Altitude 200m a.s.l
John Hunt, belayed by Tim Fryer, on the first ascent of Croc Bloc E2/3 5c, Crodile Crag. © Dave Musgrove
The crags are in woodland below the prominent boulder of Crocodile Rock. They are the extreme end of the mighty Guisecliff escarpment.
The crags divide into the main areas of Croc Block, Tail Swipe
Buttress and Shark Slab, which form a lower tier. There is some more bouldering above on the actual Crocodile Rock. The routes are quality gritstone outings; the best being in the VS to E3 range.
The crag receives good morning sun and is well sheltered. It is a good bet early in the year. It may be prudent to brush the upper slab of Shark Slab prior to an early season lead, but most of the routes stay fairly clean.
This is another find from the Yorkshire pioneer, Tony Barley; this guide is dedicated to his memory.
Park as for Nought Bank in the little lay-by on the right hand side of the road (facing downhill). Cross the road and follow the wall up the hill until a makeshift gate is reached. Trend up hill towards the crag.
On the RAD (the Regional Access Database) the area is classified as
|A topo is availiable at: http://www.theleedswall.co.uk/ymc/downloads.htm.|
John Hunt - 28/Nov/09
|5||Tears||VS 5a **||1|
|6||The Tear Jerker Finish||HVS 5a||2|
|7||Thick Skin||HVS 5b||1|
|8||Croc Bloc||E3 5c **||2|
|9||Muck & Brass||V1|
|10||Tail Swipe||E3 6a||1|
|12||Shark Nose||VD *||2|
|13||Shark Attack||E2 5b *||1|
|15||Predator||E2 5b *||2|
|16||Scales||E2 5c **||1|
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