Climbs 175
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 300m a.s.l
Faces N

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Sunset at Rocky Valley © Simon Caldwell

Crag features

Isolated and intimidating, the Rocky Valley hosts six distinct buttresses with a number of excellent and tough routes.

The Bouldering described in the TC guide is also described by a Topo which I have uploaded as a photo.

Approach notes

Located around 800m to the west Ilkley (Cow and Calf), the Rocky Valley can be approached in approx. 50 mins. Steep ascents from the valley floor lead to the foot of each area but if a specific target is in mind, then it is best to take the crag-top path, then descend at the flank of the relevant buttress.

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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.
On 27/05/2013 a large block became detached on the lower section of 'The Flake Climb', trapping a climbers arm. Required the help of fire service and mountain rescue to extract him. The block was left held up by wedges inserted by the fire service. Three local notables did their BMC duty and have removed the block that had trapped the chap's arm. 5th June 2013.
peteJ23 - 08/Aug/14
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