Climbs 23 – Rocktype Sandstone (hard) – Altitude 52m a.s.l – Faces NW

Crag features
Very much a local crag - very plesant setting by the river Wear. Varied bouldering with natural lines up to about 6a/b, around 5 metres [yes 5, not 50! - Ed.] high and about 20m long. Many eliminates and traverses possible and often done. Dries fairly quickly, but can be a touch dirty after rain or in the winter - bring a toothbrush. The crag is above the main path which can be muddy, so bring a mat/bar-towel to stand on. [Dave Parry]

[Crag coordinates corrected, we hope, 6/05; further accuracy welcomed - UKC Ed]

No current guidebook (still waiting for a new "North East England"); in the mean time, Climb Online have a useful mini-pdf guide:

Access notes
About 5 mins walk from the Gilesgate turn-off on the A690, which itself is a few minutes from junction 62 of the A1. However I can't imagine anyone driving very far to get here... More usefully, the crag is about 40 mins walk from the town centre.
Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.


Out of print: North East England (2003)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGrade
1DidsVD 34
2The UndercutsVB 4c 24
3Crucial Knee JamV2 5b 26
4Hard LabourVB 4c 42
5Work ShyVB 4c 39
6IndependenceV0 5a 20
7SidewinderV2 5c 7
8FerretS 32
9Double OverhangsV2 5b 24
10Bobbery JohnVD 29
11FitchenVD 35
12The Ghost of Mr AngryV0 5a 16
13Hob HoleVD 27
14Tea-break CrackVD 18
15ThatcherismV3 6a 2
16Maggie The WhipV1 5b 3
17You Nick'ed My HeartV5 6b 1
18MajorV3 6a 2
19Shorts CrackV0 5a 22
20The Overhanging NoseV5 6b 19
21Dead Fit Birdf6A+ 6
22The Jazz Butcher VariationV1 5c 5
23Dids Two HS 4b 3
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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Keiper is on the edge of a public footpath. I have seen no signs or attempts to restrict the climbing of this crag 30/09/04
Mark Atkinson - 30/Sep/04
apparantly kepier is out of bounds due to access problems. If they're resolved would you let me know?
James Knight - 17/Jun/03