Climbs 17
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 328m a.s.l
Faces W

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Bob Larkin making the first ascent of The Big Groove F6a+, Comb Hill Crag. © John Hunt

Crag features

Newly developed west facing crag in the dry valley above Malham Cove. Currently there are 11 recorded climbs from around f6a to f6c+.

Approach notes

No access issues but there is a kestrels nest in the hole right of Gillie Comb Buttress so please avoid this during the nesting season.

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Northern Limestone : Yorkshire, Cumbria, Lancashire

Northern Limestone : Yorkshire, Cumbria, Lancashire covers some of the best limestone crags in the UK including the big three of Malham, Kilnsey and Gordale. Alongside these titans are numerous other destinations that offer both sport and trad climbing throughout the grades, ranging from the intimidating walls of Blue Scar and Trow Gill to the long lines of newly-developed low to mid-grade sport crags such as Moughton Nab and Giggleswick South. Trad climbing is also well catered for on the walls and escarpments at the likes of Trowbarrow Quarry, Twistleton Scar, Attermire Scar and Witches Quarry.
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Looks shattered but feels OK - nice crag in the evening sun.
John H Bull (tcfka Bullybones) - 24/Aug/14
This place comes with a health warning...even for those used to Yorks lime easy-mid sport. Apart from 2 or 3 routes on the RHS the rest contain some very unstable rock. Nit Pick is ok and scores 1 star.
Bulls Crack - 11/Jun/11
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Gillie Comb Buttress 6b 13
2 The Ochre Groove 6a+ 16
3 The Secret's Out 6b+ 11
4 Give us a Clue 6a+ 18
5 Shoulder Charge 6a+ 11
6 Fine Tooth 6b * 35
Climb name Grade
7 Nit Pick 6b+ * 26
8 Central Buttress 6c * 22
9 The Big Groove 6a+ * 32
10 Cold Shoulder 6b+ 9
11 Clinically Annoyed 6c+ 9
12 Something for the Weekend 6b 4
Climb name Grade
13 Outdoor Education 6a+ 10
14 Darth Watlowes f5 5b 2
15 Ciley Myrus f4 4c 2
16 School's Out 6a 15
17 Toupee or not Toupee 5c 10

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