Houghton Graveyard

Climbs 20 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude 110m a.s.l – Faces SE

Crag features
"Sunderland's premier sports crag" (quoting OTE).

Useful pics and details at http://www.climbonline.co.uk/houghton_graveyard.htm

Approach notes
From www.climbonline.co.uk: "The land owners wish to make it clear that they have not given permission for climbing to take place at this location. Further more, access to the crag involves entering the once fenced in burial area of William Standish, 18th in a direct descent from King Edward III. At present the land is owned by the Parochial Church Council of St Michael's Church, with the land to be maintained by Sunderland City Council from December 2004. Groups wanting to climb at Houghton Graveyard should write to The Reverend Dr Ian Wallis at The Rectory, Dairy Lane, Houghton le Spring. 0191 584 2198.

Climbers are reminded that this is a burial ground and are asked to be keep a low profile as relatives do still visit the cemetery to look for graves."

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
2Hallowed Ground6a+ 37
3Alternative6b 10
4Bushwacking Blues5c **56
6Creative Thinking7b+ 1
7Revenge of the Body Snatchers7b+ 1
8Abiotrophy7c 1
9Depression7a+ *5
10The Petzl Hangers7b+ 1
11Seven Sisters7b *6
12Evensong7a+ 6
13Immortalised in Stone7a 13
15Pegasus6c 1
16Myrrh7a+ **3
17Good Friday7a+ *6
18My Little Pony7a+ ***22
19Roasting The Ox5a **59
20The Cat Crept into the Crypt6b+ 2
21The Sepulchre6b+ 1
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More info on surrounding the area can be found here: http://www.climbonline.co.uk/tyne_tees.htm
Steve Crowe - 29/Jun/11