Yorkshire Limestone

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 15 February - 31 May.

Reason: Nesting Birds

The restriction applies to Crag X - the esoteric crag in the woods at the northern end of Langcliffe Scar.

The previous restriction covering the quarry and Skyline Buttress has been lifted as the birds are not nesting this year.

Parking and Approach

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