The classic corner crack with a truly epic feel to it. Probably the best single pitch VS in the country.

Terry Sullivan and Andrew Marr 1960

Ticklists: The 100 Best UK VS routes?, Classic Rock Climbs In Northern England by Bill Birket, NYMoors Classics, 100 best limestone climbs in Britain, CLIMB Mag's Top 100 routes in Britain, UK Classic Corners.

JohnBotham 15/Oct 2nd
with Ian Makkison, Jeremy Windsor
TobyA 01/Sep Lead O/S

Intimidating but never actually hard. Having bulky approach shoes and a packed up jacket hanging off the harness didn't help in a number of places though!

with Dave
rob.grafton 12/Aug Lead
with Ben
Hidden 06/Aug 2nd
Max Clarke 29/Jul Lead O/S
mike fenwick 25/Jul Solo
with Jas Wood
sarah hawker 17/Jul 2nd O/S

Wow! The climb is good, the holds are AMAZING!

with bob
Hidden 08/Jul Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Jul 2nd O/S
Dawn_K_B 01/Jul 2nd rpt

As good as last time, beautiful

with Ewan Wadsworth, Emma Jackson, Calum Wadsworth, Ruairidh Wadsworth
Calum Wadsworth 01/Jul Lead rpt

Annual ascent of the best route on the North York Moors. Top banana!

with Ewan, Emma
Simon Caldwell 22/Jun 2nd rpt
with Carmen
Hidden 22/Jun Lead rpt
Hidden 18/Jun Lead
Anna Healy 18/Jun 2nd O/S
with michelle
kermit_uk 18/Jun 2nd
Charlie Staincliffe 23/May Lead O/S

Lovely route - well worth it!

Anti-faff 23/May Lead rpt
with Roger
Daly3174 23/May 2nd
with Charlie stancliffe
joeflan 14/Mar Lead O/S
SingleSpeederK 16/Dec/16 2nd
Anna Maykova 22/Oct/16 Lead O/S

In memory of Frazer Campbell.

with Ian
johnjb 14/Sep/16 2nd O/S

A fine route

with Harry
JHC ?/Sep/16 Lead O/S

Katie had a lot of fun on this when her part of her backpack got stuck, she frightened all the poor pigeons off.

with Katie
freemanTom 30/Aug/16 2nd rpt
with Chris Coapes
Hidden 30/Aug/16 Lead
Malcolm Bass 16/Aug/16 Lead rpt
with Adrian Mellor
Hidden 11/Aug/16 2nd rpt
Hidden 11/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Calum Wadsworth 16/Jul/16 Lead rpt

Cracking as always!

with Ewan, Emma
lukimotaka 16/Jul/16 2nd
with Josh
Dawn_K_B 16/Jul/16 2nd O/S

Before the family BBQ, well done Ewan and really cool route!

Hidden 10/Jul/16 2nd
Anti-faff 30/Jun/16 Lead rpt

Awesome. Chucking it down with rain but only the top eight metres or so was wet. Felt quite hard this time!

with Willy Mac
jkarran 28/May/16 Lead

Great route that felt long, steep and intimidating after a few months off climbing while never actually being hard. Generally solid rock despite the disconcertingly hollow sounding patch at 20ft and it'll take more decent gear than you could carry. Wonderful location and a route that's been on my list for years.

Anti-faff 24/May/16 Lead O/S

Wonderful from start to finish and, dare I say it, about as soft touch as VS gets! Really great if you're just moving into VS as it's physically straight forward, solid and has lots of gear.

with Dangerous Dave
lithos 03/May/16 2nd

lovely evening but cold when the sun went in, Jamie cruised it.

with jamie b
Jamie Brown 03/May/16 Lead rpt
with Mike Shaw, Rob Stone
duncana 10/Apr/16 Lead

Had planned to have a day's climbing elsewhere, but a lazy start meant this fitted perfectly, on a lovely sunny sprint day. Awesome route, weird limestone which is soft and eroded, but with large harder 'pebbles' that don't erode and you can get hands around, and lots of threads for slings. Mostly well-balanced bridging all the way up. Pippa claims I took ages to climb it.

with Pippa Archer
ActionSte 02/Nov/15 2nd
Hidden 20/Sep/15 2nd rpt
gateaublaster 28/Aug/15 Lead rpt

Crux gets the heart going a bit, beautiful climb that's been on the list for a while now

Hidden 25/Aug/15 2nd
freemanTom 25/Aug/15 Lead rpt
with Nicky, Ben Pearce
Calum Wadsworth 23/Jul/15 Lead rpt

Absolutely brilliant as always, got to be one of the best VS' in the country!

with Emma
Georgie25 14/Jul/15 Lead
glaramara 12/Jul/15 2nd

Brave lead IMHO. Not a technical climb but intimidating.

