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Becca Banks Crag

Yorkshire Limestone

A 100m long quarried wall of magnesian limestone, up to 10m high: 

Crag information
Climbing Area: Yorkshire Rock Type: Limestone
Importance: Local CRoW Land: No
Ownership: Unknown No. of Routes: 20
Within National Park: No Year Developed:
Grid Reference: SE4251138087

No details are given in the Yorkshire limestone guide but the routes are obvious and are a mix of bouldering, trad and a few sport routes. Rock is generally sound but a brush is required as this is not the most frequented crag in the world! 

No climbing signs have been erected recently.

Parking and Approach

Park in the village not on Becca Lane. Walk up Becca Lane (opposite Arabian Horse) to the woods where a path is followed to the crag - 5 minutes.
Area information

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. Follow the link belowe to see the guide; http://www.thebmc.co.uk/Download.aspx?id=154

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14/11/2020
13/11/2020 - Went to the crag for a bouldering session to find numerous 'No climbing - offenders will be prosecuted' signs have now been installed and some of the bolts have been hammered flat. Such a shame as I looks like a cracking spot.