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
3 Coomb Baaaaa Yah f6B 1
4 Ram Ram f6C+ * 3
5 Bleating Ridiculous f6B * 1
6 Coombplete Control f6B * 2
7 Beachcoomber f6B * 3
8 Coomb Raider f6C+ ** 4
9 Coombing Least f6B 2
10 The End of Something Special f6B+ * 2
  Fun Slab
12 The Fat Coomb Stroller f3+ * 3
13 Coomb On, Coomb On f4 * 2
  Alphabet Walls
15 Alphabet Aerobics f6C+ ** 1
16 A Arete f5+ ** 2
17 CoomB Dancing f6A+ * 1
  Big Block
19 Catacoombs f6B+ ** 2
20 Catacoombs Right f6C 1
21 Slash and Burn f5+ ** 1
  BEFORE THE BARN BLOCKS
  Honeymoon Boulder
24 Honeymoon Sweet f6A ** 8
25 Take a Vow f6A+ * 2
26 A Taste of Honey f6B * 2
27 Month of Mead f6C * 2
  Lippy Boulder
29 Lip Up Fatty f6A * 2
30 Buster Bloodvessel f6A+ * 1
  Pumped-up Area
32 Dave's Rib f5+ * 3
33 Pumped-Up Plastic People f7C *** 6
34 PUPP2 f6C+ ** 8
35 Two Step f4 3
36 Heart of the Matter f6B+ * 1
  Garden of Eden (Long wall with low shelf)
38 Hell f5+ 1
39 One Armed Frenchman f6B+ * 4
40 Crimpinology f6C 1
41 Corpus Crimpy f7B ** 5
42 Habeas Crimpus f6C * 4
43 Golden Delicious f5 1
  THUNDER CRACK AREA
  Behind the Barn
46 Sideways Action f6B * 1
47 The Horn HVS 5a 3
48 The Horn Sitter f6A+ ** 2
49 Barnstorm
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HS 4b 3
50 Splatomatic f7A *** 4
51 Flake Crack
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S 1
52 Crack A No-Go f7B+ ***  
53 Split Arete f6C ** 1
54 Hidden Rib f6C *  
  Behind the Hut
56 Ashes to Ashes f6B * 1
57 Dust Off E4 6a ** 1
58 Tip Off HVS 5a ** 4
59 Windy Wall S * 4
60 Headstand
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HS 4a 3
61 Last Rites VS 4c  
  Thunder Crack Bay
63 More Than Life E6 6c *** 1
64 Thunder Crack HVS 5a *** 8
65 Lightning Variation E1 6a ** 4
66 Lightning Start f6A+ ** 8
67 The Storm f6C+ ** 18
68 The Storm (Dyno Variation) f6A+ * 2
69 Right To Roam VS 5a  
70 Up and Under
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VS 4c 1
71 Ketchum Wall f4+ * 2
  Chicken Heads Wall
73 Over Easy f6A * 2
74 Easy Over f5+ * 3
75 Alien Kiss E1 5c *  
76 Alien Kiss Start f5+ * 1
77 Stretch Scoop f6C *** 4
78 Wishbone Ash f6C+ *** 2
79 Chicken Head Rib f6B *** 11
80 Cobalt Wall f6C+ ** 19
81 Chicken Scoop f5+ * 3
82 Chicken Eddy f6A+ ** 5
83 Rooster Cogburn f6A+ ** 2
84 Wanderlust S 1
85 Shark Attack E1 6a ** 3
86 The Return of the Bantam Menace f6B+ ** 1
87 An Argument With Silence f6A 1
  A Climb Bay
89 A Climb S 5
90 Ledge & Scoop S 2
91 Hitchcock Arete f6A * 5
  SCOOP WALL BLOCK
93 Grot Knows f4 2
94 Step To It f4 * 4
95 Nuggets f4 ** 6
96 Easy Lay f2 * 4
  Scoop Wall
98 Not Again f6A+ * 7
99 Do It Again f6B+ * 6
100 Boomstick Wall f6C+ ** 6
101 Methane f6B+ * 1
102 Chicken Shit f5+ *** 22
103 Kneeolithic f7A+ ** 2
104 Bruce Almighty f5+ * 2
105 Knees Must f6C+ *** 18
106 Look-alike f6A+ * 3
107 Delicatessen Girl f6C+ 1
