Climbs 23
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 200m a.s.l
Faces NE

John Hunt, belayed by Tim Fryer, on the first ascent of Croc Bloc E2/3 5c, Crodile Crag. © Dave Musgrove

Crag features

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.

Approach notes

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:
John Hunt - 28/Nov/09
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
3Free RiderV5 1
5TearsVS 5a **1
6The Tear Jerker FinishHVS 5a 2
7Thick SkinHVS 5b 1
8Croc BlocE3 5c **2
9Muck & BrassV1  
10Tail SwipeE3 6a 1
11Crocodile GullyD 1
12Shark NoseVD *2
13Shark AttackE2 5b *1
14OctopusV1 2
15PredatorE2 5b *2
16ScalesE2 5c **1
17HippoV5 1
18JawsE1 5b *2
19TradnastyS 1
20Mick DundeeV1 *1
21Romancing The StoneV2 4
22Captain HookV2 4
23Tick-TockV3 1

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