Climbs 268
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 300m a.s.l
Faces SW

Peter 'pencil in another problem' phillips strikes again... © peterp

Crag features

Originally included in the North of England Guide (by Stew Wilson and Ron Kenyon) based on details in October 1964 Climber magazine - because YMC did not think it was worth including in the grit guide (back in prehistoric times)

Then in YMC grit guide and second edition of North of England guide and also in North East England selective guide. New NE England guide coming out sometime soon.

As a crag it was a bit small in stature but as a bouldering venue it is brilliant - as its recent prominence has shown. It was amazing who had climbed there even before the current publicity - even saw the great John Allen there one day.

Approach notes

Due to the new popularity of the crag important to follow access details and park responsibly. Road up valley is narrow but look for the parking and a few hundred yards walking (if necessary) shouldn't do any harm - and will help the access situation.

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
Grades need updating to the new guide. Especially the rediculous trad graded boulder problems...
Smelly Fox - 13/Dec/14
Superb rock quality.
glaramara - 25/Oct/14
Link to useful topo http://www.yorkshiregrit.com/yg/topo/slipstones.pdf
Ian Broome - 11/Dec/11
Why are so many of the routes which are clearly boulder problems (e.g. lay-by, slanting flake etc.) still given route grades? It's not the 1980's. I understand for the borderline height ones, but not for 3m high... please could the crag mod sort this out
lukehodson - 06/Sep/10
good place but someone has broken slanted crack hs 4b and now its a little harder to do
insert - 19/Jun/08
outstanding crag, something for everyone, can be VERY windy at times. had a thoroughly enjoyable day there. a really good place to push your grade, but take a mat and some big mates!
rain dog... - 27/Sep/04
wide variety of excellent problems and routes for most ranges and nice setting what more dop you need.
jas wood - 30/Apr/04
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Buttress 1 - Far Left Buttress 
2ExtremitiesE1 5c 74
3Paul's Arete Left SideE2 6a *23
4Paul's Arete Right Handf5 ***157
5Steve's Wallf5 **137
6Heather CrackD 130
7Heather Wallf4 15
8Heather Wall Right Handf2+ 28
 Buttress 2 - Escalator Wall 
10Roofed CornerD 143
11Little Aretef4 20
12Little CornerD 118
13Fingercrack cornerVD *25
14Overhanging CrackVD 193
15Undercut Double CrackHS 4b *220
16Ginger BadgerHVS 5b 30
17Not So Tight ChimneyHVD *177
18Breakwind AreteHVS 5c 63
19Space TruckinE1 5b *75
20EscalatorHVS 5b **198
21DiminuendoHVS 5c *14
22Mantelshelf CrackVD 223
23Rouges GalleryVS 5a 6
24StaircaseM *189
25Mantelshelf Wall
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VS 4c 106
26Cold Wall
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VS 4c 65
27Hole in the Wall
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HS 4b 86
 Buttress 3 - Beldin Block 
29Left Edge
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f2+ 92
30Inside Left
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S 4a 63
31Old Corner
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VD 146
32Petch's GrooveS 4a 188
33Groove Eliminate
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HS 4b 60
34Twenty Foot CrackVD 260
35North Wall
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HVS 5b 52
36OffspringHVS 5c 15
37Tranmire AreteS 4a **348
38Tranmire CrackVS 4c 124
39Jenny Binks WallVS 5a *82
40TwixtHVS 5a 11
41Easy PickingsVS 4c **110
42The HandrailHVS 5a 4
43West face eliminateE2 6a 7
44Low Level Traversef6B+ **5
45Beldin DirectHVS 5b *21
46Beldin VariationE1 5b *16
47BeldinHVS 5b ***66
48Original RouteHVS 5a ***118
49gollinglithE2 5c *71
50TachyonE2 5c **12
