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Yorkshire Gritstone

Excellent climbing on good quality moorland grit in a remote setting. A very good series of large boulders situated at 560 metres on Reeth High Moor facing south over the Old Gang Smelting Mill & chimney. Gets lots of sun but can be exposed, a fantastic venue for bouldering and routes.

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Climbing Area: Yorkshire Rock Type: Gritstone
Importance: Regional CRoW Land: Yes
Ownership: Unknown No. of Routes: 119
Within National Park: Yes Year Developed: 1960
Grid Reference: NY973013

Parking and Approach

Placed in the middle of nowhere between Reeth in Swaledale and Barnard Castle. A minor road between these two is followed to Surrender Bridge. Park here, and walk along the gravel track leading west to the Old Gang Smelt Mills. Follow the obvious old flue straight up the hill to the crag - 30 minutes but worth the walk.
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On leaving the crag last night I was approached by (presumably) a gamekeeper who said we are supposed to "ring to let them know we're up there." I've seen this advice on the old climbonline topos but had thought this was no longer the case as there's no mention of it here.