Climbs 102
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 241m a.s.l
Faces SW

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Barry Rawlinson 'Breaking the Law', 1st ascent. © dillon_archer

Crag features

This is really two crags; the quarry (which has a number of faces) and Skyline Buttress, a natural crag (some of which overlooks the quarry) that is in the wood up and to the left.
Both crags are approached from the ample parking place below the quarry.
Approach to Skyline is through the woods following a steep path up the left edge of the left quarry. The rock at Skyline is generally excellent flaky/pocketed linestone leading to fingery climbing. Less sound rock in the quarry is generally ok and off-vertical. Balance climbing tends to be the order of the day. The trad climbs in the quarry are often 'stimulating'.

Skyline has been further bolted since the Rockfax guide came out and all of the main routes can now be considered sport climbs.

Approach notes

It should be assumed both are covered by the same bird ban at certain times of the year (see BMC RAD). The ban starts on 1st March and goes on until 15th July though it is sometimes lifted early if the birds do not hatch chicks - a notice is usually found at the car park.

Access Advice

Langcliffe is regularly patrolled by YDNPA wardens and conservation volunteers. The quarry area is also designated as a Scheduled Monument under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979 and English Heritage consider that any further drilling to place bolts may constitute a criminal offence unless consent is gained via them from the Secretary of State.

Skyline Buttress is in private ownership and no formal access agreement is in place. Negotiations have failed to resolve the issue with the landowner of this buttress, who has occasionally asked climbers to leave. 

Seasonal Restrictions

Dates: 1 March to 15 July

Reason: Nesting Birds

The peregrines have nested elsewhere in 2019 so the normal climbing restriction has been lifted early and the whole crag is unrestricted.

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Guidebooks

Northern Limestone : Yorkshire, Cumbria, Lancashire

Northern Limestone : Yorkshire, Cumbria, Lancashire covers some of the best limestone crags in the UK including the big three of Malham, Kilnsey and Gordale. Alongside these titans are numerous other destinations that offer both sport and trad climbing throughout the grades, ranging from the intimidating walls of Blue Scar and Trow Gill to the long lines of newly-developed low to mid-grade sport crags such as Moughton Nab and Giggleswick South. Trad climbing is also well catered for on the walls and escarpments at the likes of Trowbarrow Quarry, Twistleton Scar, Attermire Scar and Witches Quarry.
More info
More Guidebooks:
Yorkshire Limestone (2005)
Northern Limestone Route Database (2001)

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Skyline
2 Finger on the Trigger 7a * 1
3 Dikko's Arete VD * 1
4 A Police Car Named Desire 7a+ *  
5 Sky Diver 6a+ * 33
6 Safe at any Speed (Trad) E3 5c * 2
7 Safe at any Speed (Sport) 6b+ 12
8 Sky Speed 6b * 8
9 Skyline Drive (Trad) E4 6a *** 2
10 Skyline Drive ( Sport) 7a *** 6
11 Skyline Drive Pitch 1 6b+ * 7
12 In the Line of Duty 7b * 10
13 Minor Influx 7b * 4
14 Mass Exodus 7b 4
15 Return to Sender 6c ** 27
16 The Message
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HVS 5a * 4
17 The Reply (Trad) E2 5b * 10
18 The Reply (Sport) 6b ** 26
19 You have a New Message 6a+ * 5
20 Reach for the Sky 7a ** 1
21 Bayleaf's Beginnings (Sport) 6a+ ** 70
22 Bayleaf's Beginnings (Trad) E2 5b ** 11
23 A Nick in Thyme 6c ** 44
24 Adventures in a Yorkshire Landscape (Trad) E3 5c * 9
25 Adventures in a Yorkshire Landscape (Sport) 6c *** 31
26 Standing Traffic Ahead (Trad) E4 6a * 1
27 Standing Traffic Ahead (Sport) 7a+ ** 5
28 Late Night Final (Trad) E5 6b *** 2
29 Late Night Final (Sport) 7a+ *** 32
30 Diagonal (Trad) E1 5b * 5
31 Diagonal Direct (Trad) 6b *** 8
32 Diagonal Direct (Sport) 6b *** 72
33 Un Christened 7a *** 30
34 Police Brutality 7a+ ** 13
35 Criminal Activity 7a+  
36 Breaking the Law 7a+ *** 5
37 D'Action Direct (Trad) E5 6b 1
Climb name Grade
38 D'Action Super Direct 7a+ ** 32
39 Constabulary Duty 7a *** 63
40 Touched By The Hand of Plod 7a+ ** 60
41 Endeavour 7b *** 1
42 Long Arm of the Law 7c ** 6
43 Red Snapper 7b+ ** 12
44 Cop Out 7b ** 8
45 WPC Lovely 6c * 15
46 The Lorryman E1 5b  
47 Birthday Suit 6b+ 3
48 Streaker 6b+ 4
49 Bang to Rights 7a+ 3
  The Pinnacle
51 Cartridge Wall
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S 2
52 Rifle Slabs
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S 3
  The Quarry - Left Wall
54 Chimney and Crack
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S 1
55 Jupiter Crack
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VS 4c  
56 Kestrel Corner
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VS 4c  
57 Christmas Crack
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MVS 4c 1
58 Profit Off Gloom 6b+ * 10
59 The Stone Axe 6b * 13
60 Fleabite
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VS 4c  
61 Sleeper Wall
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HS  
  The Quarry - Main Wall
63 Wind Whistle
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MVS 4b 1
64 Bay Wall/Sangaree
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VS 4c  
65 The Silence of the Drills E2 5b 2
66 Silver Buttons 6a+ *** 57
67 Walking the Dog 6b+ *** 36
68 Moonwalk 6b+ ** 11
69 Bleach Party E1 5a * 1
70 Tabula Rosa
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HVS 5a 2
71 The (new) Black Table E1 5b * 1
72 The Corner E1 5a *  
73 Midnight Buttress
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VS 4c * 1
Climb name Grade
  The Quarry - Central Wall
75 Kemo Sabe 6c * 6
76 The Lone Ranger 6c+ * 4
77 Slow Train Passing 6b+ ** 11
78 Lang Time Coming 6a+ ** 20
79 Ivory Tower
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E2 5b *  
80 Saga Route 6a+ 7
81 Kiln Time 6b+ 6
82 Sickler
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E4 5c * 1
83 Castanette
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E1 5a  
84 The Rattler
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E1 5a 1
85 Health Inspector's Wall
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HVS 4c  
86 The Harp
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HVS 5a  
87 The Thin White Line
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E1 5a 1
  South Wall
89 Quintet Route
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HS 4b 1
90 Pillar Diedre
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VS 4c  
91 Kanal
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HS 4b *  
92 Yew Cogar Wall
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HVS 4c  
93 Little Pillar
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VS 4c 1
94 Short Corner
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D  
  Marog Buttress
96 Marog
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S  
97 Roomah
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MVS 4b  
  Terrace Buttress
99 Little Corner
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VD  
100 Nose Route
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HVD  
101 Vortex
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VS 5a  
102 Arete and Wall
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MVS 4b  
103 Wall and Corner
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S  
  The Upper Right Hand Crag
105 Out of Steam
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E2 5c  
106 Snowshoe
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MVS 4b  
107 Hotfoot
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VS 4c  
108 Beaufort Arete
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HVS 5a  
109 Carlisle Crack
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VS 4c  
110 Kendal Corner
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S 1
111 Farmer's Crack
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VS 4c  

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