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: http://www.climbonline.co.uk/PDFs/TyneWearMiniGuides/Kepier%20Woods%202011Sept18.pdf [This is the current version, and the grades have been updated to account for the switch to Font bouldering grades. Should be more consistent (no more odd trad grades), but some are still suspect (The Overhanging Nose f6C feels overly generous/plain wrong). Feedback welcome - Mod, 18-Apr-2015]
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)
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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
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