Climbs 36
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

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

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