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.
The Cragstation is a great 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.
This is a 2 item snippet of the latest news.
See the News page for the rest
There is an article about bouldering at Holmfirth Edge in the September 2014 issue of Climber Magazine, available now (as of the 14/08/2014).
It is the latest instalment in Climber's 'Around the Bloc' feature which showcases bouldering locations from around the British Isles.
Accompanied by some great photography there is some background on Cliff, a selection of the best problems for you to try and helpful access information.
Well worth a read by all who have an interest in Cliff.
The British Bouldering Team have, at the last minute, lost their financial support and need your help to attend the IFSC World Cup events in 2014.
These climbers proudly represent British Bouldering all over the world and consistently bring home great results.
They have a fundraising page on the Crowdfunder website
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.