Highcliff Nab Routes

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Sun and Shade
20 mins
Uphill
Windy

Highcliff Nab sits in a splendid position just to the south of Guisborough with great views south and west across the North York Moors and north and east towards the distant conurbation of Teesside and the North Sea.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Wombat
16m. The imposing corner is approached via the slab and gives a beefy, well protected pitch. The exit is inclined to be grassy.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
E1
2
Trampled Underfoot
22m. A good strenuous outing which links Wombat with the finish of Magic in the Air via a tough traverse under the roofs.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
E1
3
Esmerelda
20m. An astounding route that follows the old bolt holes up the steep side wall of the buttress. Technically hard climbing and...
 
2 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
Fluttery
E7
4
Magic in the Air
20m. The superb, bold and technical arete is the best route on the cliff and maybe in the whole area. Follow the arete on its...
3 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
Fluttery
E6
5
Desperate Den
20m. Start at a carved cross and make desperate moves up the wall to reach holds and runners on Stargazer, finish up the wall...
 
2 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
E6
6
Stargazer
20m. Devious but excellent. Start up Scarecrow Crack and traverse out left on good holds in the break. Use small edges to pull...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Crimpy
E3
7
Scarecrow Crack
20m. The wide twisting crack is the best line on the cliff and it gives a suitably impressive tussle. Laybacking or offwidth...
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
Graunchy
E1
8
Puffs Parade
20m. The blunt rib is climbed on spaced holds - bold! Finish up Scarecrow Crack, or rightwards up Queer Street.
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Fluttery
E1
9
Moonflower Super Direct
20m. Start right of the initials and balance up the blunt rib to its top (small wires out left). Step left onto the large ledge...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Fluttery
E5
10
Queer Street
22m. Climb the flake right of the arete then pull left onto the wall, and head under the overhang to access the shallow groove...
 
2 Stars
Fluttery
E1
11
Highcliff Crack
20m. The fine groove was one of the first routes on the cliff and remains well worth doing. It is awkward in places but well...
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
S
12
Rockhopper
18m. Just to the right of Highcliff Crack, climb the rib rightwards to ledges. Step right and climb the steep and bold arete.
 
Rounded
Fluttery
E3
13
Flake Crack
18m. The deep groove gives a good pitch - powerful, sustained and a lot better than it looks. Bridge, jam and haul on those...
 
1 Stars
Strong
VS
14
Heart Throb Crack
18m. The wide crack is guaranteed to get the pulse rate up. An awkward start leads to a niche and then ledges. The chockstone...
 
1 Stars
Graunchy
HS
15
Highcliff Chimney Direct
16m. Squirm the narrow chimney direct. A finish up the right arete is nicer but avoids part of the real challenge.
 
Graunchy
S
16
Highcliff Chimney - Ordinary
18m. Start up the groove in the arete and climb it to ledges which lead left to the chimney. Continue up this passing the...
 VD
17
Scarface
12m. The thin crack in the upper wall.
 
Technical
Crimpy
E1
18
North West Route
20m. Climb a tricky groove and slab rightwards to a small ledge on the arete. Move around the corner (stay high) then move...
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
HVD
19
North West Direct
12m. Climb sandy rock to jugs then the thin crack to the exposed corner on North West Route. Finish up the thin crack in the...
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
VS