with Mau mau
maumau 12/Jul/15 Lead O/S
freemanTom 26/May/15 Lead

Think only second time I've led it. Took my time.

with Andy Lang
Andrew Knight 24/May/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/May/15 Lead O/S
Richard Alderton 17/Apr/15 Lead

Been meaning to do this for ages. Very good moves in great position. Best VS in the country? No, but possibly the best HS of it's length in the North East... Plenty of gear, but it will take half the rock with it when you fall off.

with Liam
Dervey 17/Apr/15 2nd O/S
with Rich
Pay Attention 05/Apr/15 Lead

Best to approach by abseil down the gully down right of the solitary seat where the Cleveland Trail turns from NW to N. There is an abseil stake and a large silver birch at the head of this gully which takes you down between Absinthe and Domino.

with Trevor
Kyle87 22/Oct/14 Lead O/S

I can see the appeal to the adventurous types. But this climb was not my cup of tea. This is not rock climbing - it's sandstone-flakes-held-together-with-dirt... climbing. Not worth a star. Not safe.

Puma 20/Aug/14 Lead

A very nice route, long and some interesting moves through the bulging flux. Made more interesting by having three bulges to move through. Plenty of gear and good holds. Too many to choose from!

with Dave Wiffen - YAC
Tom Smith 04/Aug/14 2nd O/S

This is an amazing climb and brilliantly led by Will! We had to work quickly as the BBC were there filming Franco Cookson.

Will Smith 04/Aug/14 Lead rpt

Finally came back to lead this. What a superb climb. The gear is plentiful but not always obvious because of the weird rock. Made more interesting by the film crew for "Secret Britain" getting set up to film Franco Cookson leading it, seconded by the two presenters!

with Tom
guisboro andy ?/Aug/14 Lead
David Stevens 15/Jul/14 2nd O/S
with Keith
Keith Swainson 15/Jul/14 Lead
with david stevens
Hidden 08/Jul/14 Lead rpt
Simon Caldwell 08/Jul/14 2nd rpt
with Carmen
Hidden 14/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/May/14 Lead O/S
freemanTom 20/May/14 2nd
with Chris Coapes
scott1895 03/May/14 Lead O/S
John Lavelle 03/May/14 2nd O/S
with Corey, Scott
WNW 11/Apr/14 2nd
with Rudi Feldtman
Jenny Hall 09/Mar/14 Solo O/S
with Louis
Louis Hume 09/Mar/14 Lead

Always a pleasure

with Jenny
chris skipton ??/2014 -
with alec
Hidden ?/Nov/13 Lead RP
Martin Bennett 25/Sep/13 -
with SF
RM199 26/Aug/13 2nd O/S

worth HVS for seriousness

Calum Wadsworth 16/Aug/13 Lead rpt
with Emma
jonnysims 06/Aug/13 Lead O/S

nice climb - good gear - feels exposed in places

with Matt Bello
freemanTom 06/Aug/13 2nd rpt

Smooth lead by the Tillster

with Amy Till
Tilt ?/Aug/13 Lead
with Tom
FragOcon 10/Jul/13 Lead O/S

good route, little dirty.

Hidden 04/Jul/13 2nd
Al_Matheson ?/Jul/13 TR O/S
Hidden 29/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Simon Caldwell 25/Jun/13 2nd rpt
with Carmen
lithos 25/Jun/13 Lead

so nice - again (midges came out to play )

with ccc
Hidden 25/Jun/13 Lead rpt
Jamie Brown 25/Jun/13 2nd O/S

Great route. No hard moves really, it just keeps going, but good gear and plenty of oppertunities to rest. Pretty sound rock too. Can't wait to get back and lead it.

Alpenglow 17/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Good route, but not as good as I was expecting - a little dirty. Maybe I had hyped it up a lot in my head...

Hidden 09/Jun/13 Lead O/S
mcondon ?/Jun/13 2nd
freemanTom 28/May/13 2nd
with Peter CMC
Climbster 26/May/13 2nd β
with Ian
Bloke on a Rope 26/May/13 Lead O/S

Decided to start working through the '100 best' list in Climb and this was the first , what a excellent route ! only 99 left !

with Matt
Puma 21/May/13 Lead dnf

Birds are nesting on this route at the moment so we did something else.

