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Less Warm Sport/Boulder Crags in the UK

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With the weather this weekend looking less-than-ideal for grit bouldering, can anyone recommend some sport/boulder crags on the cooler side within a 3~ hour drive of Leeds? 

Not massively familiar with crags outside of Yorkshire & the SE Lakes. All that I've managed to come up with so far is Earl Crag, Carrock Fell & Chee dale. 

 MJAngry 15 Jul 2021
 WillDoyle 15 Jul 2021
In reply to MikeSilverstone:

Any of the lime bouldering bits, Attermire https://unknownstones.com/attermire-alcove-buttress/ 

Ease Gill https://unknownstones.com/ease-gill/

Goyden https://unknownstones.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/goyden-v-01.pdf

Trollers Gill https://unknownstones.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/trollers-gill-bouldering.pdf

Kilnsey and Gordale scar. Trowgill.

Generally speaking Lime bouldering is a bit underdeveloped so relying on websites like unknownstones. For sport routes just look at the guidebook.

 Lankyman 15 Jul 2021
In reply to MikeSilverstone:

Fairy Steps is in woodland and so will be mostly shady and cool

 PaulJepson 15 Jul 2021
In reply to Lankyman:

> Fairy Steps is in woodland and so will be mostly shady and cool

Watch out for ticks if you go there.

 Jon Stewart 15 Jul 2021
In reply to Lankyman:

> Fairy Steps is in woodland and so will be mostly shady and cool

Check the access, I think there's a problem now. 

 Lankyman 15 Jul 2021
In reply to Jon Stewart:

> Check the access, I think there's a problem now. 

Is this something new or just the longer term issue with Dallam Tower estate? I've not climbed on the Steps in years but thought access was OK at least on the Upper Tier? I've walked past lots of times in recent years and never seen any access problem.

To the OP: Woodwell nearby is similarly shaded

 Jon Stewart 15 Jul 2021
In reply to Lankyman:

Dunno, second hand info. Definitely worth checking. 

 PaulJepson 16 Jul 2021
In reply to Jon Stewart:

I was there a couple of weekends ago and experienced no issues. Few people out climbing on the upper tier, lots of walkers, no problems. 

In reply to MikeSilverstone:

> With the weather this weekend looking less-than-ideal for grit bouldering, can anyone recommend some sport/boulder crags on the cooler side within a 3~ hour drive of Leeds? 

Depends on what grade you're after, and not sure I'd drive 2-3 hours for the privilege, but... 

In reply to MikeSilverstone:

Trow Gill Shady and sunny options.

In reply to MikeSilverstone:

Carrock Fell is a friction dependent venue best in the winter...?

 DaveHK 16 Jul 2021
In reply to MikeSilverstone:

I've been at Crag Willas today, it was catching a good breeze and apparently often does. Some problems/routes in shade until middayish too. Not masses of hard stuff to go at there but a lovely spot. Also went to Water Crag a few days ago, similarly high and exposed.

Edit: I'll add that neither of those venues was in prime nick but we're at least bearable given the temperatures!

Post edited at 21:47
In reply to MikeSilverstone:

Ill probably get laughed at for even suggesting this but as much as malham cove is a  massive suntrap it can be quite pleasant from 2.30pm on especially the route on the left hand side.

Post edited at 23:02

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