Climbs 180
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 371m a.s.l
Faces NW

Dolis wall at Ash Head © DanniNing

Crag features

A fine, remote crag high on Masham Moor with some good routes up to 10m and excellent bouldering. Don't be put off by the shooting lodges that sit in front of the main buttresses. This is a good crag with great and rather unique rock - though, as with other moorland locations, this can need brushing. The route history is well documented and initial bouldering was developed some years ago. These, and a lot of excellent new additions provide a very good circuit. Landings of the boulder problems are often, though not always, flat. However, the problems can be quite high so a couple of mats are a good idea. As mentioned, lots of new and rediscovered problems so grades and names are tentative. Please email any details.

Approach notes

Open access land. Several ways in, ranging from 30 minutes to 1 hour. Probably best to avoid in shooting season. Dogs are discouraged and need to be kept under close control and restricted to public rights of way. Check Natural England website for general and date limited restrictions to access.

The shortest way is from 100m west of Summer Side Farm where a stone style marks the way. Plenty of parking space on the grass just west.

A much longer way is from the Sypeland parking and along the tracks to drop in from above the crag.

Wild crag, gorgeous in summer, with an overwhelming amount of extremely quality lines on mostly solid rock with enough to keep most entertained for at least 4 visits
AdamBrown - 30/Aug/16
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 COOMBS CRAGS 
 Raider's Roof 
3Coomb Baaaaa Yahf6B 1
4Ram Ramf6C+ *3
5Bleating Ridiculousf6B *1
6Coombplete Controlf6B *2
7Beachcoomberf6B *3
8Coomb Raiderf6C+ **4
9Coombing Leastf6B 2
10The End of Something Specialf6B+ *2
 Fun Slab 
12The Fat Coomb Strollerf3+ *1
13Coomb On, Coomb Onf4 *1
 Alphabet Walls 
15Alphabet Aerobicsf6C+ **1
16A Aretef5+ **2
17CoomB Dancingf6A+ *1
 Big Block 
19Catacoombsf6B+ **2
20Catacoombs Rightf6C 1
21Slash and Burnf5+ **1
 BEFORE THE BARN BLOCKS 
 Honeymoon Boulder 
24Honeymoon Sweetf6A **7
25Take a Vowf6A+ *2
26A Taste of Honeyf6B *2
27Month of Meadf6C *2
 Lippy Boulder 
29Lip Up Fattyf6A *2
30Buster Bloodvesself6A+ *1
 Pumped-up Area 
32Dave's Ribf5+ *3
33Pumped-Up Plastic Peoplef7C ***7
34PUPP2f6C+ **8
35Two Stepf4 3
36Heart of the Matterf6B+ *1
 Garden of Eden (Long wall with low shelf) 
38Hellf5+ 1
39One Armed Frenchmanf6B+ *4
40Crimpinologyf6C 1
41Corpus Crimpyf7B **3
42Habeas Crimpusf6C *4
43Golden Deliciousf5 1
 THUNDER CRACK AREA 
 Behind the Barn 
46Sideways Actionf6B *1
47The HornHVS 5a 3
48The Horn Sitterf6A+ **2
49Barnstorm
-
HS 4b 3
50Splatomaticf7A ***2
51Flake Crack
-
S 1
52Crack A No-Gof7B+ *** 
53Split Aretef6C **1
54Hidden Ribf6C * 
 Behind the Hut 
56Ashes to Ashesf6B *1
57Dust OffE4 6a **1
58Tip OffHVS 5a **4
59Windy WallS *2
60Headstand
-
HS 4a 3
61Last RitesVS 4c  
 Thunder Crack Bay 
63More Than LifeE6 6c ***1
64Thunder CrackHVS 5a ***9
65Lightning VariationE1 6a **4
66Lightning Startf6A+ **7
67The Stormf6C+ **16
68The Storm (Dyno Variation)f6A+ *2
69Right To RoamVS 5a  
70Up and Under
-
VS 4c 1
71Ketchum Wallf4+ *2
