Does anyone know if there’s climbing access to the three vertical buttresses to the southern end of the tarn. Don’t know if this has a name but it’s on the south face of Great Close Hill on the ordinance survey map. If there is does anyone know if there’s a topo for this
Great Close Scar presumably? Long time since I have been, but it is in the guidebook. I haven't got a map to confirm from your description of location, but it is characteristically three pillars and fairly close to the tarn down a gated lane. I don't think there will be a topo, but there is a diagram in Yorkshire Limestone. Does that help?
this would seem to be the place, no recorded access issues and it’s on access land.
Mint thank u mate
That’s the one thanks man appreciate it
Do you know what belaying from the top is like, looks pretty sparse for the most part
That’s made me very glad I didn’t close the thread, thanks for that knowledge, made the hairs on my neck stand on end haha
It's a good trad crag. Been a bit neglected but there's some good routes. You'll find it in the Yorkshire Limestone guide and also here:
I don't remember any particular problem, but it was August 1978! I only climbed there once to do eight better quality routes and haven't been back, though the routes I did were OK. It has always been quiet - even back in the day.
From ancient memory I think you had to work a bit to find belays.
French climber Seb Bouin has made the first ascent of a new 9b/+ at Pic Saint-Loup, France. The route is 50m in total and breaks down into a 9a+, followed by a Font 8A+ boulder problem. He has named the route Beyond Integral.