Regional Access Database

Advice Moughton Nab

Well positioned south-east facing crag with a mixture of short trad. and pleasant sport routes mainly in the F5 to F7b grade range.

BMC Area Yorkshire Rock Type Limestone
Climbing Area Yorkshire Limestone Access Status Advice
County North Yorkshire CRoW Land Yes
Importance Local No. of Routes 50
Ownership Common Land Year Developed 1987
Within National Park Yes Grid Reference SD797696

The approaches to this crag are all on CroW Access Land although the farmer who owns the field below the right-hand side has recently stated he doesn't accept that this gives a right to climb there. If challenged, be polite but the legislation is on your side. Climbing is a permitted activity on Access Land. The left hand sports sector which is in effect the central part of the crag is directly above the working quarry and the owners have asked that climbing be avoided on this sector during the working week (Mon to Fri up to 6pm) to minimise any risk of rock being dislodged onto workers below. No one works in that part of the quarry at weekends.


Not suitable. Very steep slopes below the climbs make it unsuitable for large parties.

The magnificent landscape of the Yorkshire Dales was shaped by melting glacial ice 300 million years ago to produce the towering crags, shadowy peaks, rock-pavements, and picturesque valleys found today. The area was designated as a National Park in 1954, and covers approximately 1,769 km/683 square miles with many nationally significant climbing venues and a rich diversity of wildlife. Most of the crags in this region lie within Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI’s), a designation with a high level of legal protection for wildlife and geology. Responsibility for identifying and protecting SSSIs in the Dales lies with Natural England – the statutory governmental advisor on conservation issues and contributor towards the Yorkshire Dales Green Climbing Guide. The guide is intended to help climbers or walkers identify the protected flora, fauna, and geology found in the Dales and contribute towards their conservation. Click this link to see the guide; The guide is also available free from the BMC office or at various tourist offices in the region.

This page was last updated on 22/02/2014. RAD is updated as and when access changes and a historic date does not mean that the information is out of date, only that the access situation hasn't changed.