/ Filey Brigg ++
Anyone climbed at Filey Brigg lately? it appears in my "climbing in NE England" guide but doesn't seem to have any climbs logged here in recent years and I just wondered if it was in a fit state to climb?
Also an recommendations for climbing (sport / trad) in ~1hours drive from Filey would be great.
Last I heard it was fine (a couple of years ago).
I haven't been for years but in general it's tidal, storm-lashed, the mud comes down in winter, it's bitter cold especially in an easterly and there have been missing hangers for as long as it's been bolted. That said, if it's reasonably dry and it hasn't all washed away yet it's cracking fun, you usually just have to go look see what state it's in I'm afraid. Watkin's Ale is a cracker!
The NYM sandstone is very good, mostly bouldering and trad.
"hasn't all washed away" - that's what I was wondering!
within an hour of Filey, up the A171 you have Smuggler's Terrace and Stoupe Brow - both described pretty thoroughly on UKC crag pages and climbonline uk : http://www.climbonline.co.uk/north_york_moors1.htm... both are venues which have seen a great deal of development in the last 4 or 5 years with Smuggler's Terrace providing a bit more through the grades.
Bridestones on the eastern Moors at Dalby Forest will provide a pleasant days soloing/bouldering on interesting, occasionally sandy rock.
A good hours drive will get you up onto Blakey Ridge where you have access to Ravenswick (limestone bouldering & some minor trad), Oak Crag - pleasant setting but only a small crag, Round Crag - hard climbing everywhere you look plus a decent moorland bouldering venue called Duck Boulders.
To get around to the better known crags of Park Nab, Wainstones, Ravenscar, Scugdale or Highcliffe you are looking at 90minutes, perhaps a little bit more.
Fantastic - thanks! I've just come across Smuggler's as well and this looks like a good call.
Had a look at some of them in February seemed ok. The fishermen’s ladder was in worse condition but who knows the state of the bolts corrosion wise?! I was only looking up mind not climbing them
Alex Puccio has climbed Heritage, a Carlo Traversi Font 8B+ in Val Bavona, Switzerland. This was Puccio's fifth climb graded 8B+ after previously climbing Jade, The Wheel of Chaos, New Baseline and The Penrose Step.