Climbs 277
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 300m a.s.l
Faces SW

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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.

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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
2 Extremities E1 5c 79
3 Paul's Arete Left Side E2 6a * 28
4 Paul's Arete Right Hand f5 *** 181
5 Steve's Wall f5 ** 162
6 Heather Crack D 155
7 Heather Wall f4 25
8 Heather Wall Right Hand f2+ 37
  Buttress 2 - Escalator Wall
10 Roofed Corner D 186
11 Little Arete f4 35
12 Little Corner D 150
13 Fingercrack corner VD * 47
14 Overhanging Crack VD 230
15 Undercut Double Crack HS 4b * 274
16 Ginger Badger HVS 5b 34
17 Not So Tight Chimney HVD * 214
18 Breakwind Arete HVS 5c 74
19 Space Truckin E1 5b * 85
20 Escalator HVS 5b ** 239
21 Diminuendo HVS 5c * 16
22 Mantelshelf Crack VD 273
23 Rouges Gallery VS 5a 7
24 Staircase M * 239
25 Mantelshelf Wall
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VS 4c 128
26 Cold Wall
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VS 4c 77
27 Hole in the Wall
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HS 4b 109
  Buttress 3 - Beldin Block
29 Left Edge
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f2+ d 112
30 Inside Left
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S 4a 79
31 Old Corner
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VD 180
32 Petch's Groove S 4a 218
33 Groove Eliminate
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HS 4b 79
34 Twenty Foot Crack VD 305
35 North Wall
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HVS 5b 53
36 Offspring HVS 5c 16
37 Tranmire Arete S 4a ** 403
38 Tranmire Crack VS 4c 144
39 Jenny Binks Wall VS 5a * 95
40 Twixt HVS 5a 19
41 Easy Pickings VS 4c ** 137
42 The Handrail HVS 5a 6
43 West face eliminate E2 6a 8
44 Low Level Traverse f6B+ 6b ** 7
45 Beldin Direct HVS 5b * 24
46 Beldin Variation E1 5b * 23
47 Beldin HVS 5b *** 76
48 Original Route HVS 5a *** 148
49 gollinglith E2 5c * 84
50 Tachyon E2 5c ** 10
51 Zoom HVS 5c *** 137
52 Atomic E3 6b * 52
53 Atomic Right-Hand E3 6b * 1
54 Barnley Crack S 4a * 189
55 Barnley Wall HS 4b * 148
56 Ulfers Crack VD * 145
  Buttress 4 - Wise Crack
58 Forever Onward E1 5b 25
59 Timeless Divide f6A 27
60 Variation Start E2 6c 5
61 Timeless Divide Start f6A+ 6a 31
62 Timeless Divide - Right Hand f6C 6c ** 30
63 Agrete f5+ 33
64 Agra Direct f5+ * 33
65 Agra HVS 5b *** 139
66 Agra Right Hand HVS 5b 8
67 Agra Variation (Whimps Finish) VS 4b 24
68 Narrow Margin E2 6a 1
69 Wisecrack E1 6a *** 67
70 Wisecrack Direct Start f6C * 42
71 Wisecrack Superdirect f7B 20
72 Alan's Arete VS 4c 41
73 Mark Turner's Rockover
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VS 5a 17
74 Shine On VD 211
75 Hendo's 4c Rockover V1 4c 2
76 Mantel On S 4b 195
77 Groove On
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f3 163
  Buttress 5 - Bait
79 Wall Climb
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D 124
80 Block Arete HS 4b * 98
81 Beta Blocker E1 5b * 16
82 Impregnable E2 6a ** 25
83 Get Nervous E2 5c 2
84 Chockstone Overhang HS 4b 37
  Buttress 6 - Squawks
86 Self Suicide f7B+ * 28
87 Squawk's Arete HVS 5b * 20
88 Undercut Flake Variations HS 4b * 57
89 Undercut Flake HS 4b ** 273
90 Tilt VS 5a 13
91 Flakeout Arete HVS 5a * 20
92 Dark Cleft VD 44
93 Face to Face
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VS 4b 7
  Buttress 7 - Sevens & Eights
95 Forever Young E2 6a ** 5
96 Seven Up - Variation Start
