Climbing in the Dalesbridge area
The dominant rock type for the Three Peaks area of the Yorkshire Dales is limestone. This underlying rock gives the place it characteristic look with white outcrops framing the valley sides, ribbons of walls across the landscape, and expanses of limestone pavement. There are many climbable cliffs close include the intimidating Malham Cove and Gordale Scar. Closer still to Dalesbridge are the single pitch crags of Oxenber, Pot and Twistleton Scars, these crags being ideal for beginners and instructed groups as well as giving plenty of variety for the more experienced.
British Mountaineering Council green climbing guide to the Yorkshire Dales is an excellent reference publication.
In recent years the addition of new bolted routes have increased the popularity of a number of venues close to Dalesbridge including Trow Gill, Robin Proctor’s Scar and Giggleswick Scar. Above Settle Castleberg Crag has recently been developed - an almost unique location.
Many of the limestone cliffs in our area are south or west facing and dry quickly after rain meaning that climbing can take place for much of the year. However if the weather is inclement there is an excellent indoor climbing wall run by Inglesport in Ingleton only five miles away.
If you require instruction and guidance we can put you in touch with good local instructors.