Hidden ?/May/13 TR O/S
Matthew Ferrier 18/Feb/13 Lead O/S

Terrific. Plenty of jugs and gear all the way up, fantastic positions as well.

kirsten 01/Dec/12 2nd

Can definitely see the potential, need to repeat in positve temps and without a pack on!

lewiz 01/Dec/12 Lead O/S

Very cold hands

Jodgson 05/Aug/12 Lead O/S

First 'big' lead really, and despite one or two slightly panicky moments I really enjoyed it! Not as loose as I thought it was going to be either which was nice

ruairidhwad ?/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Burnes
freemanTom 22/May/12 2nd
with Peter CMC
David_Gledson 29/Mar/12 Lead

Awesome! A truly lovely route to climb(what else would you do with it?). So so many threads, take as many slings as possible, and a set of wires, thats it(although i did place a number 2 friend, i reckon its probably not needed, cant remember though).

timmsy 29/Mar/12 2nd
Calum Wadsworth 19/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Ruairidh Wadsworth
Narked4fun ??/2012 -
robin_hackney 29/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Utterly brilliant! Worth a trip to the crag just for this route!

with Si
Hidden 29/Oct/11 2nd O/S
riven 03/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Aug/11 Lead
Sam Marks 29/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Probably the finest route on whitestone and sound rock! despite this being below my limit, this is probably one of my best leads. ive certainly done harder hvs's!

ablackett 13/Jul/11 Lead
with Andy Wallace
Steve Lenartowicz 10/Jul/11 -
freemanTom 29/Jun/11 Lead

1st Whitestone route, steady climbing, questionable gear. Superb.

with Rory & friend SOC
Hidden 29/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Simon Caldwell 28/Jun/11 Lead rpt

As good as ever. Is it my imagination or does the rock near the bottom sound hollower than it used to?!

with Carmen
Louis Hume 14/May/11 Lead
Jenny Hall 14/May/11 2nd O/S


Hidden 14/May/11 2nd
ilona torstensson 04/May/11 2nd O/S

wouldn't want to lead it, great pleasure seconding it. BUT it was nails!!

ritid 04/May/11 Lead rpt

felt harder than last time!!!!! knackered, ilona put me to shame and ran up it!!!

Jack00 01/May/11 Lead O/S
with Andy Graham
Hidden 06/Mar/11 2nd O/S
petegunn 06/Mar/11 Lead

Very good. mentally quite draining because of the odd rock type!

with Davina
alkira ??/2011 -
Sam Marks ?/Dec/10 2nd

Especially memorable! first outing on whitestone and done in the pitch black!

with Matt Capsey
Hidden 09/Oct/10 Lead
mikecollins 04/Aug/10 2nd
Ste Ridd 04/Aug/10 2nd

Good holds, good gear and bold attitude required.

manmike 04/Aug/10 Lead
Chriswallis2 11/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Anna
lithos 22/May/10 Lead

crag to our self on wonderful day, in the shade till late so didnt get fried

with julie
Russell Lovett 18/Apr/10 Lead O/S

Have waited 20 years since hearing about this climb to finaly get round to doing it.

with alan taylor
melonmike 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Matt Roper, Franco
alexrafferty1986 10/Apr/10 Lead O/S

Be bold and climb the outside, awesome route!!

with David Bishop
ritid 28/Mar/10 Lead O/S

waited a year to lead this, windy, a true classic

with martin race
Andy Graham ??/2010 Solo rpt
markfairbank 10/Dec/09 Lead O/S

Set off about 8pm with head torches - awesome fun. Not too cold either ;)

with Ian Moore, Mick D
Hidden 07/Nov/09 Lead O/S
dan stead ?/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Chris
Hidden 15/Jul/09 2nd
Mountain Llama 15/Jul/09 2nd
with Andy & Harry
Simon Caldwell 01/Jul/09 2nd rpt
with Carmen
Mattyk 28/Jun/09 Lead O/S

On Lewis's stag do. meant to do two days before but forgot guide so went to wrong place. Absolutely superb. In honest opinion a contender for best VS in Yorkshire.

with Dom and Lewis
Hidden 03/Jun/09 2nd
jonka ?/Jun/09 2nd
with sean
jason 06/May/09 -
with manmike
manmike 29/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Jason
SidekickDan 05/Apr/09 2nd O/S

Awesome climb

with Tom Hart
Dave Warburton 16/Nov/08 2nd rpt

Fehkin' Freezing and my rucksack fell the entire cliffe height... Camera and sandwich were OK!

Dave Warburton 05/Oct/08 Lead O/S

Has taken me ages to get on this Classic. I made the most of it (in more ways than one) and considered a Solo with Franco, but we had to have someone taking the photos so i decided against it ;-)

Franco Cookson OLD 05/Oct/08 Solo


Hidden 28/Sep/08 Lead
Franco Cookson OLD 09/Jul/08 Lead
IanJackson 09/Jul/08 2nd
IanJackson 05/Jul/08 2nd
with Big Ian
Skinny Kin 14/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with Piotr Bamberski
Hidden 06/Jun/08 Lead
jonka ?/Jun/08 2nd
with degs
pebbles 13/May/08 Lead

superb route

with peter evans
Simon Caldwell 13/May/08 2nd rpt

As good a route as ever

with Carmen
Hidden 16/Mar/08 2nd O/S
Franco Cookson ??/2008 -
Hidden 24/Oct/07 Lead O/S
IanJackson 03/Jun/07 AltLd rpt
with Robeverybody
Simon Caldwell 22/May/07 2nd rpt

