Steve & Judy Pardoe's Eastby Crag Page
|Eastby Crag, near Skipton, Sunday
Eastby Crag is a pleasant, south-facing gritstone outcrop a few miles north of Skipton, W. Yorks. Its routes are mostly short, but the rock is excellent.
|Kate starting the awkward offwidth crack to complete "Index Variation" (VS 5a). Dave Raper belaying|
|I led Scoop & Crack, S 4a (12m) [P1] and
then Dave climbed Index Variation VS 5a (10m) [P2] and brought me and Kate up. It's a delicate, balancy slab with a shallow scoop. There's no opportunity to place protection until top of the slab, then it's a bold foot jam or layback to complete the exit crack, or an easier traverse up a gully to the left.
P grades (from the new Yorkshire Grit Guidebook) are ease of protection (P1 means plenty, P3 means you only fall once).
|Kate laybacking the exit crack||A general view of Eastby Crag|
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