Climbs 20
Rocktype Crumbly rubbish
Altitude 53m a.s.l
Faces NW

About to embark on the FA of 'If you're not flying, you're not trying' + camera men © Sam Marks

Crag features

Newton dale is some what of a comical crag which has seen development over the last few months. The crags have apparently been climbed on before and are mentioned in the 1985 north york moors guide book. The guide simply states 'Routes have been recorded on these extensive crags, however due to the unstable nature of the rock they are not recomended. It is worth mentioning that this not a serious crag as such and routes should be climbed meerly for their comical value or for a bit of fun. Do not arrive at the crag expecting stanage in a wood. Although the crag is very extensive, the rock is poor in quality. However, when attempting any of the routes hear, please be aware that there is a high chance of death. The rock brakes and large blocks fall on your head. (routes are really only receomended for pickering woods aficionados.) One thing is for sure though, the crag shall leave you with great memories of triamph, and the feeling that you have just risked your life.

**Staring** Please note that staring is given for comedy value and/or positions on the routes.

Approach notes

Park in pickering


Excellent stuff, I've meant to visit since reading about it in the 1960 guide a few years ago but never made the effort! That book said something like, the cliffs were extensive, but unsuitable for climbing...
Simon Caldwell - 23/Nov/11
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Creeping Buttress
2 Creeper Wall VS 4b 1
3 A Strenuous Roof VS 4b A1 A1 * 1
4 The Last Light E1 5b ** 2
Climb name Grade
  Bendy Tree Wall
6 Wall and Tree Chimney VD wierd ** 2
  Iron Man Buttress
8 Wobbly Jugs HVS 5a * 1
Climb name Grade
9 Death Arete VS 4a 1
10 If you're not flying, you're not trying. HVS 5b A2 A2 ***  
11 Another One Bites the Dust E4 6a ** 1
12 Newton Tors * summit **  
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.

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