Climbs 382
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 400m a.s.l
Faces SW

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The view from the afternoon - Attermire © chris_j_s

Crag features

Above the bustling town of Settle is an area of unusual limestone out-croppings that are collectively known as the Attermire crags. The landscape is fairly stark but on a good day is a lovely place to climb and the crags are popular on long evenings in summer. The majority of the climbs on the main limestone edge at Attermire are quite short but pack in the moves. The rock and protection is generally very good on the pitches described here and the lines are strong. The more distant Victoria Cave is a sport climbing crag that is in complete contrast to the main area with long steep and intimidating lines. More recent development on the Escarpment now offers over 60 more amenable bolted lines with grades mainly in the 5 to 6c range. The rock quality on this sector is not always the best which is the reason that few of the older trad routes ever acheived popularity Even with the re-cleaning and bolt ptotection wearing helmets here is strongly advised.

There has been recent bouldering development at Alcove Buttress for which a downloadable topo is available at

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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.
Revisited after a long absence - great location and beautiful aspect - Gorgon and Moonshine buttresses lots of fun. Respect the looser stuff still around but great bolting work.
andy gittins - 21/Sep/20
Had a great 2 days climbing at this crag, also lost 1 camera battery and memory card and a car key, if anyone finds them please please contact me. Chris 07807231515
qboyd - 03/Jun/11
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