Fabulous bouldering venue with lots of varied sectors, all offering superb outlooks across the surrounding area. Comprising of mulitple bouldering outcrops, a few soloable micro-routes and just one bigger buttress where a rope and runners are worthwhile. Climbed on intermittently for many years by Skipton locals but poorly documented in the past. Recent guidebook work has resulted in a thorough re-appraisal and the documentation of over 200 problems from Font 2 to 8a+. Mainly west facing so often windy but also quick drying and clean. There is something for everyone here.
Park at the first bend in the road after you turn off the main road, follow the track uphill till an obvious bend to the left and some large sheep pens. Go through the gate just before the pens on your right and continue up the hill following some 4x4 tracks until you reach the wall and gate. Nip through the gate and the first collection of boulders is about 100m and is easily identifiable by the tree at their base to your right, the edge is behind these on the other side of the fell facing SW about 50m further on. Continue along the top path to the tarn and keep high and left above the tarn to reach the Lone boulder after another 150m from the wall. If you want to start at the Lone Boulder/Fresh Acres end it is easier to follow the forestry track down from the sheep pens and then northwest below the main ridge and Airedale Wall. A short scramble up the hillside from the track brings you directly to the few remaining Pines which line the Fresh Acres boulders. Much easier in summer when the Bracken on the moor top is deep and lush.