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Climbs 34
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 250m a.s.l
Faces S

Tony Marr climbing Facade [E1 5b], Birk Gill Crag. 1994. © Tony Marr

Approach notes

Park as for Slipstones. Take the normal Slipstones approach until you've gone through the gate onto the moor. Follow a faint path straight on (ie left of the main track). It becomes sketchy, but follow the obvious 'terrace' for a few hundred metres. Eventually you approach a stream branching up to the right. Roughly when you see the trees in the depression with this stream running up, the crag is about 50m down the hill on the left, ie just above the main gill.

http://www.thebmc.co.uk/outdoor/rad/rad_det.asp?crag_id=354

The three E2s of Narrow Margin, Class Action and Quantum Leap were all cleaned and climbed on the 22nd October 2017. All are superb and worth having a go at. Cutting Edge (HVS 5c) is also very good and more like a highball 6A/6A+.
Anti-faff - 23/Oct/17
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Madagascar HVS 5b 1
2 Tough Enough
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HVS 5b * 8
3 Party Piece
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HS 4b * 6
4 Fast Track
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HS 4b 6
5 Sorrento
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HS 4b ** 13
6 Little Midget
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HVS 5b * 1
7 Weany Meany
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E1 5b * 1
8 Little Wonder
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HVS 5a * 7
9 Narrow Margin
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E2 5c ** 6
10 Black Groove
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HS 4b 5
11 Facade
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E1 5b * 2
12 Cutting Edge
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HVS 5c 7
Climb name Grade
13 Downbeat
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VD 8
14 Heartbeat
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S 4b 4
15 Birk Gill Crack
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HS 4b 4
16 Class Action Left Hand
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E2 5b 1
17 Class Action
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E2 5b ** 5
18 Quantum Leap
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E2 5c ** 2
19 Bygones
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VD 3
20 Cat Walk
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HS 4b 3
21 Jolly Jeffery
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HVS 5a 2
22 Corvus
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VS 4c 8
23 Mary Archer
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VD 9
24 Frank's Slab
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VD * 17
Climb name Grade
25 Scott's Corner
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HS 4b 1
26 Frank's Slab - Variation Start
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VS 5a 2
27 Cave Crack
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S 4a 1
28 Tony's Slab
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f3 4b  
29 Frank's Arete
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f3 4b  
30 Arete Lashing f5 1
31 The Lash V10 1
32 Whip It f7A  
33 Birk Gill Wall f6B+ 3
34 Striking Groove f5+ 1

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