Climbs 30
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 267m a.s.l
Faces NE

walkabout © nickcanute

Crag features

For grit, Ravensnest is a monster of a crag. Hugely impressive but no masterpiece. Get to know it better and there are some great hidden qualities. The rewards are some long and unusually adventurous routes with varied climbing in imposing situations. Once past the friable lower sections, rock quality improves giving climbing with a big crag feel more usually associated only with the large grit quarries.

Approach notes

Parking off the lane leading north-east from Red House Farm on Holestone Gate road. Follow the lane for 60m beyond the wood on the right. Cross the stone wall on the right and follow the path down through the field. Join another footpath running along the edge of the wood and follow this rightwards and uphill for 400m. The righthand end of the Tor can be seen where the footpath levels out. Tracks lead down at either end.

Well worth a visit. Plenty to occupy for a full day out. Big routes, quite adventurous. Intersting climbing neither pumpy or fingery, but sort of all over 'involving'. "The Raven" was the best quality route we climbed - almost 3 stars!
TonyM - 06/Jun/11
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Main Crag 
2Numpty Dumpty
S 4a 1
3A Stone Ruse
E2 5c  
4Doctor Dave
E1 5c 2
E1 5c *2
6Back in Business
E1 5c *3
7À Coup Sûr
HVS 5a *4
HVS 5b 1
E1 5b *2
10Katherine's Dilemma
E2 5c **5
11Amber Nesta
HVS 5a **12
VS 4b 5
E3 6a * 
HVS 5a  
15The Buggered BadgerE2 5c *1
16Badgered BuzzardE2 5c *4
17Los Piratas
E1 5b  
18No See UmHVS 5a *3
19Treeneuk Crack
VS 4c 1
20The Raven
E2 5c **7
E3 5c  
22Birds of a Feather
E1 5b *6
23Amber Nectar
E2 5c **3
24Candle in the Wind
HVS 5a *12
25The Wick
VS 5a  
26Crumble Corner
HVS 5a  
27Crumble Wall
VS 4b  
28Traffic Lights CrackE1 5c *1
HVS 5b  
30Crocodile CrossingE2 5c *1
 Henge Buttress 
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