Climbs 78
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)

Faces NW

Where the wild things are © Si Litchfield

Crag features

Another gem in the Simonside Hills. It offers a great deal of variety to the climber, whether they be a VD or E5 leader, or a dedicated boulderer. The crag is a labyrinth of jumbled buttresses with about 30 routes of often VS and above.

Parking and Approach

The crag is best approached from Hepple Whitefield.


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Approach notes

There is a right of access und CRoW


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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Right Buttresses
2 Greenwich Village E1 5b  
3 Christopher Park VD  
4 Stone Wall Marches HVS 5b  
5 Schwüle Sommertage VS 5a  
6 Death By 1000 Midgebites HS 4a/b  
7 Zwei Fliegen mit einer Klappe f4+  
8 Unnamed arete f5+  
9 Gnatter E3 6a  
10 CUlicoides impuNcTatuS HS 4b  
11 Jabberwocky VD 1
12 The Slithy Toves f5  
  Lower Wall & Middle Wall Buttresses
14 Lower Wall Arete VB  
15 Lower Wall Crack VB  
16 Middle Wall Ribs f4  
17 Middle Wall Scoop f6A  
18 Middle Wall Arête f6A+  
  Main Buttress
20 The Tin Man HVS 5a 2
21 The Scarecrow E1 5a  
22 The Bearded Wizard HVS 5b 1
23 Winged Monkeys E1 5b  
24 The Lion Who Found His Heart E2 5b  
25 Pot of Gold VS 5a ** 2
26 Unclimbed Roof Crack none ???  
27 The Emerald City VS 5c  
28 Follow the Yellow Brick Road VS 5a **  
29 A House for a Tomb E2 6a  
Climb name Grade
30 The Wicked Witch of the West HVS 5b *  
31 Toto's Tail VS 5a  
32 Somewhere Over the Rainbow E4 6a ***  
33 Left In Kansas VS 5a  
  Main Buttress Bouldering
35 The Yeti Traverse f5  
36 Tosson Traverse f6B ***  
37 The Circuit f6C ***  
38 Awaiting Telfer's Lip f6A  
39 Gold Digger f6A  
40 Gold Digger - Telfer Link up f6B  
41 Omaha Beach f7B  
42 Unnamed f7A  
43 Munchkin Country f6A  
44 Emerald City Sit Start f7A+  
45 Left in Kansas Sitting Start f7A+  
46 Kansas City Shuffle f7B  
  Upper Buttresses
48 Cossack Dancer E6 6b ***  
49 Break Dancer VS 5a  
50 Ballroom Dancer's Arête f6A+  
51 Duergar Arête E4 6a **  
52 17.2cm Wooden Block / Deception Buttress Direct E4 5c *  
53 Duergar Slab E2 5c * 1
54 Broken Promises E5 6a *** 2
55 Compulsive Liar E4 5c **  
56 Sertraline Dreams E3 6b/c ***  
57 The Caterpillar HVS 5b 1
58 Where the wild things are f6B+ ***  
Climb name Grade
59 Where the Wild Things Sit
f7C+ ***  
60 Tosson' a wobbly f7A+  
61 White Lies f6A+  
62 Buldged Flake f6A  
63 Scoop and Arête
64 No Scoop Arête f5  
65 Maurice's Mantel
66 Sendak's Slab f5  
  Upper Bouldering
68 Where Old Man Telfer Fears To Tread f6B+ ***  
69 The Crack f6A  
70 Acclimatisation f5  
71 Climb High VD  
72 Sleep Low f6A  
73 YMCA Tribute Act f6A  
74 The Elves f6B  
75 The Hole f5  
76 Hanging Arête f6B+ ***  
77 The Main Face f5  
  Last not Least
79 Good Wee Things HVS 5b  
80 Small But Perfectly Formed HVS 5b **  
  Upper Wall Buttress
82 Upper Wall Left
83 Upper Wall Left Arête
f6A+ **  
84 Upper Wall Wall
85 Upper Wall Right Arête
86 Upper Wall Right

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