Climbs 33
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 250m a.s.l
Faces W

John Hunt on School Me Font 6a, Clint Crags. © Rachel Hunt

Crag features

A collection of boulders and a massive quarry above Leighton Reservoir. The guide on the Leeds Wall website covers two of the natural bouldering sectors.

The Wall boulders are a nice safe venue for teams with small children in tow as the surrounding area is grassy and flat; reminiscent of the Burbage Valley in the Peak. The Optical Illusion boulders are unsuitable for kids due to the concealed drops and jumbled blocks, though there are some quality easier lines.

Tony Barley climbed eleven problems in the extensive quarry left of the venues described in the mini-guide and there is potential for hundreds of others. These details are released in Tony's memory with the full support of his family.

Approach notes

Park as for Roundhill - before the gate and well before the house. Follow the road over the dam of Roundhill Reservoir (SE 153773). Follow the obvious wide track in a North-Easterly direction. Pass several gates until the Wall boulders come into view. About 1 km.

Temporary access restrictions are posted on a sign at the head of the dam. The crags are on access land under current CRoW arrangements, but you have to cross some non-access land, so please stick to the paths.

N.B. Please do not approach from the dam of Leighton Reservoir. The warden is very friendly, but was clear that Yorkshire Water have had to close this approach due to public liability concerns.

A topo is availiable at: http://www.theleedswall.co.uk/ymc/downloads.htm.
John Hunt - 28/Nov/09
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Wall Boulders - Left Boulders
2 Woodlice Manor
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f3 5
3 Over Wall Arete
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f4 6
4 Over Wall Eliminate
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f5 2
5 Boot Jam
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f3 9
6 Scooped Arete
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f5 13
7 Centre of Slab
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f5 ** 7
8 Arete
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f6A * 7
9 Right of arete
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f6B ** 2
10 Backward J
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f6C *** 3
11 Long Lob
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f7A 3
12 End Wall
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f5 10
  Fun Boulder
14 Crusty Slab
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VB 3
  Wall Boulders - The School House
16 Easy
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f3 11
17 Two Chicken Heads
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f4 * 12
18 Grooves
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f3 11
19 School Me
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f6A ** 3
20 A2
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f6A * 2
21 AS
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f5+ 9
22 GCSE
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f5 * 8
23 Easy Crack
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f3 7
  The Optical Illusion Boulders
25 Left Edge
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f4 5
26 Centre Wall
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f4 * 7
27 Right Edge
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f3 6
28 Ladder
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VB 7
29 Wacky Death Trap
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f6B ** 4
30 Princeps
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f6A *** 5
31 Right Arete
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f5+ * 5
32 Break, Slopers, Top
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f5+ * 4
33 The Facet f3+ 2
34 Sublime Slab Left
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VB * 5
35 Sublime Slab Middle
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VB * 5
36 Sublime Slab Right
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VB * 5
37 Bilberry Bonus f4+ 1

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