CROOKRISE


One of Yorkshire's premier venues and a long-time evening favourite despite the flog up to the cliff. The cliff consists of some fine steep buttresses separated by more broken areas, so a bit of moving around is needed to get the best out of the place. The path along the base of the cliff is a bit scrambly in places. There are almost 200 named routes on the main crag and on a complex jumble of huge blocks below the edge. The bouldering is briefly covered here.

Routes

56 trad routes (VD...E6)
5 boulder problems (V2 5c...V8 7B+)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other
Slingsby's Pinnacle
The wall and tall tower separated from the edge by a small gap is arguably the best buttress at...
15
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

20 mins

Walker's Farewell/Slip 'n' Slide
A pair of attractive steep slabs rising above a narrow bilberry terrace and divided by an area of...
8
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

20 mins

The Shelf
A fine tall buttress with several excellent climbs including the cliff's best known mid-extreme The...
9
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

20 mins

Arsenic Slab
A fine clean slab of rock, undercut along most of its length, and not to be confused with End Slab...
9
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

20 mins

The Sole
A fine jutting square tower with the classic of The Sole making its way up the left-hand arete and...
12
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

20 mins

End Slab
The first piece of rock reached when accessing the crag from the first stile is an attractive slab...
8
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

20 mins

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  • Latest Comments

    For CROOKRISE

    Octopus
    "Much trickier than a Severe 4a. The start is 4c and much harder than the Edge Ro..." 25/Mar

    Lyndhurst
    "Why is this route in this guide, but not Elm Tree Wall which is immediately Left..." 26/Oct

    Tiger Rag
    "Harder to get off the deck for shorties. With a nasty landing." 17/Jun

    Old Lace
    "E1 without side-runner. Great route." 30/Mar

    Face, Arete and Wall Climb
    "Yes please, a description would be very useful! I tried to follow the line in th..." 03/Aug

    Old Lace
    "worth the upgrade and still on the bold side. good route" 07/Nov

    Old Lace
    "Oops...didnt notice it had been upgraded." 08/Jun

    Route 2.5
    "5b to start and bold to finish." 27/May

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