This is the first fully dedicated bouldering guide to the whole of the North York Moors and its east coast.
384 pages covering 41 venues with over 2000 problems, from font 1 to 8b+, there are problems to suit all abilities.
The guide is packed full of colour photos and topos to showcase this secret and stunning landscape.
The areas in this guide are split into three areas, Western, Central, Eastern and Coastal.
The Western Edges
The most popular area of the North York Moors due to its easy access for the local population of Teesside, accessibility from the gritstone edges of Yorkshire to the west and The Peak District further south.
There is a rich history connected with this western area, where several ground-breaking ascents have been made over the years.
Recent development have uncovered several new venues, some giving a bouldering aspect to existing traditional crags.
There are well known areas, such as Scugdale, The Wainstones, Captain Cook’s and Ingleby Boulders, along with other lesser known, though worthy venues.
Even though this western area is more popular compared to further east, some venues still have an isolated feel and the potential for further exploration.
Venues included in the western area are :
Low Water Stones, High Crag, Kay Nest, Tranmire Rocks, Earthworks Rocks, Wainstones and Garfit Quarry, Cold Moor, Thimbleby Crag, Scugdale, Ingleby Incline, Park Nab and NOS Boulder, Captain Cook’s and Roseberry Topping.
Also brief mentions of other outcrops like Apple Tree Rocks, Tarn Hole, Todd Intake, Collar Ridge, Badger Stone and Highcliff Nab.
The Central Section
The majority of bouldering in this area is on or around the spectacular Blakey Ridge, which is surrounded by the wonderful valleys of Farndale, Fryup Dale, Rosedale, Danby Dale and Westerdale.
Most of the venues are located on the edges below the exposed heather moorland and all have a different panoramic aspect of the stunning valleys below.
Many of the venues have a short walk-in from the parking, making it possible to enjoy more than one in a day.
The area also includes the only limestone bouldering venue on the North York Moors, the hidden quarry of Ravenswick, a good dry bet in wet weather. Beware! It's dark world of painful eliminates that you can easily get obsessed with.
Venues included in the central area are :
Ravenswick Quarry, Duck and The Inbetweeners, Oak Crag, Petergate Quarry, Thorgill Crag, The Meadow, Middle Ridge Crag, Rosedale Head, Round Crag, Northdale, Dale Head, Clemitt’s, Camp Hill, The Finkelstones and Castleton Quarries, with a small mention of the edges in Farndale.
Eastern and Coastal Area
Although there's not a huge amount of bouldering on this eastern side of the moors there's a good and diverse variety of venues.
This ranges from the magical Arncliffe Woods in the Esk Valley to the obscure pinnacles of The Bridestones just outside Dalby Forest and all the way over to the coastal bouldering of Smuggler’s Terrace high above the North Sea.
Most of the venues have only recently been discovered and many are not well known as a result, but a visit in good bouldering conditions or a nice sunny day can rival a trip to more popular areas further west.
This area is also home to the largest boulders on the moors, which are 'The Two Sisters' of Stoupe Brow, one of which goes by the name of ‘Barry’.
Venues included in the eastern area are :
The Bridestones, Levisham, Hunt House and Blawath Crag, Glaisdale Head, Arncliffe Woods and Limber Hill.
Venues included in the coastal area are :
The Bridestones, Levisham, Hunt House and Blawath Crag, Glaisdale Head, Arncliffe Woods and Limber Hill. Venues included in the coastal area are: Cloughton Wyke, Smuggler’s Terrace, Stoupe Brow and Boulby, with a mention of the tricky to access Rocky Point.
Author : Lee Robisnon
No of Pages : 384
Page Size : 210 x 148 mm
ISBN 10: 0993104207
ISBN 13: 9780993104206
Publisher : Betaguides
Published Date : December 2014
Edition : 1st ed, 2014
Binding : Paperback
Illustrations : Colour photos and topos and maps
Weight : 790g