High Stony Bank

Yorkshire Limestone

A series of buttresses in a picturesque setting above Gordale Beck.

Crag information
Climbing Area: Yorkshire Rock Type: Limestone
Importance: Local CRoW Land: Yes
Ownership: Private No. of Routes: 64
Within National Park: Yes Year Developed: 1966
Grid Reference: SD912650

Restrictions apply from 1 February - 31 May.

Reason: Nesting Birds

The restriction applies to the whole crag for nesting ravens. This site is regularly monitored and fledging often occurs here by early May so the restriction may be lifted earlier than the date mentioned above. Keep checking this page for updates.

2022 UPDATE: the ravens have been confirmed as not nesting this year and the restriction has been lifted.

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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Anonymous User
01/09/2020
The snap gate on the lower off of "clocking on" is goosed. And the screw gate is a little "iffy"
Anonymous User
12/06/2021
Jackdaws nesting in the big flale crack on ' The Straight and Narrow' so best to avoid this route for a few weeks until chicks all fledged