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
1Beyond the Fringe6b *40
2Unknown *6c 4
3FrenzyE4 6a *5
4Just Another Ordinary RouteE5 6b 2
5Yew Terrace7a *48
6Yew TorquetureE5 6b **7
7Against all OddsE6 6b  
8Strictly B Team7c *2
9Empty RhetoricE5 6a  
10Justin Time7c *2
11Happy Birthday to YewE8 6c ** 
12Level PeggingE4 5c 1
13Pegged Out8a+ ***1
14Aid Line
15Wonderwall8b *** 
16Love Sculpture8a+ ***8
17Ten Year Itch8a *** 
18The Power and the Glory7c+ ** 
19Vorsprung Durch Technik7c+ ***16
20Staying PowerE6 6b **1
21Devil's Grip7c **20
22Cruisin' for a Bruisin'7b+ ***86
23Bustin' the BlockE5 6b **3
24PowerplayE5 6b **26
25Power in the BalanceE5 6b *10
26Cavalier CruncherE3 5c *29
27PowerlessE2 5c 5
28Cavalier Attitude
E4 6a *4
 Routes Added from Rockfax Book 
30Fringe Benefit6a 2
31Yew and Me6c+ 1
32Yew Jest7a *4
33Yew've Got To Roll With ItE8 6c  
34Yew Whisper *7c * 
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.

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