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Back Bowden Doors

Northumberland, ENGLAND

Climbs 200 – Rocktype Sandstone (hard) – Altitude 170m a.s.l – Faces W

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.

Access 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.
Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

Weather forecast

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0.2mm rain
Sun
14 °C
27 kph

0.0mm rain
Sunny periods
16 °C
22 kph

2.2mm rain
Cloudy
16 °C
12 kph

0.0mm rain
Sun
13 °C
10 kph

0.0mm rain
Sun
17 °C
15 kph
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Guidebooks
Northumberland Bouldering Guide (2008), Northern England (2008), Northumberland Climbing Guide (2004), Northumberland Bouldering (2000),
Out of print: Northumberland (1989)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
 QUARRY FACE  
2DiagonalVD 11
3The TopplerHVS 5b 9
4Lichen GrooveD 7
5The TipplerHVS 5b 14
6The BogieS 4a 15
7Quarry FaceS 4a *48
8Glass SlipperVS 5a 33
9Broken GlassE2 6a 4
10Twisting CrackHS 4c *13
 MERLIN WALL  
12Black Triagef8A  
13County Ethicsf7C+ ***5
14Merlin Traversef6A 8
15MerlinE5 6a ***5
16Hard and Low Traversef7C  
17Darthf6C 43
18The PixiesE6 6b * 
19Little Pixiesf7A *60
20Little Piggiesf7C 2
21The Emperorf7B 6
22MorganE5 6b * 
23Morgan (start only)f6B *56
24Lady MacBethf6B 2
25I Bet He Drinks Carling Black LabelE8 6c **1
26MacBeth Low Level Traversef6C 8
27Black MirrorE7 6c  
28The Dark SideE9 7b ***1
29Empty The Bones Of Youf8A+  
30MordrethE6 6b ** 
31MacbethE6 6b ***1
32Paradise Roadf7A 1
33MacDufff7B 2
34Easy Upf6B+ 17
35SigurdE6 6c ** 
36The ArchesE1 5b ***159
37Low and Hardf7B *77
38Lower And Harder f7C **1
39Roof and Wallf7A+ 2
40CauldronE1 5c 3
41King LearE6 6c * 
42Hard ReignE5 6c **10
43Hard Reign Directf7B *26
44Hard Reign (start only)f6A **33
45Underneath the Archesf6A 8
46Weird Sisters Onef7A 23
47Weird Sisters Twof7A 34
48Weird Sisters Threef6C+ 9
49Holly Tree CornerS 4b *35
 THE WITCH/SORCERER'S CAVE  
51PyewackitE4 6a 2
52The WitchE2 5b ***132
53ShackletackE3 6b *2
54The WandE3 5b *9
55The BroomstickE3 5b *8
56The EnchanterE3 5c **26
57Low Level Traversef5+ 20
58Bottle Arete SSf5+ 9
59Strange BrewE3 5b 3
60Bottle CrackVS 4c **96
61The Young Warlordsf6C ***12
62The WizardE3 5b *16
63The Wizard (start only)f5+ 45
64Black MagicE1 5c 6
65Harry Potterf7A+ **10
66Severus Snapef7B+ *37
67Movin' On Upf6C 2
68Merlin's Beardf6C+ **2
69Pockets Traversef7C ***4
70Intermediate Traversef6C+ 4
71The Vole Left Handf6A 18
72The Vole Left Hand SSf6C 27
73The VoleE1 5c 9
74The Vole, Alternative FinishE1 5c *2
75The Vole Right Handf6A **49
76The Vole Right Hand SSf7B+ **3
77Solastalgiaf7C+  
78Sorcerer's ApprenticeE1 5c *32
79Sorcerer's Apprentice (start only)f5+ 26
80Sorcerer's Apprentice SSf7A 6
81The Sorcerer (full route)E1 5c ***122
82The Sorcererf6A 69
83The Sorcerer SSf6C 16
84Pockets Extensionf7C+  
85Under the Spellf7A **56
86The CharmE1 5c 9
87The SpellE2 5c *43
88Straight CrackHS 4b **102
 SAVAGE SLAB  
