Northumberland

The routes, star ratings and grades in this section correspond exactly to the Northern England Rockfax published in February 2008. If you have a comment about any particular route, or an opinion on the grade or star-rating - agree or disagree - then this is the place to have your say. All opinions are taken into consideration when we update the guidebook.

Routes

723 trad routes (M...E9)
51 boulder problems (VB...V14)
50 of the Best Routes top50
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents


Crag (click for details) No. of Routes Grade Range Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other Page
Causey Quarry
Not one of the North East's prime venues, but the cliff's accessibility,...
24
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Trad
No sun
Downhill

3 mins

Dry in the Rain
Sheltered
248
Crag Lough
An austere crag with a long climbing history - the most impressive cliff in...
42
^^--
Trad
Evening sun
Up and Down

20 mins

Restricted Access
252
Peel Crag
The western extension of Crag Lough has a similar ambience, though in general...
25
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Trad
Evening sun
Downhill

10 mins

  258
Callerhues
A small cliff, up to about 10m high, in a superbly wild setting - up on the...
49
--^^
Trad
Lots of sun!
Uphill

40 mins

  264
Great Wanney
A fine crag with many excellent climbs across the grade range, including a...
46
^^-^
Trad
Evening sun
Uphill

20 mins

  270
East Woodburn
Also known as Staniel Heugh, this nice little crag, with four small buttresses,...
20
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Trad
Lots of sun!
Uphill

5 mins

  276
Sandy Crag
Sandy Crag (marked as Key Heugh on some maps) has a small selection of climbs...
19
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Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

50 mins

  280
Ravensheugh
Ravensheugh is perhaps Northumberland's most enigmatic venue; a super crag in a...
83
^^^^
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

50 mins

  286
Simonside
A fine cliff in a lovely setting, though tilted a bit too much towards the...
68
^^^-
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

30 mins

  296
Drake Stone
Reputedly Northumberland's biggest boulder; this interesting little venue is in...
14
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Trad
Morning sun
Uphill

10 mins

Sheltered
302
Corby's Crag
Corby's is a lovely cliff in an idyllic setting, with a good spread of routes,...
44
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Trad
Afternoon sun
Downhill

3 mins

Sheltered
306
Bowden Doors
Perhaps the archetypal Northumbrian crag, Bowden Doors has everything; over 150...
126
^^^^
Trad
Afternoon sun
Level

3 mins

  314
Back Bowden Doors
A lovely crag tucked away in a sheltered wooded valley to the west of Belford....
59
--^^
Trad
Sun from mid-morning
Downhill

5 mins

Sheltered
326
Kyloe in the Wood
An accurate name for a lovely little crag hidden away in a huge and silent...
70
^^^^
Boulder
Sun and shade
Level

15 mins

Dry in the Rain
Sheltered
334
Kyloe out the Wood
A small but varied set of buttresses tucked away in a sheltered valley, often...
59
^^--
Trad
Afternoon sun
Level

10 mins

Sheltered
342
Berryhill
A charming little cliff, the most northerly in the book, tucked away in a...
26
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Trad
Lots of sun!
Up and Down

10 mins

Restricted Access
352
  • Latest Comments

    For Northumberland

    Letterbox Wall (Causey Quarry)
    "I tricky move away from the letter box" 12/Jun

    The Crucifix (Kyloe in the Wood)
    "A thuggy route - hope your arms last out. Fun also in winter with the exit crack..." 23/Sep

    Ulysses (Peel Crag)
    "Odysseus, the direct version up the crack instead of moving left, is just as goo..." 14/Aug

    Pieces of Eight (Drake Stone)
    "Climbed this yesterday - it's nowhere near 5b. Like the previous poster, I recko..." 01/Oct

    Audacity (Corby's Crag)
    "14 July 2011 Just visited Audacity and found that some mindless vandals have pus..." 18/Jul

    Twin Cracks (Peel Crag)
    "Don't be put off by hard start - it gets much easier." 25/Mar

    Tiger's Wall (Bowden Doors)
    "VS in all guides I've seen. Is about the same as lorraine in difficulty" 22/Nov top50

    Ken's Caper (Corby's Crag)
    "The top face/slab is covered in lichen (12th Aug 2010) and with no positive hold..." 15/Aug

    Tiger Feet (Corby's Crag)
    "A short route with great moves especially the rock over to gain the final flutin..." 31/Jul

    Verbal Abuse (Ravensheugh)
    "The Direct is called Lupino Lane E2 7a!" 28/Jul

    Ranadon (Corby's Crag)
    "This route seems better protected than a lot of Northumberland routes so flutter..." 28/Jul top50

    Sunset (Peel Crag)
    "Climbed it again yesterday, just as good as the first time. One of the best sing..." 21/Jun top50

    Back to the Egg (Kyloe out the Wood)
    "Awesome route, varied and pumpy." 16/May

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