Back Bowden Doors

Climbs 203 – 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.

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.


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

Guidebooks
Northern England (2008), Northumberland Bouldering Guide (2008), Northumberland Climbing Guide (2004), Northumberland Bouldering (2000),
Out of print: Northumberland (1989), Northumberland (1979)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
 QUARRY FACE  
2DiagonalVD 14
3The TopplerHVS 5b 10
4Lichen GrooveD 10
5The TipplerHVS 5b 16
6Tippler Traversef6C 1
7Pedestal Problemf6B+ 1
8The BogieS 4a 16
9Quarry FaceS 4a *54
10Glass SlipperVS 5a 37
11Broken GlassE2 6a 4
12Twisting CrackHS 4c 13
 MERLIN WALL  
14Black Triagef8A  
15County Ethicsf7C+ ***6
16Merlin Traversef6A 11
17MerlinE5 6a ***6
18Hard and Low Traversef7C  
19Darthf6C 47
20The PixiesE6 6b *1
21Little Pixiesf7A *70
22Little Piggiesf7C 2
23The Emperorf7B 6
24MorganE5 6a * 
25Morgan (start only)f6B *63
26Lady MacBethf6B 2
27I Bet He Drinks Carling Black LabelE8 6c **1
28MacBeth Low Level Traversef6C 10
29Black MirrorE7 6c  
30The Dark SideE9 7b ***1
31Empty The Bones Of Youf8A+  
32MordrethE6 6b ** 
33MacbethE6 6b ***1
34Paradise Roadf7A 2
35MacDufff7B 2
36Easy Upf6B+ 20
37SigurdE6 6c ** 
38The ArchesE1 5b ***184
39Low and Hardf7B *91
40Lower And Harder f7C **1
41Roof and Wallf7A+ 3
42CauldronE1 5c 3
43King LearE6 6c * 
44Hard ReignE3 5c **11
45Hard Reign Directf7B *31
46Hard Reign (start only)f6A **40
47Underneath the Archesf6A 8
48Weird Sisters Onef7A 30
49Weird Sisters Twof7A 39
50Weird Sisters Threef6C+ 10
51Holly Tree CornerS 4b *41
52Hollybush CrackMS 4a 11
 THE WITCH/SORCERER'S CAVE  
54PyewackitE4 6a 3
55The WitchE2 5b ***153
56ShackletackE3 6b *2
57The WandE3 5b *13
58The BroomstickE3 5b *9
59The EnchanterE3 5c **32
60Low Level Traversef5+ 26
61Bottle Arete SSf5+ 13
62Strange BrewE3 5b 4
63Bottle CrackVS 5a **114
64The Young Warlordsf6C ***14
65The WizardE3 5c *19
66The Wizard (start only)f5+ 51
67Black MagicE1 5c *7
68Harry Potterf7A+ **11
69Severus Snapef7B+ *46
70Movin' On Upf6C 3
71Merlins Pubesf6B 1
72Merlin's Beardf6C+ **2
73Pockets Traversef7C ***6
74Intermediate Traversef6C+ 5
75The Vole Left Handf6A 23
76The Vole Left Hand SSf6C 37
77The VoleE1 5c 11
78The Vole, Alternative FinishE1 5c *4
79The Vole Right Handf6A **61
80The Vole Right Hand SSf7B+ **5
81Solastalgiaf7C+  
82Sorcerer's ApprenticeE1 5c *38
83Sorcerer's Apprentice (start only)f5+ 33
84Sorcerer's Apprentice SSf7A 11
85The Sorcerer (full route)E1 5c ***143
86The Sorcererf6A 90
87The Sorcerer SSf6C 23
88Pockets Extensionf7C+  
89Under the Spellf7A **73
90The CharmE1 5c *12
91The SpellE1 5c *50
92Straight CrackHS 4b **118
 SAVAGE SLAB  
94Straight Crack, Alternative FinishE1 5b 3
95Magic CircleHVS 5a 3
96Golden Stairs, Direct StartS 4c 49
97Golden StairsVD 85
98Magic FluteE1 5b **154
99Boulder LandsE5 6b *2
