Climbs 80
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 351m a.s.l
Faces SE

Gypsy Moth - Embsay Classic. © Dave Musgrove

Crag features

Located above Embsay reservoir and the Yorkshire Dales village of Embsay, near Skipton. Best quality pebbly gritsone buttresses scattered below the summit of Embsay Crag facing various directions between SE and West. Exposed and quick drying with little seepage. Mostly reasonable landings though steep ground in some places.

Approach notes

No access problems (open access land).


Northern England

The book is a selected route and crag guide although it still manages to pack over 2350 routes between its covers, spread across 44 crags. The main focus is on routes of all grades from Moderate to E9, but the best bouldering is also described.
More info
More Guidebooks:
YMC Yorkshire Gritstone Vol 2 (2014)
A nice venue for an evening with lots of variety and a pleasant outlook
Paul Clarke - 04/Jun/14
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1Up FrontHVS 5b 2
2Goblin EyesHVS 5b 5
3Goblin Prayer Matf6A *3
4Goblin KingE1 5c 1
5GroundedHS 4b 5
6CaterpillarS 4b 4
7Last PitchE3 5b 2
8CarmeliaE3 5c **2
9Gypsy MothHVS 5b ***9
10Gypsy Moth DirectE3 6a **2
11Boom Boom, Blah BlahVS 5b *3
12McHaleE3 6a *2
13Permanent ResidentVS 4c **4
14Resident DirectVS 4c *2
15Right, We're Off!E1 5b **1
16A Right Good Knees UpE2 5c **2
17The Definitive Gritstone KneebarS 4a 4
S 4a 4
19Lymantria dispar
S 4b 3
20CrimpersS 4b 1
21Can you touch itVS 4c 1
22Big Shelff3 7
23Ace Flakef2 7
24No Flakef4+ 5
25The Heartf2 7
26The Heart Sit Startf5 3
27End Wallf4+ 7
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