This guide complements
the definitive guides "Northumberland
Climbing Guide" and "Northumberland Bouldering" published
by the NMC and together with those guidebooks constitutes
a definitive guide to climbing in Northumberland.
- Takeaway guides are available for all of the minor crags with
- Additional information on the major crags
- First Ascent details, where known
- New routes and problems
- Details of someroutes which never made it into the guidebooks
- Photos, including 1st ascent photos
- Up to date access
information, maintained by the BMC access rep
- Camp sites
- "The crags before the climbers"
- the archaeology of the crags, by Derek Cutts
- SSSI status of all crags is shown.
News and information on crags in Durham, Cleveland and North Yorkshire
can be found at Climbonline
More bouldering news & information & photos &videos at NorthumberlandBouldering.co.uk
Latest Access Issues
Kyloe In (Dues Heugh) Shooting takes place in this woodland,check at the gate for any signs warning of this.Keep the gate clear at all times, so that a tractor and trailer can freely turn in from the road. Park off the tarmac and on one side of the road only.
A notice from the woodland management company has been posted on the gate. It reads:
"Deerstalking takes place within this woodland on a regular basis as part of ongoing forestry management activity.
When the stalker is onsite a warning notice will be erected here and for your own safety access to the woodland will be prohibited."
Shaftoe Please respect the 10 mph speed limit at the cottages, the track is not a right of way for vehicles and residents of the cottages have every right to ask the landowner to ban cars. Also, at the farmer's request, parking is by the wall after the 1st cattle grid NOT by the pond.
Queens Crag An honesty box has been introduced, please leave £1 when parking on the farmers land.
||Ratcheugh Crag has been cleaned and is in the process of hacing it's guide redone and placed on here.
||Tosson Pillar has routes added
||Added new problems to White House Rocks and Lemmington Woods, in V2-V7 range, courtesy of Chris Graham
Crag, adding new probems to the Bobs Cave area fom Chris
Graham and Stuart Campbell
Crag, a small
child friendly bouldering venue near Chollerford on the
||Started putting some early1st
ascent photos up. See Little Wanney, Selby's, East Woodburn,
Thrunton. More to follow.
||Photo topos for Redheugh Crag added
+ A couple of good new problems are described
||The frames have been removed so that
bookmarking and cut & past of URL's is improved. This should
also improve search engine listings. A few other cosmetic
changes have been made.
||Jesmond Dene added.
||Causey Quarry added (mostly from
old NMC guide, with some assistance from Stu Wilsons North
of England guide)
||Colour coding representing the rocktypes
added, together with star ratings on crag lists
||Added SSSI information to the crag
descriptions. If a crag is in an SSSI a green 'SSSI' icon
is shown in the access box. If the crag is
the subject of an SSSI the icon is red. The icon links
to the relevant English Nature web page.
||White House Rocks have been added.
This is a sandstone bouldering venue with problems in the
lower grades. Thanks to Will Walker and John McRoberts for the information.
||Photo's are now shownalong with the
with routes in the Miniguide,
and the" printer friendly" version has become a "takeaway"
the approach added, and is the version you're meant to
take to the crag.