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
1 Toothpegs V0+  
2 Croak V0+  
3 Free Rider V5 1
4 Snout V1  
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
Climb name Grade
9 Muck & Brass V1  
10 Tail Swipe E3 6a 1
11 Crocodile Gully D 1
12 Shark Nose VD * 2
13 Shark Attack E2 5b * 1
14 Octopus V1 2
15 Predator E2 5b * 2
16 Scales E2 5c ** 1
Climb name Grade
17 Hippo V5 1
18 Jaws E1 5b * 2
19 Tradnasty S 1
20 Mick Dundee V1 * 1
21 Romancing The Stone V2 4
22 Captain Hook V2 4
23 Tick-Tock V3 1

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