A new problem added to this steady circuit by the Norvills.
Not deep-water soloing but you do get to climb beside the reservoir. This has to rank as a pretty unique experience for Yorkshire. Thruscross Beach Thruscross was a major find showcased in the original Wild Bouldering – this little boulder doesn’t really compare but the setting qualifies it as really wild. This bloc only reveals its … More Thruscross Beach
Woofa Bank Paul Clarke on Grand Flake. One excellent boulder, amidst heaps of little ones, on the skyline above the Stead Crags. Good for a quick hit in its own right; this would combine well with the other Burley Moor Crags or could be combined with a wider circuit also taking in Lanshaw Rocks (Grub … More Woofa Bank added to the Burley Crags page.
Burley Crags Three crags high on Burley Moor (the Burley Woodhead/Burley-in-Wharfedale section of the mighty Rombold’s Moor): Coldstone Beck Crag, Stead Crag East and Stead Crag West. Paul Farish recalls climbing here in the 1970s or ’80s – John Syrett has also been linked to these crags. Mostly bouldering but a few brave routes thrown in.
A nice little boulder near the popular White Wells bathhouse and tearoom on Ilkley Moor. Ideal for family walks; you can even get an all-terrain buggy up there. There is some good easier stuff for small kids nearby. This guide is an updated version of the 2007 topo that appeared on Yorkshiregrit.com.
A really nice kids’ circuit on the flanks of Beamsley Beacon.
This venue was mentioned in the latest YMC guide; the full topo is now online.
A circuit of mostly easier problems on clean rock with good landings. Set on a lovely spot high on the beautiful Ilkley Moor. There are numerous possible approaches and the crag combines well with a walk on the Moor. Above: “The Devil” – one of the carvings to be found on the rocks. There … More Lanshaw Rocks (Grub Stones)
Entering this quarry transports you away from a hub of the industrial revolution and feels like real wild bouldering. Approach as for Baildon Bank – see the YMC guides. The boulder is the lower quarry below the great soaring lines such as Anne of Cleaves. The Pipe Boulder is the obvious block on the left (looking in) … More Some extra problems at the mighty Baildon Bank.
Two newly recorded areas near Air Scar (see page 382 of Vol.1, YMC, 2012). Air Scar Upper is above the main crag – there is more to discover here. Rowan Tree Crag is a lone boulder which has been used as a boundary stone on the plateau south of the main areas.