Kudos to a team of intrepid brushers from the Leeds Mountaineering Club who have brought into life a fine new area at Ruin Bank Woods, just 5 minutes from the car in the bustling Aire Valley. You can find the guide for the area on the Ruin Bank Woods page of the Airedale section. There … More Ruin Bank Woods: The Far East
Unknown Stones’ first incursion into the territory of the Peakies. Ryan Rogerson and Jeff Hope have been busy at these lovely looking boulders – check them out in the South section.
There’s been lots of activity at Ruin Bank Woods lately, including the addition of a new problem: Wayfinder. The guide has been updated.
There has been re-awakened interest in the previously seldom visited but excellent boulders in the Everest/Khumbu Sectors where good rock and strong lines have provided local climbers Dave Sutcliffe and Neil McCallum with some rewarding FAs. These are in addition to the fine solution to some ‘last great problems’ in recent times by Tom Newman … More Crookrise Development
A new block has been developed at St Ives. It’s about 4 or 5m tall at its highest point and so far has 4 nice lines between 6A and 6B+. There’s more to do but it will need a bit of brushing – feel free to join in! More info available in the St Ives … More St Ives: Amphitheatre Buttress
Recently new signs indicating that there is no right of way have appeared. We recently had a request to document this little are that was developed and described by Tony Barley in the Wild Bouldering guide but has not been included in YG1. Fortunately one of the team had one close to completion so: Eavestone … More Eavestone Boulder Field
Spofforth has always been something of an outlier. The rock is a very pebbly grit and it is just outside of the main grit area, in a pastoral setting near to Harrogate. Before the proliferation of bouldering mats some of the problems felt high – indeed many still feel like routes – plus the sandy … More Spofforth (selected problems)
We’ve updated the topo with a couple of good sounding additions (7b-7a) from Marco Giudice and Simon Whelan. It sounds like those roofs saved a rainy day. AgraTopo Jan 2021
As a New Year present we’ve updated the Ilkley High Crag Topo. We’ve been meaning to do this for a while as its a good little venue and can be combined with other nearby locations. It is mostly north facing so does need a few dry days. Ilkley High Crag Dec 2020
On the South Western edge of Ilkley Moor and not far from Silsden. Not on Access Land but a nice little local venue. The topo is live at the following location: https://unknownstones.com/robin-hoods-stone/