It’s a long and boggy slog up to the crag, and the lichenous bloom and heathery ledges makes Deer Gallows a less than inspiring destination nowadays. Nonetheless, a gallant five of us did what we could to honour the CMC’s reputation. Climbs include Left-hand Route (VD); Deer Gallows Chimney (VD); Wreath (VS) and Zig-Zag (MVS)
In warm sunshine and with enough breeze to keep the midges at bay our haul for the evening included Crossover (HS**); Calamity Groove (HVD); Sunshine Superman (VS**); Kestrel Groove (HS**) and Kayak (VS*).
Moughton Nab is a great little sport crag with a variety of grades. The left hand sports sector which is in effect the central part of the crag is directly above the working quarry and the owners have asked that climbing be avoided on this sector during the working week (Mon to Fri up to 6pm) to minimise any risk of rock being dislodged onto workers below.
The landowner has asked not to access the crag from the left hand end (when facing the crag) as described in the Rockfax Northern Limestone guidebook. He advised this was due to a fence and wall getting climbed over and damaged at the start of the Quarry Sector and also between the Sporadic Walls and Soft Centre, but from the right-hand end, via the footpath which runs around the north side of the quarry to Foredale. Then from the footpath walk up the fairly steep shoulder to the crag. See map
The low cliff-line above the hamlet of Feizor is a popular trad venue. Pot Scar has plenty of routes that give excellent but quite pressing climbing where care with gear placement is necessary, particularly at the starts. From a distance the cliff face looks featureless, but closer inspection reveals there to be a pronounced mix of corners, grooves and thin cracks. The rock is generally sound and the location sublime with extensive views to the south.
Contact Andy Barton 07900 933 339
A number of us meet up at 6.45 PM to car share by the village green outside the Maypole Inn in Long Preston BD23 4PH. We return to a pub somewhere afterwards depending on who is heading off home to where.
If you intend to go, contact Andy Barton 07900 933 339
Please contact Inglesport if you do not have an entry fob.
Ingleton Wall http://inglesport.com/our-climbing-wall