Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 250m a.s.l
Franco climbing Divine Moments of Truth H10 7a © Jake Hampshire
Large sandstone outcrop. Loads of ace bouldering at all grades and a few hard projects on the crag.
DON'T WALK UP TRIPSDALE AS IT'S PRIVATE LAND AND YOU'LL NARK THE FARMER.
Normal way following the footpath as per Climbonline. Don't go up Tripsdale towards High Crag.
Update: Another way in is by parking at the village hall in chop gate. Cross the road and follow the public right of way which joins the farm track and takes you up the hill and through William Beck Farm. This then turns into a footpath and takes you onto the moor top via 3 gates. Join a bridleway at a T junction as it goes south for 100m, this then turns east and takes you down into Tripsdale on a zig zag track.
Reason: Nesting Birds
The climbing lies below prime grouse moor which needs to be crossed to achieve access. Those wishing to climb are advised to check the Natural England, Open Access database for any temporary restrictions. The location is OS, SE582986.
|Take care when moving around the boulders. A number of snares have been set. Luckily I had my walking boots on when we found the first!|
Paul Clarke - 05/Jan/15
|Not quite true! Three grooves capped by an overlap provide an interesting buttress - all unclimbed. The slab provides some of the best slab climbing on the Moors, and then the delightful grooved arete and it's adjacent crackline are well worth climbing. All in all, Kay Nest is around 8 - 10 routes away from being brought into the modern age.|
Dave Warburton - 05/Nov/14