An excellent crag looking out over the Widdop Reservoir and the high and wild moors of the bandit country on the Yorkshire/Lancashire border. Widdop is well known for its bouldering and Fight on Black could possibly be the best arête boulder problem in Yorkshire and therefore the entire world. The routes here tend to be off the regualr circuit, but call in on a fine warm afternoon and a good time is pretty much assured with quality routes from VDiff to E9.
The crag faces due north and, set at an altitude of 350m, it is best enjoyed as a high summer venue. Sadly the crag is often a lurid green colour even in the summer so visits are best made after a good dry spell. Fortunately, the rock is often in rather better condition than its appearance might suggest so it is always worth a closer look. It will catch any wind that is going, especially a cold one from the north. Due to its proximity to the reservoir, the crag can be rather midge ridden in the summer.
Hard standing car park now reopened following Covid-19 closure. The grassy extension is still closed.
There is an extensive car park just below Widdop Reservoir on the minor road that runs from Hebden Bridge to Burnley. Cross the dam and scramble up to the buttress of your choice - the routes are 10 - 20 mins from the parking.