RYLSTONE


A fine crag, one of Yorkshire's best, guarded by a decent walk up which tends to keep the crowds away. The crag consists of a series of buttresses scattered along the crest of the moor and, although a bit of bobbing about is required to get the most out of a day, the effort will be repaid in full. The trio of Dental Slab, President's Slab and Monument Crack are the targets for most visitors but while you are up here it is worth taking a look at some of the other challenges.

Routes

62 trad routes (M...E8)
1 boulder problem (??)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Heart Beat City
At the far left-hand end of the main cliff is this isolated set of slabby faces and flying aretes....
9
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

40 mins

126
Rylstone Buttress
A fine buttress, it faces a bit more to the north than the other buttresses here and so is inclined...
13
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

35 mins

127
Castrol/GTX
There is only a small selection of routes on the roofed buttress that lies halfway between Rylstone...
5
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

35 mins

128
Dental Slab
The most popular buttress at Rylstone and with good reason; a fine seat of climbs across the middle...
14
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

35 mins

129
President's Slab
A fine slab, not very extensive, but with a nice collection of climbs. Up and right are some...
12
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

30 mins

130
Monument Buttress
The first of the chief buttresses to be reached and it is a good one, with several fine climbs on...
10
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

30 mins

131
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  • Latest Comments

    For RYLSTONE

    Extraction
    "Can't believe it's only got 2 stars in the guide books. This is one of the very ..." 29/Jul

    Highlord
    "Extremely awkward finish! Seemed somewhat harder than 4b, but I guess it's prett..." 05/Jun

    Trowel Face
    "Bit of a one-move wonder - S 4b?" 28/Apr

    Laughing Gas
    "I thoght this was really good when I did it. 2 stars anyway?" 31/Oct

    Sundowner
    "definitely worth doing" 12/Sep

    Extraction
    "How about traversing in from right at HVS 4c? Certainly nicer if you don't have..." 24/Aug

    Crazy Diamond
    "I think I made this a lot harder by not using the areete at the top. A very nice..." 03/Aug

    Extraction
    "A superb route - hard bouldery start with a delicate slab to contrast - make sur..." 13/Jul

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