This web site holds local climbing information for the area around Huddersfield, in Kirklees West Yorkshire, currently it covers three of the larger venues and four smaller ones with some limited detail and example problems from the other venues.
The ongoing aim is to expand this coverage to all the other crags in the area.
Constructive comment is always welcome.
Any additional information on existing and new venues will be gratefully received and can be added to the site, see the Contact button at the top right of this page or click here
Kirklees Climbing has been lucky enough to acquire some site sponsorship from the new specialist climbing shop for Northeast Manchester, Huddersfield and Holmfirth - The Cragstation.
We're going to be working together to try and develop the climbing scene in the area so you will see lots of announcements on this site regarding meets, events, wall nights, crag clean ups etc.
There is a Local Notice Board on this site (click here) that is a replica of the notice board in the Cragstation shop, all the notices on the Cragstation board are here and vice versa. See the Notice Board page for how to put up a notice, or go into the shop!
The Cragstation is a great little climbing shop with a fantastic range of rock shoes, hardware, bouldering mats, guidebooks and clothing combined with knowledgeable and informative climbing staff.
Well worth a visit if you are in the area or passing through.
The British Mountaineering Council have a great website with loads of useful information and advice.
Every climber should seriously consider being a member and contributing to the great work they do:
Click on the logo above or the link below for more information.
Holme Valley MRT
When you have an accident or get into trouble on the hill or at the crag it's mountain rescue that come to your aid.
Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team relies on donations from the public for the upkeep of vehicles, equipment and vital medicines.
All donations are gratefully received. There are various ways to donate, see the website for more details.
Local Notice Board in conjunction with
This is a 2 item snippet of the latest Local Notices.
See the Local Notice Board for the rest
On Sunday 30th March 2014 Huddersfield Sports Centre will be the venue for this year’s Seven Summits Challenge.
This sponsored climbing event will involve teams of climbers attempting to scale the height of seven famous mountains from around the world by using the various routes of the Sports Centre’s Climbing Wall.
Running from 8am until 8pm participants can take part for the whole day, or just a part of it. All that is required is a commitment to raise at least £50 in sponsorship for the Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team.
As well as an enjoyable day and friendly competition, participants will get a free week of climbing at Huddersfield Sports Centre, with the wall being open from Friday March 21st to Saturday March 29th to enable people to get some last minute training in. Climbers raising £50 or more will also get a free Seven Summits Challenge T-shirt, being generously provided by Xamax clothing. Spot prizes will also be on offer throughout the Challenge.
For more details contact Steve Hayes on email@example.com
The Crag Station are running an Evolv rock shoe demo, or “try before you buy” session over at ROKT tonight, Wednesday, 6th Feb, from 6pm.
There will be special promo prices on Evolv that evening, but only at the venue.
Also, Evolv team climber, Matt Birch, will be running an informal, friendly, fun, FREE, 1hr coaching session for climbers operating in the V1, V2, V3 area, for which there are still a few places remaining.
Call ROKT reception to sign up….. 01484 717444.
Parking at Holmfirth Cliff
At meetings with the owners of the crag, local residents and climbers the issue of parking on Cliff Road has been raised.
Climbers were asked to be more careful when parking not to block drive ways or park in front of people houses.
When visiting Cliff please park away from the houses at the foot of the track as the residents there have problems parking.
There is plenty of parking back up Cliff Road towards its junction with Cliff Lane, which is better, away from any houses and also provides a little warm up walk in.
On this site we use the Fontainebleau system for grading boulder problems.
This is done for a number of reasons, the main one being that for venues with the majority of problems in the low grades the Font system works better and is clearer than the V grade system.
Previously we've used a combination of the V grade and the UK tech grade which can be confusing.
The forthcoming Yorkshire Mountaineering Club Gritstone guidebook, which features some crags in the area, will also be using Font grades.
Any routes on the guides will be graded using the UK adjective grade and technical grade as before.
Using Font grades for boulder problems and UK adjective & Tech for routes also distinguishes between the two types of climbs more clearly
Well the new version of the website itself is now live, as you can see, hope you all like it.
As usual any comments are more than welcome.
We've also got a new crag covered, Standedge.
Some nice bouldering on good rock in a lovely setting, well worth a visit.
Another new addition is Honley Old Wood which has a gem of a slab.
We've got a new Local section on the website that we'll use to feature local specific news, links and information.
Get in touch via the contact form if you have anything you'd like to add to that section.