Back Bowden Doors

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.

Guidebooks
Northumberland Bouldering Guide (2008), Northern England (2008), Northumberland Climbing Guide (2004), Northumberland Bouldering (2000),
Out of print: Northumberland (1989)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
 QUARRY FACE  
2DiagonalVD 12
3The TopplerHVS 5b 9
4Lichen GrooveD 7
5The TipplerHVS 5b 14
6The BogieS 4a 15
7Quarry FaceS 4a *49
8Glass SlipperVS 5a 35
9Broken GlassE2 6a 4
10Twisting CrackHS 4c 13
 MERLIN WALL  
12Black Triagef8A  
13County Ethicsf7C+ ***5
14Merlin Traversef6A 10
15MerlinE5 6a ***5
16Hard and Low Traversef7C  
17Darthf6C 44
18The PixiesE6 6b *1
19Little Pixiesf7A *63
20Little Piggiesf7C 2
21The Emperorf7B 6
22MorganE5 6a * 
23Morgan (start only)f6B *58
24Lady MacBethf6B 2
25I Bet He Drinks Carling Black LabelE8 6c **1
26MacBeth Low Level Traversef6C 10
27Black MirrorE7 6c  
28The Dark SideE9 7b ***1
29Empty The Bones Of Youf8A+  
30MordrethE6 6b ** 
31MacbethE6 6b ***1
32Paradise Roadf7A 2
33MacDufff7B 2
34Easy Upf6B+ 20
35SigurdE6 6c ** 
36The ArchesE1 5b ***170
37Low and Hardf7B *82
38Lower And Harder f7C **1
39Roof and Wallf7A+ 3
40CauldronE1 5c 3
41King LearE6 6c * 
42Hard ReignE3 5c **10
43Hard Reign Directf7B *28
44Hard Reign (start only)f6A **35
45Underneath the Archesf6A 8
46Weird Sisters Onef7A 28
47Weird Sisters Twof7A 38
48Weird Sisters Threef6C+ 9
49Holly Tree CornerS 4b *36
 THE WITCH/SORCERER'S CAVE  
51PyewackitE4 6a 2
52The WitchE2 5b ***139
53ShackletackE3 6b *2
54The WandE3 5b *9
55The BroomstickE3 5b *8
56The EnchanterE3 5c **27
57Low Level Traversef5+ 23
58Bottle Arete SSf5+ 11
59Strange BrewE3 5b 3
60Bottle CrackVS 5a **100
61The Young Warlordsf6C ***13
62The WizardE3 5c *16
63The Wizard (start only)f5+ 48
64Black MagicE1 5c *7
65Harry Potterf7A+ **11
66Severus Snapef7B+ *43
67Movin' On Upf6C 3
68Merlin's Beardf6C+ **2
69Pockets Traversef7C ***6
70Intermediate Traversef6C+ 5
71The Vole Left Handf6A 19
72The Vole Left Hand SSf6C 32
73The VoleE1 5c 11
74The Vole, Alternative FinishE1 5c *3
75The Vole Right Handf6A **55
76The Vole Right Hand SSf7B+ **4
77Solastalgiaf7C+  
78Sorcerer's ApprenticeE1 5c *34
79Sorcerer's Apprentice (start only)f5+ 28
80Sorcerer's Apprentice SSf7A 9
81The Sorcerer (full route)E1 5c ***131
82The Sorcererf6A 78
83The Sorcerer SSf6C 20
84Pockets Extensionf7C+  
85Under the Spellf7A **64
86The CharmE1 5c *10
87The SpellE1 5c *45
88Straight CrackHS 4b **109
 SAVAGE SLAB  
90Straight Crack, Alternative FinishE1 5b 3
91Magic CircleHVS 5a 3
92Golden Stairs, Direct StartS 4c 45
93Golden StairsVD 75
94Magic FluteE1 5b **143
95Boulder LandsE5 6b *2
96Dead on ArrivalE6 6a * 
