Climbs 266
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 73
3Paul's Arete Left SideE1 6a *23
4Paul's Arete Right Handf5 5b ***156
5Steve's WallE1 5b **135
6Heather CrackD 128
7Heather Wallf4 15
8Heather Wall Right Handf2+ 28
 Buttress 2 - Escalator Wall 
10Roofed CornerD 139
11Little Aretef4 20
12Little CornerD 116
13Fingercrack cornerVD *23
14Overhanging CrackVD 187
15Undercut Double CrackHS 4b *213
16Ginger BadgerHVS 5b 30
17Not So Tight ChimneyHVD *174
18Breakwind AreteHVS 5c 59
19Space TruckinE1 5b *72
20EscalatorHVS 5b **190
21DiminuendoHVS 5c *14
22Mantelshelf CrackVD 217
23Rouges GalleryVS 5a 6
24StaircaseM *185
25Mantelshelf Wall
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VS 4c 103
26Cold Wall
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VS 4c 64
27Hole in the Wall
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HS 4b 83
 Buttress 3 - Beldin Block 
29Left Edge
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f2+ 90
30Inside Left
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S 4a 62
31Old Corner
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VD 142
32Petch's GrooveS 4a 184
33Groove Eliminate
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HS 4b 60
34Twenty Foot CrackVD 254
35North Wall
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HVS 5b 51
36OffspringHVS 5c 15
37Tranmire AreteS 4a **339
38Tranmire CrackVS 4c 118
39Jenny Binks WallVS 5a *79
40TwixtHVS 5a 11
41Easy PickingsVS 4c **105
42The HandrailHVS 5a 4
43West face eliminateE2 6a 7
44Low Level Traversef6B+ **5
45Beldin DirectHVS 5b *19
46Beldin VariationE1 5b *15
47BeldinHVS 5b ***62
48Original RouteHVS 5a ***113
49gollinglithE2 5c *70
50TachyonE2 5c **12
51ZoomHVS 5c ***114
52AtomicE3 6b *46
53Atomic Right-HandE3 6b *1
54Barnley CrackS 4a *151
55Barnley WallHS 4b *116
56Ulfers CrackVD *116
 Buttress 4 - Wise Crack 
58Forever OnwardE1 5b 21
59Timeless DivideE2 6a 24
60Timeless Divide Startf6A+ 29
61Timeless Divide - Right Handf6C **27
62Agretef6B 26
63Agra Directf5+ 5c *30
64AgraHVS 5b ***110
65Agra Right HandHVS 5b 7
66Agra Variation (Whimps Finish)VS 4b 21
67Narrow MarginE2 6a 1
68WisecrackE1 6a ***46
69Wisecrack Direct Startf6C 6a *29
70Wisecrack Superdirectf7B 19
71Alan's AreteVS 4c 36
72Mark Turner's Rockover
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VS 5a 16
73Shine OnVD 176
74Hendo's 4c RockoverV1 2
75Mantel OnS 4b 158
76Groove On
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f3 132
 Buttress 5 - Bait 
78Wall Climb
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D 99
79Block AreteHS 4b *80
80Beta BlockerE1 5b *15
81ImpregnableE2 6a **21
82Get NervousE2 5c 2
83Chockstone OverhangHS 4b 35
 Buttress 6 - Squawks 
85Self Suicidef7B+ *18
86Squawk's AreteHVS 5b *17
87Undercut Flake VariationsHS 4b *43
88Undercut FlakeHS 4b **219
89TiltHVS 5a 8
90Flakeout AreteHVS 5a *18
91Dark CleftVD 40
92Face to Face
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VS 4b 6
 Buttress 7 - Sevens & Eights 
94Forever YoungE2 6a 4
95Seven Up - Variation Start
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E3 6a 10
96Seven UpE2 5c **41
97Direct Finish (to Seven Up)E3 6a 3
98FuserS 4a 110
99Tony's TormentHVS 6a 19
100Ian's Irritationf6B+ 2
