High Crag (Stump Cross)

Climbs 67 – Rocktype Gritstone – Altitude 410m a.s.l – Faces NW

Crag features

Smart little edge and boulders with a useful collection of routes and problems in a convenient and fine location. Worth a visit. Summer evenings are especially good and best avoid in winter.

Approach notes

Off-road parking just below Stump Cross Caverns (cafe here too). Go through the gate and down to the dry valley. Turn left, cross the stile and follow the wall uphill with a path appearing. Can be boggy so suitable footwear recommended.

Access notes

None known.non Access Land.

YMC Yorkshire Gritstone Vol 1 (2012), Yorkshire Gritstone (1999), Unknown Stones

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGrade
2Rough EdgeV4+ *2
3Rough Ribf4 *3
4Rough Riderf5 *3
5Tumblef5 *2
6Fef3 2
7Fif2 2
8Fof2 2
10Left ArÍtef4 2
11Popf6A *1
12Central Aretef5+ *2
13Corner Climbf2 2
14Crossingf5+ 2
17Point the Wayf4+ 3
18Centre Pointf5  
19Point Rightf5+ *4
21Route AS 4a 8
22Route BHS 4b 9
23Route CVS 5a 5
24Route DMVS 4b 7
25Route ED 6
27Slab and WallVD 5
28Camel RibVS 4b *2
29Camel's CrackS 4b 5
30The Humpf5+ 3
31Will's ArÍteE2 6b * 
32The Prayers of a FishE1 6a **5
33Camel and Fish SlabVS 5a *6
34End SlabS 4b 7
35The Breath of a CamelHS 4b 8
37Ship of the Desertf3 *6
38Legal Highf6B+ **3
39The Doomed Dromedaryf6A+ *6
40Will's Problemf6B+ **3
41The Lost Llamaf5 *6
42Push Me Pull Youf6C *1
43Alpaca Minf5 3
44Two Feet Dynof6A **6
45Stumpedf7A+ **1
47Kim's Crimpsf6C **3
48Stone Fishf4+ 4
49Angel Fishf5 4
50A Fish Called Wandaf5+ 4
51Billy the Fishf6A 2
52Crossf6C **1
54Flakef4 2
55Ribf4+ 2
56Escapef3+ 1
57Pinnaclef2 *4
58Crazy Crimpin'f6A *1
60Blunt ArÍtef4+ **2
61Neat Wallf4+ *2
62Groovedf4 2
63High Ribf3 *3
64The Bulgef6B *2
65First Crackf3+ 3
66First Crack Sitterf5+ *4
67Second Crackf4+ 2
68Third Crackf5+ *2
69Third Crack Sitterf5+ 1
70Rock-over Wallf6A *2
71Nice ArÍtef5 *3
72Fourth Dimensionf6B+ **2
73Right Wallf4 3
74Right Wall Rightf2+ 1
75Doddlef2 1
77Massive Flakef5 *2
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Most of the new named problems I have added from the new YMC guidebook are probably duplicates of some already included with just numbers. Moderator to sort and move ticks as appropriate please. As others have said this is a pleasant spot but most of the micro-routes seemed way over-graded to me.
Dave Musgrove - 20/Jul/13
A great little spot - the rock is perfect silver moorland grit. The walk in from Stump Cross is a lot easier than it looks; just don't fall into any of the local mining heritage!
John Hunt - 23/Mar/11
An idyllic crag for a warm summer's evening.
Simon Caldwell - 04/Jun/10