/ trad climbing south tyneside?

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JackHatton - on 21 Nov 2012
Does anyone know of any outdoor trad climbing Newcastle preferably south tyneside? Thankyou
Climbster - on 21 Nov 2012
In reply to JackHatton: Your best bets for South of the Tyne are probably Causey Quarry, which can be a bit damp and sandy in the current climate, or Howns Gill, where you should find something in condition around the caves. Although, given the friable nature of sandstone, in these damp days, you might be better off travelling to Crag Lough or Peel Crag; which are both comprised of the harder, and slippier, Whin Sill. Hey it's November, so if you want to get outdoors...............
Steve Crowe - on 22 Nov 2012
In reply to JackHatton:

For south Tyneside climbing check www.climbonline.co.uk
mikekeswick - on 22 Nov 2012
In reply to JackHatton: Get the NE guide. Funnily enough it's all in there!
Fiend - on 22 Nov 2012
In reply to Climbster:

A lot of Northumberland sandstone is SW-facing, exposed and sunny, and will dry very well with any breeze.

Crag Lough and Peel Crag are North-facing and with a fair bit of vegetation between the climbs, and will usually be freezing and damp throughout the winter.

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Bulls Crack - on 23 Nov 2012
In reply to Climbster:

Causey..ahhh First severe lead, first MVS lead, first VS lead, first HVS...went to the Peak for my first E1!

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