101Wedge Down CrackHS 4b 59
 Buttress 8 - Sevens & Eights 
103Thingumy In ThirskE3 6a *10
104Dennis In DarloE1 5c **72
105Barren WasteE2 5c 16
106Easy GrooveD 108
107Edge RouteM 111
 Buttress 9 - Inconsequential Wall 
109Inconsequential Traversenone 5c 7
110Little Arete
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VD 51
111Roofed Chimney
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M 48
112Awkward Finish
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D 50
113Staircase Mantel
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D 42
 Buttress 10 - Sowden 
115Low Level TraverseHVS 5b 4
116Chris CrossE1 5c 3
117Left Arete
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VD 61
118Frank's Wall
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D 26
119Scratch and Go
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VD 28
120Right Arete
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VD 70
121Problem Wall
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HVS 5b 8
122Left WallVD *79
123Sowden left handE1 5b *17
124SowdenHVS 5a **88
125SinbadE3 6b *10
126Space plucksE3 6a *11
127ForthrightE2 5c *8
128Dixon's DilemmaVS 4c 15
129Witton WallS 4b 38
 Buttress 11 - Lean Buttress 
131Half Way ChockstoneD 64
132Central Bay RouteVD 73
133PsycheHVS 5c 3
134Leany MeanyE1 5c *18
135Ripper Traversef4 2
136KillerE4 6b 12
137RipperE1 6a ***104
138Ripper Right HandE3 6c 1
139CyclopsE2 5c * 
140UnforgivenE1 5c *1
141Emergency hatHS 5a/b 5
142The FoxHS 5b 4
 Buttress 12 - Marr's 
144Picnic WallD 89
145Cummin's Route
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HVS 5b 53
146Christopher RobinVS 4b *127
147Right Wall
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HVS 5c 49
148Marr's RouteVS 5a **87
149Da's RouteVS 5a 26
150ModeratorM 93
151Pa's RouteS 4b 115
152Gully Wall
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S 4b 42
153Little Gully
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M 51
 Buttress 13 - Left Twin 
155Friday The Thirteenthf5+ 6a 31
156sunday 20thf6B 6b *60
157Slipwayf6B 6a 9
 Buttress 13 - Right Twin 
159Siamese BridgeD 69
160Right Hand Twinf5+ 5c **160
161Leaning Wallf6C 6b *80
162Strictly Personalf6A 6a *43
163Brush Upf5 3
 Buttress 14 - The Deck 
165Pothole ChimneyD 30
166Jack's Young Ladf3+ 1
167Jack the LadHS 4b 64
168String VestHVS 6a 15
169Withering HeightsHVS 5c *17
170Aces High Left Hand
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VS 4c 10
171Aces HighVS 4c **171
172Aces High Right Hand
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S 4b 15
173TrumpsVS 4c *65
174Trumps Right HandHS 4b 64
 Buttress 15 - Ellingstring Buttress 
176Heather Wall
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D 98
177Itchy and ScratchyVD 119
178Pinnacle ChimneyD 155
179Two Startled SheepVS 5b 35
180Yaud WallVS 5a 138
181EllingstringVS 4c **201
182DiagonalVS 4c *194
183GymnastVS 5c 28
184FiddlesticksVS 5b 38
185GirgleVD 31
 Buttress 16 - Stainthorpe's Wall 
187Sweet SixteenVD 46
188FearbyVS 4b 91
189Alan's WallHVS 5a **65
190Stainthorpe's WallE1 5b *108
191Stainthorps Variation StartE1 5c *45
192Only SixteenE1 5b 27
193FascionationbyE2 5c 15
 Buttress 17 - Happy Daze 
195Jug Handle Pull UpVD 147