As enjoyable as ever

with Carmen
Will Smith 22/May/07 2nd rpt
with Peter Evans
Hidden 22/May/07 2nd O/S
Brown 31/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with Beth
MeMeMe 27/Aug/06 2nd

Positive holds just where you want them (actually virtually everywhere on the whole climb), goes through steep territory without being pumpy, fantastic location. Top climb.

with Andy
IanJackson 15/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Robeverybody
Simon Caldwell 13/Jun/06 2nd rpt
with Carmen and Will
Will Smith 13/Jun/06 2nd O/S
rob askew 03/Jun/06 2nd O/S

ben lead, took an hour but he hasnt climbed in a while. brilliant climb a true classic

with ben
IanJackson 03/Jun/06 2nd β

Needed to warm up some how..

with Robeverybody
IanJackson 31/May/06 Lead O/S

Frist taste of whitestone, and wished i had brought more slings

with Luke Hunt
Scott Anderson ??/2006 Lead O/S
Simon Caldwell 26/Jul/05 2nd rpt
with Carmen
chrishedgehog ?/May/05 Lead O/S
with Jen Dargue
chrishedgehog 02/Apr/05 Lead
snowy owl 02/Apr/05 2nd
Ally Smith ??/2005 Lead O/S

Date is a guess

Hidden ??/2005 Lead O/S
Simon Caldwell 14/Jul/04 Lead rpt
with Carmen
GPN ?/Jul/04 2nd
Simon Caldwell 25/Jun/03 2nd rpt
with Carmen
Hidden ?/Jun/02 Lead O/S
Simon Caldwell ?/Jun/02 2nd rpt
karly54 ??/2002 Lead
Simon Caldwell ??/2002 2nd rpt
the abmmc ??/2002 2nd
Bullybones ??/2000 -
GrahamUney 07/Oct/99 Lead O/S
with Dave Thompson
andybirtwistle 11/Jul/99 Lead
mike fenwick ?/Mar/99 Lead


with Phil Goldsmith
Pete Pozman 18/Oct/98 Solo

with a ropeman

barryjacks 17/Oct/98 2nd
with Andrew Maddison
Roget 06/Sep/98 2nd O/S
with jim
Simon Caldwell 05/Sep/98 Lead O/S

A 35th birthday present to myself!

Simon Caldwell 05/Sep/98 2nd rpt

to retrieve gear, as the second couldn't follow

the abmmc ??/1998 2nd
Hidden ?/Sep/96 Lead
Robinl100 ?/Aug/96 Lead O/S
with Paddy Muir
Hidden 06/Apr/96 TR rpt
Hidden ??/1996 -
tracyclimber 21/Aug/95 2nd
charlesmfrench 12/Mar/94 Lead O/S

This climb has the sort of holds you think are only found on climbing walls.

with Glynis
Simon Caldwell ?/Jun/93 Lead dnf

Backed off from the cave near the bottom

with Martin
Rog Wilko ?/Aug/92 Lead

Sensational route.

with Debbie Wilkinson
Dave Turnbull 21/Jun/92 -
with Jane Turnbull
malc 02/Jun/92 Lead O/S
with AP
nai ?/Apr/91 2nd
with Roger Devy
RichardMc 06/May/90 Lead O/S
with Betty Cubby
Hidden 15/Apr/89 Lead
Hidden 27/Jul/88 Lead
kato'sdad ??/1988 Lead
with AndyDevine
The Jazz Butcher ??/1988 -
lithos ??/1988 Lead
with mark planner, jw + all sorts
Moses 03/Aug/87 Lead O/S
allmag 22/Jul/87 Lead O/S

Led this a couple of times before. This time the crag was shrouded in dense mist and, on the upper part of the route, we could have been in the Dolomites - hugely atmospheric. A brilliant route but not for the faint-hearted; certainly not at Hard Severe: definitely feels VS (I see it's now upgraded to VS)

babymoac 20/Apr/87 Lead
with MTW
Hidden ?/Nov/86 Lead
Pete Pozman 20/Oct/85 Lead O/S
with John Byrne
Steve Crowe ??/1985 Lead O/S

circa 1985

telemark ??/1982 2nd
with Mick Harris
Will Webb ??/1981 -
Hidden ??/1980 -
Hidden ?/Apr/79 2nd
Hidden ??/1976 Lead
jon 08/Nov/75 Lead
with garth, Elaine
mikej 29/Apr/74 Lead

A bit stiff for Hard Severe

with E
Dave Musgrove 11/Jul/71 AltLd
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