barley
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HS 4b 2
 The Prow 
230Hurricane
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E1 5b 1
231Prowler
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HVS 5b *1
232Prow Crack
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S 4b 1
233Swinging Free
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E2 5b ***4
234Spitfire
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VS 5a 1
235The Root to Success
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E2 5c  
 Alley-Palley Wall 
237Chiminalley
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S 4a 1
238Officer Dibble
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E1 5c 1
239Alleycat
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HVS 5b 1
240Allycracker
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HVS 5b *5
241Going Catatonic
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E1 5c *3
242Backalley
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S 4b 3
243The Ginnel
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HS 4b 1
244Top Cat
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HVS 5a 1
245Alligator
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E4 6b *1
246Crocodile
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E5 6b **2
 Tin Pan Alley 
248Jumping Jack
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HVS 5b 1
249Dragonfly
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HVS 5a 3
250Ride the Magic Dragon
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HVS 5b 2
251Puff
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E1 5b 1
252Dragonslayer
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E5 6a ***5
253Vermithraxf7A *1
254The Meaning of Life
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E2 5c **3
255Here There Be Dragons
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E3 5b **4
256Tin
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VS 4c  
257Pan
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VS 5a 1
258PendragonE2 6a *1
259Don't Worry, I'm a Nurse
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E4 6a *2
260Roots of all EvilE1 5b *2
 Not Checked 
262Learn to Fly *f6B **1
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