The access to this crag has changed slightly recently. Please phone Mr. Campbell on 01756 770 269 to ask for permission before climbing.

Yew Cogar is a superb little crag nestled at the foot of a deep and impressive valley approximately 2.5km south west of Arncliffe in upper Littondale. The crag reaches a height of 25m and is overhanging for the whole of its 100m length. The rock is of exceptional quality, especially in the right-hand section which is characterised by some amazing tufa formations. Just under half of the routes can be considered as being true clip-ups so remember to bring your rack.


13 trad routes (E2...E8)
11 sport routes (6b+...8a+)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Yew Cogar Routes
The left-hand side of the crag is composed of smooth solid rock in its lower half but is a little...
Trad and Sport
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