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Climbs 88
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 217m a.s.l
Faces SW

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Sticking the top of one of Yorkshires idilic boulders © JamesTurnbull97

Approach notes

Private Land - Low Profile No Large Groups.

The potential of Crow Crag has gradually come to light though lines still remain unexplored. Despite the woodland location the excellent rock dries pretty quickly and there are some strong lines. The crag takes the form of a number of blocks interspersed with taller walls.  Navigating between them can be tricky due to the preponderance of holly trees.  It is usually sensible to drop low and climb back up to the block you are seeking.

The crag is on private land and no right of access has been negotiated.  Nevertheless climbers have operated here for many years with no complaint from the landowner.  The good behaviour that has made this possible should be continued AND STICK TO THE APPROACH DESCRIBED BELOW. Under no circumstances should you climb the wall or cross the field above the crag.

Parking for two cars (max) can be found 200m south of High Pasture Farm on Hartwith Bank, reached by either driving up from Summerbridge or down from the junction below Brimham rocks.  Please park sensibly and don’t block the road.  A stone style leads into the Old Spring Wood Nature Reserve.  Follow the path by the wall (it bends left then right) to where it crosses at another stone stile/gap and descends diagonally through the wood.  On leaving the wood at a gate, a path following a barbed wire fence will be seen on the right.  Follow this (going beneath the crag) and cross it carefully at your chosen spot.  On first acquaintance it is probably best to identify the mighty Vomer Buttress which is an obvious feature.

Restricted Access

Not on access land but no known problems. Please be on your very best behaviour. No large groups.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Vomer Buttress
2 Holly Tree Climb HS 4b 1
3 Clatterjack f7A * 2
4 Clatterjack Direct f7B * 1
5 Strongbow VS 5b 1
6 Strongbow Start f5+ *  
7 Owl Chimney VS 5a * 4
8 The Clattering f7B+ *** 1
9 The Clattering Stand f7A ** 1
10 Virtual Reality E4 6b *  
11 Vomit E2 5c * 1
12 Vomer E2 5c 2
13 Grasshopper VS 4c 3
  Upper Tier
15 Salieri E4 5c * 7
16 Sola Fide E4 6a * 4
17 Captive Conscience E1 5b * 12
18 View from the Hill VD * 6
19 Tetelestai E4 6a 4
20 Amadeus E4 6a ** 13
21 Jericho Falls E4 6b ** 2
22 Curious Motion HVS 5b 6
23 Stop Motion E1 5b * 1
24 Sameness S 4b 3
  Corkscrew Buttress
26 Crack and Chimney VD 1
27 No Regrets f7A * 3
28 Tree Hugger f7A+ ** 2
29 Nonawin Start f6A+ *  
30 Nonawin Sitter f6C+ *  
31 Nonawin E1 6a  
32 The Watching Crow f7B ** 1
33 Make It Easy On Yourself f6C **  
34 Bottle Opener f6B+ *  
Climb name Grade
35 Corkscrew E2 5c * 6
36 Corkage Start f6B+ **  
37 Stopper f7A *  
38 Corkage E3 6a 1
39 Spoiler
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VS 4b 1
40 Ring Pull f4 *  
41 Carryout f3  
42 One in Ten f6C+ ** 1
43 Summertime Blues f5+ 1
44 Summer Dreams VS 5b 2
45 End Slab HVS 5b * 3
46 Intreegued VS 5a 1
47 Lost Crack VS 4c * 1
48 Armed, Dangerous And Off Medication none * 1
  Narrow Buttress
50 Staircase Chimney VD 1
51 Stone the Crows E5 6b *** 5
52 Scarecrow E5 6a ** 6
53 The Outer Passage - Easy Version S 2
54 Narrow Buttress Chimney VS 4c 1
55 Six Inch Stare E2 5c  
56 Crow's Nest f6C 1
  Cone Buttress
58 Magnum f6B  
59 Ninety Nine f6B+  
60 Honey Cone f4+  
61 Passing Strangers E2 5c 1
62 Horizontal Memories E2 5c 3
63 Rubicon f7A+ 2
64 Counting Crows f6C 2
65 Half a Drainpipe
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f7B+ 7
66 Half a Drainpipe Low f7C 1
67 After Thought
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f6B+ 2
Climb name Grade
  Wall Above Fluide
69 Hard Target f7B+ ** 13
70 Hard Target (higher start) f7A ** 35
71 Softy f6C 1
72 Unnamed f6A 5
73 Red Heat f6C ** 50
74 Red Heat (Higher Start) f6C ** 6
75 Amino f6C+ ** 23
76 Acid f7A+ * 1
  Fluide
78 Corvus Arete
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f6A+ 25
79 Fluide f7C 21
80 Raven Arete
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f5 40
81 The Rave f3+ 10
  Split Wall
83 Split Rib (aka Jackdaw Arete) f5+ 8
84 Split Rib Right (Jackdaw ArĂȘte Right)
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f6A 2
85 The Splits (aka Jackdaw Crack) f3 * 4
86 The Divide f4 * 4
87 Split Wall f4+ * 6
  Right of Way
89 Vague Way f6A+ 2
90 Green Way f5 8
91 Right of Way f6B * 10
92 Way Off f4 1
  Moss Bros Block
94 Moss Bros f6A+ * 1
95 Suits You f4+ 1
  Rave On
97 Rave On f7A+ * 4
  Losing My Edge
99 Losing my left hand f7A * 5
100 Losing my edge f7C ** 23
  Not Placed

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