The New Statesman | E8 Trad climb at Ilkley Cow And Calf

John Dunne:

It is undoubtedly one of the best route on grit, in terms of the line, the position and of course climbing. [1]


[1] Yorkshire Gritstone Volume 2, 2014. Page 63.

Contributors: remus

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John Dunne
Added at 18:02 on 27 February 2021
John Dunne
Added at 15:08 on 30 August 2022
John Dunne
Added at 08:07 on 15 July 2024
Neil Bentley
Added at 08:12 on 04 December 2021


6 recorded ascents.

Climber Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
John Dunne Lead | worked Oct 1987
Seb Grieve Lead | worked 10th May 1995
Second ascent.
Pete Hurley Lead | worked 2003
Fourth ascent.
Alex Honnold Lead | worked 15th Nov 2008

Awesome line. Much, much harder than the EOTA [End of the Affair] or Gaia. Thank to the random folk nearby for lending a few pads.

Neil Bentley Lead | worked
Third ascent.



Gordon Lennox Lead | worked