Spofforth Pinnacles (selected problems).

Spofforth has always been something of an outlier. The rock is a very pebbly grit and it is just outside of the main grit area, in a pastoral setting near to Harrogate. Before the proliferation of bouldering mats some of the problems felt high – indeed many still feel like routes – plus the sandy nature of some finishes felt off-putting. Nowadays the flat landings, greater traffic, the unnecessary upper finishes and overall pleasant nature of the place make a reassessment worthwhile, at least for the better bits.