Altitude 268m a.s.l
walkabout © nickcanute
For grit, Ravensnest is a monster of a crag. Hugely impressive but no masterpiece. Get to know it better and there are some great hidden qualities. The rewards are some long and unusually adventurous routes with varied climbing in imposing situations. Once past the friable lower sections, rock quality improves giving climbing with a big crag feel more usually associated only with the large grit quarries.
Parking off the lane leading northeast from Red House Farm on Holestone Gate road. Follow the lane for 60m beyond the wood on the right. Cross the stone wall on the right and follow the path down through the field. Join another footpath running along the edge of the wood and follow this rightwards and uphill for 400m. The righthand end of the Tor can be seen where the footpath levels out. Tracks lead down at either end.
|Well worth a visit. Plenty to occupy for a full day out. Big routes, quite adventurous. Intersting climbing neither pumpy or fingery, but sort of all over 'involving'. "The Raven" was the best quality route we climbed - almost 3 stars!
TonyM - 06/Jun/11