100Dead on ArrivalE6 6a * 
101Short Wallf6A+ 39
102Pick Pocketf6B+ 5
103Savage SlabE7 6c * 
104Magic Leapf6A+ 72
105Bubblesf6C 8
106Larn Strengf7B+ ***3
107Thundering Apoplexyf7B **46
108Peak TechniqueE6 6b ***8
109On the VergeE4 5c **48
110Woodcutters CrackHVD *79
111Wood SplitterVD 4
112Forester's CornerD *50
113The Tube, Left-hand ExitE3 5b 12
 THE TUBE  
115The Tube, Direct FinishE5 5c 8
116The TubeE4 5c ***80
117Uncouth YouthE4 6a *4
118Right of ReplyE5 6b ***3
119Charlotte's Dream DirectE7 6b **3
120Charlotte's DreamE5 6b *3
121On the RocksE7 6c ***10
122Off the RocksE8 6c *3
123Duke of YorkE1 5b **65
124TranscendenceE8 6c ***1
125Leap of FaithE6 6c * 
126Lost CauseE4 6b **33
127Angle CornerVD 39
128Angle Corner, Alternate FinishE3 6b 2
129Back to BackE5 6b 1
130GangwayVS 4c *15
131Holly Tree Corner (Alt Finish)MS 4b *2
 HAZELRIGG WALL  
133Scabby HandE4 5c 1
134When the Wind BlowsE6 6b *3
135Peace at LastE5 6a  
136Outward BoundE3 5c **36
137March LineVD **51
138Wall and CrackS 4b *126
139Roof Route, Direct FinishE2 5c 1
140Roof RouteE1 5b ***35
141The Dead Horses Tea Partyf6C+ **8
142Door Mats Wallf7C 1
143Four Mats Wallf7B+ 16
144Stepped Flakef3 *44
145Smooth Wallf7A  
146Hazelrigg Wall Left-HandE3 6b * 
147Hazelrigg WallE1 5c *155
148Hazelrigg Wall Directf6A 43
149PinupE2 6a 87
150Risk and HopeE1 6a 34
151Hazelrigg Wall Traversef7B 1
152Original RouteVD *139
153Original Wall Traversef5 4b 2
154Highland FlingE1 5c 5
155Final WallVD **62
156BulletE1 5c 3
 BAT CAVE  
158Chiropteraf6A 3
159Big Aerial Dynamitef7C+ * 
160Dwarfs NightmareE2 6b *4
161Vespertilionf7B+ *** 
162Barbastellef7A 27
163Brokeback Bowdenf7C ** 
164Bechstienf6C 31
165Brandtf6B+ 19
166Serotinef6A+ 35
167Pipistrellef6B+ 13
168A Short Sharp ShockE3 6a 1
169GriffonHVS 5b 6
170Rays RoofVS 4c 11
171Footless FulmarVS 4c *8
 BOULDER 1  
173Sharp Aretef6A+ 29
174Sharp Arete SSf6C 33
175The Bitchf8A+ 1
176Potty Mouthf8B  
177Undercut Aretef5+ 11
178Little Aretef6A+ 23
179Crimp Slab Eliminatef6B+ 8
180Crimp Slabf6B 35
181Warm Up Aretef3 78
182South Wallf6A+ 68
 BOULDER 2  
184Mantel Miserf6A+ 44
185Mantel Miseryf6A 31
186Mantel Underclassf6B 10
187Mantel Masterclassf6C **76
188Ripplesf4 40
189The Runnelf4 66
190Slab Eliminatef6A 40
191Super Slabf4+ 51
192No Handsf7A 1
 BOULDER 3  
194Shallow Groovef3 69
195The Craicf3 96
196Smooth Wall Onef5 86
197Smooth Wall Twof5 99
198Fickle Flakesf4+ 121
199Other Eliminatef5 33
200Eliminatef6A+ 109
201South Aretef6A+ 105
202Upper Traverse (Boulder 3)f6A 23
203Low Traversef6A+ 21
204Reverse Traversef6A 11
 BOULDER 4  
206B4 Traversef6C ***29
207Springer's Mantelf7B+ *1
 BOULDER 5  
209Overlookedf6A+ 21
 BOULDER 6  
211Upper Traversef6A+ 7
212Lower Traversef7A  
 BOULDER 7  
214Rawhide/Gate Traversef7A 2
 BOULDER 8  
216Final Traversef7A+  
217Lip Traversef5+ 5
218Door Mats Wall SSf8A * 
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