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Otter Hill

North York Moors

An impressive small buttress with only 3 recorded routes (Jan 2021).

Crag information
Climbing Area: North East Rock Type: Sandstone
Importance: Local CRoW Land: Yes
Ownership: Unknown No. of Routes: 3
Within National Park: Yes Year Developed: 2011
Grid Reference: NZ599062

The buttress is a western outlyer of the discontinuous Battersby Crag. It has an imposing position, perched on a steep vegetated hillside and requires a careful approach. 

Parking and Approach

There are two recommended approaches.

Take the single track road at NZ604092 some couple of hundred metres west of Kildale. Follow it for 3km passing below the popular Park Nab and continue up the hill  and on to the moor. At a sharp left hand bend there is parking for several cars. Take the Cleveland Way directly ahead for approximately 1500m to the junction of several tracks at NZ598062. The buttress will be seen looking out and to the right across an open stream bed.

The same track junction can also be accessed easily from Bank Foot Farm at NZ592060.

CRoW Information

The crag is on Open Access land.

No Dogs (except guide, hearing or assistance dogs)

Group Advice

The crag is not suitable for group use.
Area information

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