Climbs 96
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 241m a.s.l
Faces SW

The Reply, first ascent © Lankyman

Crag features

This is really two crags; the quarry (which has a number of faces) and Skyline Buttress, a natural crag (some of which overlooks the quarry) that is in the wood up and to the left.
Both crags are approached from the ample parking place below the quarry.
Approach to Skyline is through the woods following a steep path up the left edge of the left quarry. The rock at Skyline is generally excellent flaky/pocketed linestone leading to fingery climbing. Less sound rock in the quarry is generally ok and off-vertical. Balance climbing tends to be the order of the day. The trad climbs in the quarry are often 'stimulating'.

Skyline has been further bolted since the Rockfax guide came out and all of the main routes can now be considered sport climbs.

Approach notes

It should be assumed both are covered by the same bird ban at certain times of the year (see BMC RAD)

Access Advice

The area is regularly patrolled by YDNPA wardens and conservation volunteers. The area is also designated as a Scheduled Monument under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979. English Heritage consider that any further drilling to place bolts may constitute a criminal offence unless consent is gained via them from the Secretary of State.

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Guidebooks

Northern Limestone : Yorkshire, Cumbria, Lancashire

Northern Limestone : Yorkshire, Cumbria, Lancashire covers some of the best limestone crags in the UK including the big three of Malham, Kilnsey and Gordale. Alongside these titans are numerous other destinations that offer both sport and trad climbing throughout the grades, ranging from the intimidating walls of Blue Scar and Trow Gill to the long lines of newly-developed low to mid-grade sport crags such as Moughton Nab and Giggleswick South. Trad climbing is also well catered for on the walls and escarpments at the likes of Trowbarrow Quarry, Twistleton Scar, Attermire Scar and Witches Quarry.
More info
More Guidebooks:
Yorkshire Limestone (2005)
Northern Limestone Route Database (2001)

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Climbs at this crag

36Long Arm of the Law7c **4
37Red Snapper7b+ **3
38Cop Out7b **4
39WPC Lovely6c *6
40The LorrymanE1 5b  
41Birthday Suit6b+ 2
42Streaker6b+ 2
43Bang to Rights7a+ 2
 The Pinnacle 
45Cartridge Wall
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S 1
46Rifle Slabs
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S 2
 The Quarry - Left Wall 
48Chimney and Crack
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S 1
49Jupiter Crack
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VS 4c  
50Kestrel Corner
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VS 4c  
51Christmas Crack
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MVS 4c 1
52Profit Off Gloom6b+ *5
53The Stone Axe6b *7
54Fleabite
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VS 4c  
55Sleeper Wall
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HS  
 The Quarry - Main Wall 
57Wind Whistle
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MVS 4b 1
58Bay Wall/Sangaree
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VS 4c  
59The Silence of the DrillsE2 5b 1
60Silver Buttons6a+ ***36
61Walking the Dog6b+ ***23
62Moonwalk6b+ **7
63Bleach PartyE1 5a * 
64Tabula Rosa
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HVS 5a 2
65The (new) Black TableE1 5b *1
66The CornerE1 5a * 
67Midnight Buttress
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VS 4c *1
 The Quarry - Central Wall 
69Kemo Sabe6c *6
70The Lone Ranger6c+ *4
71Slow Train Passing6b+ **10
72Lang Time Coming6a+ **17
73Ivory Tower
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E2 5b * 
74Saga Route6a+ 7
75Kiln Time6b+ 6
76Sickler
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E4 5c *1
77Castanette
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E1 5a  
78The Rattler
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E1 5a 1
79Health Inspector's Wall
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HVS 4c  
80The Harp
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HVS 5a  
81The Thin White Line
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E1 5a 1
 South Wall 
83Quintet Route
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HS 4b 1
84Pillar Diedre
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VS 4c  
85Kanal
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HS 4b * 
86Yew Cogar Wall
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HVS 4c  
87Little Pillar
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VS 4c 1
88Short Corner
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D  
 Marog Buttress 
90Marog
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S  
91Roomah
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MVS 4b  
 Terrace Buttress 
93Little Corner
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VD  
94Nose Route
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HVD  
95Vortex
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VS 5a  
96Arete and Wall
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MVS 4b  
97Wall and Corner
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S  
 The Upper Right Hand Crag 
99Out of Steam
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E2 5c  
100Snowshoe
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MVS 4b  
101Hotfoot
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VS 4c  
102Beaufort Arete
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HVS 5a  
103Carlisle Crack
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VS 4c  
104Kendal Corner
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S  
105Farmer's Crack
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VS 4c  

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