Climbs 39
Rocktype Mica schist
Altitude 217m a.s.l
Faces W

Alien at Downholme © Andysomething

Crag features

Small Limestone Quarry in pleasant secluded setting with splendid views across Arkendarth (?) dale. Routes up to 10 meters, some now polished. Very convenient climbing, level top and bottom, stake belays (old, caution). Some holds still prone to flake-off! (though most dodgy ones already gone).

Approach notes

Easy access, 5mins from Downholme village through field behind Bolton Arms car park. Supposed to call Catterick Army base (see later North East guide).

Restricted Access

No issues reported.
I rang the number to see about climbing here and they basically said they are only allowing groups due to insurance etc. Maybe it's needed for the BMC to look into this.
Frankie boy - 03/Jul/14
Updated, based on layout and grades in Steve Crowes North East England Guide (2003); plus a few more recent additions to the crag.
Climbster - 18/Dec/13
Visited today (Sept 2nd '13); walked around but didn't climb. There appears to have been a rock fall fairly recently, in the middle area. Didn't think to take a picture though (sorry!). Sign still present asking to call before climbing. Some stakes now looking very suspect and feel very loose.
NobbyClark - 02/Sep/13
Visited in May 2013. There is a sign on the gate saying no unauthorised climbing and a phone number to ring but we just went in anyway. didn't have time to climb so just went for a look at traversed the base of the crag. Definitely going back to climb soon.
lissymanners - 13/May/13
Currently Catterick Training are not allowing climbing until they "have sorted out issues over liability and insurance". I have contacted the BMC to inform them of this and they will be contacting the MOD to check up on the current situation.
Matt Bill Platypus - 18/Jun/10
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Introductory Bay 
2Little Jay
VS 5a 14
S 30
VD 29
5Brown Stane
HVS 5b 19
6BumblerHS 4b 23
7D.E.W Line
E2 5c 17
8D.E.W Line EliminateV3 11
E1 5b *17
10Alistair Super DirectV5 5
11Crap HatsV3 2
12Crystal Tipps
VS 5a 24
13Bling AreteV0+ 10
 Main Wall 
HVS 5b 17
16Big Boots
D 54
17The Thwarting of The Vamp Cow
HS 4b 28
18Fascination Street
S 4c 31
19Line of Fire
HS 4b 77
20Downholme Racer
HVS 4c *30
21Je Cours Tout Seul
VS 4b *34
22Pas d'elle y Rhone que nous
E2 5b *16
23El CapitainHS 4c 72
24Get in the GrooveE2 5b 5
25Sweet PleasureE1 5b *51
26Soldier Blue
E2 5b *13
27Bitter Sweet
E2 5c 8
28Best Bitter
HVS 4c 10
29Never Enough
HVS 5a 23
30Southern Death Cult
VS 4c 12
31Tank Tracks
D 16
32Colonel Blimp
VD 17
33General Accident
S 4a 15
34Incoming!M *2
35Matt is a TwatM 3
37Lamb DingoHVS 5b 3
38Lambhead's arÍteHS 5a 2

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