EAVESTONE CRAG


Eavestones is a bit of a Lost World, once a lightly wooded valley with pretty lakes and waterside walks, over the years it has been neglected and become choked with rhododendrons and other greenery. There are almost 150 routes here, though many of them have been as good as lost and the whole place sees little traffic. Here is a selection of the best (and cleanest) climbs, call in and give the place a try, you might enjoy it. If you want further details, consult YMC Yorkshire Gritstone (1998).

Routes

30 trad routes (VD...E6)
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
The Fort
The sunny walls on the northern side of the Upper Lake are the closest to the parking and have an...
4
Trad
Lots of sun!
Downhill

3 mins

sheltered
160
The Castle Walls
The short walls to the right of The Fort have a selection of sheltered routes and, although not...
12
Trad
Sun and shade
Downhill

3 mins

sheltered
161
The Wedge
The prominent jutting axe-edge buttress of the Wedge is obvious from its name. It has a small...
6
Trad
Sun and shade
Downhill

6 mins

sheltered
162
The Eavestone
A good set of routes on this bulky block. The grades and star ratings assume that the routes are...
8
Trad
Sun and shade
Downhill

5 mins

sheltered
163
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  • Latest Comments

    For EAVESTONE CRAG

    Spinnaker
    "The move off the first ledge is quite reachy, definitely harder for the short." 23/Aug top50

    Machicolation
    "Seems unreasonable at the grade, more like pumpy 5a/b with less than perfect gea..." 02/Apr

    Spinnaker
    "A classic trip for the severe leader, exposed intimidating and with fine climbin..." 20/Apr top50

    Portcullis
    "About as "Gogarth" as it gets on Yorkshire grit ;). A fine expedition ..." 11/Feb top50

    The Heel
    "Would be worth 2 stars if it was clean" 12/Sep

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