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Climbs 64
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 100m a.s.l
Faces N

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Bouldering on 'Barry' at Ravensdale © Dave Warburton

Crag features

Coastal cragging overlooking Robin hood's bay. Rock varies massively across the crag, from exceptional on parts of the 'Walrus Buttress' and the 'Cow of the Sea recess', to death-on-a-stick sand-pulling over on the right-hand side and the tottering central buttress.

Development is very much still on-going, with many of the sheltered lines harbouring a fair few tufts of grass. There are still classics up for grabs and the few that have been climbed have only seen a hand-full of repeats so far. Everyone enjoys 'the brow' though, but pick a calmish day if you can.


The Quarry floor offers two of the largest boulders in the North Yorkshire Moors which, along with satellite boulders, can provide endless circuits and fun at all grades.

Approach notes

Small laybay at the bottom enough for 4-5 Cars. Walk along the No Vehicles track for a few metres until an obvious cleared track on the left, take the right branch off this over trimmed branches through a hidden track at the end, thus avoiding the carnivorous gorse.

AKA Stoupe Brow. More info here: http://www.climbonline.co.uk/stoupe_brow.htm
Steve Crowe - 30/Aug/11
A lot of potential here. The easier lines are numerous and of an unknown quality and quantity. The number of potential hard routes here is vast, and unlikely to be met by the quantity of local climbers that would be needed for the crag to be developed quickly. It'll be worked out one day though and we'll see how accurate my grade estimates were...
Franco Cookson - 18/Feb/11
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Barry The Boulder
2 Not So Bold E1 6a 1
3 Desperate Dan (Low Start) f7A+ * 2
4 Desperate Dan f7A 17
5 Requiem For a Dream
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f8A *** 2
6 Chuckie Egg f7B 3
7 Barry's Scoop E6 7a  
8 Barry's Wall E9 7a ***  
9 MYXOMOP E9 7a *** 1
10 Barry The Boulder E4 6a 3
11 Precision f7B * 4
12 Imprecise f6C 7
13 Red Eyes and Exit Polls f7A+ 1
  Bervert The Boulder
15 Untitled f6A 6
16 Key Hole Surgery f7A+ 7
17 Stoupe Crack
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f6A ** 20
18 Piton Crack f6C *** 11
19 Panda Pops f6A+ 4
20 ASBO Pops f6C+ 20
21 ASBO Pops RH f7A 14
22 ASBO Pops Traverse f7A 2
23 Don't Flake Out On Me * f5+ 1
Climb name Grade
  Walrus Buttress
25 Damascus E4 6c * 3
26 Drilled Sacrilege 6b+  
27 Flying Squirrel E6 6c * 1
28 Eyebrow E6 6b * 2
29 The White Scoop E7 6b ** 5
30 Central Crack E2 5c ** 8
31 Ram-raid E6 6c * 2
32 7 seas Proj E9 7a?  
33 The Guillemot Travels Project E8 6c?  
34 Walrus Flake Project E10 7a?  
35 Blunt Arete Project E10 7b?  
36 Fire Dance E6 6a *** 3
37 Fire Dance (Sport) 6c+ ** 4
  Cow Of The Sea Recess
39 Panda To The Masses E6 6c ** 3
40 Panda of Inspiration E6 6c 1
41 Wave to the Panda E6 6c 1
42 The Waves Of Inspiration E7 6c *** 4
43 Christiania E3 6a * 4
44 Eidolon E2 5c 2
45 Best Of Both E1 5a * 1
46 The Gulls of Navarone HVS 5a 1
47 Phallus Wall * E6 6a * 3
Climb name Grade
48 Akeldama * E6 6a * 4
  The Right Flank
50 Snake Charmer E2 5c 1
51 Seaside Slab S  
  The Cheeseblock
53 Mini Cheddar f5 3
54 Bread & Butter f6A 1
55 Hard Cheese f7A * 3
56 Nigel's Special Poo f7A+ * 1
57 Toad Night f6C 1
58 Dark Angel f7B+ 2
59 Ironside Finish f7A 1
60 Scarete V0 * 1
61 Nigel's Special Pop V8  
62 Dark Angel SS
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V10 1
63 Fox
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V4 1
64 Cool
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V4 1
65 Cheese Wagstaff f6A+ 2
66 Delusional Reality
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V6 1
67 Expectations of Rain E2 5c * 1
68 Mechanical Turk f7B 1
69 Dark Angel (low start) * f7C ** 1
70 Augmented Angel * f7C+ ** 1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.

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