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Climbs 110
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 324m a.s.l
Faces NW

Crag features

Despite its name on the OS Map, this crag situated midway between Rylstone and Crookrise, is better known to most climbers as Crookstones. It is a complicated broken area of scattered boulders on the south side of a steep ravine. There is a good variety of grades with something for everyone and with a classic feel.

The boulders receive good sunlight from noon 'til dusk. The rock is a shade grainier than its neighbours and its relatively recent discovery means some problems may need a brushing. Year-round climbing is possible although humid summer days when vegetation is at its peak are probably best avoided. Try and aim for crisp weather from autumn to spring.

Good topo here.

Approach notes

Approach as for Rylstone. From the gate at the edge of the moor top, leave the track rightward on a vague path which descends into Waterfall Gill. Halfway down take in a good view of the crag to get your bearings. The Shark Boulder is the first encountered lying on the opposite side of the stream. The right-hand edge of the crag is also 500m past Fairies Chest if approaching from Crookrise.

Approach time: 45 mins

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