Climbs 45
Rocktype Gritstone

Faces SW

Ali launching into the crux of the excellent Joe Cool (E2 5c), Ogden Clough, Yorkshire © Jamie Moss

Crag features

A small natural edge on the lip of the moor. The rock has many prominent horizontal breaks, sometimes a long way apart. The routes are generally soloable, though some have bad or steep landings. Belays can be poor.

Best route: Joe Cool E2. [Bob Wightman]

A fantastic little crag. But be warned - on nearly all the routes the top-outs are extremely rounded and in some cases are the crux (e.g. on Linus, E3). [Jamie Moss]

Approach notes

From the A629 Keighley- Halifax rd, turn up past the Causeway Foot Inn to park by Ogden Water. Take the path to the right of the woods, this leads onto the moor. Follow the track along the edge of the clough and heading for the windmill farm. Just as the clough begins to disappear the crag lies beneath the path. About 20mins.

Guidebooks

Not a bad place for an evening of soloing, although some routes are quite bold with bad landings. Probably worth a visit but not regular trips.
GCW - 14/May/02
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Square Bay
2 Ogden Roof
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E1 5b  
3 Stairs f4 vs 4a 3
4 Je Suis Elephante
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MVS 4b 28
5 Last Exit
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HVS 5a 21
6 Petite Etoile
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HVS 5b * 18
  V-Bay Buttresses
8 Austin's Pullover Left
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VS 5b 5
9 Austin's Pullover
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VS 5a 19
10 The Mantelshelf
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VS 5a 23
11 Fronter E1 5b 4
12 Scorpion
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HVS 5a * 18
13 Hammill's Horror
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E1 5b * 15
14 Surplomb E1 5c 3
15 Lasting Impression
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E1 5b * 17
16 Jitterbug
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HVS 5b * 31
17 First Impressions
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HVS 5a * 24
18 Fingers
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E1 6a 10
19 Visage
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MVS 4c * 32
20 Sinister
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D 43
21 Twilight
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HS 4b ** 62
22 Robertson's
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VD 67
23 Evening Wall
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S * 48
24 Dexter
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VD 62
25 High Step Arete V0+ 5a 5
  Blunt Nose Buttress
27 The Steps
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VD 27
28 Erosion
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HVS 5a 21
29 Damp Crack
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MVS 4b 21
30 Central Wall
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E1 5b 19
31 Gollyberry
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VS 4c ** 43
32 Mike's Meander
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E2 6a ** 26
33 The Reach
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E2 6a ** 12
34 Steve's Stroll
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E2 6a ** 10
35 Joe Cool
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E2 5c *** 24
36 Linus
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E3 5c ** 11
37 Snoopy
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E1 5b 13
38 The Girdle
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VB 5c 6
  Wide Roof Problems
40 Wide Roof Problems f6A 1
  Subsidiary Buttress
42 Jerry f3+ 5
43 Jerry no-step VB 2
44 Tom f5 6
45 Marmaduke f4+ * 8
46 Garfield f5 4
47 Garfield Sitter * f6A+ * 1
  Small Quarried Face Problems
49 Woodstock VB 4a 7
50 Charlie Brown f3+ 6
51 Peanuts f3+ 6
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