The best Malhamdale bouldering crag (so far): Chapel Cave Crag

This little crag has everything going for it; just brilliant. 39 problems from easy to 6c.

Please click the link below to get the topo (and enjoy).

William Hunt on Yew Tree Tower 6a.


6 thoughts on “The best Malhamdale bouldering crag (so far): Chapel Cave Crag

  1. Hello! I’m staying in the Malhamdale area (Airton) in the next few days and was made up to see you had recently been exploring and mapping it! I know you have a dedicated page for this, but wanted to ask in case you know of people/shops to hire crash pads from in the area?


  2. I think your nearest would be Alpkit in Ilkley. Best calling ahead to check they still offer this service.


      1. Hi John. Alpkit worked! I went up to Haw Crag and Chapel Cave Crag with it. As I was going alone with a single mat, Haw Crag was a bit desperate with the uneven ground below boulders (and some newly grown nettles just below!). But Chapel Cave was beautiful, and had a great time working out the lines from the topos. Definitely some more stuff to uncover there I reckon. Anyway, was super happy to find this blog while in the Dales for a few days – first time bouldering in the place I grew up!

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  3. Hi Harry,

    I am glad that you had a good time. Thanks for the feedback.

    Maybe we will bump into each other next time you are in the area.

    All the best,



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