EARL CRAG


One of Yorkshire's finest gritstone cliffs, though its rather remote setting, coupled to its altitude and aspect, means the place doesn't always see the traffic it really deserves. Earl Crag takes the form of a series of interesting buttresses that look northwards, below the twin monuments of Lund's Tower and Wainman's Pinnacle, out towards the upper Aire valley and on to Skipton.

Routes

48 trad routes (D...E7)
14 boulder problems (V1 5b...V11 8A)
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 Page
Erasor Slab
The first section of rock encountered is home to a few problems. Further right is an area...
11
Trad
No sun
Uphill

5 mins

64
Little Greeny
A long jumbled section of short walls, jutting buttresses and steep cracks. There are several...
18
Trad
Evening sun
Uphill

5 mins

65
Butterfly Crack
About 100m right of Little Greeny is a diagonal track and a wall, just beyond these is a buttress...
6
Trad
No sun
Uphill

8 mins

65
Earl Buttress
Arguably the best bit of rock on the crag with a small but excellent set of climbs covering the...
11
Trad
No sun
Uphill

10 mins

66
Tiger Wall
The prominent jutting snout is home to a classic VS and a couple of marginally less worthy...
16
Trad
No sun
Uphill

10 mins

67
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  • Latest Comments

    For EARL CRAG

    Earl Buttress
    "What the hell is going on? A soft touch with pleasant climbing on Yorkshire grit..." 10/Jul

    Mousehole Slab
    "HVS 4c - pretty nasty sandbag at VS and could hurt someone. The move to get your..." 21/Aug

    Earl Crack
    "Big friends required lower down. Good old fashioned VS with some tidy runouts be..." 07/Jun

    Erasor Slab
    "A Pex Hill 5b move!" 03/Aug

    Mousehole Slab
    "It is rather like a mini TPS. Just like TPS it gets overgraded by some too: U..." 01/Jun

    Earl Crack
    "I might be missing something, but I couldn't get any good gear in until over hal..." 20/Apr

    Early Riser
    "2 stars...pah.... this is one of the best micro routes on grit" 17/Feb top50

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