Altitude 420m a.s.l
The wild west © Obi Wan
The Wild West sits high on the moors at Bowland Knotts, above Stocks Reservoir and literally on the border between Lancashire and Yorkshire. It is a large collection of gritstone boulders, in an excellent exposed position, which means they are quick to dry, and catch the sun most of the day and evening.
The rock is generally sound, good quality grit, with good landings and a variety of styles and grades, from V0 to V6.
Due to the large area the boulders cover, they have been grouped into "sectors" and given a what3words reference for each.
Topos and description etc are available here -
Since developing The Wild West, we have also developed the opposite side of the moors, The East Side. Although technically an extension of The Wild West, as it lies on the opposite side of the road we have given it it's own UKC page, and Topo.
From here, head west behind the roadside boulders, following the wall. After a few hundred yards you will reach Sandy Slabs just before the stile in the wall.
|Worth the trip for the extensive 360 view from the trig point - some fun problems in an outstanding setting if you keep an open mind - sunny and breezy is best.
andy gittins - 14/Jul/22
|Great crag! Just one comment on a problem that I'm not sure warrant new problem but might alter the description.
Jam and Cheese - we did this at about 6b without the footblock which seemed logical.
Shark Bite seemed fair at about 6c which is also the grade we felt the Area 51 roof was without and side wall except the dish at the start.
Fatneck - 15/May/22
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