Climbs 44
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.

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 
2Stairsf4 3
3Je Suis Elephante
MVS 4b 28
4Last Exit
HVS 5a 21
5Petite Etoile
HVS 5b *18
 V-Bay Buttresses 
7Austin's Pullover Left
VS 5b 5
8Austin's Pullover
VS 5a 19
9The Mantelshelf
VS 5a 23
10FronterE1 5b 4
HVS 5a *18
12Hammill's Horror
E1 5b *15
13SurplombV1 3
14Lasting Impression
E1 5b *17
HVS 5b *31
16First Impressions
HVS 5a *24
E1 6a 10
MVS 4c *30
D 42
HS 4b **61
VD 63
22Evening Wall
S *43
VD 58
24High Step AreteV0+ 5
 Blunt Nose Buttress 
26The Steps
VD 27
HVS 5a 21
28Damp Crack
MVS 4b 20
29Central Wall
E1 5b 20
VS 4c **43
31Mike's Meander
E2 6a **26
32The Reach
E2 6a **12
33Steve's Stroll
E2 6a **10
34Joe Cool
E2 5c ***24
E3 5c **11
E1 5b 13
37The Girdle
VB 6
 Wide Roof Problems 
39Wide Roof ProblemsV0 1
 Subsidiary Buttress 
41JerryVB 5
42Jerry no-stepVB 2
43TomHVS 5b 6
44MarmadukeVS 5a *8
45GarfieldV0+ 4
 Small Quarried Face Problems 
47WoodstockVB 7
48Charlie BrownVB 6
49PeanutsVB 6
50Garfield Sitter *f6A+ *1
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