108 Pallet Town Edge f5+ * 4
  RHOMBIC BLOCK
  Green Side
111 The American Girl VS 4b  
112 The Actress VS 4c  
113 Gangreen HS 4b 1
  North Side
115 Roooster's Rib f6C *** 11
116 Cockerel Wall f6B *** 11
117 The Result HS 4b 2
118 Result Start f4+ ** 16
119 The Thigh's the Limit f6C * 6
120 Hole Chicken f6C ** 12
121 Gone With the Wing f6C ** 5
  West Side
123 The True Knobbler E1 6a  
124 The Tea Party HVS 5c  
125 Rhyme
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S 4
126 Rhythm
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S 4a 3
127 Easy Ridge M 6
128 Finale
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S 4a 2
  WEST BLOCKS
130 The Drill Press f7B+ ** 2
131 Drill Sergeant f6A ** 2
132 The Chuck f6A+ 1
133 Debt f4 2
134 Counsellor f6A+ * 2
135 Forsaken f5 2
  GIANT BLOCKS
  Heather Top
138 Flakey Pastry f4+ * 6
139 Gordon's Slab f5 5
140 Warm-Up Wall f6B * 8
141 Eric's Wall f6A * 10
142 Eric's Arête f4 7
143 Ain't No Yoke f4+ 4
144 Steve's Arête f4+ 4
  The Bay
146 Dynominator f7A * 2
147 The Great Divide f6B ** 4
148 Revelator f6C *** 7
149 Labour's Pains f4+ 1
  Banded Walls
151 Paradise Rib f6B * 1
152 Bev's Traverse f5 * 1
153 Tears in Rain f7A * 1
154 Tannhauser Gate f6A ** 2
155 The Shoulder of Orion f6B ** 2
  Crackin' Block
157 Jail Bait f5 * 2
158 Pilgrim f5 * 2
159 Time Was f7A * 2
160 Sometime World f6B+ *** 9
161 Pheonix f5+ * 4
162 Leaf and Stream f2 * 5
163 Entrance Slab f2 4
  The Pit (Below hanging block)
165 The Edge f5+ * 2
166 Pit Arete f6C * 2
167 Tyrannosaurus Brexit f6C * 2
168 Black Tufa f5+ ** 13
169 The Squealer f6C+ * 2
  Low Block - Blunt Nose
171 Twisting the Dragon's Tail f6C ** 1
172 Left Wall f5 2
173 Cherknobyl f6C+ * 3
174 Big Scoop f5+ * 10
175 Hanging Groove f5 * 8
176 Big Nose f6A+ * 4
177 Hole Arête f6A ** 2
178 Logans wall f6A 1
179 Easy Wall f4 4
180 Highball Exit f4+ 3
181 Hitchcock Wall f6A ** 2
  FLYING FLAKE BLOCK
183 Flying Wall f6C * 2
184 Flying Flake f5 * 6
185 Flying Arête f5 * 6
186 Slab Arête f3 6
187 Red Edge f5 * 10
188 Red Rag f5 * 13
189 Red Nose f4+ 11
190 Ready, Steady, Go f5+ * 7
  FORWARD BLOCK (In front of buildings).
192 Solid Air f6B * 12
193 Curl You f6B * 10
194 Easy Living f3 10
195 Rock On f4+ * 10
196 Dolis Wall Variant f6B * 5
197 Dolis Wall f6C *** 28
198 Dolis Dyno f6C ** 3
199 Barn Door f6A+ * 11
  LOWER TIER/KNAPPA STONES (In front and slightly below main area)
  THE FINGER
202 The Finger f5+ * 2
  THE JUMBLE
204 Chuckberry f6B+ ** 2
  BILBERRY BLOC
  Left (Uphill)
207 Pie's the Limit f6C ** 3
208 Rocker f4+ * 3
  Right
210 Bilbo f2+ * 3
211 Bill Worker f5 * 3
212 Bilberry f4+ * 4
213 Billiant f4+ 2
  LOW ROOF
215 The Benevolent Boggart f7A+ ** 2
  BANDED ROOF
217 Bandy f6A 2
  THE CRUISE
219 Voyager f5 ** 1
220 The Voyage Out f4 *** 2
221 Break Fast f4 * 2

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