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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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2.7mm rain
Mainly cloudy
17 °C
16 kph

15.7mm rain
Cloudy
15 °C
8 kph

0.0mm rain
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15 °C
20 kph

0.0mm rain
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17 °C
13 kph

0.3mm rain
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19 °C
13 kph
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Guidebooks
Northern England (2008), Northumberland Bouldering Guide (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 13
6The BogieS 4a 15
7Quarry FaceS 4a *48
8Glass SlipperVS 5a 31
9Broken GlassE2 6a 4
10Twisting CrackHS 4c *12
 MERLIN WALL  
12Black Triagef8A  
13County Ethicsf7C+ ***4
14Merlin Traversef6A 7
15MerlinE5 6a ***5
16Hard and Low Traversef7C  
17Darthf6C 43
18The PixiesE6 6b * 
19Little Pixiesf7A *59
20Little Piggiesf7C 2
21The Emperorf7B 6
22MorganE5 6b * 
23Morgan (start only)f6B *55
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 ***158
37Low and Hardf7B *74
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 ***130
53ShackletackE3 6b *2
54The WandE3 5b *8
55The BroomstickE3 5b *8
56The EnchanterE3 5c **25
57Low Level Traversef5+ 20
58Bottle Arete SSf5+ 9
59Strange BrewE3 5b 3
60Bottle CrackVS 4c **94
61The Young Warlordsf6C ***12
62The WizardE3 5b *16
63The Wizard (start only)f5+ 45
64Black MagicE1 5c 6
65Harry Potterf7A+ **10
66Severus Snapef7B+ *35
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 *29
79Sorcerer's Apprentice (start only)f5+ 24
80Sorcerer's Apprentice SSf7A 6
81The Sorcerer (full route)E1 5c ***121
82The Sorcererf6A 66
83The Sorcerer SSf6C 16
84Pockets Extensionf7C+  
85Under the Spellf7A **54
86The CharmE1 5c 8
87The SpellE2 5c *42
88Straight CrackHS 4b **98
 SAVAGE SLAB  
90Straight Crack, Alternative FinishE1 5b 3
91Magic CircleHVS 5a 3
92Golden Stairs, Direct StartS 4c 40
93Golden StairsVD *68
94Magic FluteE2 5b **134
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 **35
104Peak TechniqueE6 6b ***5
105On the VergeE4 6a **39
106Woodcutters CrackHVD *66
107Forester's CornerD 44
 Climb nameGradex
108The Tube, Left-hand ExitE3 5b 11
 THE TUBE  
110The Tube, Direct FinishE5 5c 8
111The TubeE4 5c ***65
112Uncouth YouthE4 6a *4
113Right of ReplyE5 6b ***3
114Charlotte's Dream DirectE7 6b **1
115Charlotte's DreamE5 6b *3
116On the RocksE7 6c ***7
117Off the RocksE8 6c *1
118Duke of YorkE1 5b **52
119TranscendenceE8 6c ***1
120Leap of FaithE6 6c * 
121Lost CauseE4 6b ***30
122Angle CornerVD *30
123Angle Corner, Alternate FinishE3 6b 2
124Back to BackE5 6b 1
125GangwayVS 4c *13
126Hollybush CrackMS 4a 9
 HAZELRIGG WALL  
128Scabby HandE4 5c 1
129When the Wind BlowsE6 6b *3
130Peace at LastE5 6b * 
131Outward BoundE3 5c **33
132March LineVD *45
133Wall and CrackS 4b *113
134Roof Route, Direct FinishE2 5c 1
135Roof RouteE2 5b ***26
136The Dead Horses Tea Partyf6C+ **6
137Door Mats Wallf7C  
138Four Mats Wallf7B+ 13
139Stepped Flakef3 *32
140Smooth Wallf7A  
141Hazelrigg Wall Left-HandE3 6b * 
142Hazelrigg WallHVS 5b *132
143Hazelrigg Wall Directf6A 34
144PinupE2 6a *79
145Risk and HopeE1 6a 32
146Hazelrigg Wall Traversef7B 1
147Original RouteVD **124
148Highland FlingE1 5c 5
149Final WallVD 56
150BulletE1 5c 2
 BAT CAVE  
152Chiropteraf6A 3
153Big Aerial Dynamitef7C+ * 
154Dwarfs NightmareE2 6b *4
155Vespertilionf7B+ *** 
156Barbastellef7A 24
157Brokeback Bowdenf7C ** 
158Bechstienf6C 28
159Brandtf6B+ 19
160Serotinef6A+ 32
161Pipistrellef6B+ 13
162A Short Sharp ShockE3 6a 1
163GriffonHVS 5b 4
164Rays RoofVS 4c 10
165Footless FulmarVS 4c *7
 BOULDER 1  
167Sharp Aretef6A+ 22
168Sharp Arete SSf6C 26
169The Bitchf8A+ 1
170Potty Mouthf8B  
171Undercut Aretef5+ 9
172Little Aretef6A+ 20
173Crimp Slab Eliminatef6B+ 8
174Crimp Slabf6B 22
175Warm Up Aretef3 56
176South Wallf6A+ 57
 BOULDER 2  
178Mantel Miserf6A+ 38
179Mantel Miseryf6A 25
180Mantel Underclassf6B 8
181Mantel Masterclassf6C **62
182Ripplesf4 34
183The Runnelf4 53
184Slab Eliminatef6A 32
185Super Slabf4+ 40
186No Handsf7A 1
 BOULDER 3  
188Shallow Groovef3 51
189The Craicf3 75
190Smooth Wall Onef5 68
191Smooth Wall Twof5 75
192Fickle Flakesf4+ 90
193Other Eliminatef5 26
194Eliminatef6A+ 87
195South Aretef6A+ 84
196Upper Traverse (Boulder 3)f6A 17
197Low Traversef6A+ 19
198Reverse Traversef6A 11
 BOULDER 4  
200B4 Traversef6C ***20
201Springer's Mantelf7B+ *1
 BOULDER 5  
203Overlookedf6A+ 19
 BOULDER 6  
205Upper Traversef6A+ 7
206Lower Traversef7A  
 BOULDER 7  
208Rawhide/Gate Traversef7A  
 BOULDER 8  
210Final Traversef7A+  
211Lip Traversef5+ 3
212Door Mats Wall SSf8A * 
213Wood Splitter *VD 1
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