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 – and has been updated with his, and other developments up to May 2021 .

The topos have 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+