Climbs 29 – Rocktype Sandstone (hard) – Altitude 310m a.s.l – Faces W

Crag features
A compact buttress boasting many worthwhile cracks and interesting highball solos. The classics of Esklets Eliminate, Right Unconquerable and Slip and Fly are not to be missed.

Access notes
Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.


Out of print: North East England (2003), North York Moors (1985)

Climbs at this crag

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  Climb nameGrade
2Crag End WallVD
3Holly Tree WallD
5Eary SlabMS
6Dwarf's EarS
7Giant's EarS *
8EskapadeHVS 5b
9EskalationE2 6a *
10EskhewE1 5c *
11Green ChimneyVD
12Green SlabHS *
13Green Slab's CrackS
14Esk Club 7HVS 5b
15Left UnconquerableHS 4b *
16Esk OffHVS 5a
17Right UnconquerableVS 5a **
18Communication BreakdownVS 4c
19Deception ChimneyVD
20The Wall of DoogeHVS 5a
22Waiting For An AlibiMVS 4b *
23No More HeroesVS 4c *
24EskrementE3 6a
25Slip And FlyE4 6b **
26Esklets EliminateHVS 5b *
27Dwarf's Ear to Esklets Eliminate TraverseHVS 5b
29EskrowHVS 5c
30EskisionHVS 5c
31EskalatorHVS 5b
32Vinaig AreteE2 5b *
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Sunny November day. 9 degC and 21 mph westerly wind onto a west-facing crag at 310m sounds unpromising, but it was fine. The valley is narrow and the ridges on either side rise over 400m. The wind was much weaker on the face, but enough to dry it out after heavy overnight rain. The crag was a nice place to be as it warmed up in the sunshine. Last climbs of the day in glorious autumnal sunset.
johnjb - 04/Nov/13
On leaving the crag on Monday eveing (17/06/13) we were approached by game keepers who said we shouldn't be climbing here. There are no restrictions on the RAD so the BMC have been notified. Will update when I know more.
Jamie Brown - 21/Jun/13
went last night, got accosted by gamekeeper afterwards- but it's all on open access land so should be fine. Big fence around the top. Good rock, steep and grading (from smartboys online) to be treated with suspicion. Top outs horrible and midgy last night but beautiful quiet place
lithos - 18/Jun/13
Beautiful place. Great if you're operating at HVS-E2.
Franco Cookson - 07/Apr/13
The rock is excellent & some routes do look good. Will be back armed with a rope to do the crack of Right Unconquerable & i`d like to get rid of some heather & mud from the harder routes. Was`nt much of a walk in either, parked at the westerdale road at the pond & caught shooters paths all the way practically!
phleppy - 05/Aug/10
Quality crag, that is now pretty much ignored. No evidence of recent climbing when i've been. It's a local crag for me and its got plenty on it. Although the grades do demand respect and the topouts are quite challenging, a good place to practice that heather grabbin'!
DaveWarb - 10/Mar/08
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