Hawkswick Crag

Climbs 140 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude 330m a.s.l – Faces SW

Crag features
Pleasant locstion with some nice climbing but the grades could tempt a novice IMHO this is not a good crag for a novice due to losse rock and the difficulty of setting safe belays.

Moderator's note: I climbed here as a novice and thought it was OK (though didn't return for over 10 years so maybe I just erased the memory!)

Approach notes
Parking is very limited, 2 cars tops by the barn and maybe 2 on the verge towards arncliffe

Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

Yorkshire Limestone (2005),
Out of print: Yorkshire Limestone (Millenium Supplement) (1997), Yorkshire Limestone (1992)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
1My IdeaD 12
2Small ButtressD 12
3Or Was It?D 10
4Lying GetD 11
5Christmas LaybackHS 4b *17
6Christmas WallHS 4b 3
7Fossil CrackVD 7
8The LanghornMS 4
9Newton WallVD 5
10Newton CrackVD 10
11T ClimbD 5
12T Climb DirectVD 3
13Eiger Left FaceVD 3
14Eiger North FaceMS 6
15Eiger Right FaceMS 3
16The Eiger SanctionVD 1
17No OakS 4a 1
18Crack OKD  
19Oak CrackD 3
20Oak AreteHS 4b *1
21OaklessHS 4b 1
22Surprise CrackD 3
23SaturfisedD 6
24SatisfactionVD **32
25I've a Pin!VD  
26Spare RibHS 4b 1
27OliverS *21
28Pudding CrackS 6
29Marley WallVS 4c **6
30Trenchtown RockHVS 5a *2
31Absence CrackVD 9
32Face RouteMVS 4b 2
33Veteran's CrackMVS 4b *28
34Hawthorn CrackHS 4b 6
35Turkey CrackVS 4c 5
36Cranberry SauceVS 4c  
37Sloping SlotD 6
38Trio CrackHVS 5a 1
39PicnicHVS 5v *2
40Livel Up YourselfMVS 4b * 
41Illusion CrackS 4a 6
42Dodderer's DilemmaS 4a 6
43Birthday CrackHS 4b 3
44Pinnacle FaceHVS 5a **5
45Overcrowded WeekendVS 4c  
46Les Balles de ChienE2 5b *1
47Ash's DilemmaS 4a 1
48Midge ButressMS 3
49Pinnacle CrackVD 1
50Ivy GrooveVS 4b  
51The PeelerS 4a 1
52Woolly CrackS 4a *1
53Spring CrackHVS 5b  
54Spring GrooveHS 4b  
55ClearanceVD 1
56The PawnVD 1
57Down ChimneyM 5
58IdadownVS 4b **4
59The BridgeVD *5
60Balcony CrackVD **6
61Knacky NooS 1
62JabMVS 4b *2
63Black JackS 4a **19
64Black Jack DirectHVS 5a **2
65Flash HarryVS 5a 3
66GeorgeMVS 4b **6
67RabbitHS 4b 2
68Tower FaceE1 5b ***3
69Fingers RibHVD 1
70NurstarmerVD 1
71SpringboardS 1
72Nooey KnackVD 1
73Looking GlassS 1
74Anaconda WallMVS 2
75Vampire CrackS 2
76Pilot CrackD 1
77Bumps and BitesVD 1
78Cave CrackVD 1
79Thompson's RampMS 1
80Tower CrackVD 1
81Blue CrackHVS 5b 1
82Buzzard's CornerVS 4c **1
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USER FEEDBACKLogin as Existing User to add your comments
In all honesty, I wouldn't bother with this crag.... No parking, orrible walk up, really short pitches, dirty, loose, hardly any belay placements, undergraded... Underwhelming and dangerous. Poss the worst crag I've ever visited.
Blake - 05/May/14
A pair of secateurs or even loppers would be a useful addition to the rack of any visiting team! It's worth noting that there are some big gaps between routes so it can be quite challenging to work out which groove line is being talked about in the guide.
Bob - 18/Apr/11