Rocktype Sandstone (soft)
Altitude 170m a.s.l
Heighley Castle,Tier 1, Holds are cleaner than they actually look. © JamesM
This series of quarried vertical faces are relatively unused and not recommended for people living a great distance from it.
Much of the rock is coated in a green moss, but there are also some very clean patches to be discovered.
The top of each buttress provides little protection for belaying/ difficult (overgrown)access. However, on dry days this crag is recommended for local climbers without access to the Peak district.
Walk up the farmer's lane for about 100 metres after the wooden 5 bar gate.
The main buttresses & climbs are off to the right - split into 4 bays, one after the other, the last being the largest affording the best (most secluded/ hidden) bouldering wall!
There is a much smaller section up to the left of the approach path, not so good really, & far more brittle overall.