Climbs 56
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 244m a.s.l
Faces N

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Graham on Tantric Traverse, Snowden Crag, Yorkshire. © A Nidderdale boulderer.

Crag features

Greased Holds - visited on 19/04/22 to find the holds on most problems (particularly western side of crag) have been covered in grease

Feb 2023 - Greased holds on Brock Block, Skull Wall and Rainbow Wall have now been cleaned

Approach notes

Park at the large gravelled layby on Askwith Moor Road (53°57'06.5"N 1°44'01.8"W). Follow the road up until you reach a gate on the right, approach from the top of the moor rather than parking beneath Snowden Crags.

Someone smeared engine grease over many of the climbing holds - seen on Ed Yeung's insta story. Probably worth following this up to find out if access has changed at all.
local legend andy t - 19/Apr/22
Snowden Crags Parking There seems no easy solution to the blocked off parking. Please don't park below the crag at Crag House as this is likely to cause difficulties. You can just about squeeze a (small) car into the old space but make sure you are well off the road. Other options exist further along the lane from Crag House but again please use your discretion and don't block access. If all else fails there is a very big parking place back towards Otley and the moor is open access. Cross the fence with care and enjoy the warm-up hike.
Paul Clarke - 06/Sep/16
Some really great problems from 6c up, all clean. But all the lower grade stuff (Skull wall, Rainbow etc) was absolutely sopping/overgrown (in Jan mind).
Alex the Alex - 03/Jan/15
An amazing little crag. For me the boulder problem Nigel's Roof Left Hand is just amazing and there are still plenty hard first ascent lines to be done!!!
Wizzy - 12/Apr/14
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