Guisecliff Nov 2019

Spread across the length of Guisecliff and alongside the Nought Bank Boulders (documented in YG1)  are a mass of blocks. Some boulders are well known and hold quality problems such as A Little Sparkle 7a, Afromoss 7a+ and the Mop Top problems.

These have sometimes been tricky to find but, having been documented by Steven Phelps in this mini-guide,’ this issue should now be resolved. Steven has been busy cleaning old problems and exploring new ones, many of which look very inviting. There has been a massive piece of research aiming to uncover the history of the area though sources that once existed are now hard or even impossible to find.

Since the publication of his June script there has been quite a bit of activity. The topo has led many repeats and Steven has continued to unearth (sometimes literally) good problems – both above and below the crag. Several people have joined in the fun and there are now some 200 to have a go at.

The woodland location means they are sheltered but a dry spell is advised for a visit and it is a good idea to carry a soft brush. The grade spread is wide – from easy to 7c+

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