Climbs 37
Rocktype Gritstone

Faces N

Swastika Stones, Ilkley: Mike Gray © Andy Birtwistle

Crag features

Overlooks the Wharfe Valley. A low edge and surrounding blocks, north-facing but dries quickl; landings generally good. The style of climbing is varied - slabs, arÆtes with one or two roofs thrown in.

Approach notes

No known access problems.

Leave the centre of Ilkley on the A65. Just before exiting the town turn L into Victoria Rd. Follow up the hill to the crossroads. Turn R onto Grove Rd: follow this for about 1km (0.6mi) to a dead end sign. Park and follow the well-marked footpath up through the woods alongside the wall. A gate leads through the wall; crag is obvious. 10 mins.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Barn Door Arete
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V2 9
2 Walking the Dog
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V4 16
3 Boulder 2 - Problem 3 *
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f5 2
4 Boulder 2 - Problem 4 *
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f5+ 4
5 Boulder 2 - Problem 6 *
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f6A 1
6 Harris Arete *
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f6A 6
7 Christmas Day arete LH *
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f6A 13
8 Christmas Day arete RH *
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f6A+ 6
9 Swastika Eyes *
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f7B 2
10 Boulder 1 Problem 1 * f6A 4
11 Boulder 1 Problem 4 * f5+ 2
12 Boulder 1 Problem 5 * f6A 1
13 Warm Up * f2 2
14 Getting Warmer * f2+ 2
15 Cool Down Traverse * f3 1
16 Graffiti Left * f4 3
17 Graffiti Right * f5 7
18 Right Edge * f4+ 7
19 Harris' Groove * f4 1
20 Harris' Groove Eliminate * f4+ 1
21 Cool Arete * f4+ 8
22 Cooler Arete * f5 13
23 Rib * f5 1
24 Short Rib * f4 1
25 Absconded Dog Extension * f7B+ **  
26 Pogo Arete * f7B  
27 Pocket Problem * f6C+ 1
28 Josephine * f6A+ 1
29 Harris' Slab *
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f5+ * 2
30 Neat Wall * f5+ 8
31 Swastika Wall *
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f6B 6
32 Swastika Eyes - update *
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f6C ** 2
33 Side lever scoop * V8  
34 Crimp Wall * f5 1
35 Blunt Arete *
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f6A+ 3
36 Graffiti Wall *
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f6B+ 3
37 Absconded Dog Finish * f6B 1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.

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