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E3 6a 13
97 Seven Up E2 5c ** 44
98 Direct Variations E3 6a * 1
99 Direct Finish (to Seven Up) E3 6a 3
100 Fuser S 4a 134
101 Tony's Torment HVS 6a 27
102 Ian's Irritation f6B+ 2
103 Wedge Down Crack HS 4b 71
Climb name Grade
  Buttress 8 - Sevens & Eights
105 Thingumy In Thirsk E3 6a 13
106 Dennis In Darlo E1 5c ** 95
107 Barren Waste E2 5c 19
108 Easy Groove D 130
109 Edge Route M 133
  Buttress 9 - Inconsequential Wall
111 Inconsequential Traverse none 5c 7
112 Little Arete
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VD 55
113 Roofed Chimney
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M 51
114 Awkward Finish
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D 54
115 Staircase Mantel
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D 45
  Buttress 10 - Sowden
117 Low Level Traverse HVS 5b 4
118 Chris Cross E1 5c 3
119 Left Arete
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VD 70
120 Frank's Wall
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D 33
121 Scratch and Go
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VD 37
122 Right Arete
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VD 84
123 Problem Wall HVS 5b * 11
124 Left Wall VD * 95
125 Sowden left hand E1 5b * 21
126 Sowden HVS 5a ** 115
127 Sinbad E3 6b * 13
128 Space plucks E3 6a * 17
129 Forthright E2 5c * 11
130 Dixon's Dilemma VS 4c 21
131 Witton Wall S 4b 45
  Buttress 11 - Lean Buttress
133 Half Way Chockstone D 79
134 Central Bay Route VD 85
135 Psyche HVS 5c 6
136 Leany Meany E1 5c * 23
137 Ripper Traverse f4 3
138 Killer E4 6b 17
139 Ripper E1 6a *** 123
140 Ripper Right Hand E3 6c 1
141 Cyclops E2 5c *  
142 Cyclone f8A+ **  
143 Unforgiven E1 5c * 1
144 Emergency hat HS 5a/b 5
145 The Fox HS 5b 4
  Buttress 12 - Marr's
147 Picnic Wall D 103
148 Cummin's Route f5 74
149 Christopher Robin VS 4b * 153
150 Right Wall f5 69
151 Marr's Route VS 5a ** 101
152 Da's Route VS 5a 34
153 Moderator M 106
154 Pa's Route S 4b 141
155 Gully Wall
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S 4b 52
156 Little Gully
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M 57
  Buttress 13 - Left Twin
158 Friday The Thirteenth f6A 33
159 sunday 20th f6B+ * 73
160 Slipway f6B 11
  Buttress 13 - Right Twin
162 Siamese Bridge D 82
163 Right Hand Twin f5+ ** 172
164 Leaning Wall f6C * 86
165 Strictly Personal f6A+ * 45
166 Brush Up f5 4
  Buttress 14 - The Deck
168 Pothole Chimney D 37
169 Jack's Young Lad f3+ 1
170 Jack the Lad HS 4b 87
171 String Vest HVS 6a 17
172 Withering Heights HVS 5c * 20
173 Aces High Left Hand
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VS 4c 11
174 Aces High VS 4c ** 211
175 Aces High Right Hand
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S 4b 16
176 Trumps VS 4c * 88
177 Trumps Right Hand HS 4b 81
  Buttress 15 - Ellingstring Buttress
179 Heather Wall
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D 120
180 Itchy and Scratchy VD 145
181 Pinnacle Chimney D 189
182 Having a Nice Lay Down f6A+ 1
183 Two Startled Sheep VS 5b 43
184 Yaud Wall VS 5a 158
185 Y'Auld Bugger VS 5b * 2
186 Ellingstring VS 4c ** 252
187 Diagonal VS 4c * 232
188 Gymnast VS 5c 34
189 Fiddlesticks VS 5b 44
190 Girgle VD 33
  Buttress 16 - Stainthorpe's Wall
192 Sweet Sixteen VD 57
193 Fearby VS 4b 110
194 Alan's Wall HVS 5a ** 78
195 Stainthorpe's Wall E1 5b * 133
196 Stainthorps Variation Start E1 5c * 54
197 Only Sixteen f6A+ 34
198 Fascionationby E2 5c 19
  Buttress 17 - Happy Daze
