Restricted Access

Permission is no longer required to climb here. However, access still relies on a permissive agreement for passage through the grazing land. Please use the stiles and ensure all gates are closed.

There is a permanent dog ban in place under CRoW at the crag and the surrounding land.

Seasonal Restrictions

Dates: 20 April to 20 June

Reason: Nesting Birds

Kestrels regularly nest on Eastby Buttress - if the birds are present avoid routes on this buttress until the young have fledged (usually by the end of June).


Rockfax Description
20m. A superb and bold outing up the front of the pillar. Climb the tricky but escapable rib to the roof and pull over to reach the left-trending ramp. Up this then trend right (bold) to the upper overhangs. Weave through these then finish direct. Memorable. © Rockfax


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Grade: E2 5c ***
(Malham Cove)

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