90Straight Crack, Alternative FinishE1 5b 3
91Magic CircleHVS 5a 3
92Golden Stairs, Direct StartS 4c 41
93Golden StairsVD *69
94Magic FluteE2 5b **136
95Boulder LandsE5 6b 2
96Dead on ArrivalE6 6a * 
97Short Wallf6A+ 33
98Pick Pocketf6B+ 4
99Savage SlabE7 6c * 
100Magic Leapf6A+ 63
101Bubblesf6C 4
102Larn Strengf7B+ ***3
103Thundering Apoplexyf7B **37
104Peak TechniqueE6 6b ***5
105On the VergeE4 6a **40
106Woodcutters CrackHVD *66
107Wood SplitterVD 1
 Climb nameGradex
108Forester's CornerD 45
109The Tube, Left-hand ExitE3 5b 11
 THE TUBE  
111The Tube, Direct FinishE5 5c 8
112The TubeE4 5c ***68
113Uncouth YouthE4 6a *4
114Right of ReplyE5 6b ***3
115Charlotte's Dream DirectE7 6b **1
116Charlotte's DreamE5 6b *3
117On the RocksE7 6c ***7
118Off the RocksE8 6c *1
119Duke of YorkE1 5b **54
120TranscendenceE8 6c ***1
121Leap of FaithE6 6c * 
122Lost CauseE4 6b ***30
123Angle CornerVD *31
124Angle Corner, Alternate FinishE3 6b 2
125Back to BackE5 6b 1
126GangwayVS 4c *14
127Hollybush CrackMS 4a 10
 HAZELRIGG WALL  
129Scabby HandE4 5c 1
130When the Wind BlowsE6 6b *3
131Peace at LastE5 6b * 
132Outward BoundE3 5c **34
133March LineVD *47
134Wall and CrackS 4b *114
135Roof Route, Direct FinishE2 5c 1
136Roof RouteE2 5b ***27
137The Dead Horses Tea Partyf6C+ **6
138Door Mats Wallf7C  
139Four Mats Wallf7B+ 13
140Stepped Flakef3 *33
141Smooth Wallf7A  
142Hazelrigg Wall Left-HandE3 6b * 
143Hazelrigg WallHVS 5b *133
144Hazelrigg Wall Directf6A 34
145PinupE2 6a *80
146Risk and HopeE1 6a 33
147Hazelrigg Wall Traversef7B 1
148Original RouteVD **126
149Highland FlingE1 5c 5
150Final WallVD 56
151BulletE1 5c 2
 BAT CAVE  
153Chiropteraf6A 3
154Big Aerial Dynamitef7C+ * 
155Dwarfs NightmareE2 6b *4
156Vespertilionf7B+ *** 
157Barbastellef7A 24
158Brokeback Bowdenf7C ** 
159Bechstienf6C 28
160Brandtf6B+ 19
161Serotinef6A+ 32
162Pipistrellef6B+ 13
163A Short Sharp ShockE3 6a 1
164GriffonHVS 5b 4
165Rays RoofVS 4c 10
166Footless FulmarVS 4c *8
 BOULDER 1  
168Sharp Aretef6A+ 22
169Sharp Arete SSf6C 26
170The Bitchf8A+ 1
171Potty Mouthf8B  
172Undercut Aretef5+ 9
173Little Aretef6A+ 20
174Crimp Slab Eliminatef6B+ 8
175Crimp Slabf6B 22
176Warm Up Aretef3 56
177South Wallf6A+ 57
 BOULDER 2  
179Mantel Miserf6A+ 38
180Mantel Miseryf6A 25
181Mantel Underclassf6B 8
182Mantel Masterclassf6C **62
183Ripplesf4 34
184The Runnelf4 53
185Slab Eliminatef6A 32
186Super Slabf4+ 40
187No Handsf7A 1
 BOULDER 3  
189Shallow Groovef3 51
190The Craicf3 75
191Smooth Wall Onef5 68
192Smooth Wall Twof5 75
193Fickle Flakesf4+ 90
194Other Eliminatef5 26
195Eliminatef6A+ 87
196South Aretef6A+ 85
197Upper Traverse (Boulder 3)f6A 17
198Low Traversef6A+ 19
199Reverse Traversef6A 11
 BOULDER 4  
201B4 Traversef6C ***21
202Springer's Mantelf7B+ *1
 BOULDER 5  
204Overlookedf6A+ 19
 BOULDER 6  
206Upper Traversef6A+ 7
207Lower Traversef7A  
 BOULDER 7  
209Rawhide/Gate Traversef7A  
 BOULDER 8  
211Final Traversef7A+  
212Lip Traversef5+ 3
213Door Mats Wall SSf8A * 
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