Climbs 119
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 320m a.s.l
Faces S

Non eliminate version of Solid Air (6C+) © peewee2008

Approach notes

Turn right after 2nd gate and follow path alongside the wall, then zig zag up to crag.

Kestrels nesting on the Pillar, so best stay clear of this area until late June.     9th April 2017

Access Advice

Permission is no longer required to climb here. However, access still relies on a permissive agreement for passage through the grazing land. Please use the stiles and ensure all gates are closed.

Seasonal Restrictions

Dates: 20 April to 20 June

Reason: Nesting Birds

Kestrels are reported to be nesting on Eastby Buttress this year (2014). Please avoid this route for the timebeing until the chicks have fledged (likely to be around 20th June).

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.
More info
More Guidebooks:
YMC Yorkshire Gritstone Vol 2 (2014)

Out of print:
anyway - a better crag than it looks from a distance, and now properly open with the new access laws.
Stone Muppet - 31/Oct/05
um... not sure the Padder has decking potential. The lower crux is well protected, the upper is a little above the gear but not that serious (especially if a side runner is used).
Stone Muppet - 31/Oct/05
Nice crag, faces South so good all year. Lower graded climbs get a bit overgrown in spring / summer. Good in the VS to E2 region. "The Padder" is a good first E1 lead if you like slabs, but the crux is a bit exposed with serious decking out potential. Top rope it first if unsure
Tom - 22/Jun/04
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Solid Air Boulder
2 Palm Sunday f7C+ **  
3 Any Given Day
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f7B+ 2
4 Solid Air
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f7B  
5 Solid Air - non eliminate
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f6C 6
  Bottom Right Hand Boulder
7 A Pair of Teeth
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f6B 4
8 Aperitif Left
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S 14
9 Aperitif Right
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VD 16
  Left Hand Slabs
11 Apache VS 4c 4
12 Renegade MS 4
13 Blue Max
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HVS 5a 4
14 Mr Grumpy
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HS 4b 23
15 After Hours
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D * 57
16 After Hours Variant
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VD 4
17 Knuckle Walker
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E1 5b  
18 Kestrel Wall MVS 4b 5
19 Opening Time
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D 48
20 Jaywalk
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MVS 4b * 12
21 Last Orders
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VS 4c 44
22 Descent Slab HS 4b 16
23 Cracked Slab D 16
  Pillar Front Buttress
25 Mantelshelves HS 3c 103
26 Eastby Groove S 4a * 167
27 Eastby Groove Variations VS 4c * 6
28 Heather Flake VS 4c 129
29 Swastika HVS 5b * 44
30 Pillar Front E2 5b *** 182
31 Pillar Front Left Hand Finish
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E2 5b  
32 The Blinkered Variant E3 5c * 8
33 Mistaken Identity
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E1 5b * 31
34 Pillar Rib VS 4c ** 479
35 Eastby Buttress VD *** 691
36 Eastby Buttress Variant VS 4c * 72
37 The Padder E1 5b * 322
38 Spiffing View
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E1 5b 1
39 Action Traction
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E4 6a 2
40 Whaup Edge VS 4b ** 238
41 The Mason's Arms
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E1 5b 2
42 The Cavendish
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VS 4c 8
43 Waterfall Chimney
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D 5
  Concave Slab
45 The Struggler
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VS 5a 45
46 The Struggler (cop out)
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HS 6
47 Wrong Trousers (The Struggler Inside Route) XS ?? 2
48 The Chipper
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S 4b 14
49 The Direct Finish
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E3 5c 6
50 Crossing the Line
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E3 5c 10
51 Ship of the Line E3 5c * 5
52 The Logical Finish
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VS 4c 15
53 Broken Arete
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M 48
54 Impetus f5 3
  Knuckle Slab
56 Aretus
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f6A 1
57 One Cold Day
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E3 6a 3
58 Scoop and Crack S 4a * 259
59 Knuckle Slab Arete HVS 5b * 65
60 Knees Up Mother Brown HVS 6a * 14
61 Index Variation VS 5a ** 246
62 Knuckle Slab HVS 5a * 250
63 Enemas of the Estate
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VS 4b 12
64 Birch Tree Crack VD 80
65 Early Doors
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MS 31
  Nose Buttress
67 Lobe
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HVS 5b 9
68 Ecky Thump E3 5c * 2
69 Thumper Direct
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E5 6a 5
70 Thumper E4 5c *** 59
71 Filtrum
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E2 5c ** 3
72 Ill Gotten Gains
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f8A+  
73 Ill Gotten Gains Direct f8A 1
74 In The Third person
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f7B+  
75 Bambi E1 5b 5
76 Nose Climb S 4a *** 419
77 Nose Climb Original S 4a * 112
78 Rock and Roll HVS 5a 12
79 Recess Crack
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MS 9
80 Lucy
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E1 5b 5
81 Birch Tree Slab MVS 4b 10
82 Dawn Till Dusk VS 5a 6
83 Not Tonight Josephine VS 4c 4
  Disco Slab
85 Disco 2000 f6B * 2
86 Deborah's Groove
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f6B 1
  Mist Slab
88 Mist Slab
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MVS 4b 24
89 Mist Slab Direct
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HVS 5b * 12
90 Slab and Chimney VD 42
91 Cheshire Cat
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E4 6b 1
  Block Buttress
93 The Stone Room
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E6 6c  
94 Genuflex
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E3 6a * 12
95 Block Buttress
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HVS 5a * 92
96 Hangs
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E4 6a 4
97 Thrutch
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S 7
98 Hatchback Forager
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HVS 5a 23
99 Pullover
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VS 4c 42
100 Stepover
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MVS 4b 64
101 Corner Crack
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S 29
102 Corner Groove
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S 23
103 Wall Arete VS 5a 4
  Left Hand Bloc Above
105 Diamond Arete f5 * 2
106 Diamond ArĂȘte SDS f6B+ * 3
107 White Goods Hugger f6A+ * 2
108 Sit Again f5+ 2
109 Conflicted Diamond
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V5 1
110 Conficted Diamond SS
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V7 1
  Defective Buttress
112 Easy Touch
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E3 5c  
113 The Tide Continues
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E6 6c  
114 Defective Too Early
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E4 6b 2
115 Defective Direct
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E4 6b  
116 Polytetrafluroethylene
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S 6
117 Diacetylene
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HVS 5b 4
118 Triacetylene
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M 3
119 The Effervescing Elephant
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E1 5a 1
120 Tetraphychicfluroethene S 2
  Over The Wall
122 Boldness of Youth
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E2 5c 2
123 ConDemNation E1 5c * 8
124 Hung Parliament
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E3 6a  
125 Accidental Baby
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E1 5c 3
  Quarry
127 The Flake
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S 2
128 Original Route
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D 2
129 Waterfall's Crack
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S 4a 5
130 Hollybush Groove
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S 4a 4
  Far Right
132 Baby, Baby
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VD 5
133 Dead Babies E5 6b ** 5
134 Dead Babies Direct E5 6c ** 1

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