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).

Guidebooks

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.
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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
1 Up Front HVS 5b 2
2 Goblin Eyes HVS 5b 5
3 Goblin Prayer Mat f6A * 3
4 Goblin King E1 5c 1
5 Grounded HS 4b 5
6 Caterpillar S 4b 4
7 Last Pitch E3 5b 2
8 Carmelia E3 5c ** 2
9 Gypsy Moth HVS 5b *** 9
10 Gypsy Moth Direct E3 6a ** 2
11 Boom Boom, Blah Blah VS 5b * 3
12 McHale E3 6a * 2
13 Permanent Resident VS 4c ** 4
14 Resident Direct VS 4c * 2
15 Right, We're Off! E1 5b ** 1
16 A Right Good Knees Up E2 5c ** 2
17 The Definitive Gritstone Kneebar S 4a 4
18 Larvae
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S 4a 4
19 Lymantria dispar
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S 4b 3
20 Crimpers S 4b 1
21 Can you touch it VS 4c 1
22 Big Shelf f3 7
23 Ace Flake f2 7
24 No Flake f4+ 5
25 The Heart f2 7
26 The Heart Sit Start f5 3
27 End Wall f4+ 7
28 Lancashire Bomber f5+ 2
29 Here Comes The Story of A Hurricane f6C 2
30 Toucan f3 5
31 Toucan Sit Start f5 2
32 Hawk f3 6
33 Hawk Sit Start f4+ 2
34 Defiant f6A 1
35 Slopes Traverse f2 2
36 Jungle Jugs f2 2
37 Mantel Practise f2 2
38 Grinder f5 2
39 Sandy Arete f2 2
40 Crimp Wall f3 2
41 Ochre Arete f6A+ 2
42 Throw Wall f6A 2
43 Summit Scoop f4 2
44 Embsay Wall f5+ 2
45 Pure Class f3 2
46 Left Arete f3 2
47 Middle Face f3 2
48 The Smell of Japanese Ink f3 3
49 The Ah So Traverse f3+ 2
50 Arrowhead Slab f2 2
51 Young Man's Hip f3+ 4
52 Hip-Hop f4+ 3
53 Pelvic Thrust f5 3
54 Hippy Shake f4+ 4
55 Hippy Shoes f4 4
56 The Mekon f5 * 7
57 Easy Face f3 4
58 The Perfect Problem f6C ** 3
59 Bakers Dozen f4 * 1
60 Throwing the Match f6B+ 1
61 Left f5 1
62 Traverse f6A 1
63 Right f5 1
64 Embsay Crack VD 2
65 High Steppa f6A  
66 Overlapper f4  
67 Roofs f3  
68 Beautiful Dirty Rich f6C+ ** 2
69 Just Dance f6B+ 2
70 Flippin Heck f6A 1
71 Going Around f5 2
72 A Straw Hat and no Waistcoat Day f6A+ * 2
73 Baker's Wall f4 2
74 Pocket f5 3
75 Cracking Rib f6A 3
76 Full Frontal E1 5b * 3
77 Hip-Hop-Hooray f6B 1
78 Kick Off f6C 1
79 The Striker * V0- 2
80 Zero Handed Goodbyes * VB 2
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.

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