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Climbs 97
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 51m a.s.l
Faces all

Headtorch bouldering on grit. Me doing Rock Around The Block (6a) at Spofforth, Yorkshire © Jamie Moss

Crag features

Quite a few sandy, often friable gritstone blocks in a lovely quiet setting. The largest 'boulder' has a couple of good boulder problems and micro-routes.

Approach notes

Located in a meadow just off the A661, between Wetherby and Harrogate.
Approach: Park in the little bay (space for 2 cars) on the opposite side of the road to Plumpton Rocks (signposted - no climbing there though).
Hop over the stile and follow the path until you see the rocks.

Some of the grades given below seem very off and don't agree with the YMC Yorkshire Grit guide... Sandman, Western Edges and Pockets wall are harder than the f3+/f4 they get here (listed at f6A/+ in the guide).
kyaizawa - 02/Apr/17
The rock quality is in that murky sandy area between good rock and choss. The setting is a cow shite ridden field. Enjoy.
sfletch - 27/Aug/16
Loads of stuff - but cold in November - pleasant alternative if Almscliffe and Brimham are off. Yup - loads of cattle, but they're friendly.
Jeremy Wilton - 12/Nov/12
Good spot, easy access and pleasant afternoon bouldering, until the farmer turned out the cattle anyway.
terrarob - 21/Mar/12
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Left Twin
2 The Slab VB 3b 64
3 Jamline VB 4c 31
4 Hang Up VB 4c 34
5 Birds lavatory
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VB 4a 56
6 Done Previous f5+ 8
7 Let Loose
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f4 * 14
8 Let Loose (Sit Start)
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f5 1
9 South Face Variations VB 8
10 Little Cleft
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f3 * 13
11 Back ont' Path f5+ 5
12 Little Cleft High Traverse f3 5
13 Little Cleft Mid Traverse f4+ 4
  Right Twin
15 The Manatee f4+ * 8
16 What's the Porpoise? f5 2
17 I used to have an abstinent girlfriend, but I dumped her because f4+ 1
18 The Whale VB 4a 28
19 Tricky Dicky VB 4a 43
20 South Face Crack VB 4b 39
21 Whalerider f4 9
  Scoop Block
23 Scoop Block Arete VB 49
24 Limboist V0- 5a 15
25 South Face VB 54
26 Green Wall VB 4c 38
27 Crumbling Edge V0- 5a 30
28 Light Muscovado
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f5 3
29 Where's the Beach? f6A+ 1
30 Shell Shocked V0- 5a 19
31 PTSD
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f5 3
  Baby Scoop
33 The Embalmer f6B 1
34 Deadbeat f5 2
  Tower Block
36 North West Arete
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VB 4a 69
37 North West Arete Sit Start f5+ 7
Climb name Grade
38 North West Arete - Direct Start
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none 5c 12
39 Sandman V0 6a * 31
40 Sandman Right V5+ 1
41 Brewers' Droop V4 ** 3
42 West Face VB 4b * 38
43 Rising Traverse V4 1
44 Western Edges V0- 5c 5
45 Prow V5 1
46 Crumbs Keep Tigers Away V5 6b ** 2
47 Doobie
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V2  
48 Stone Me V0- 5c 4
49 South West Corner VB 4c 32
50 Rock Around the Block V4 6a *** 22
51 Circular Logic V8+ ** 1
52 Reverse Logic V8+ 1
53 East South East Route V0- 5b 6
54 East South East Direct
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V5 1
55 Crimpe
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V4  
56 Curlew V0- 5b 2
57 North East Corner V0- 5a ** 29
58 Left Side Story V0- 5c 28
59 North Face V0- 5b 41
  Small Block
61 Random Task f6B 1
62 Mini f5+ 2
63 Me f6A+ 8
64 Small Block L-R Traverse V3 6a 4
  Isolated Block
66 Graffiti Arete
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V0- 5a 7
67 Pockets Wall
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V0 6a 5
68 Isolated Crack
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V0- 5b 1
69 Isolated Wall
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V0- 5b 4
70 Side-show
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VB 4b 11
71 Isolation Ward
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V0 6a 2
72 North Face Groove
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VB 19
73 Sideline
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VB 4b 21
Climb name Grade
  Prow Blocks
75 How f2+ 1
76 Now f2+ 1
77 Brown f4+ 1
78 The Prow
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V0- 5a 15
79 Pot Scoop
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VB 13
80 Shelfemount V0+ 2
81 Stepped Arete f4+ 1
82 Set Square
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VB 4c 7
  Pedestal Block
84 Pedestal Left Hand V0- 5a * 1
85 Pedestal Arete
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VB 4c 23
86 Pedestal Arete Sit Start f6A+ 3
87 The Scoop
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V0- 5b 14
88 Exclusive
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VB 4a 12
89 Lime Hole
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VB 4a 13
  Sheep Block
91 Lanolin
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f2+ 1
92 Off the Wall
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f3+ 1
  Cow Block
94 Green Lining
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V0- 5b 4
95 Bull Nose
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V0- 5a 5
96 Bull Nose SS V5+ 1
97 Heifers Cleft
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VB 4b 8
98 The Inquisitive Bullock
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VB 8
99 The Gathering
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VB 4a 5
100 Cow Poke
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V5+ 1
  Horse Block
  Hell Hole Block
103 The Nose
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V0 6a 3
104 Hell's Bells
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V0- 5a 2
105 Wee Nick
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V0- 5b 3
106 Devil Make Care
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V0- 5a 3
107 The Trunk
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VB 4c 4
108 Leftward Ho!
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V0- 5a 1
109 Hell Crack
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V0- 5b  
110 Poisson Rouge
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VB 4c 1
  NEW/Unsorted

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