Climbs 205
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 17
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 *60
10Glass Slipper
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VS 5a 42
11Broken Glass
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E2 6a 5
12Twisting CrackHS 4c 15
 Merlin Wall 
14Black Triagef8A  
15County Ethicsf7C+ ***6
16Merlin Traversef6A 13
17MerlinE5 6a ***7
18Hard and Low Traverse
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f7C  
19Darth
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f6C 51
20The PixiesE6 6b * 
21Little Pixiesf7A *84
22Little Piggiesf7C 2
23The Emperor
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f7B 6
24MorganE5 6a * 
25Morgan (start only)f6B *72
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 **1
38The ArchesE1 5b ***225
39The Arches (start only)f6A *1
40Low and Hardf7B *122
41Lower And Harder f7C **2
42Roof and Wall
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f7A+ 3
43Cauldron
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E1 5c 4
44King LearE6 6c * 
45Hard ReignE3 5c **15
46Hard Reign Directf7B *35
47Hard Reign (start only)f6A **50
48Underneath the Arches
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f6A 9
49Weird Sisters Onef7A 33
50Weird Sisters Twof7A 46
51Weird Sisters Threef6C+ 10
52Holly Tree CornerS 4b *46
53Hollybush Crack
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MS 4a 13
 The Witch/Sorcerer's Cave 
55Pyewackit
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E4 6a 3
56The WitchE2 5b ***194
57ShackletackE3 6b *2
58The WandE3 5b *17
59The BroomstickE3 5b *11
60The EnchanterE3 5c **36
61Low Level Traverse
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f5+ 27
62Bottle Arete SS
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f5+ 13
63Strange Brew
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E3 5b 4
64Bottle CrackVS 5a **134
65The Young Warlords
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f6C ***18
66The WizardE3 5c *22
67The Wizard (start only)f5+ 56
68Black MagicE1 5c *9
69Harry Potterf7A+ **13
70Severus Snapef7B+ *63
71Movin' On Up
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f6C 4
72Merlins Pubesf6B 1
73Merlin's Beardf6C+ **2
74Pockets Traverse
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f7C ***8
75Intermediate Traverse
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f6C+ 6
76The Vole Left Hand
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f6A 27
77The Vole Left Hand SS
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f6C 43
78The Vole
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E1 5c 10
79The Vole, Alternative Finish
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E1 5c *4
80The Vole Right Hand
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f6A **71
81The Vole Right Hand SSf7B+ **6
82Solastalgiaf7C+  
83Sorcerer's ApprenticeE1 5c *39
84Sorcerer's Apprentice (start only)
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f5+ 40
85Sorcerer's Apprentice SS
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f7A 11
86The Sorcerer (full route)E1 5c ***179
87The Sorcerer
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f6A 105
88The Sorcerer SS
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f6C 28
89Pockets Extension
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f7C+  
90Under the Spellf7A **85
91The CharmE1 5c *13
92The SpellE1 5c *56
93Straight CrackHS 4b **142
 Savage Slab 
95Straight Crack, Alternative Finish
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E1 5b 3
96Magic Circle
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HVS 5a 3
97Golden Stairs, Direct Start
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S 4c 53
98Golden StairsVD 87
99Magic FluteE1 5b **189
100Boulder LandsE5 6b *2
101Dead on ArrivalE6 6a * 
102Short Wallf6A+ 44
103Pick Pocketf6B+ 5
104Savage SlabE7 6c * 
105Magic Leapf6A+ 87
106Bubbles
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f6C 10
107Larn Strengf7B+ ***3
108Thundering Apoplexyf7B **53
109Peak TechniqueE6 6b ***10
110On the VergeE4 5c **52
111Woodcutters CrackHVD *87
112Wood SplitterVD 6
113Forester's CornerD *57
114The Tube, Left-hand Exit
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E3 5b 12
 The Tube 
116The Tube, Direct Finish
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E5 5c 11
117The TubeE4 5c ***121
118Uncouth Youth
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E4 6a *4
119Right of ReplyE5 6b ***3
120Charlotte's Dream DirectE7 6b **3
121Charlotte's Dream
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E5 6b *3
122On the RocksE7 6c ***10
123Off the Rocks
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E8 6c *3
