Climbs 77
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 220m a.s.l
Faces SW

An underrated route on an underrated crag - Right of Way VS 4c © Simon Caldwell

Crag features

Hebden Gill is one of the great overlooked crags of Yorkshire Grit. Its setting is both tranquil and picturesque, while its climbing includes a fair few treasures, including the superb VS Right of Way and the fantastic Prosecutor HVS, as well as some impressive Extremes on the sheer Crevasse Wall. Strongly recommended for a good day out.

This gem, so near to Grassington, is perplexing for its lack of visitors - either for this generation or in the days of yore. With routes up to about 18 metres in length, many on natural grit, there is not a hint of polish and rarely evidence of visitation. Lack of traffic does not seem to hinder this crag however and vegetation is at a minimum. Some of the finishes can be a little loose, especailly on the quarried wall and care will be needed.[The hanging block above Tree Climb HS looks very suspect].

Approach notes

Drive to the village of Hebden from Grassington. Take the minor road north for about a mile and park near the holiday cottages. From there head throught he gate take the bridge over the stream and work up to the the crag. A slightly longer approach with the crag in full view can also be made.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1Wall and Nose
HVD 22
2The Mutant Midge
HVS 5a *11
3Right of Way
VS 4c *17
HVS 5a *13
5Tree ClimbHS 4b 6
6Fat CrackD 7
7The Way
E1 5b *7
8Thin Crack
VS 4c 4
9Jerry and Ben
10Tigga, the bagpipe dog
S 3
E3 6a ** 
12Forgotten RibE3 5c **2
13Dan Dare
HVS 5b * 
14French Fancy
E1 5c *1
15The Layback
VS 4c  
16Tall Man in a Bidet
VS 5a 2
17Dead Man's Crankshaft
E2 6a  
18Shed Ahoy
HS 4b 2
HVS 5a 1
20The Unpaid Chauffeur
E1 5a *1
HS 4b 2
HS 4b 2
HVS 5b 1
24Fun with Friends
VS 4b 1
25Friendly Fun
HVS 5a *1
26Funny Friends
f6A 1
27Twin Cracks
VS 4c 3
28The Buneater
E1 5b * 
29Wacko Saco
E3 5b  
30Crevasse WallE2 5b *3
31Climbing by Runners
E1 5b  
32MagnificrackE3 6a **2
33Bisexual Bratwurst
VD 7
HS 4b 2
35Performance ManagementE4 6a **1
36Diethard, Slim With AvengenceE4 6a *3
37Fat Man's SlabE3 5c *7
38Do or Diet
HVS 5a 5
39Lardie's Route
S 5
 New Routes 
41RediscoveryHS 4b 1
42Red & White TraverseHVS 5a **1
43BacchusVS 4c 2
44Fruit of the VineMVS 4a 2
45Parallel Universe
E5 6b 3
46The Fourth Dimension
E6 6b 1
47The Wishing Chair
VS 4c 2
48Wind Rider
VS 4c 3
49YMC Revisited
S 4a 1
50Promises More
E1 6a 1
51Hole In The Sky
E1 5c *1
52ConscriptD 1
53UnorthadoxHVD 1
54Unorthadox DirectVS 4c 1
55Kestrel on a StringE3 5c *2
56The TowerMVS 4b *1
57The Tower (right face)HS 4b 1
58Trench WarfareE3 6a ***2
 New Bouldering 
60Scamperf5 1
61Little Rowanf3 1
62One 5bf4 1
63Chaos Rooff5 1
64Gunga Dinf4 1
65Siren Songf4+ 2
66Brittle Crackf3 1
67Pocked Aretef4+ 1
68Pocked Back Wallf6A 1
69Ash Bulgef3 1
70Humperf5+ 1
71Left Rooff4 1
72Head Onf5 1
73Right Shelff4 1
74The Dusty Windowsillsf6B+ *2
75Clampf5+ 2
76Bacchus Sit Startf5+ 1
77Humper Sit Startf6A 1
78Visionf4+ *2
79Northern Railf7A 2

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