51ZoomHVS 5c ***116
52AtomicE3 6b *47
53Atomic Right-HandE3 6b *1
54Barnley CrackS 4a *155
55Barnley WallHS 4b *120
56Ulfers CrackVD *118
 Buttress 4 - Wise Crack 
58Forever OnwardE1 5b 21
59Timeless Dividef6A 24
60Timeless Divide Startf6A+ 30
61Timeless Divide - Right Handf6C **27
62Agretef5+ 27
63Agra Directf5+ *31
64AgraHVS 5b ***113
65Agra Right HandHVS 5b 8
66Agra Variation (Whimps Finish)VS 4b 21
67Narrow MarginE2 6a 1
68WisecrackE1 6a ***46
69Wisecrack Direct Startf6C *32
70Wisecrack Superdirectf7B 19
71Alan's AreteVS 4c 37
72Mark Turner's Rockover
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VS 5a 17
73Shine OnVD 180
74Hendo's 4c RockoverV1 2
75Mantel OnS 4b 162
76Groove On
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f3 136
 Buttress 5 - Bait 
78Wall Climb
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D 103
79Block AreteHS 4b *83
80Beta BlockerE1 5b *16
81ImpregnableE2 6a **22
82Get NervousE2 5c 2
83Chockstone OverhangHS 4b 36
 Buttress 6 - Squawks 
85Self Suicidef7B+ *23
86Squawk's AreteHVS 5b *18
87Undercut Flake VariationsHS 4b *47
88Undercut FlakeHS 4b **225
89TiltVS 5a 9
90Flakeout AreteHVS 5a *19
91Dark CleftVD 41
92Face to Face
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VS 4b 7
 Buttress 7 - Sevens & Eights 
94Forever YoungE2 6a **4
95Seven Up - Variation Start
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E3 6a 11
96Seven UpE2 5c **41
97Direct VariationsE3 6a * 
98Direct Finish (to Seven Up)E3 6a 3
99FuserS 4a 112
100Tony's TormentHVS 6a 20
101Ian's Irritationf6B+ 2
102Wedge Down CrackHS 4b 62
 Buttress 8 - Sevens & Eights 
104Thingumy In ThirskE3 6a 10
105Dennis In DarloE1 5c **75
106Barren WasteE2 5c 16
107Easy GrooveD 110
108Edge RouteM 113
 Buttress 9 - Inconsequential Wall 
110Inconsequential Traversenone 5c 7
111Little Arete
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VD 52
112Roofed Chimney
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M 49
113Awkward Finish
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D 51
114Staircase Mantel
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D 43
 Buttress 10 - Sowden 
116Low Level TraverseHVS 5b 4
117Chris CrossE1 5c 3
118Left Arete
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VD 62
119Frank's Wall
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D 27
120Scratch and Go
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VD 29
121Right Arete
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VD 72
122Problem WallHVS 5b *9
123Left WallVD *81
124Sowden left handE1 5b *18
125SowdenHVS 5a **91
126SinbadE3 6b *10
127Space plucksE3 6a *11
128ForthrightE2 5c *8
129Dixon's DilemmaVS 4c 16
130Witton WallS 4b 39
 Buttress 11 - Lean Buttress 
132Half Way ChockstoneD 65
133Central Bay RouteVD 74
134PsycheHVS 5c 4
135Leany MeanyE1 5c *19
136Ripper Traversef4 3
137KillerE4 6b 12
138RipperE1 6a ***105
139Ripper Right HandE3 6c 1
140CyclopsE2 5c * 
141UnforgivenE1 5c *1
142Emergency hatHS 5a/b 5
143The FoxHS 5b 4
 Buttress 12 - Marr's 
145Picnic WallD 90
146Cummin's Routef5 57
147Christopher RobinVS 4b *131
148Right Wallf5 51
149Marr's RouteVS 5a **94
150Da's RouteVS 5a 27
151ModeratorM 93
152Pa's RouteS 4b 116
153Gully Wall
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S 4b 42
154Little Gully
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M 51
 Buttress 13 - Left Twin 
156Friday The Thirteenthf6A 32
157sunday 20thf6B+ *62
158Slipwayf6B 9
 Buttress 13 - Right Twin 
160Siamese BridgeD 70
161Right Hand Twinf5+ **163
162Leaning Wallf6C *81
163Strictly Personalf6A+ *43
164Brush Upf5 5
 Buttress 14 - The Deck 
166Pothole ChimneyD 31
167Jack's Young Ladf3+ 1
168Jack the LadHS 4b 70
169String VestHVS 6a 16
170Withering HeightsHVS 5c *17
171Aces High Left Hand
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VS 4c 10
172Aces HighVS 4c **176
