Embsay Crag is a proper little hill standing proud of the surrounding moorland, visible from miles around. Craglets ring it like a coronet and are a complex collection of mini-crags rather than a single edge. There are interesting problems, micro-routes and routes in a spectacular setting and on good, rough pebbly grit. The crag was heavily edited to fit into the 2014 guide and a lot has been added since then. The guide below covers everything known about to date – all of routes and the tons of bouldering.
Good topo here.
Park at the sailing club car park and follow the track clockwise around the reservoir to an access sign to Barden Moor. Follow the bridleway to Embsay Crag keeping to the blue marker posts after the ravine. Gradually climb to reach the left-hand group.
Approach time: 20 mins