Climbs 648
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 198m a.s.l
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"God's own crag" © jameshiggins

Crag features

God's Country

CD = Cameron Duff
TC = Total Climbing
Everything else is updated as per YMC 2012 Guide

You might need to adjust the details in any photo's you have posted for routes with a name change (Bouldering)

Approach notes

Main access is via the stile in the lay-by on Low Lane/Merrybank Lane. Approach alongside the drystone wall. DO NOT CUT DIRECTLY ACROSS THE FIELD OR WALK ON TOP OF THE WALL


The use of DRONES is prohibited. 

Access Advice

Access to Almscliff is a privilege, not a right. The crag is on privately owned land and is not designated as open access. This means that it's very important that climbers look after the crag and behave well to maintain a good relationship with the farmer and the currently excellent access we enjoy.

The farmer who owns Almscliff does not want the crag to be used at nightime for a lamping venue and continued daytime access relies on climbers respecting his wishes. For advice on how to pick an appropriate alternative venue for lantern sessions and minimise your impact, read this article


Seasonal Restrictions

Dates: 8 February to 6 February

Reason: Nesting Birds

Please note: It was reported on 21 June 2021 that there is a thrush nesting in 'Birds Nest Crack' so please tread carefully.

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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.
Dont suppose anyone noticed twin ropes in a black simond bag in the car park last week? :/
jw888 - 03/May/21
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