Victoria Cave

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Sport
Early morning sun
20 mins
Uphill
Seepage
Dry in the Rain
Restricted Access

The well-hidden entrance to Victoria Cave lies high up on the hillside above the village of Langcliffe in a delightful position. The climbing is generally very steep with the best routes tracing lines out of the cave and across its leaning headwall on good rock. On a dry summer's evening it is a great place to climb but at other times seepage can be a problem and the crag is exposed to the elements. Unfortunately the lower section of the route Lost in Thought and Lost in Time can be very dirty and will need cleaning before an ascent.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Victorian Dig
The route starts on the grassy terrace to the left of the cave entrance. Climb steeply past a small cave at 4m and then on less...
2 user comments
 
Strong
Loose
7a
2
Sven Vath
A fine line up the left-hand side of the cave. Start on the left edge of the cave and follow bolts up the pillar to the...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Strong
7a
3
Soulsports
Good hard climbing breaking out right from the base of Sven Vath's overhanging corner.
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Strong
7c
4
Victorious
The impressive line up the middle of the headwall directly above the cave entrance. Start up Lost In Thought and Lost In Time...
 
2 Stars
Technical
Strong
8a
5
Lost In Thought and Lost in Time
A tremendous route tackling some unlikely ground. Start at a hole at 2m, right of the cave entrance. Climb above the hole to a...
4 user comments
 
3 Stars
Strong
7b+
6
The Jaws of Grip
A short but troublesome pitch up the wall to the right of the start of Lost in Thought and Lost in Time.
 
Technical
Strong
7a
7
The Squealing
The wall just right again gives another deceptively tricky line.
 
Technical
Strong
7a
8
Lost in Howling
A good link of the first half of Lost in Thought and Lost in Time to The Howling.
 
1 Stars
7b
9
The Howling
A leftward-trending second pitch to The Jaws Of Grip.
 
1 Stars
7a+
10
We Climb Rocks
A second pitch to The Squealing tackling the headwall and overhang up and right of the belay.
 
1 Stars
7a+