Climbs 204
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 170m a.s.l
Faces W

Richard Gage on The Witch, Back Bowden Doors, Northumberland. © Russell Lovett

Crag features

2E8, 6 E6,3 E5, 4E4,11 E3, 5 E2,12 E1, 7 HVS, 2 VS

Many of the harder routes are poorly protected.

Single pitch routes.

Approach notes

No right of way, but there hasn't been an access problem. B6349 from Belford, turn right along road to Hazelrigg. Crag is on the eastern side of the road after 1km, down a dip to the left.

Guidebooks

Northern England

The book is a selected route and crag guide although it still manages to pack over 2350 routes between its covers, spread across 44 crags. The main focus is on routes of all grades from Moderate to E9, but the best bouldering is also described.
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Quarry Face 
2Diagonal
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VD 16
3The Toppler
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HVS 5b 11
4Lichen Groove
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D 12
5The Tippler
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HVS 5b 17
6Tippler Traversef6C 1
7Pedestal Problemf6B+ 2
8The Bogie
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S 4a 17
9Quarry Face
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S 4a *59
10Glass Slipper
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VS 5a 40
11Broken Glass
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E2 6a 5
12Twisting CrackHS 4c 15
 Merlin Wall 
14Black Triagef8A  
15County Ethicsf7C+ ***6
16Merlin Traversef6A 11
17MerlinE5 6a ***6
18Hard and Low Traverse
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f7C  
19Darth
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f6C 50
20The PixiesE6 6b * 
21Little Pixiesf7A *74
22Little Piggiesf7C 2
23The Emperor
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f7B 6
24MorganE5 6a * 
25Morgan (start only)f6B *66
26Lady MacBeth
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f6B 3
27I Bet He Drinks Carling Black LabelE8 6c **1
28MacBeth Low Level Traverse
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f6C 10
29Black Mirror
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E7 6c  
30The Dark SideE9 7b ***1
31Empty The Bones Of Youf8A+  
32MordrethE6 6b ** 
33MacbethE6 6b ***1
34Paradise Road
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f7A 2
35MacDuff
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f7B 2
36Easy Up
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f6B+ 20
37SigurdE6 6c ** 
38The ArchesE1 5b ***196
39Low and Hardf7B *104
40Lower And Harder f7C **1
41Roof and Wall
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f7A+ 3
42Cauldron
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E1 5c 4
43King LearE6 6c * 
44Hard ReignE3 5c **13
45Hard Reign Directf7B *34
46Hard Reign (start only)f6A **45
47Underneath the Arches
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f6A 8
48Weird Sisters Onef7A 33
49Weird Sisters Twof7A 45
50Weird Sisters Threef6C+ 10
51Holly Tree CornerS 4b *43
52Hollybush Crack
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MS 4a 13
 The Witch/Sorcerer's Cave 
54Pyewackit
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E4 6a 3
55The WitchE2 5b ***163
56ShackletackE3 6b *2
57The WandE3 5b *17
58The BroomstickE3 5b *11
59The EnchanterE3 5c **34
60Low Level Traverse
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f5+ 26
61Bottle Arete SS
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f5+ 13
62Strange Brew
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E3 5b 4
63Bottle CrackVS 5a **123
64The Young Warlords
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f6C ***17
65The WizardE3 5c *22
66The Wizard (start only)f5+ 54
67Black MagicE1 5c *9
68Harry Potterf7A+ **12
69Severus Snapef7B+ *52
70Movin' On Up
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f6C 4
71Merlins Pubesf6B 1
72Merlin's Beardf6C+ **2
73Pockets Traverse
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f7C ***7
74Intermediate Traverse
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f6C+ 5
75The Vole Left Hand
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f6A 25
76The Vole Left Hand SS
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f6C 41
77The Vole
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E1 5c 11
78The Vole, Alternative Finish
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E1 5c *4
79The Vole Right Hand
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f6A **69
80The Vole Right Hand SSf7B+ **6
81Solastalgiaf7C+  
82Sorcerer's ApprenticeE1 5c *39
83Sorcerer's Apprentice (start only)
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f5+ 37
84Sorcerer's Apprentice SS
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f7A 11
85The Sorcerer (full route)E1 5c ***156
86The Sorcerer
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f6A 98
87The Sorcerer SS
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f6C 28
88Pockets Extension
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f7C+  
89Under the Spellf7A **81
90The CharmE1 5c *13
91The SpellE1 5c *54
92Straight CrackHS 4b **133
 Savage Slab 
94Straight Crack, Alternative Finish
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E1 5b 3
95Magic Circle
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HVS 5a 3
96Golden Stairs, Direct Start
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S 4c 52
97Golden StairsVD 87
98Magic FluteE1 5b **161
99Boulder LandsE5 6b *2
100Dead on ArrivalE6 6a * 
101Short Wallf6A+ 44
