Rock Climbing and Abseiling Locations
There are a rich variety of gritstone and limestone climbing and abseiling venues on offer in the Yorkshire Dales to suit many abilities. At each venue we can provide routes to suit all aspirations so everyone can have the best experience possible.
Brimham Rocks – East Yorkshire Dales
Combine a labyrinth of strange and beautiful gritstone rock formations with names like Dancing Bear, Druid’s Writing Desk, and the Idol, with a legend that the Druid’s created them and there’s no question why people have been intrigued by Brimham Rocks for over one hundred years – especially rock climbers and abseilers!
Ilkley Cow and Calf – Central Yorkshire Dales
A big venue with big routes perched high above the village of Ilkley. There is a great little cafe at the bottom to get your pre-climb cuppa and enough routes to amuse the most adventurous of groups. There are shorter routes popular with schools and youth groups and huge blank walls for people that want to push the limits.
Twistleton Scar – Western Yorkshire Dales
A fantastic limestone venue situated high in the Yorkshire Dales near Ingleton. Equally perfect for groups learning to climb or rock jocks pushing the grade, it boasts amazing views, great quality rock and is a climber’s favourite.
Settle / Giggleswick – Central Yorkshire Dales
Feel like Indiana Jones as you explore through a maze of forest tracks leading to steep limestone buttresses. Some of the best sport climbing in the UK is situated here, with a handful of decent traditional lines too.
Almscliffe – Central Yorkshire Dales
To make the most out of your time in this outstanding place, we would recommend that you would be used to climbing 5+ on an indoor climbing wall if you’re wanting to rock climb. For abseils, it’s perfect for novices and experts alike.
Scramble and Multi-Pitch
We also offer full mountain experiences in regions such as the Lake District and North Wales. Whether you want to summit a peak via a rocky ridge or climb an epic multi-pitch vertical wall, hundreds of metres high, our experienced instructors can accommodate your ambitions.
Distances to Climbing and Abseiling Venues in the Yorkshire Dales
This crag is 5-mins from Ingleton, 20-mins from Settle, 40-mins from Skipton, 1-hour 15-mins from Bradford and Leeds and 1-hour 30-mins from Manchester.
This crag is 5-mins to Summer Bridge, 10-mins to Pateley Bridge, 20-mins from Ripon, 30-mins from Harrogate, 45 mins from Skipton or York and 50-mins from Leeds and Bradford.
Almscliffe and Ilkley
These crags are 15-mins to Harrogate, 20-mins to Otley, 35-mins to Leeds, Halifax, Bradford or Skipton, 45-mins to York, Burnley or Wakefield and 1-hr to Huddersfield.