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White Hill (Formerly Known as Landslip)

OS Landranger Sheet: 93

Map Reference:  NZ567038    

Aspect: East

Altitude: 390m

Approach Time: 15 minutes

MiniGuide: See the last two pages of Raven's Scar Mini Guide (PDF)



The crags can be quickly reached from the car park near the summit of Clay Bank. Take the path that skirts the northeast flank of Hasty Bank above the tree line. In about 1/8th mile scramble up to the crags on the left.


At the extreme right hand end of the crag (Ravenscar can be seen from here) is a sound buttress about 8m high. The climbs are described from right to left on the face of the buttress overlooking the car park.


1. Spring Crack   5m   VD

The obvious corner crack is climbed on good hand jams.


2. The Gash   5m   VS 5a

Climbs the obvious gash 2m left of Spring Crack.


3. White Hill Face   8m   VD

Starts at the toe of the buttress. Climb left for a few feet and then continue directly up the face above.

Alternative start

Traverse up and left on to the face from the foot of the gash.


4. Heather Brae   7m   D

Start 6ft. left of the toe of the buttress at a short corner crack. Climb the crack and groove, finishing up a crack on the left.


Some 10m left of these routes is a slabby buttress.


5. Red Grouse   10m   HS

Follows the flake and green corner crack.


Well to the left the highest and most prominent buttress on Landslip (lying left of centre) has two faces either side of an arÍte with a square overhang at third height


6. No Expectations   10m   E6 6b  **          

The obvious blind flake right of the arÍte.

Nick Dixon, Ian Dunn     Summer 1982 (2 peg runners).                  

Franco Cookson 2012 (without the pegs) "Great route, really really good. I think its about E5/6 without the pegs?"


7. Fame   8m   E3 6a        *

Climbs the wall on the left of the arÍte. Start in a corner, move right and then back left.

Ian Dunn, Simon Walker    Summer 1982




Full details in the

North East England Guide



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