A cluster of several blocks set high on the moor to the west of Upper Nidderdale that provides a good day for walkers who like to boulder. It is a lovely spot. The rock is good though always likely to need a bit of a brush as there’s not going to be many visits. Advertisements
Burn Stones are located in a sparsely covered woodland on the south bank of the River Burn in Colsterdale. There’s a fair few boulders dotted along the hillside with the problems making use of the more obvious and cleaner ones. There’s some good technical walls and several steep offerings with the grades mainly in the … More Burn Stones – Masham Area
March has seen some exploration at Crookrise and Crow Crag. Marco Giudice has been particularly active with some very good 7a+ to 7b+ problems plus there’s some slightly easier ones from Steven Phelps and Paul Clarke. Updates on Unknownstones (West and Brimham Project)
Sitting next to the well documented Nought Bank Boulders and spread though the woods below Guisecliff are a mass of blocks. Some problems have been long-known to hold quality problems such as A Little Sparkle 7a, Afromoss 7a+ and the Mop Top problems. Over the years a number of the great and good have beavered … More Guisecliff Bouldering
The little 2015 topo has been fully updated. There is a whole new block – it’s rough and some of them might be found testing. Please hit the link below for the new topo. https://unknownstones.com/naze-nib-end/
This fine venue that is very close to Bingley is open again with some restrictions. It will be fine evening spot once we have some dry weather! Please take note and follow the arrangements.
The return visit to finish the exploration that started in 2015 has been done – where does the time go? Some quality, rough rock, problems will shortly be unveiled. It would be possible to walk in from Beamsley Beacon but the ‘commando approach’ from the A59 parking is great fun.
Below the Trig Point are a number of low and some more substantial blocks. These have undoubtedly been climbed on for many years but never (apart from a couple on UKC) recorded. Nevertheless, there are some pretty good problems, especially the Right Area ones, and many deserve attention, either as an easy circuit in their … More Simon’s Seat Summit
Many thanks to Malcolm Townsley for a new topo that updates and pulls into one place the various natural outcrops on the hillside. We’ve also updated the lower quarry file to include a couple of previously missed lines. Wild West Section
A big thanks to Olly Parkinson for great help in producing a lovely guide to the fearsome Flaystones. You’ll find it in the North Nidderdale section. Or click here for the Flaystones page.