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
2 Numpty Dumpty
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S 4a 1
3 A Stone Ruse
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E2 5c  
4 Doctor Dave
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E1 5c 2
5 Non-Secateur
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E1 5c * 2
6 Back in Business
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E1 5c * 3
7 À Coup Sûr
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HVS 5a * 4
8 Perhaps
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HVS 5b 1
9 Walkabout
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E1 5b * 2
10 Katherine's Dilemma
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E2 5c ** 5
11 Amber Nesta
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HVS 5a ** 12
12 Anukshuk
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VS 4b 5
13 Mzungu
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E3 6a *  
14 Superstitious?
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HVS 5a  
15 The Buggered Badger E2 5c * 1
16 Badgered Buzzard E2 5c * 4
17 Los Piratas
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E1 5b  
18 No See Um HVS 5a * 3
19 Treeneuk Crack
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VS 4c 1
20 The Raven
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E2 5c ** 7
21 Itsareet
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E3 5c  
22 Birds of a Feather
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E1 5b * 6
23 Amber Nectar
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E2 5c ** 3
24 Candle in the Wind
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HVS 5a * 12
25 The Wick
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VS 5a  
26 Crumble Corner
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HVS 5a  
27 Crumble Wall
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VS 4b  
28 Traffic Lights Crack E1 5c * 1
29 Haar
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HVS 5b  
30 Crocodile Crossing E2 5c * 1
  Henge Buttress
32 127 Hours V0- 2
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