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
f7A+ 22
4Avatarf6C 15
5Scimitarf5+ *3
6The Crossingf7A+ *1
8Twin Finish
f5+ 9
9Defence System
f6A+ *11
10Exorcist Greenf6A 6
11Walking the Plankf6C+ *1
f6A+ 8
13Supergreenf6A 2
14How Green Was My Valleyf4+ 2
f5 3
f6A+ *11
f6A *15
19Super Central
f5+ *24
f6A *22
21Unit of Power
f6A 11
22The Barn Door
f5 18
23West Face Traversef6B 2
 Fossil Wall 
25Fossil Edge
VB 4
26Flaky Wall
VB 3
27Easy Edge
VB 4
28Low Traverse
V0 2
 Brownian Motion 
30Particle Collision
f7B **1
31Brownian Motion
f8A+ ***2
32Time After Time
E1 6a *5
33Africa Flake
f5 *6
34Horn of Africa
V2 3
35The Big Green
VB 1
36Pastures Green
V0 1
f6A **4
38Nick of Timef6C *1
39Timelordf6B *1
40Missing Time
f6C **2
41Green Wing
f6B *2
E2 6a *1
43Third Friend Lucky
E2 5c *1
45Perfect JamVS 4c **3
46Prow's ThatE3 6b **6
47Low Pressuref7A+ *8
48Foot and Mouthf4+ **1
49Foot and Mouth Sitterf6A+ **1
50Flight Path
HVS 5a 3
 Fluid Dynamics 
 Not Known 

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