Climbs 50
Rocktype Gritstone

Faces N

Lunchtime Bouldering, should be illegal! © A Nidderdale boulderer.

Crag features

 

A woodland location, just below the Otley Chevin summit. 

 

It is fair to say these problems and routes will never achieve classic status due to the prevailing greenery but don’t be fooled, some good, and a few truly excellent, problems stay clean. A moment or two with a brush will liberate several more from their winter cloak. Once clean, good rock and varying degrees of technicality can provide a good half-day, or longer if some of the harder challenges are accepted! Being sheltered it is a useful venue on windy or hot days but don’t come after rain and always bring a brush.

 

Approach notes

From the Royalty Public House drive down the hill towards Guiseley/Menston.  Pass the main car Surprise View parking on the right and then another. Soon after the last building on the right and a track leading off to the left there is a parking space (also on the left and opposite a narrow gate and footpath on the right).

 

The path leads across a field and enters a wood. Turn right and follow the path for 100m until the first group of boulders are found. This should be the Raynman Area - a small edge with two substantial boulders in front of it.  Keep going past more boulders and reach the Testing Block left of which the edge dwindles. The lower area is straight on (downhill) form the point where you enter the wood.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 The Testing Block 
2Whistlestopf5 4
3Eat The Light
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f7A+ 21
4Avatarf6C 14
5Scimitarf5+ *3
6The Crossingf7A+ *1
 Homeland 
8Twin Finish
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f5+ 9
9Defence System
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f6A+ *11
10Exorcist Greenf6A 6
11Walking the Plankf6C+ *1
12Homeland
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f6A+ 7
13Supergreenf6A 2
14How Green Was My Valleyf4+ 2
 Raynman 
16Leftovers
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f5 3
17Ground-Up
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f6A+ *10
18Blobby
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f6A *14
19Super Central
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f5+ *23
20Sideliner
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f6A *21
21Unit of Power
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f6A 10
22The Barn Door
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f5 16
23West Face Traversef6B 2
 Fossil Wall 
25Fossil Edge
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VB 4
26Flaky Wall
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VB 3
27Easy Edge
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VB 4
28Low Traverse
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V0 2
 Brownian Motion 
30Particle Collision
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f7B **1
31Brownian Motion
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f8A+ ***1
32Time After Time
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E1 6a *5
33Africa Flake
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f5 *6
34Horn of Africa
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V2 3
35The Big Green
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VB 1
36Pastures Green
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V0 1
37Time
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f6A **3
38Nick of Timef6C *1
39Timelordf6B *1
40Missing Time
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f6C **2
41Green Wing
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f6B *2
42Raynman
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E2 6a *1
43Third Friend Lucky
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E2 5c *1
 LOWER EDGES 
45Perfect JamVS 4c **3
46Prow's ThatE3 6b **6
47Low Pressuref7A+ *8
48Foot and Mouthf4+ **1
49Foot and Mouth Sitterf6A+ **1
50Flight Path
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HVS 5a 3
 Fluid Dynamics 
 Not Known 

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