Altitude 268m a.s.l
Adam retroflashing the hanging block traverse © efrance24234
Scout Hut, the Switzerland of grit crags; so small and yet it packs much majestic climbing into its tiny territory. The crag is home to a finger-ripping bouldering circuit and some top-drawer highballing. Most of the blocks are centred around half a dozen blocks and buttresses only a short distance from the parking. Those who continue to contour west will find a smattering of boulders scattered over the best part of a mile.
The crag is south-facing and can be climbed on all year round. It is quick-drying and is a good candidate to be in condition when all the other Calderdale crags are wet.
When approaching from Widdop the crag lies about 1 mile past the Widdop parking, shortly after the Pack Horse Inn. Park on the right in a large layby as the road starts to descend into Hardcastle Crags, or a short distance further on the hairpin bend.
Go over the stile and head west to a gate. Go through this and follow a well-trodden path right to the crag arriving at Pinch Block.
|Please note that the Yorkshire Gritstone map reference is incorrect (which hopefully should be obvious from the guidebook description!). Map ref should be SD956313.
Alex Thompson - 18/Jun/09
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