97Short Wallf6A+ 33
98Pick Pocketf6B+ 4
99Savage SlabE7 6c * 
100Magic Leapf6A+ 67
101Bubblesf6C 7
102Larn Strengf7B+ ***3
103Thundering Apoplexyf7B **45
104Peak TechniqueE6 6b ***6
105On the VergeE4 5c **44
106Woodcutters CrackHVD *72
107Wood SplitterVD 3
108Forester's CornerD *46
109The Tube, Left-hand ExitE3 5b 11
 THE TUBE  
111The Tube, Direct FinishE5 5c 8
112The TubeE4 5c ***73
113Uncouth YouthE4 6a *4
114Right of ReplyE5 6b ***3
115Charlotte's Dream DirectE7 6b **3
116Charlotte's DreamE5 6b *3
117On the RocksE7 6c ***10
118Off the RocksE8 6c *3
119Duke of YorkE1 5b **56
120TranscendenceE8 6c ***1
121Leap of FaithE6 6c * 
122Lost CauseE4 6b **33
123Angle CornerVD 33
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 6a  
132Outward BoundE3 5c **34
133March LineVD **49
134Wall and CrackS 4b *117
135Roof Route, Direct FinishE2 5c 1
136Roof RouteE1 5b ***29
137The Dead Horses Tea Partyf6C+ **7
138Door Mats Wallf7C 1
139Four Mats Wallf7B+ 13
140Stepped Flakef3 *40
141Smooth Wallf7A  
142Hazelrigg Wall Left-HandE3 6b * 
143Hazelrigg WallE1 5c *142
144Hazelrigg Wall Directf6A 36
145PinupE2 6a 81
146Risk and HopeE1 6a 34
147Hazelrigg Wall Traversef7B 1
148Original RouteVD *128
149Original Wall Traversef5 4b 1
150Highland FlingE1 5c 6
151Final WallVD **59
152BulletE1 5c 3
 BAT CAVE  
154Chiropteraf6A 3
155Big Aerial Dynamitef7C+ * 
156Dwarfs NightmareE2 6b *4
157Vespertilionf7B+ *** 
158Barbastellef7A 24
159Brokeback Bowdenf7C ** 
160Bechstienf6C 28
161Brandtf6B+ 19
162Serotinef6A+ 34
163Pipistrellef6B+ 13
164A Short Sharp ShockE3 6a 1
165GriffonHVS 5b 4
166Rays RoofVS 4c 10
167Footless FulmarVS 4c *8
 BOULDER 1  
169Sharp Aretef6A+ 24
170Sharp Arete SSf6C 30
171The Bitchf8A+ 1
172Potty Mouthf8B  
173Undercut Aretef5+ 10
174Little Aretef6A+ 21
175Crimp Slab Eliminatef6B+ 8
176Crimp Slabf6B 26
177Warm Up Aretef3 66
178South Wallf6A+ 60
 BOULDER 2  
180Mantel Miserf6A+ 40
181Mantel Miseryf6A 26
182Mantel Underclassf6B 9
183Mantel Masterclassf6C **66
184Ripplesf4 38
185The Runnelf4 58
186Slab Eliminatef6A 39
187Super Slabf4+ 43
188No Handsf7A 1
 BOULDER 3  
190Shallow Groovef3 59
191The Craicf3 86
192Smooth Wall Onef5 76
193Smooth Wall Twof5 84
194Fickle Flakesf4+ 103
195Other Eliminatef5 28
196Eliminatef6A+ 96
197South Aretef6A+ 91
198Upper Traverse (Boulder 3)f6A 20
199Low Traversef6A+ 20
200Reverse Traversef6A 11
 BOULDER 4  
202B4 Traversef6C ***24
203Springer's Mantelf7B+ *1
 BOULDER 5  
205Overlookedf6A+ 20
 BOULDER 6  
207Upper Traversef6A+ 7
208Lower Traversef7A  
 BOULDER 7  
210Rawhide/Gate Traversef7A 2
 BOULDER 8  
212Final Traversef7A+  
213Lip Traversef5+ 3
214Door Mats Wall SSf8A * 
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