CARL WARK


Carl Wark is the lower of the two plateaux that sit in the heart of the Burbage Valley. Its flat crest is ringed, particularly to the northwest, by ancient fortifications. A fault line divides the two plateaux and explains the difference in height that can be seen running away between Burbage North and South edges. The crag is only a minor venue, but the routes on the Left-hand Buttresses give a decent collection of easier climbs which get morning sun and afternoon shade - unusual for Eastern Grit. The Right-hand Buttress is more impressive but is nearly always in poor condition.

Routes

26 trad routes (Diff...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
Left-hand Buttress
A jumble of blocks that has a few things of minor interest. It catches the morning...
16
Trad
Early morning sun
Uphill

20 mins

Windy
Right-hand Buttress
Although the most impressive part of the cliff, the wall faces north and sees precious little sun....
10
Trad
Early morning sun
Uphill

20 mins

Seepage
Windy
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