Sandy Crack

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Afternoon sun
Uphill
50 mins

Although not very extensive this is the show-piece of the crag, the trio of soaring aretes and steep cracks of varying widths - all of which are worth doing if you are up to the challenge - though the wide spread of grades might be a bit of a problem. Guidebook page 281.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Question Mark Crack
16m. Layback round the head-shaped flake, and its smaller continuation, until it is possible to move left into the grassy...
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
VS 4c
2
Raven's Nest Crack
16m. The fine (if a touch wide) fissure shooting straight up the crag gives a cracking pitch - steep, sustained and well...
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
Graunchy
VS 5a
3
Raven's Nest Chimney
18m. The soaring rift is better than it appears and is well worth a look if you are into chimneys. The climbing is steady as...
 
1 Stars
Graunchy
HS 4b
4
Victim of Circumstance
18m. A scary outing up the top third of the stunning arete. The lower section MUST be the best unclimbed line in the County (or...
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
E5 6a
5
Pall Arete
6m. The short technical arete leads to the heather fields above.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Rounded
Fluttery
E3 6a
6
Angel Fingers
20m. Rumoured to be the best HVS in Northumberland, there is only one way you will find out. A hard start on the left reaches...
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
Crimpy
HVS 5b
7
Goldfinger
20m. No more than a right-hand finish to Angel Fingers but well worth the effort if you have done the regular route. Follow...
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
Crimpy
HVS 5b
8
Living on Borrowed Time
22m. The blunt central arete of the crag is approached from a short way up the crack on the right to reach a ledge. Climb...
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
E5 6a
9
The Vertical Vice
22m. The central fissure is a bit of a 'climb-me' line, though the current state of the raven's nest means it is best avoided...
 
1 Stars
Graunchy
HVS 5a
10
Sandy Crack Top 50
22m. The stunning soaring crack is a mega-classic, as good as any route of its length in the UK. Pull through the tough...
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
E2 5c
11
Greenford Road
22m. The elegant hanging groove in the impressive hanging arete right of Sandy Crack gives a serious piece of climbing. Climb...
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Rounded
Fluttery
E5 6b
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    Vincent
    "Absolutely superb! Great sustained climbing with a high rockover crux. A word of..." 22/Jun

    Time and Motion
    "I soloed TAM not long after the first ascent and didn't find it hard (easy 6b) b..." 17/Feb

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