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Ask a Yorkshire man where the best climbing in the world, and they say Yorkshire – many people having climbed here will agree. The Yorkshire Gritstone found between Leeds and Skipton and the Yorkshire Limestone found in the South Yorkshire Dales is of the highest quality.

Getting There 

To reach the Gritstone head North West from Leeds on the A660 towards Otley and then the A65 towards Ilkley. If you look to the left and right you see some of the fine Gritstone cliffs pass by. For the limestone cliffs of Malham and Gordale keep heading along the A65 towards Skipton. Shortly after passing through Skipton you be heading North into the Yorkshire Dales towards Malham.

Climbing Season

Weather station 9.5 miles from here

79 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',10],['3 Stars',20],['2 Stars',23],['1 Star',21],['Bomb',0]

Featured Route For Yorkshire
Rock Climbing Photo: Finishing up Great Western

Great Western 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : North West Face
The best route at the crag - possible the best in Yorkshire.Climb up the left facing groove until under the overhang. Traverse out left in a better and better position to reach the arete, and a good resting spot at a 'pinnacle'. From the pinnacle finish directly above....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Rock Climbing Photo: Some sweet potential. on the to do list.
Some sweet potential. on the to do list.
Rock Climbing Photo: The Sole, Crookrise
The Sole, Crookrise
Rock Climbing Photo: A young, tan, and fit Neil Foster (well two out of...
A young, tan, and fit Neil Foster (well two out of...

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By Rob Davies UK
From: Cheshire, UK
Oct 24, 2010
Yorkshire, until it was subdivided, was the largest English county. Basically like Texas, but with more rain.

Don't attempt to borrow money from one of the locals. You may be disappointed.

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