196Wall CentreVS 4c *144
197Happy DazeVS 4c 103
198Double MantleshelfVD 183
199Out on BailHVS 5c 35
200Right EdgeHVS 5c *75
 Buttress 18 - Worthless Buttress 
202Easy Mantleshelf
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D 30
203Right ArÍteVD 20
 Buttress 19 - Lay By 
205Rock OverVS 4c 58
206Hand TraverseD *92
207Lay-By Aretef7B+ ***47
208Lay-by Arete Directf7C 1
209Lay-byHVS 6a 179
210Little Baldyf6C 6c *8
211Rock On Left-handf6A 6a *64
212Rock OnHVS 5c *92
213Rock OffHVS 5b 41
214All OffHVS 5a 50
 Buttress 20 - Overhanging Arete 
216Ten Foot ModerateM 124
217Ten Foot Aretef4 44
218Twenty SomethingVS 4c 135
219Overhanging Aretef5+ 6a *178
220Reason and Rowanf6A+ 9
221Flaky WallHS 4b 216
222Flakey Wall TraverseV5 **32
223Left WallHVD 86
224Two ChockstonesD 110
225Right OverhangD 55
 Lower Tier - Tea Party Slabs 
227Welcome WallVS 4b 290
228Stereo AndroidVS 4c 229
229Stereo Android Eliminatef6A 20
230Stereo Right HandS 145
231Tommy's Dilemma
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VD 401
232Gypsy WhamVD 354
233Tea Party SlabVS 5a 301
234Question of BalanceVS 5c 304
235Right Edge (II)VS 5b 252
 The Son - Middle Tier - (Steptoe & Son) 
237Son of a BitchHVS 5c 3
238Criminal casef4+ 1
239Super Furry Animalf8B  
240Sidewinderf7A 6b 7
241Exocetf8A * 
242Stipulef7C 5
243Stipule (with jug on arete)f7A+ 14
244Curving CrackVS 4c 92
245Curving Crack Aretef5 5b 91
246Curving Crack Arete Sit Down Startf6A 117
 Steptoe - Middle Tier - (Steptoe & Son) 
248Bert WellsHVS 5b 56
249Centre Leftf5+ 5c 95
250SteptoeHVS 6a **102
251TiptoeVS 5a ***389
252Tiptoe right-handVS 5b *12
253Bridge Chimney
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D 37
254No Cheek, Dr LivingstoneVS 4b 12
255Shorty's Dilemma
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V3 15
 The Left Cheek - The Upper Tier 
257Stomach Traversenone amusin *37
258Bratt Pack
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VS 4c 35
259Play a long
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HVS 5b 14
260Wild Thing
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VS 4b 33
261Cunning Stunts
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V3 8
 The Right Cheek - Upper Tier 
263Micro Cornerf7A 6b **71
264Micro Coronaryf7B+ ** 
265Problem Arete
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VS 4c 91
266Slab and Mantelshelf
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M 39
267Left Arete (II)D 83
268Tea's Maidf3 5
269Goblin's Ear
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VD 123
270Goblins Theref4+ 3
 Buttress 22 - All the Twos 
2723.3 Metre SlabHS 4b 89
273Ten Foot SlabD 104
274Davies AreteV1 *26
275Davies Rampf6B 6a 54
276Simple Sallyf7A+ *42
277HoleshotV8 1
278Small DynoV3 *7
279Anniemuttf7C+  
280Cypherf8B ***1
281All the Two'sf6B+ *1
282Chockstone Pull UpD 106
 Sulky Little Boys 
284Supple Wallf6B 6b **49
285Sulky little boys left handV4 ** 
286Sulky Little Boysf7A+ ***96
287Sulky Little Boys DirectV8 ***11
288Slanting Flake -LHf5+ 5c *212
289Slanting FlakeHS 4b **440
290Everything CountsV9 1
 Boulder Britain Boulder 
292Rampf2 3
293Flakesf3 2
294Aretef2 5
295Slabf3 3
 Unconfirmed 

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