300m. Pleasant grade 2 scrambling up the dry gill bed. Interesting scrambling and scenary throughout. The gorge finishes with a large headwall. Tackled direct this gives a short pitch of diff climbing, where a rope and/or climbing shoes may well be appreciated. The crux is at the top so a fall would be nasty. Note: the scrambling can be continued for quite a long way after the Diff headwall (in wet or winter really best to take a short 10m rope and a bit of gear. The scramble continues under the footbridge where there are a few nice steps and a nifty pool traverse and on until the stream levels out where a very handy gate on the left provides escape without any fence hopping.

sheelba 19/Jun Solo

Quality but Crook gill is definitely better value

with Becky, Naomi
Tim Rodgers 07/Jan Solo
LauraC567 11/Dec/16 Solo
with Connor
rich_greeny 02/Dec/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 01/Oct/16 Solo rpt
Sarahshort246 01/Oct/16 Solo
Ben.donnison 26/Aug/16 Sent β
nrg8125 30/Jul/16 Solo O/S
yossarian714 02/May/16 Solo O/S

It was dry at the start, but there was a lot of water coming down the Diff step, which made for an intense experience

noteviljoe 02/May/16 Solo O/S

Really picturesque. Now water at the start but the hard step was in fast flow and provided a bit of terror.

nige 12/Jul/15 Solo
with Louis Hunt, jay hunt
JudithE 17/May/15 -

fresh rock fall (within last 12 hours) and a dead snake among the interesting items this time. the pitch of V Diff at the end was nice and dry. Pete spent a moment or two working out how to lead it, I felt weak and managed it on the third attempt with minimal scene, CRG did it quickly and elegantly but with more bad language. Martin cruised it, what with his new hip an' all.

with Ranger, Pete, Cristina
Ian Ackerley 13/Apr/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/Jan/14 Solo rpt
RM199 27/Dec/13 Solo O/S

Solo up to pitch in v wet weather. Canyon back down. Sporting

Robbiobaby 03/Nov/13 Solo dnf
Hidden 03/Nov/13 Solo
mc2006 ??/2013 -
Hidden 16/Sep/12 Solo
Hidden 19/Aug/12 2nd
tobyk 14/Jun/12 Solo

Great scramble (in bone dry conditions!!)

with Emma Akam
yorkshiresherpa ?/Dec/11 Solo
Graeme Hammond 13/Nov/11 Solo O/S

Great afternoon out with Becky's parents + friends Ed and Chris. Trailled a rope on the harder bits and the 'Diff finish' for some off the group. Some tricky sections with slimy wet rock. Bailed out at the bridge.

with Becky E
JudithE 13/Nov/11 Solo

Many times; a favourite local outing especially as an introduction to others

Becky E 13/Nov/11 Solo O/S

Also with Chris & Ed in tow. Soloed everything except the Diff pitch (seconded with a bowline round the waist - very traditional!). Good fun: would be great when dry.

brownie0705 29/Apr/11 Solo

First time Scramble for Beth

BaildonBanker ??/2011 Solo
Hidden ??/2011 Solo β
Trespasser ??/2011 -

Fantastic place, wondeful long series of ever-increasing scrambles, only final wall defeated us (no rope). Gill was wet & slippy, but virtually no water running through it, almost dry riverbed.

Mattyk 23/Dec/10 Solo

Snowed up rock. Top pitch covered in verglas. chickened out of soloing this half way the last steep bit - had a handy top rope thrown down. would need curious conditions to be in proper winter nic.

with Dominick Spracklen
DerwentDiluted 22/May/10 Solo
with Brendon, Nicola Pettit
Brendon ?/May/10 Solo
Simon Caldwell 17/Apr/10 Solo

Interesting way to start a fell run :-)

with Carmen
Mattyk 20/Sep/09 Solo rpt

No where near as good as when i did it in winter. Sunday hangover cure following aaron's stag do.

with Aaron lockwood
Hidden 19/Sep/09 -
Hidden 30/Aug/09 -
Will Smith 21/Mar/09 Lead O/S

Michelle's first experience of climbing and a good place to get started. Most of the scrambling is easy and made for good ground to mess around with ropework. There's an interesting corner and a few steep steps. The final diff pitch gave a good taste of easy rock climbing. Overall, a very nice short trip out and a novelty to be scrambling in Yorkshire.

with Michelle
jimorothy ?/Dec/08 Solo

Fantastic winter's day out and highly recommended. While cold and wet the levels of water were only a significant problem on the crux headwall (ducking under the waterfall gave us a healthy soking).

with Rachel Crolla
Hidden 09/Oct/08 -
Hidden 30/Sep/08 Solo O/S
mike fenwick ?/Oct/07 Solo
with Ben Pearce
Mattyk 31/Dec/06 Solo O/S

Brilliant.. full on wet conditions. saved what could have been a bad new year.

with Tom Rumsey, Ali K, Jamie Moss
Hidden 31/Dec/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 09/Jul/06 Solo O/S
shoulders 09/Jan/03 -
Andy Say 22/Jan/98 Solo
Dave Musgrove 09/Apr/94 Solo

Did Crook Gill the same day.

with David
Dave Musgrove Jnr 09/Apr/94 Solo


with Dad
Iain Thow 03/May/86 Solo
Paul Clarke ??/1982 -
with Leeds Crew
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