Rocktype Mica schist
Altitude 217m a.s.l
Alien at Downholme © Andysomething
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).
Easy access, 5mins from Downholme village through field behind Bolton Arms car park. Supposed to call Catterick Army base (see later North East guide).
|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