Climbs 141
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 300m a.s.l
Faces N

Sunset at Rocky Valley © Simon Caldwell

Crag features

North Facing so get the right conditions or suffer the consequences.

This Ain't the quarry........

The Bouldering described in the TC guide is also described by a Topo which I have uploaded as a Photo (see below)

Approach notes

Rocky Valley lies approximately 800m W of the better-known Cow and Calf area. Car Park 100m from the Cow & Calf rocks. Bus and train to Ilkley approx. 3 km away. Allow 50 min for the walk.

Guidebooks

Northern England

The book is a selected route and crag guide although it still manages to pack over 2350 routes between its covers, spread across 44 crags. The main focus is on routes of all grades from Moderate to E9, but the best bouldering is also described.
More info
On 27/05/2013 a large block became detached on the lower section of 'The Flake Climb', trapping a climbers arm. Required the help of fire service and mountain rescue to extract him. The block was left held up by wedges inserted by the fire service. Three local notables did their BMC duty and have removed the block that had trapped the chap's arm. 5th June 2013.
peteJ23 - 08/Aug/14
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Number One Buttress 
2Cooper's SlabVD *57
3Private LineE3 6a  
4BeelineHVS 5b ***171
5Beyond The FringeE5 6a *21
6WiseguysE8 6c ** 
7Little A ClimbS 4a 76
8Herbacious Border Variation
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VS 4c 8
9Dot's CracksHS 4b 15
 Number Two Buttress 
11StictionVS 4c 14
12Stiction ChimneyVD *67
13NordwandE2 5b *11
14Scoop and HoleHVS 5a **19
15Forgotten AreteE3 6a  
16Superb Too RightE6 6c **1
17BerserkerE2 5b **14
18Am I Brown?
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E1 5b 3
19The StridHS 4b *41
20The Strid (Direct)
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VS 4c 12
21Flypaperf4 *24
22V Groovef4+ *5
23Ivor the EngineHVS 5c  
24Jones The Steam
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HVS 5b  
 Number Three Buttress 
26Pink, Ginger and IrishE3 5c  
27Black ChimneyVD *36
28Minigrip
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E2 5b  
29Three Slabs RouteS 4a **300
30Three Slabs Chimney
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VD 2
31Sod Itf5 * 
32Bogey Wallf4+ *28
33HadesHVS 5b *20
34Peach Melba
-
E6 6b  
35The Flake ClimbS 4a ***345
36Gremlin's Wall
-
E4 6b 1
37Oak Tree SlabS 4b *93
38Oak Tree CrackS 4a 29
39Crack And Wall
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VS 4c 6
40Spiral
-
S 4a *9
 Number Four Buttress 
42Rockin' Valley AreteE5 6a * 
43Sentry Box
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S 4a *114
44Sentry Box (Direct)HS 4b *65
45KestrelVS 4c *36
46My First ObsessionE2 5b  
47Shock HorrorE6 6b **36
48Rodney MullenE9 6c *** 
49Slide ZoneE4 6a * 
50Throstle's Nest ClimbHS 4b 7
51Twin CracksHS 4b *23
52SomersaultVS 4c **83
53Long ChimneyD **137
54Long Chimney DirectHVD **57
55The Link
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S 4a 8
56Walker's HangoverHVS 5a **71
57Sound BoxVS 4b 19
58The Tremor Wall Finish
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HVS 5b  
59Tombstone CrackVS 4b *13
60La PetiteS 1
 Number Five Buttress 
62Dale's Delight
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MS 6
63Blasphemy CrackHS 4b *26
64The ChuteS 4b *20
65Gym CrackHVS 5b **30
66SylviaE3 5c *11
67VestigeE3 6a *4
68SylvesteE2 5b **46
69VesteE1 5b *32
70Cat Like ThiefE1 5c 1
71Go BetweenE1 5c  
72String Vest
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HVS 5a *4
73Uncle Vester
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E4 6a * 
74Fat Flossin'E1 5c  
75Little B Route
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S 4a 8
76DionysiusE3 6a  
77BeetrootHVS 5b 4
 Number Six Buttress 
79Fear of a Failed Race
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E5 6a 2
80Catapult CrackHVS 4c *9
81Blue Meanies Tea PartyE3 5c  
82Sunburst FinishE5 6a * 
83Ruby ParrotE3 5c *1
84GutsieVS 4c 6
85Stump ChimneyVS 4b 6
86Diamond DogsE3 5c *1
87Blind ValleyE3 5c ***31
88Blind FaithE4 6a ** 
89Countdown to DisasterE8 6b ***3
90Brush CrackS 4a 19
91ArrowheadS 4a 15
92Lady Mabel Route
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VD 5
93Taj MahalVD 6
94Windy ButtressVS 5a *4
95S Route
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VD 9
96The OgreVS 4c *13
97The CenturionE5 6a  
98MatchboxHS 4b *12
99Smog Wall
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HS 4b 2
100Smog Monster
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E3 6b  
101Overhanging Chockstone CrackD 7
102Double Chockstone CrackS 4a 12
103Spreading the Disease
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E3 6b * 
104Holly Tree RouteD 52
105Spread-eagleHS 4b **76
106Eagle EyedVS 4b ** 
107Bird of Prey
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E1 5b 3
108Bald EagleE3 5c *5
109Illegitimate CrackVS 4c ***171
110Tricyclist
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E2 6a  
111Cyclist
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E4 6a  
112Rag SlabHVD 6
113Too FarS 6a 1
114A Girdle of Number Six ButtressS 1
 Bouldering 
 YMC AREA ONE 
 TC Area 1 - Clubber Lang 
118The Big Aretef4 *1
119The Biggish Slabf3+ **1
120Clubber Langf7B *20
121Roof Problemf7A 1
 TC Area 2 - Rocky Balboa 
123Thunderlips; The Ultimate Malef7B ***10
124Rockyf7A *3
125The Italian Stallionf7B *4
126Rocky Balboa
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f7C 1
127T.C.f7B+ ***1
 YMC AREA TWO 
 TC Area 3 - A Crimson Tear 
130A Crimson Tear
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f7C+ 1
131Sweet Dreams
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f8A *6
132Sweet Dreams standing startf7B **14
 Tc Area 4 - Energy Follows Thought 
134Body Rocker
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f7A 17
135Energy Follows Thought
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f7B 7
136UgV3 *1
137HyborianV5 *1
 TC Area 5 - Carnivore Roaming 
139Side Skirtf6C+ 1
140Up the Skirtf7A+ 6
141Dobbo's Traverse
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f6B 2
142You JestV2 1
143Scout Wallf6A *1
144Beyond Bordersf7A 9
145Fa Kin Su Pa
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f6B 5
146Bloc Beside Fa Kin Su PaV3 1
147Off LedgeV2 2
148Easy WallV1 *2
149The Flake
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f5 1
150Frank
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f8A 4
151Small AreteV0 1
152A Carnivore Roaming
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f7B **1
 TC Area 6 - Polar Haze 
154Polar Hazef7B ***6
155Apollo Creed
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V6  
156Ivan Drago
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V8  
 Not Checked / Unknown 

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