OS Landranger Sheet: 94
Approach Time: 20 minutes
This is the long intermittent group of rocks on
the Northwest edge of Battersby Moor. It is easily reached from the brow of the
old road running up to Turkey Nab, though of course there are many other
There have been longstanding access difficulties at the crags on the Crinkle Park Estate in the past. The recent Countryside Access legislation should have improved the situation.
owners are particularly concerned that cars should not be taken on the moor and
there should be no camping or fires. Any climbers visiting the crags should take
particular note of these concerns and should ensure that no damage or
disturbance is caused that could give the owners reason for complaint.
All the recorded climbing is situated towards
the left-hand end of the crags almost directly behind Old Battersby.
1. Foxes Lair 10m D
This climb is a deep chimney tucked into the
left hand end corner of a buttress is climbed, followed by an easy traverse to
the left and up a ridge.
2. Battersby Groove 8m VS 4c
To the right of Foxes Lair is an "obvious groove".
The route takes this throughout.
3. Fox Chase 8m HVS 5b
Climb the "obvious groove" on the opposite side of the buttress from Foxes Lair.