Trow Gill

Yorkshire Limestone

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Storm Arwen has brought down many trees and a number of these have resulted in both trunks and baranches hanging over several routes. The uprooting of the trees also meand a number of lines are overhung by unstable rock and soil.

There is ongoing work by Inglebourough Estate and it may be that this will resolve the issue. However, it is likely that some stabilisation and the checking of some belays and bolts will need to be undertaken. In the meantime, especially as it is unlikely that anyone would want to climb on the crag at this time of year, it is probably best to avouid the while area until the situation is resolved.

from 06/01/2022

Superb sports venue in a deep, atmospheric gorge.

Crag information
Climbing Area: Yorkshire Rock Type: Limestone
Importance: Local CRoW Land: Yes
Ownership: Common Land No. of Routes: 82
Within National Park: Yes Year Developed: 1962
Grid Reference: SD755716

The geological structure of this crag means some of the large flakes (esp. the finishes of routes on the right wing) are unstable. Belayers should be aware that leaders have occasionally pulled flakes off during an ascent.


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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