/ North east uk lead climb help

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itsonlyRick - on 02 Jan 2013
Just woundering if anyone from the north east or who has climbed in the area could help me find some pinned outdoor walls within like a 3 day drive from the middlesbrough area. Dont mind travelling into cumbria if its worth it. Im finding it abit hard finding the walls on the search, id much rather get local info. Thanks
Bulls Crack - on 02 Jan 2013
In reply to Rick Randall:

3 days? That covers all the GB and Europe!

3 hours - Yorkshire Dales/Peak District/S Lakes limestone/ N Wales limestone if it's sport you're after.
silhouette - on 02 Jan 2013
In reply to Rick Randall: It does understandably p*ss off some people in Scotland when you say "North east uk" when you actually mean "North-East England".
3 days drive from Middlesbrough? Are you sure? You could get to the Pyrenees in that time. Don't you mean 3 hours?
What's a "pinned oudoor wall"?
jkarran - on 02 Jan 2013
In reply to Rick Randall:

I hear Turkey has some cracking sport.

If you meant 3 hours drive then the Yorkshire Dales has some easier limestone sport crags (bolted climbing is what you're after when you say pinned?) but most of it won't be dry for months.

Nearer to you and much quicker drying there are the sandstone edges and boulders of the North York Moors. It's generally not bolted but much of it is fine above a bouldering mat and you can top rope what isn't with very little kit. The Northumberland sandstone is great too, again it's not bolted but there's plenty of bouldering. I don't know how it's coping with the wet winter.

jk
In reply to Rick Randall:

'woundering'? Be careful out there.


Chris
Will 62 - on 03 Jan 2013
In reply to Rick Randall: Your nearest bolted wall would be Houghton Graveyard (Co. Durham) - See Steve Crow's Norh East Climbing (or something like that title) guide.

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