Climbs 36
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 385m a.s.l
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Hull Pot in dry weather © Obi Wan

Crag features

Hull Pot offers a very different climbing experience to the usual Yorkshire honey pots. It is esoteric and quirky but the climbing is really good with the modern sport routes on the south facing wall featuring perfect solid rock and very technical plumb vertical climbing. The trad routes, particularly in the Niagra area, follow strong features on good water worn rock.

The south facing main wall is a real sun trap and a breeze and a bit of cloud cover may be required for the harder test pieces.

At the western end of the pot is a deeper area - 'The Pit' with some steeper, longer and atmospheric challenges rising from the depths!

The north facing wall contains some fine, if a little grubby, trad routes up strong features and crack lines. These don't really get done.

A clipstick is recommended as some of the first bolts are high, and the routes are prone to being a little dusty.

Approach notes

Park in Horton in Ribblesdale, the best place being the little lane on the left just before you cross the bridge into the village.(100m before the Golden Lion) Cross the road and follow the road on the left of the stream for 100m and bear left through a farmyard following signs for Pen-y-ghent. After another 300m turn right onto Pennine Way and follow this bridleway for 1 1/2 miles to a gate onto the open moor and a 4 way fingerpost. Go straight on towards Foxup for 300m and don't fall down the hole! Alternative parking in the YDNP car park in the village center, turn right out of the carpark and then left on the Pennine Way and the main track up Pen-y-ghent. Be carefull not to take the Pennine Way in the wrong direction passing behind The Crown at the north end of the village. Walking times (about 45mins) can be cut considerably by mountain biking in, this is highly recommended - split the gear and only take a 30m rope. 

On arriving an easy chimney descent can be made at the eastern end or you can abseil from above the dry waterfall on the northern side.

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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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More Guidebooks:
Yorkshire Limestone (2005)

Out of print:
There is a scramble way out so doubt you'd ever need prussik gear
Paul Clarke - 20/Sep/14
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  The Pit
2 Boff The Dog 7a+ * 5
3 Stretching The Point 7a ** 2
4 Harry Pothole and the Great Escape 6b+  
5 Moon Over Marin 7b *** 1
6 Grace 8a ***  
  South-facing Wall
8 The Mobot and The Bolt 7c *** 2
9 The Big Sky 7a * 6
10 Skydancer 7b ** 4
11 Open Project 8a ***  
12 The Deep 7b+ ** 1
13 Ocean Blue 7b+ ** 1
Climb name Grade
14 Depth Charge 7c *** 1
15 Sportak 7b+ * 1
16 The Pit and the Pendulum 6b+ * 5
17 Windswept E2 5c  
18 Spirit in the Sky HVS 5a * 3
19 Wildside E4 6b  
20 Offwidth E2 5c * 1
21 Waterfall Route VD * 6
22 Viagra HVS 5a * 2
23 Niagara E1 5b *** 3
24 Light A Penny Candle E1 5b  
25 Hull and High Water 6c 3
Climb name Grade
  North-facing Wall
27 Pot Noodle
MVS 4c  
28 Crackpot
MVS 4c *  
29 Gadzook
HVS 5c  
30 Divine Rite
HVS 5b  
31 Hull Pot Chimney VD 2
32 Chimney Sweep
S 4b 2
33 Spellbound
E3 6b  
34 My Latest Trick
E1 5b * 1
35 Splarg From Blwarg
E1 5c  
36 Something Blue
E2 5c  
37 Thrasher Kerley
E3 5c *  
38 Curving Crack
VS 5a *  
39 Cloudburstin'
E3 5c *  

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