There has been a lot of activity at West Chevin in the last week or so so an update has been provided. The area has gradually gained a number of devotees and provides sheltered problems on some very good rock that cleans up quickly. West Chevin 2020
A request to climbers to please avoid Gate House Crag at the moment. There was a report from Sunday 17th May 2020 of a climber being energetically asked to leave when they arrived at the parking spot. A “Go Home” sign has been erected at the parking. The parking, approach, and the majority of the … More Gate House Crag: access denied
The topo has been updated following James Turnbull’s very quick ascent of the low sloper traverse project. James says 7b+. Quite technical and slappy – it looks great fun.
A great wee area with several problems and lots of links/eliminates 6a to 7b. Developed by Mike Gray and friends several years ago but recently re-cleaned. The rock is currently a bit scrittly but will improve with traffic (as with most of Brimham). As a consequence consider the grades as suggestions whilst they settle. 4 … More Atlantis Boulder Brimham
Couple of grade changes and a good wee addition from Will Hunt. Over the years since its redevelopment Rowantree has been found to be a very good venue for those operating in the Font2 to 7a grades. As such it is a good choice for mixed teams. Rowantree New
We’ve added Dan Turner’s new problems in the gully below Pinky to the Beyond the Cafe Kiosk area topo. One of these had been previously recorded but at a grade that seemed a ‘bit’ on the low side. No grades given so it would be good to have some suggestions! They are clearly tough and … More In The Heart Of Darkness (etc).
A fun offwidth has been done by Tom Shillito on the Castle (Central Area). A Leg and a Wing 6c (provisional grade). Maybe a good one to get the full body into gear after the Xmas XS?
To kick off 2020 (hopefully it will have stopped raining by then) here’s an updated guide that we think includes all of the bouldering at this truly ace crag. Since the YG1 Guide there has been lots of development and a growing tendency to highball the remaining lines and some of the old routes. Be … More Great Wolfrey 2020
https://unknownstones.com/the-wild-west/embsay-crag/ Just in time for the Christmas break – hopefully the weather will let us play out. There is lots of bouldering across the grade spread including a 7b traverse. The guide is a bit of a monster at 21 pages (the trad routes are also included). This will not be the final version.
That lovely young lad Sam Lawson has put together a fab guide to Ease Gill. You’ll find it in the Wild West section. Not in the best nick now, but come summer the climbers may outnumber the midges!