Queens Crag

Climbs 101 – Rocktype Sandstone (hard) – Altitude 300m a.s.l – Faces NW

Crag features
Not very high, excellent for high balls and hard bouldering on excellent fine-grained sandstone which might need a soft brush early in the year. There is a fine circuit of easier problems, while the classic problems are often high.

Access notes
2 Miles east of Housteads on unmettaled road which heads North off the Military road and goes to Sewingshieds Farm.

Park by a copse of trees just past the farm on the left (usually a derelict land rover there). You might need to ask for permission and might be charged £2 for using the road, and in this case you can park carefully offroad down further down the rough track. The alternative is to park on the minor road further East of the farm track.
Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

Guidebooks
Northumberland Climbing Guide (2004), Northumberland Bouldering (2000),
Out of print: North of England Rock Climbs (1992)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
 THE PROWS  
2First Problemf4+ 3
3World Linef7B ***43
4Prow Onef5 13
5Crossing the Equatorf7A **2
6Steve's Laybackf5+ 10
7Prow Two LHf4+ 2
8Prow Twof5 8
9Prow Two SSf7A 4
10Steve's Mantelf4 6
11Green Groovef4+ 1
12Queen Kongf8A ***5
13Queen Kong SSf8A+ *** 
14Prow Threef4+ 4
15Left-Hand Crackf4 3
16Lady-in-waitingf7A 1
17Left-Hand Leapf6C 6
18The Hagglerf4 2
19Aretef5+ 1
20The Coldest Place on Earthf7A 1
21The Stingf5  
22BumbleD 10
23Queen BeeVS 5b 2
24The Furry Queenf5+  
 MAIN CRAG  
26Cinderellaf7B 5
27Starstruckf4+ 2
28Retch for the Starsf5  
29Border Reiverf6C **4
30Feet Of Strengthf7C+ *** 
31Stell Green Groovef4 2
32Blunt Aretef5  
33Etoile VertVS 5b 1
34Queen of HeartsHVS 6a  
35O.H.M.S.VD 7
36Security RiskHVS 5c  
37Dream of Wet CorgiesS  
38JunoVS 4c  
39Marie CelesteHVS 5b ***9
40The Crack in the Shadowsf8A 1
41Gloriousf7A+  
42GlorianaE2 5b **1
43Grumble and GruntS  
44JazzVS 5a *9
45Fat Bottomed GirlsHS 6
46Bicycle RaceVS 5a  
47LaybackHS  
48HeraHVS 5b  
49SaloteVD 3
50CleopatraHVS 5c  
51BoudiccaHVS 6a 1
 BOULDER ON THE WALL (BOULDER 1)  
53Short Wallf4 32
54Short Aretef5+ 41
55Short Arete SSf7A 3
56Stewpotf6A+ 22
57The Flutingsf4+ 35
58East Facef5 2
59Power Drainf5 1
 THE RECESS  
61The Slotf7C+  
62Slab Queenf5+ 19
63Foot in Mouthf6A+ 4
64Cracked Skullf6B **13
 ARETES AREA  
66Queen Flushf6A+ 2
67Victory Aretef6B+ 3
68Victory Arete SSf7A **3
69Grooved Aretef5+ 7
70Ace of Spadesf6A 4
71Giants Stairwayf3 13
72Final Trickf5 6
 RABBIT STONE BUTTRESS  
74Smith's Traversef7C+  
75Groovef5 8
76Scooped Aretef6A 2
77Botterill's Mantelf5+ 25
78Wallf5+  
79The Queen is Deadf7A+ * 
80How Soon is Nowf7C+  
81Arc Royalf8A+ *** 
82Arc Royearlf8A *** 
83The Mediocre Escapef8A+ *** 
84Hat Full of Hollowsf7B+ **1
 THE RABBIT STONE  
86Rabbitstone Crackf6A ***11
87The Magician's Nephewf6B+ **38
88The Magician's Hatf5 4
89You Asked Ferret (Via Crack)f4 5
90West Wallf7A  
91Le rendez-vous d'equilibref5+  
92You Asked Ferret (Via Arete)f4 1
93Lapine It Upf5 3
94East Aretef5+  
95The Snaref4 7
96Myxamatosisf7A 8
97Red Dragonf8A **1
 MAIN BOULDER (BOULDER 2)  
99Starterf6A 18
100NW Wallf5+ 14
101Sigg Aretef5+ 2
102Botterill's Shelff6A 1
103Brighton Rockf5+ 1
104Two Tickets to the Gun Showf7A *24
105Two Fingers to the Gun Showf6A+ 3
106The Power is ON!f7B+ *4
107The Power isn't Everything!f7A+  
108Humpty Dumptyf6C+ 25
109Hanging Groovef4 5
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