173Aces High Right Hand
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S 4b 15
174TrumpsVS 4c *71
175Trumps Right HandHS 4b 65
 Buttress 15 - Ellingstring Buttress 
177Heather Wall
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D 102
178Itchy and ScratchyVD 122
179Pinnacle ChimneyD 158
180Two Startled SheepVS 5b 38
181Yaud WallVS 5a 140
182EllingstringVS 4c **207
183DiagonalVS 4c *195
184GymnastVS 5c 29
185FiddlesticksVS 5b 39
186GirgleVD 31
 Buttress 16 - Stainthorpe's Wall 
188Sweet SixteenVD 47
189FearbyVS 4b 92
190Alan's WallHVS 5a **67
191Stainthorpe's WallE1 5b *110
192Stainthorps Variation StartE1 5c *46
193Only Sixteenf6A+ 27
194FascionationbyE2 5c 16
 Buttress 17 - Happy Daze 
196Jug Handle Pull UpVD 149
197Wall CentreVS 4c *146
198Happy DazeVS 4c 104
199Double MantleshelfVD 185
200Out on BailHVS 5c 36
201Right EdgeHVS 5c *76
 Buttress 18 - Worthless Buttress 
203Easy Mantleshelf
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D 30
204Right ArĂȘteVD 20
 Buttress 19 - Lay By 
206Rock Overf4 59
207Hand TraverseD *94
208Lay-By Aretef7B+ ***51
209Lay-by Arete Directf7C ***1
210Lay-byf6A+ ***184
211Little Baldyf6C+ *10
212Rock On Left-handf6A+ *68
213Rock Onf5+ *94
214Rock Offf5 44
215All Offf4+ 53
 Buttress 20 - Overhanging Arete 
217Ten Foot ModerateM 126
218Ten Foot Aretef4 49
219Twenty Somethingf4 140
220Overhanging Aretef6A *187
221Reason and Rowanf6A+ 10
222Flaky Wallf5 225
223Flakey Wall TraverseV5 **32
224Left WallHVD 86
225Two ChockstonesD 112
226Right OverhangD 56
 Lower Tier - Tea Party Slabs 
228Welcome Wallf3+ 297
229Stereo Androidf4 236
230Stereo Android Eliminatef6A 20
231Stereo Right HandS 148
232Tommy's DilemmaVD 413
233Gypsy WhamVD 369
234Tea Party Slabf4+ 308
235Question of Balancef5+ *314
236Right Edge (II)f5 264
 The Son - Middle Tier - (Steptoe & Son) 
238Son of a BitchHVS 5c 3
239Criminal casef4+ 1
240Super Furry Animalf8A+  
241Sidewinderf7A 7
242Exocetf8A  
243Stipulef7C 5
244Stipule (with jug on arete)f7A+ 14
245Curving CrackVS 4c 93
246Curving Crack Aretef5 94
247Curving Crack Arete Sit Down Startf6A 125
 Steptoe - Middle Tier - (Steptoe & Son) 
249Bert Wellsf5+ 58
250Centre Leftf5+ 100
251Steptoef6A+ **108
252Tiptoef5 **402
253Tiptoe right-handVS 5b *14
254Bridge Chimney
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D 37
255No Cheek, Dr LivingstoneVS 4b 12
256Shorty's Dilemma
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V3 16
 The Left Cheek - The Upper Tier 
258Stomach Traversenone amusin *37
259Bratt Pack
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VS 4c 36
260Play a long
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HVS 5b 15
261Wild Thing
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VS 4b 34
262Cunning Stunts
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V3 8
 The Right Cheek - Upper Tier 
264Micro Cornerf7A **77
265Micro Coronaryf7B+ ** 
266Problem Arete
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VS 4c 95
267Slab and Mantelshelf
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M 40
268Left Arete (II)D 89
269Tea's Maidf3 5
270Goblin's Ear
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VD 128
271Goblins Theref4+ 4
 Buttress 22 - All the Twos 
2733.3 Metre SlabHS 4b 95
274Ten Foot SlabD 110
275Davies AreteV1 *28
276Davies Rampf6B 59
277Simple Sallyf7A+ *43
278Holeshotf7C *1
279Small DynoV3 *7
280Anniemuttf7C+ * 
281Cypherf8B ***1
282All the Two'sf6B+ *1
283Chockstone Pull UpD 113
 Sulky Little Boys 
285Dry Slapf6B+ ** 
286Supple Wallf7A+ ***51
287Sulky little boys left handV4 ** 
288Sulky Little Boysf7A+ ***100
289Sulky Little Boys DirectV8 ***12
290Slanting Flake -LHf5+ *222
291Slanting Flakef3+ **463
292Everything CountsV9 1
 Boulder Britain Boulder 
294Rampf2 4
295Flakesf3 3
296Aretef2 5
297Slabf3 4
 Unconfirmed 

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