Climbs 92
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 300m a.s.l

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Distant Lands © Seymore Butt

Crag features

A narrow gorge with a number of hard sport routes on the south side and an abundance of easier sport routes on the North (sunny) side. A bit slow to dry and shady and cold in winter. Best time to visit May to October. There has been tree and rock clearance work recently and, although the majority has been removed it's always worth taking a helmet.

Approach notes

A pleasant 30 minute walk from Clapham. Park in the village and follow the track passing the lake Ingleborough Cave(ice cream and drinks available!) until it bends left and climbs into the gorge. A small fee is charged to use this track though the impecunious can use the green track on the east side of the village.

No Access Issues

.A sunny side and a dark side - choose depending on the conditions!

Storm Arwen brought down many trees and there is now a lot of timber on the ground.. The blowing over of trees pulled large root boles out of the ground meaning a number of lines were overhung by unstable rock and soil. These threats has been largely removed following BMC clearance events though ongoing erosion may mean there is a small risk. As with all mountain limestone crags a helmet is a good idea.

Seasonal Restrictions

Reason: Nesting Birds

Common Raven have nested at the crag in recent years. The nest which is usually partially hidden on the vegetated terrace to the left of the main left wall is protected by The Wildlife and Countryside Act (1981). To avoid damage to nests, the birds, or their eggs during this sensitive period the BMC advises climbers to avoid Muggles Buttress and The Tree Walls from 1st February to mid-May.

A crag that has now matured. Many of the routes have become popular, even on the dark left wall. The sunny right wall has a range of good lines and, though not always impeccable, the rock is very good. As with all mountain limestone care should be taken. The left wall sees fewer ascents as the routes take longer to dry. They do however present some excellent challenges, are shady on warm days and take very little effort to clean up in the late spring.
Paul Clarke - 12/Apr/14
Not a bad crag at all.Unexpected variety of routes. More solid than Norber, but still loose in places; large block nearly caused serious injury to sunbather under South wall the other weekend. Wear a lid and eat butties by the path.
IanH - 15/Jun/04
Consider taking a lid. There is a lot of solid rock, there is also a fair bit still coming off. I'm glad we had one for belaying, especially when it's busy.
richardh - 25/May/04
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