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Almscliff Crag (The Wharfdale Wart)

Stainburn, Otley, LS21 2LN


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Almscliff Crag, also known as The Wharfdale Wart is near North Rigton in North Yorkshire.

This is a gritstone crag with 124 routes on private farmland, including bouldering. It is open for climbing but respect the rules of the landowner. The crag is exposed to the wind and dries quickly.

Parking is possible nearby but there are no other facilities here so make sure you are prepared for your visit.

Before you go

  • The location shown is for guidance only and is not exact. It is important to assess for yourself the quality of the rock and its suitability for climbing. You may find that the weather and other influences cause conditions to differ from one visit to another. You must obey all signs or notices regarding your route to this location. Before climbing here, please check for access restrictions and information on the British Mountaineering Council Website.

    If your climb is in a remote place, such as in a mountainous area which may require a long hike to the spot, you should also follow the same safety recommendations required for hillwalking/mountaineering.

  • There are no facilities here, so make sure you come prepared with everything you need for your visit.