200 Jug Handle Pull Up VD 169
201 Wall Centre VS 4c * 168
202 Happy Daze VS 4c 122
203 Double Mantleshelf VD 211
204 Out on Bail HVS 5c 44
205 Right Edge HVS 5c * 86
Climb name Grade
  Buttress 18 - Worthless Buttress
207 Easy Mantleshelf
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D 34
208 Right ArĂȘte VD 28
  Buttress 19 - Lay By
210 Rock Over f4 69
211 Hand Traverse D * 107
212 Lullaby Arete f7C+ **  
213 Lay-By Arete f7B+ *** 57
214 Lay-by Arete Direct f7C *** 3
215 Lay-by f6A+ *** 236
216 Little Baldy f6C+ * 12
217 Rock On Left-hand f6A+ * 81
218 Rock On f5+ * 110
219 Rock Off f5 52
220 All Off f4+ 65
  Buttress 20 - Overhanging Arete
222 Ten Foot Moderate M 151
223 Ten Foot Arete f4 77
224 Twenty Something f4 177
225 Overhanging Arete f6A * 242
226 Reason and Rowan f6A+ 19
227 Flaky Wall f5 291
228 Flakey Wall Traverse V5 ** 41
229 Left Wall HVD 116
230 Two Chockstones D 132
231 Right Overhang D 68
  Lower Tier - Tea Party Slabs
233 Welcome Wall f3+ 365
234 A welcome Traverse f6A ** 4
235 Stereo Android f4 308
236 Stereo Android Eliminate f6A 5c 30
237 Stereo Right Hand S 176
238 Tommy's Dilemma VD * 506
239 Gypsy Wham VD 448
240 Tea Party Slab f4+ 374
241 Question of Balance f5+ * 385
242 Right Edge (II) f5 336
  The Son - Middle Tier - (Steptoe & Son)
244 Son of a Bitch HVS 5c 3
245 Criminal case f4+ 1
246 Super Furry Animal f8A+  
247 Sidewinder f7A 9
248 Exocet f8A 2
249 Stipule f7C 6
250 Stipule (with jug on arete) f7A+ 33
251 Curving Crack VS 4c 106
252 Curving Crack Arete f5 115
253 Curving Crack Arete Sit Down Start f6A 178
  Steptoe - Middle Tier - (Steptoe & Son)
255 Bert Wells f5+ 71
256 Centre Left f5+ 124
257 Steptoe f6A+ ** 136
258 Tiptoe f5 ** 491
259 Tiptoe right-hand VS 5b * 18
260 Bridge Chimney
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D 41
261 No Cheek, Dr Livingstone VS 4b 12
262 Shorty's Dilemma
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V3 22
  The Left Cheek - The Upper Tier
264 Stomach Traverse none amusin * 39
265 Bratt Pack
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VS 4c 39
266 Play a long
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HVS 5b 18
267 Wild Thing
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VS 4b 38
268 Cunning Stunts
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V3 5c 8
  The Right Cheek - Upper Tier
270 Micro Wall f6C 1
271 Micro Corner f7A ** 112
272 Micro Coronary f7B+ ** 1
273 Problem Arete
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VS 4c 119
274 Slab and Mantelshelf
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M 42
275 Left Arete (II) D 124
276 Tea's Maid f3 9
277 Goblin's Ear
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VD 167
278 Goblins There f4+ 12
  Buttress 22 - All the Twos
280 3.3 Metre Slab HS 4b 122
281 Ten Foot Slab D 142
282 Davies Arete V1 * 36
283 Davies Ramp f6B 73
284 Simple Sally f7A+ * 51
285 Holeshot f7C * 4
286 Small Dyno V3 * 7
287 Anniemutt f7C+ *  
288 Cypher f8B *** 1
289 All the Two's f6B+ * 1
290 Chockstone Pull Up D 144
  Sulky Little Boys
292 Dry Slap f6B+ **  
293 Supple Wall f7A+ *** 60
294 Sulky little boys left hand V4 **  
295 Sulky Little Boys f7A+ *** 114
296 Sulky Little Boys Direct V8 *** 17
297 Sulky Little Boys (sit start) f7B+ 3
298 Slanting Flake -LH f5+ * 285
299 Slanting Flake f3+ ** 555
300 Everything Counts V9 6c 1
  Boulder Britain Boulder
302 Ramp f2 8
303 Flakes f3 7
304 Arete f2 9
305 Slab f3 8
  Unconfirmed
307 Little Willy * E1 5c 1
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