102Pick Pocketf6B+ 5
103Savage SlabE7 6c * 
104Magic Leapf6A+ 83
105Bubbles
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f6C 10
106Larn Strengf7B+ ***3
107Thundering Apoplexyf7B **53
108Peak TechniqueE6 6b ***9
109On the VergeE4 5c **50
110Woodcutters CrackHVD *85
111Wood SplitterVD 5
112Forester's CornerD *55
113The Tube, Left-hand Exit
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E3 5b 12
 The Tube 
115The Tube, Direct Finish
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E5 5c 8
116The TubeE4 5c ***85
117Uncouth Youth
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E4 6a *4
118Right of ReplyE5 6b ***3
119Charlotte's Dream DirectE7 6b **3
120Charlotte's Dream
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E5 6b *3
121On the RocksE7 6c ***10
122Off the Rocks
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E8 6c *3
123Duke of YorkE1 5b **72
124TranscendenceE8 6c ***1
125Leap of FaithE6 6c * 
126Lost CauseE4 6b **42
127Angle CornerVD 41
128Angle Corner, Alternate Finish
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E3 6b 2
129Back to Back
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E5 6b 1
130Gangway
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VS 4c *16
131Holly Tree Corner (Alt Finish)MS 4b *2
 Hazelrigg Wall 
133Scabby Hand
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E4 5c 1
134When the Wind BlowsE6 6b *3
135Peace at LastE5 6a  
136Outward BoundE3 5c **40
137March LineVD **53
138Wall and CrackS 4b *130
139Roof Route, Direct Finish
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E2 5c 1
140Roof RouteE1 5b ***40
141The Dead Horses Tea Partyf6C+ **8
142Door Mats Wallf7C 1
143Four Mats Wallf7B+ 17
144Stepped Flakef3 *47
145Smooth Wall
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f7A  
146Hazelrigg Wall Left-HandE3 6b * 
147Hazelrigg WallE1 5c *164
148Hazelrigg Wall Directf6A 47
149PinupE2 6a 90
150Risk and Hope
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E1 6a 34
151Hazelrigg Wall Traverse
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f7B 2
152Original RouteVD *146
153Original Wall Traversef5 3
154Highland FlingE1 5c 5
155Final WallVD **66
156Bullet
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E1 5c 3
 Bat Cave 
158Chiropteraf6A 4
159Big Aerial Dynamite
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f7C+ * 
160Dwarfs NightmareE2 6b *4
161Vespertilionf7B+ *** 
162Barbastelle
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f7A 28
163Brokeback Bowdenf7C ** 
164Bechstien
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f6C 33
165Brandt
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f6B+ 22
166Serotinef6A+ 39
167Pipistrelle
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f6B+ 16
168A Short Sharp Shock
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E3 6a 1
169Griffon
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HVS 5b 7
170Rays Roof
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VS 4c 12
171Footless Fulmar
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VS 4c *9
 Boulder 1 
173Sharp Arete
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f6A+ 34
174Sharp Arete SSf6C 39
175The Bitch
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f8A+ 1
176Potty Mouth
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f8B  
177Undercut Arete
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f5+ 12
178Little Arete
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f6A+ 26
179Crimp Slab Eliminatef6B+ 10
180Crimp Slab
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f6B 43
181Warm Up Arete
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f3 85
182South Wall
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f6A+ 72
 Boulder 2 
184Mantel Miser
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f6A+ 47
185Mantel Misery
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f6A 38
186Mantel Underclassf6B 13
187Mantel Masterclassf6C **79
188Ripples
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f4 43
189The Runnel
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f4 75
190Slab Eliminate
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f6A 43
191Super Slab
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f4+ 57
192No Hands
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f7A 1
 Boulder 3 
194Shallow Groove
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f3 80
195The Craic
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f3 107
196Smooth Wall One
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f5 97
197Smooth Wall Two
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f5 112
198Fickle Flakes
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f4+ 136
199Other Eliminatef5 35
200Eliminatef6A+ 116
201South Arete
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f6A+ 112
202Upper Traverse (Boulder 3)
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f6A 30
203Low Traverse
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f6A+ 22
204Reverse Traverse
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f6A 13
 Boulder 4 
206B4 Traversef6C ***29
207Springer's Mantelf7B+ *2
 Boulder 5 
209Overlookedf6A+ 21
 Boulder 6 
211Upper Traverse
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f6A+ 7
212Lower Traverse
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f7A  
 Boulder 7 
214Rawhide/Gate Traversef7A 2
 Boulder 8 
216Final Traverse
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f7A+  
217Lip Traversef5+ 5
218Door Mats Wall SSf8A * 
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