Climbs 28
Rocktype Sandstone (soft)
Altitude 33m a.s.l
Faces SW

Mighty Mouse © Laurence

Crag features

A real geological oddity with magnesian limestone on top of a base of sandstone. The crag may be made up of two rock types, but it offers a really wide diversity of climbing styles. The last moderater, Toreador, wanted to celebrate the “classics of the crag”: Compte Crack (MVS) and Cheesecake (HS)”. My choice would be the ascending trio of extremes made up by Identity Crisis, Mighty Mouse and Hard Chedder – short, some pegs and some uncertainty about the rock.

Recent developments have been the bouldering circuit, which is a good bet if nearby Spofforth is rained off (most of these have probably been done before) and a wild modern XS which could point the way to the future development of the crag.

Approach notes

Adjacent to the minor road between Spofforth and North Deighton. Park in the layby.

Not on access land. If challenged - look confused, be polite, say sorry and leave. No recorded problems.

Not easy to actually get to the rock at present due to waist high weeds!
seanash - 16/Jul/17
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Dry-In-The-Rain Traverse f2 2
2 Crimple Beck Traverse f6A+ 2
3 Hard Chedder
E3 6a 6
4 Mighty Mouse
E2 5c ** 13
5 Cheese String HVS 5b * 2
6 Identity Crisis
E1 5b * 14
7 Gouda Chimney
S 4a 19
8 Wensleydale Wall
VS 4b 9
9 Gruyere Groove
E1 5b 5
10 Fondue Face
HVS 4c 7
Climb name Grade
11 Huntsman's Wall MVS 4c 3
12 Compte Crack
MVS 4b 7
13 Camembert Corner
HS 4b 4
14 Rockfort Rib
VS 4c 4
15 Rockfort Rib (start) f4 1
16 Victorian Bog Wall f5 1
17 Gorgonzola
VD 14
18 Cheesecake
HS 4b 7
19 Cheesecake Sit Start f3 1
20 Layback Eliminate f5 1
Climb name Grade
21 Cheesy socks V1 * 1
22 Right Corner f4 1
23 Huge Flake f3 1
24 The Crack f3 1
25 Shooting Wall f4+ 2
26 Razors f6B+ 2
27 The Stinking Bishop XS 6a 2
28 Sandy Wall f4+ 1

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