Climbs 60
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 275m a.s.l
Faces W

blocks © jas wood

Crag features

A small edge of hard, quick-drying sandstone that lost some excellent climbs to a rockfall in 1995. Generally face climbing on small edges. Recommended routes: Zero Route (HVS 5a), Twin Cracks (S), Long Bow (VS 4c), Bowstring (HVS 5b).

Approach notes

No dogs.
>From Stokesley head east along minor roads past Easby towards the village of Kildale. After passing under the railway take the tarmac lane that leads right and onto the moor. Park just over the cattle grid.
5 min walk leads to the crag.


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.
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Have to agree with Jacks comments about the loose rock at teh top of twin cracks. Quite disconcerting when you stand on it. Wouldn't recomend it to be honest. Nice little crag with enough to keep you busy for a few hours. Was very windy today, and the rock whilst dry was very cold! Must be a lovely spot in the summer. Shame the lines are so short.
martinph78 - 08/Nov/12
Lovely little crag with some very nice, though disappointingly short, lines. Great for breaking into the HVS grade, and nice for them days where everywhere else would be wet. Beware the wobbling block at the top of Twin Cracks, can be disconcerting. Also beware of extreme winds at the top of the crag, tell your partner to shout!
Jack Graham - 06/Oct/11
Great Little Crag, with something for everyone. Quick Drying and in a nice location is it well worth a visit. There is also a boulder, called the NOS boulder that lies on the hillside down to the right of Park Nab over the fence. It is also worth a look as there are some 'Grit' like problems
DaveWarb - 13/Jan/08
One of the photos attached to this crag is actually Fontainbleau!
Simon Caldwell - 13/Jul/05
(13.04.05)After recent rainfall, there are several rocks that are now loose - in particular the large boulder at the top of 'Holly Tree Wall', this wobbles a fair bit and would be unsuitable to place any protection.
Bob Johnson - 14/Apr/05
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Kildale End
2 Slap Happy
HVS 6a * 5
3 Weetabix HVS 5c 3
4 Dangle E2 6a * 15
5 Martins Dilemma E1 6a 1
6 Lions Jaw HVS 5b * 24
7 The Lion King HVS 5c 31
8 Zero Route HVS 5a * 81
9 Cooks Gully-Left Chimney M 97
10 Cooks Gully Table Climb
M 76
11 A Step Class S 4b 85
12 High Stepper
HVS 5b 25
13 Dave Made Heather Go Home M 8
14 Forked Crack VD 148
15 Achilles Last Stand E2 5c/6a 13
16 Mowgli E1 5b 14
17 Baloo HS 4b 66
18 Grumble in the Jungle VD 111
19 Bagheera E1 5b 5
20 Twisting Chimney D 10
21 Twister E4 5c 7
22 One Day as a Tiger Moth VS 4c * 1
Climb name Grade
23 Twin Cracks HS 4b ** 323
24 Twin Cracks (Left Crack Only)
none 5a 51
25 Twin Cracks (Right Crack Only)
none 4b 57
26 Twin Cracks (Neither Crack)
none 5c 5
27 Dynamo E2 6b 4
  Ladies Gully
29 Left Gully D * 147
30 Right Crack S 4a 112
  The Pinnacle
32 Pinnacle Crack Eliminate HVS 5a 11
33 Pinnacle Crack-Left Hand D * 128
34 Pinnacle Crack-Right Hand S 4a 96
35 Pinnacle Face E1 5b * 37
36 Chairman's Climb HVS 4c ** 143
37 Chairman's Climb (direct start) HVS 5a ** 14
38 Chockstone Chimney D 160
  Jack's Wall
40 Wall Bar Buttress S 4a * 274
41 Wall Bar Buttress (Left Crack Only)
HS 4b 66
42 Parallel Lines VS 4c * 55
43 Picture This HVS 5a * 64
44 Scoop Chimney VD * 145
Climb name Grade
45 Pessimist E3 5c 13
46 Pessimist Variation Finish
E2 5b 6
47 Hara-Kiri HVS 5a ** 206
48 Hara-Kiri Direct HVS 5b 36
49 Beanland HVS 5a 8
50 Long Bow VS 4c ** 304
51 Bowstring HVS 5a * 137
52 The Bitter End HVS 5c * 32
53 A Harder Start E1 6a 12
54 The End VS 5a * 87
55 The Very End
VD 41
56 The Girdle Traverse
none 4c * 11
57 Low Level Traverse
none 5c * 4
58 Dave left hand * VE 4a 3
59 Dave right hand * VE 4c 3
60 Three Aretes - LH * f4+ 4
61 The Three Aretes - Centre * f4+ 3
62 The Three Aretes - RH * f4+ 4
63 The Three Aretes - 3rd Arete LH * f2 4
64 The Three Aretes - 3rd Arete RH * f2 5
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