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

My Little Pony at Houghton's © vertigo

Crag features

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

Useful pics and details at

Approach notes

From "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."


More info on surrounding the area can be found here:
Steve Crowe - 29/Jun/11
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 The Left Flank 
2Hallowed Ground6a+ 37
3Alternative6b 10
4Bushwacking Blues5c **57
 Main Wall 
6Creative Thinking
7b+ 1
7Revenge of the Body Snatchers7b+ 1
8Abiotrophy7c 1
9Depression7a+ *5
10The Petzl Hangers
7b+ 1
11Seven Sisters7b *6
12Evensong7a+ 6
13Immortalised in Stone7a 13
 Back Wall 
15Pegasus6c 1
16Myrrh7a+ **3
17Good Friday
7a+ *6
18My Little Pony7a+ ***22
19Roasting The Ox5a **60
20The Cat Crept into the Crypt
6b+ 2
21The Sepulchre
6b+ 1

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