Climbs 28
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 177m a.s.l
Faces SE

Crag features

A secluded Fell Sandstone gorge on the atmospheric Bewick Moor with the Harehope Burn flowing through it.

At its north end, Dove Crag, the gorge has 3 worthwhile buttresses, with some bouldering potential at a long low cave. South of this the gorge opens out for a few hundred metres and then narrows again at Corbie Crags, where a 10 metre buttress rises out of the eastern side of the burn.

Approach notes

There are several ways into the gorge. From Old Bewick, follow the bridleway towards Blaewearie. Continue past the back of the ruin, past an old quarried area and as the path starts to swing back left, head for the gorge, the top of which can just be seen in the valley due east across the moor. Similarly follow the same bridleway from Quarryhouse in the north, to a point just after beyond the small burn. Follow the burn down to the gorge.

Access Advice

A stake has been used as a belay on Peregrine and Wagtail Buttresses. There is a stream running in front of part of the crag during periods following heavy precipitation. 

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1Bewick Arete
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E1 5b  
2Andrew's Grovelly GrooveVS 4c *1
3Philipson's FollyVS 5a **4
4Scorpion
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E3 6a **2
5Terminated TernE1 5b *1
6Gordon BennettHVS 5a  
7Cunning Stunt
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E2 6a  
8Thread Flintstone
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HVS 5a 1
9Slap Happy
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E3 6b 1
10Fat Slapper
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E1 5c  
11The MistressVS 5b 1
12JabberwockyE1 5b 2
13Pieces Of Eight
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S 4a  
14Scurvy
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S 4b  
15Captain's Chasm
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E3 6a  
16Nocturnal Adventures
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HVS 5b  
17Skull And Cross Bones
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E3 6a 1
18Mutiny, Mr Christian
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E2 5c **2
19Keel Hauled
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E4 6a 2
20Watery Grave
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E5 6b  
21Abductors Antics
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E2 5c 1
22Walking The Plank
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E2 5c 1
23The Black Pig
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E3 6b 1
24Boarding Party
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HVS 5a  
25Shiver Me Timbers
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HS 4a 2
26Goatee Beard 
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S 2
27The Black Spot
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HS 4b 3
28Stubble
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E1 5b 2

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