GOLDSBOROUGH CARR


The only crag in the Yorkshire section which isn't actually in Yorkshire, Goldsborough Carr is an isolated set of buttresses overlooking open countryside to the south of Upper Teesdale in County Durham. Although not very extensive, and not especially high, the cliff has an intense set of climbs. Many should be considered as extended boulder problems due to the undercut nature of the two main buttresses which gives the routes hard starts at a bouldering height with easier climbing above. Visitors from afar are rare up on these wild moors, though if you are passing, a couple for hours spent here should blow your forearms away. There are a dozen or so belay stakes above the crag if you decide you want to lead the routes, but for most a pad or two will do for the starts on Thornbird and Thin Wall Buttresses.

Routes

17 trad routes (D...E6)
30 boulder problems (?...?)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
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Approach walk Other Page
Hubris Area
The first walls on the sunny side of the hill, they are only short, but despite this it has are...
19
Boulder
Lots of sun!
Uphill

10 mins

186
Thornbirds Buttress
The left-hand of the two main buttresses is recognised by its full width overhang that blocks...
14
Boulder
Lots of sun!
Uphill

10 mins

188
Thin Wall Buttress
The is 'the other' fine buttress here and again has a good set of climbs, on the 'tough starting...
14
Boulder
Lots of sun!
Uphill

10 mins

189
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    Fiddler
    "I thought this scarier than Fiddlers Arete and about the same grade technically...." 10/Dec

    Y-Crack
    "good solo" 11/Jun

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