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As the Covid-19 lockdown eases, access for climbing is opening back up, subject to some measures and restrictions depending on where you are going. Please make sure you have read and understood our current advice before heading out and apply it alongside RAD advice to ensure access issues don’t develop.

Baildon Bank

West Yorkshire Gritstone

Former grit quarry in a semi urban setting. Contains some good cracklines, technical routes and bouldering. Verdant in places.

Crag information
Climbing Area: Yorkshire Rock Type: Gritstone
Importance: Local CRoW Land: Yes
Ownership: Local Authority No. of Routes: 230
Within National Park: No Year Developed: 1951
Grid Reference: SE150391

The site is owned by Bradford City Council and is Registered Common Land over which the public have a right of access. However, the cliff top is privately owned and there has been occasional incident of disturbance to local residents and damage to garden fences through belaying. When ascending routes right of the Box quarry, take note of the advice on the BMC signs and make sure you belay on the large cliff top trees.

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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14/05/2020
Please avoid HMS Amethyst area (Tonup, Jammy) as crows are nesting in the top crack.
Also, avoid the area to the right of Conch where the large A is painted on the rock as, again, crows are nesting.
I will check again in 2 weeks.