Trow Gill

Yorkshire Limestone

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Storm Arwen brought down many trees and a number of these have resulted in both trunks and branches hanging over many routes - some of which aren't obvious from below. The blowing over of trees has pulled large root boles out of the ground meaning a large number of lines are overhung by unstable rock and soil - again a lot of this isn't obvious from below.

Ongoing work by Ingleborough Estate has resolve the issue to some extent but climbers need to be aware of the remaining issues affecting the climbs. Stabilisation and the checking of some belays and bolts will need to be undertaken. The Ingleborough Estate have given permission to organise a BMC clean-up though the scale and nature of work needed means this may take time to organise. In the meantime it is probably best to avoid any routes obviously threatened by overhanging trees until the situation is resolved. The central area of the sunny wall is currently the only section that seems ok but this isnt guaranteed.

from 06/01/2022

Superb sports venue in a deep, atmospheric gorge.

Crag information
Climbing Area: Yorkshire Rock Type: Limestone
Importance: Local CRoW Land: Yes
Ownership: Common Land No. of Routes: 82
Within National Park: Yes Year Developed: 1962
Grid Reference: SD755716

.A sunny side and a dark side - choose depending on the conditions!


Parking and Approach

Large (charge) car park in the village (with toilet block) and a fair bit of street-side parking. The easiest approach is along the nature trail (currently £2.50). Other approaches available.

CRoW Information

Open access land, designated under the Countryside & Rights of Way Act (2000) give area access rather than linear access as provided by public rights of way. It also gives a legal right of access specifically for climbing, as well as walking and other quiet recreation on foot.

Please bear in mind however that the landowner still has the right to restrict access for up to 28 days per year (often used on public safety grounds for shooting in moorland areas), and can also apply for longer term restrictions with Natural England (such as bans on dogs, or regular restrictions during particular times of year). It is important to check for these restrictions regularly as they can be added at short notice – all details for open access land in England can be found on Natural England’s website.  

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