Panorama Rocks, Ilkley

West Yorkshire Gritstone

A small bouldering area on in one of Ilkley's classic bluebell woods on the edge of the town. Being wooded and north facing it is slow drying.


Crag information
Climbing Area: Yorkshire Rock Type: Gritstone
Importance: Local CRoW Land: No
Ownership: Local Authority No. of Routes: 19
Within National Park: No Year Developed:
Grid Reference: SE104470

The majority of the crag is open access being owned by Bradford Council. The Hundred Eyes and Pipeline boulders however are within privately owned woods. 

The owner Paul has agreed to allow climbing on his land with the proviso that anyone wishing to climb there call ahead on 0-7-8-7-9-6-8-8-1-4-1 to let him know. Due to the proximity of the houses it has been agreed that the Pipeline boulder may only be visited midweek.

Extreme care needs to be taken when accessing these blocks that no damage is caused to the fence or wall.

Continued access is very much dependant on climbers not becoming a nuisance to the owner and residents who value the peaceful unspoiled nature of the woods. With this in mind, as part of the access agreement it is requested that climbers do not post content relating to the Hundred Eyes or Pipeline boulders on social media or put in print media. Climb descriptions and logged ascents on UKC are fine, but otherwise the less publicity the better. Keeping things low key also means no dogs and no after dark climbing with lamps.

Parking and Approach

Park on or near Hollin Hall Drive, taking care not to block access in any way, and follow the path up beside the fence until the upper boulders are seen. If you get to Panorama Drive and the houses, you've overshot.

Group Advice

Maintaining a low key presence is essential if accessing blocks to the west of the fence. Small groups only please! No dogs and no after dark climbing with lamps.

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