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Earl Crag
Old Quarry and Lund's Tower - geograph.org.uk - 1692495.jpg
Earl Crag with Lund’s Tower and an old gritstone quarry in view
Location North Yorkshire
Nearest city Bradford
Coordinates 53°52′57″N 2°01′24″W / 53.88250°N 2.02333°W / 53.88250; -2.02333
Rock type Gritstone
Ownership Private

Earl Crag is a gritstone crag and climbing area in Craven, North Yorkshire, England.[1] It is home to Lund’s Tower, Wainman's Pinnacle, and The Hitching Stone, all of which are near Cowling.[2]

Climbing

Earl Crag itself is popular for climbing and has many different possible routes and climbing techniques.[3][4][5]

The Hitching Stone

Some people climb The Hitching Stone, which is an old gritstone erratic nearby Earl Crag.[6]

History

Architecture

Lund’s Tower

Lund’s Tower, also known as Sutton Pinnacle, was built by James Lund on Earl Crag in 1887 and designed by R. B. Broster & Sons.[7]

Wainman’s Pinnacle

Wainman’s Pinnacle, also known as Cowling Pinnacle, was built on Earl Crag in 1898 as a memorial to the Napoleonic Wars by a man known as Wainman, and was rebuilt by other locals in 1900 following a lightning strike.[8][9][10] Wainman’s Pinnacle and Earl Crag can be seen from many towns and villages in the area.

Gallery

References

  1. ^ "Rockfax | Databases | Earl Crag". www.rockfax.com. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  2. ^ "Wainman's Pinnacle". www.bronte-country.com. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  3. ^ "Earl Crag". Retrieved 2018-05-31.
  4. ^ "Earl Crag". 27 Crags. Retrieved 2018-05-31.
  5. ^ Bruce Rollinson. "Earl Crag" in Yorkshire Gritstone (Graham Desroy, ed.), pp. 253–272 (Yorkshire Mountaineering Club, 1989) (ISBN 0951526707)
  6. ^ "Earl Crag - The Hitching Stone". 27 Crags. Retrieved 2018-06-02.
  7. ^ "Sutton-in-Craven Village Website". www.sutton-in-craven.org.uk. Retrieved 2018-05-31.
  8. ^ Stuff, Good. "Wainman's Pinnacle, Sutton, North Yorkshire". www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk. Retrieved 2018-05-31.
  9. ^ "Wainman's Pinnacle - Why and when it was built. - Moonrakers". Moonrakers. 2018-01-02. Retrieved 2018-05-31.
  10. ^ "Cowling (Wainman's) Pinnacle - Earlier ideas regarding its building. - Moonrakers". Moonrakers. 2017-08-04. Retrieved 2018-05-31.

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