Langcliffe

Yorkshire Limestone

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Following expert advice, due to the COVID-19 outbreak the BMC advises that all climbers exercise restraint by not climbing and avoiding all but essential travel. You can read the BMC’s full position on climbing during the COVID-19 crisis here from 25/03/2020

The quarry itself provides a good winter venue (quick drying and sheltered) whilst the Skyline Buttress is a high natural edge hidden by trees during the summer and holding some excellent rock and strong lines.

Crag information
Climbing Area: Yorkshire Rock Type: Limestone
Importance: Local CRoW Land: No
Ownership: Within National Park No. of Routes: 94
Within National Park: Yes Year Developed: 1963
Grid Reference: SD824663

Langcliffe is regularly patrolled by YDNPA wardens and conservation volunteers. The quarry area is also designated as a Scheduled Monument under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979 and English Heritage consider that any further drilling to place bolts may constitute a criminal offence unless consent is gained via them from the Secretary of State.

Skyline Buttress is in private ownership and no formal access agreement is in place. Negotiations have failed to resolve the issue with the landowner of this buttress, who has occasionally asked climbers to leave. 

Restrictions apply from 1 March - 31 July.

Reason: Nesting Birds

This includes Skyline Buttress. In some years the peregrines have nested elsewhere and if this is the case the restriction may be lifted early and the information contained here will be updated.

Parking and Approach

Please do not attempt to approach the Skyline Buttress from farm land above the crag.
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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