CORBY'S CRAG


Corby's is a lovely cliff in an idyllic setting, with a good spread of routes, afternoon sun and splendid views over towards the Cheviot - there is little wonder that the crag has long been popular.
Access - The accessibility and quality of the crag has lead to some problems. The rock at Corby's is softer than at many Northumberland venues and it is suffering from inappropriate use - please be aware of the problems and act accordingly.
Abseiling - The area above South Buttress is a popular abseiling venue and the severe degradation of the cliff top is evident for all to see. The thin vegetation has gone, replaced by loose sand, which washes down the crag with each wet spell. Put simply, this is not a good place for repeated group use. Indoor walls, bridges and quarries make better abseiling venues where less damage is likely to be done.
Top-roping - Although pretty much part of climbing nowadays, top-roping needs to be done with some common sense. For example, the cliff edge above Audacity is already deeply grooved from people ticking this great classic. If you really must top-rope it (the gear is excellent you know) ensure the ropes hang over the cliff edge and that they are padded.

Routes

44 trad routes (D...E4)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other
North Buttress
This is the show-piece of the crag with some fine and long climbs, often with hard finishes....
15
Trad
Afternoon sun
Downhill

3 mins

sheltered
Sunshine Superman
A short wall of good rock at the left-hand end of the Upper Tier. It is less popular than other...
7
Trad
Afternoon sun
Downhill

3 mins

sheltered
The Plonka
The central section of the Upper Tier has some nice routes, including the classic that gives the...
13
Trad
Afternoon sun
Downhill

3 mins

sheltered
South Buttress
The first piece of rock reached when using the southern approach has long been popular, partly...
9
Trad
Afternoon sun
Downhill

3 mins

sheltered
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  • Latest Comments

    For CORBY'S CRAG

    Audacity
    "14 July 2011 Just visited Audacity and found that some mindless vandals have pus..." 18/Jul

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

    Tiger Feet
    "A short route with great moves especially the rock over to gain the final flutin..." 31/Jul

    Ranadon
    "This route seems better protected than a lot of Northumberland routes so flutter..." 28/Jul top50

    Chicken Run
    "Don't think it needs the "heart" symbol." 17/Sep

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