124Duke of YorkE1 5b **73
125TranscendenceE8 6c ***1
126Leap of FaithE6 6c * 
127Lost CauseE4 6b **66
128Angle CornerVD 41
129Angle Corner, Alternate Finish
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E3 6b 2
130Back to Back
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E5 6b 1
131Gangway
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VS 4c *18
132Holly Tree Corner (Alt Finish)MS 4b *2
 Hazelrigg Wall 
134Scabby Hand
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E4 5c 1
135When the Wind BlowsE6 6b *3
136Peace at LastE5 6a  
137Outward BoundE3 5c **59
138March LineVD **62
139Wall and CrackS 4b *140
140Roof Route, Direct Finish
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E2 5c 1
141Roof RouteE1 5b ***41
142Roof Route Traversef6B+ 1
143The Dead Horses Tea Partyf6C+ **8
144Door Mats Wallf7C 1
145Four Mats Wallf7B+ 17
146Stepped Flakef3 *50
147Smooth Wall
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f7A  
148Hazelrigg Wall Left-HandE3 6b * 
149Hazelrigg WallE1 5c *172
150Hazelrigg Wall Directf6A 52
151PinupE2 6a 95
152Risk and Hope
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E1 6a 36
153Hazelrigg Wall Traverse
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f7B 2
154Original RouteVD *162
155Original Wall Traversef5 3
156Highland FlingE1 5c 6
157Final WallVD **68
158Bullet
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E1 5c 3
 Bat Cave 
160Chiropteraf6A 4
161Big Aerial Dynamite
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f7C+ * 
162Dwarfs NightmareE2 6b *4
163Vespertilionf7B+ *** 
164Barbastelle
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f7A 29
165Brokeback Bowdenf7C ** 
166Bechstien
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f6C 36
167Brandt
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f6B+ 22
168Serotinef6A+ 40
169Pipistrelle
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f6B+ 17
170A Short Sharp Shock
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E3 6a 1
171Griffon
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HVS 5b 7
172Rays Roof
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VS 4c 14
173Footless Fulmar
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VS 4c *9
 Boulder 1 
175Sharp Arete
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f6A+ 37
176Sharp Arete SSf6C 45
177The Bitch
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f8A+ 1
178Potty Mouth
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f8B  
179Undercut Arete
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f5+ 12
180Little Arete
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f6A+ 31
181Crimp Slab Eliminatef6B+ 10
182Crimp Slab
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f6B 46
183Warm Up Arete
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f3 93
184South Wall
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f6A+ 75
 Boulder 2 
186Mantel Miser
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f6A+ 50
187Mantel Misery
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f6A 43
188Mantel Underclassf6B 14
189Mantel Masterclassf6C **84
190Ripples
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f4 45
191The Runnel
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f4 81
192Slab Eliminate
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f6A 46
193Super Slab
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f4+ 64
194No Hands
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f7A 1
 Boulder 3 
196Shallow Groove
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f3 86
197The Craic
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f3 114
198Smooth Wall One
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f5 104
199Smooth Wall Two
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f5 122
200Fickle Flakes
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f4+ 146
201Other Eliminatef5 37
202Eliminatef6A+ 122
203South Arete
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f6A+ 122
204Upper Traverse (Boulder 3)
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f6A 31
205Low Traverse
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f6A+ 24
206Reverse Traverse
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f6A 14
 Boulder 4 
208B4 Traversef6C ***34
209Springer's Mantelf7B+ *2
 Boulder 5 
211Overlookedf6A+ 21
 Boulder 6 
213Upper Traverse
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f6A+ 7
214Lower Traverse
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f7A  
 Boulder 7 
216Rawhide/Gate Traversef7A 2
 Boulder 8 
218Final Traverse
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f7A+  
219Lip Traversef5+ 6
220Door Mats Wall SSf8A * 
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