Climbs 33
Rocktype Limestone

Faces NW

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Crag features

Yew Cogar is a superb little crag nestled at the foot of a deep and impressive valley approximately 2.5km south west of Arncliffe in upper Littondale. The crag reaches a height of 25m and is overhanging for the whole of its 100m length. The rock is of exceptional quality, especially in the right-hand section which is characterised by some amazing tufa formations. Just under half of the routes can be considered as being true clip-ups so remember to bring your rack.

Approach notes

<b>The access to this crag has changed slightly recently. Please phone Mr. Campbell on 01756 770 269 to ask for permission before climbing.</b>

>From the 28th of May the crag will be on Access Land under CRoW Act therefore no need to phone anyone for permission, However, there are Peregrines nesting above and right of the main buttress. The seem to tolerate climbers providing we do not approach directly down the hill as described in previous guides. The best approach is from the first cattle-grid above Arncliffe descending diagonally to reach the stream 200 metres below the crag. This is also a much easier way to walk out so it makes sense an keeps everyone happy.

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Northern Limestone : Yorkshire, Cumbria, Lancashire

Northern Limestone : Yorkshire, Cumbria, Lancashire covers some of the best limestone crags in the UK including the big three of Malham, Kilnsey and Gordale. Alongside these titans are numerous other destinations that offer both sport and trad climbing throughout the grades, ranging from the intimidating walls of Blue Scar and Trow Gill to the long lines of newly-developed low to mid-grade sport crags such as Moughton Nab and Giggleswick South. Trad climbing is also well catered for on the walls and escarpments at the likes of Trowbarrow Quarry, Twistleton Scar, Attermire Scar and Witches Quarry.
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Beyond the Fringe 6b * 40
2 Unknown * 6c 5
3 Frenzy E4 6a * 5
4 Just Another Ordinary Route E5 6b 2
5 Yew Terrace 7a * 49
6 Yew Torqueture E5 6b ** 7
7 Against all Odds E6 6b  
8 Strictly B Team 7c * 2
9 Empty Rhetoric E5 6a  
10 Justin Time 7c * 2
11 Happy Birthday to Yew E8 6c **  
12 Level Pegging E4 5c 1
13 Pegged Out 8a+ *** 1
14 Aid Line
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Project  
15 Wonderwall 8b ***  
16 Love Sculpture 8a+ *** 5
17 Ten Year Itch 8a ***  
18 The Power and the Glory 7c+ **  
19 Vorsprung Durch Technik 7c+ *** 14
20 Staying Power E6 6b ** 1
21 Devil's Grip 7c ** 17
22 Cruisin' for a Bruisin' 7b+ *** 91
23 Bustin' the Block E5 6b ** 2
24 Powerplay E5 6b ** 26
25 Power in the Balance E5 6b * 9
26 Cavalier Cruncher E3 5c * 30
27 Powerless E2 5c 5
28 Cavalier Attitude
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E4 6a * 4
  Routes Added from Rockfax Book
30 Fringe Benefit 6a 2
31 Yew and Me 6c+ 1
32 Yew Jest 7a * 4
33 Yew've Got To Roll With It E8 6c  
34 Yew Whisper * 7c *  
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