Restricted Access

Currently access can only be gained with permission of the landowner, Patrick Walker via email. Mr Walker owns the farm land and buildings below the left hand side of the cliff and the left wing of the crag. Other landowners own the various parcels of land below Central Wall and the Right Wing and the majority of the cliff face and are happy for climbing to continue but so far, the only agreed access route from the road is via Mr Walker's Land.

Seasonal Restrictions

Dates: 1 February to 31 July

Reason: Nesting Birds

The restriction applies to the whole crag for both peregrine and raven. The birds on this cliff are more sensitive to disturbance than at other sites such as Malham Cove.


Rockfax Description
A super-serious and sustained route of great quality. Climb Stairway to Heaven, past its bolt, to the break. Move up into Death Wish at the first small corner - small cam. Move left and then climb up the wall to a peg (Rurp) and a small wire up on the right. Continue to a break and thread. Reach, and follow, the flake above (large hex) and at its top move right to a lower-off. © Rockfax

FA. Martin Berzins, Al Manson 1990.


100 Worthwhile E7's


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The Tormented Sole

Grade: E7 6b ***
(Smugglers Terrace)

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