 Chicken Heads Wall 
73Over Easyf6A *2
74Easy Overf5+ *3
75Alien KissE1 5c * 
76Alien Kiss Startf5+ *1
77Stretch Scoopf6C ***4
78Wishbone Ashf6C+ ***2
79Chicken Head Ribf6B ***9
80Cobalt Wallf6C+ **17
81Chicken Scoopf5+ *3
82Chicken Eddyf6A+ **5
83Rooster Cogburnf6A+ **2
84WanderlustS 1
85Shark AttackE1 6a **3
86The Return of the Bantam Menacef6B+ **1
87An Argument With Silencef6A 1
 A Climb Bay 
89A ClimbS 5
90Ledge & ScoopS 2
91Hitchcock Aretef6A *5
 SCOOP WALL BLOCK 
93Grot Knowsf4 1
94Step To Itf4 *2
95Nuggetsf4 **4
96Easy Layf2 *2
 Scoop Wall 
98Not Againf6A+ *6
99Do It Againf6B+ *6
100Boomstick Wallf6C+ **6
101Methanef6B+ *1
102Chicken Shitf5+ ***21
103Kneeolithicf7A+ **2
104Bruce Almightyf5+ *2
105Knees Mustf6C+ ***17
106Look-alikef6A+ *3
107Delicatessen Girlf6C+ 1
108Pallet Town Edgef5+ *4
 RHOMBIC BLOCK 
 Green Side 
111The American GirlVS 4b  
112The ActressVS 4c  
113GangreenHS 4b 1
 North Side 
115Roooster's Ribf6C ***10
116Cockerel Wallf6B ***10
117The ResultHS 4b 2
118Result Startf4+ **16
119The Thigh's the Limitf6C *5
120Hole Chickenf6C **11
121Gone With the Wingf6C **4
 West Side 
123The True KnobblerE1 6a  
124The Tea PartyHVS 5c  
125Rhyme
-
S 4
126Rhythm
-
S 4a 3
127Easy RidgeM 6
128Finale
-
S 4a 2
 WEST BLOCKS 
130The Drill Pressf7B+ **2
131Drill Sergeantf6A **2
132The Chuckf6A+ 1
133Debtf4 2
134Counsellorf6A+ *2
135Forsakenf5 2
 GIANT BLOCKS 
 Heather Top 
138Flakey Pastryf4+ *4
139Gordon's Slabf5 4
140Warm-Up Wallf6B *8
141Eric's Wallf6A *10
142Eric's Arêtef4 5
143Ain't No Yokef4+ 4
144Steve's Arêtef4+ 4
 The Bay 
146Dynominatorf7A *2
147The Great Dividef6B **4
148Revelatorf6C ***6
149Labour's Painsf4+ 1
 Banded Walls 
151Paradise Ribf6B *1
152Bev's Traversef5 *1
153Tears in Rainf7A *1
154Tannhauser Gatef6A **2
155The Shoulder of Orionf6B **2
 Crackin' Block 
157Jail Baitf5 *2
158Pilgrimf5 *2
159Time Wasf7A *2
160Sometime Worldf6B+ ***9
161Pheonixf5+ *4
162Leaf and Streamf2 *3
163Entrance Slabf2 2
 The Pit (Below hanging block) 
165The Edgef5+ *2
166Pit Aretef6C *2
167Tyrannosaurus Brexitf6C *2
168Black Tufaf5+ **13
169The Squealerf6C+ *2
 Low Block - Blunt Nose 
171Twisting the Dragon's Tailf6C **1
172Left Wallf5 2
173Cherknobylf6C+ *3
174Big Scoopf5+ *10
175Hanging Groovef5 *8
176Big Nosef6A+ *4
177Hole Arêtef6A **2
178Logans wallf6A 1
179Easy Wallf4 4
180Highball Exitf4+ 3
181Hitchcock Wallf6A **2
 FLYING FLAKE BLOCK 
183Flying Wallf6C *2
184Flying Flakef5 *6
185Flying Arêtef5 *6
186Slab Arêtef3 4
187Red Edgef5 *10
188Red Ragf5 *12
189Red Nosef4+ 9
190Ready, Steady, Gof5+ *7
 FORWARD BLOCK (In front of buildings). 
192Solid Airf6B *10
193Curl Youf6B *8
194Easy Livingf3 7
195Rock Onf4+ *9
196Dolis Wall Variantf6B *5
197Dolis Wallf6C ***24
198Dolis Dynof6C **3
199Barn Doorf6A+ *8
 LOWER TIER/KNAPPA STONES (In front and slightly below main area) 
 THE FINGER 
202The Fingerf5+ *2
 THE JUMBLE 
204Chuckberryf6B+ **2
 BILBERRY BLOC 
 Left (Uphill) 
207Pie's the Limitf6C **3
208Rockerf4+ *3
 Right 
210Bilbof2+ *3
211Bill Workerf5 *3
212Bilberryf4+ *4
213Billiantf4+ 2
 LOW ROOF 
215The Benevolent Boggartf7A+ **2
 BANDED ROOF 
217Bandyf6A 2
 THE CRUISE 
219Voyagerf5 **1
220The Voyage Outf4 ***2
221Break Fastf4 *2

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