Climbs 88
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 351m a.s.l
Faces SE

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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
  Near Point
2 The Striker V0- 3
3 Up Mid f2 1
4 Zero Handed Goodbyes VB 3
5 Right Slab f2 1
  Point Boulder
7 Kin Evil M 1
8 Pointless Problem f6B 1
9 Shelf Left f5+ 1
10 Big Shelf f3 8
11 Ace Flake f2 8
12 No Flake f4+ 5
13 The Heart f2 7
14 The Heart Sit Start f5 3
15 No Pleasure f6A+ 1
16 End Wall f4+ 8
  The Perfect Problem Boulder
18 Easy Face f3 5
19 The Perfect Problem f6C ** 4
20 Bakers Dozen f4 * 2
  Goblin Buttress
22 Grounded HS 4b 5
23 Full Frontal E1 5b * 3
24 Up Front HVS 5b 2
25 Goblin Eyes HVS 5b 5
26 Goblin Prayer Mat f6A * 3
27 Goblin King E1 5c 1
28 The Mekon f5 * 7
  Gypsy Moth Buttress
30 Caterpillar S 4b 5
31 Larvae
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S 4a 4
32 Lymantria dispar
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S 4b 3
33 Last Pitch E3 5b 2
34 Carmelia E3 5c ** 2
Climb name Grade
35 Gypsy Moth HVS 5b *** 10
36 Gypsy Moth Direct E3 6a ** 2
  Hawk Buttress
38 Lancashire Bomber f5+ 2
39 Here Comes The Story of A Hurricane f6C 2
40 Toucan f3 6
41 Toucan Sit Start f5 2
42 Hawk f3 7
43 Hawk Sit Start f4+ 2
44 Defiant f6A 1
  Hardacre-Whitaker 1950 Group
46 Slopes Traverse f2 2
47 Jungle Jugs f2 2
48 Mantel Practise f2 2
49 Grinder f5 2
50 Sandy Arete f2 2
51 Crimp Wall f3 2
52 Ochre Arete f6A+ 2
53 Throwing the Match f6B+ 1
54 Throw Wall f6A 2
  The Summit Group
56 Left f5 1
57 Traverse f6A 1
58 Right f5 1
59 Summit Scoop f4 2
60 Embsay Wall f5+ 3
61 Embsay Crack VD 3
62 Pure Class f3 3
63 Left Arete f3 2
64 Middle Face f3 2
65 High Steppa f6A  
66 Overlapper f4  
67 Roofs f3  
68 Kick Off f6C 1
Climb name Grade
69 Beautiful Dirty Rich f6C+ ** 2
70 Just Dance f6B+ 2
71 Flippin Heck f6A 1
72 Going Around f5 2
73 A Straw Hat and no Waistcoat Day f6A+ * 2
74 Baker's Wall f4 2
75 Pocket f5 4
76 Cracking Rib f6A 3
  South Buttress
78 South Buttress VS 4c 1
79 South Buttress Crack S 4a 1
  Below Summit Buttress
81 Boom Boom, Blah Blah VS 5b * 3
82 McHale E3 6a * 2
83 Permanent Resident VS 4c ** 6
84 Resident Direct VS 4c * 2
85 Right, We're Off! E1 5b ** 2
86 A Right Good Knees Up E2 5c ** 2
87 The Definitive Gritstone Kneebar S 4a 4
88 Crimpers S 4b 2
89 Can you touch it VS 4c 1
  The Smell of Japanese Ink
91 The Smell of Japanese Ink f3 3
92 The Ah So Traverse f3+ 2
  Undercut Slab and The Arrowhead
94 Arrowhead Slab f2 2
95 Young Man's Hip f3+ 4
96 Hip-Hop f4+ 3
97 Hip-Hop-Hooray f6B 1
98 Pelvic Thrust f5 3
99 Hippy Shake f4+ 4
100 Hippy Shoes f4 4

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