Climbs 86
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

 Tower Block 
35North West Arete
VB 65
36North West Arete Sit Startf5+ 7
37North West Arete - Direct Start
none 5c 11
38SandmanV0 *29
39Crumbs Keep Tigers AwayV5 **2
40Brewers' DroopV4 **3
41West FaceVB *33
42Western EdgesV0- 4
43Stone MeV0- 4
44South West CornerVB 32
45Rock Around the BlockV4 ***20
46East South East RouteV0- 5
47CurlewV0- 2
48North East CornerV0- **26
49Left Side StoryV0- 24
50North FaceV0- 36
 Small Block 
52Random Taskf6B 1
53Minif5+ 2
54Mef6A+ 7
55Small Block L-R TraverseV3 4
 Isolated Block 
57Graffiti Arete
V0- 7
58Pockets Wall
V0 5
59Isolated Crack
V0- 1
60Isolated Wall
V0- 4
VB 11
62Isolation Ward
V0 2
63North Face Groove
VB 18
VB 21
 Prow Blocks 
66Howf2+ 1
67Nowf2+ 1
68Brownf4+ 1
69The Prow
V0- 15
70Pot Scoop
VB 13
71ShelfemountV0+ 2
72Stepped Aretef4+ 1
73Set Square
VB 7
 Pedestal Block 
75Pedestal Left HandV0- *1
76Pedestal Arete
VB 22
77Pedestal Arete Sit Startf6A+ 2
78The Scoop
V0- 14
VB 12
80Lime Hole
VB 13
 Sheep Block 
f2+ 1
83Off the Wall
f3+ 1
 Cow Block 
85Green Lining
V0- 4
86Bull Nose
V0- 5
87Heifers Cleft
VB 8
88The Inquisitive Bullock
VB 8
89The Gathering
VB 5
 Horse Block 
 Hell Hole Block 
92The Nose
V0 3
93Hell's Bells
V0- 2
94Wee Nick
V0- 3
95Devil Make Care
V0- 3
96The Trunk
VB 4
97Leftward Ho!
V0- 1
98Hell Crack
99Poisson Rouge
VB 1

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