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

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
  Climb nameGrade
 QUARRY FACE 
2DiagonalVD
3The TopplerHVS 5b
4Lichen GrooveD
5The TipplerHVS 5b
6The BogieS 4a
7Quarry FaceS 4a *
8Glass SlipperVS 5a
9Broken GlassE2 6a
10Twisting CrackHS 4c *
 MERLIN WALL 
12Black Triagef8A
13County Ethicsf7C+ ***
14Merlin Traversef6A
15MerlinE5 6a ***
16Hard and Low Traversef7C
17Darthf6C
18The PixiesE6 6b *
19Little Pixiesf7A *
20Little Piggiesf7C
21The Emperorf7B
22MorganE5 6b *
23Morgan (start only)f6B *
24Lady MacBethf6B
25I Bet He Drinks Carling Black LabelE8 6c **
26MacBeth Low Level Traversef6C
27Black MirrorE7 6c
28The Dark SideE9 7b ***
29Empty The Bones Of Youf8A+
30MordrethE6 6b **
31MacbethE6 6b ***
32Paradise Roadf7A
33MacDufff7B
34Easy Upf6B+
35SigurdE6 6c **
36The ArchesE1 5b ***
37Low and Hardf7B *
38Lower And Harder f7C **
39Roof and Wallf7A+
40CauldronE1 5c
41King LearE6 6c *
42Hard ReignE5 6c **
43Hard Reign Directf7B *
44Hard Reign (start only)f6A **
45Underneath the Archesf6A
46Weird Sisters Onef7A
47Weird Sisters Twof7A
48Weird Sisters Threef6C+
49Holly Tree CornerS 4b *
 THE WITCH/SORCERER'S CAVE 
51PyewackitE4 6a
52The WitchE2 5b ***
53ShackletackE3 6b *
54The WandE3 5b *
55The BroomstickE3 5b *
56The EnchanterE3 5c **
57Low Level Traversef5+
58Bottle Arete SSf5+
59Strange BrewE3 5b
60Bottle CrackVS 4c **
61The Young Warlordsf6C ***
62The WizardE3 5b *
63The Wizard (start only)f5+
64Black MagicE1 5c
65Harry Potterf7A+ **
66Severus Snapef7B+ *
67Movin' On Upf6C
68Merlin's Beardf6C+ **
69Pockets Traversef7C ***
70Intermediate Traversef6C+
71The Vole Left Handf6A
72The Vole Left Hand SSf6C
73The VoleE1 5c
74The Vole, Alternative FinishE1 5c *
75The Vole Right Handf6A **
76The Vole Right Hand SSf7B+ **
77Solastalgiaf7C+
78Sorcerer's ApprenticeE1 5c *
79Sorcerer's Apprentice (start only)f5+
80Sorcerer's Apprentice SSf7A
81The Sorcerer (full route)E1 5c ***
82The Sorcererf6A
83The Sorcerer SSf6C
84Pockets Extensionf7C+
85Under the Spellf7A **
86The CharmE1 5c
87The SpellE2 5c *
88Straight CrackHS 4b **
 SAVAGE SLAB 
90Straight Crack, Alternative FinishE1 5b
91Magic CircleHVS 5a
92Golden Stairs, Direct StartS 4c
93Golden StairsVD *
94Magic FluteE2 5b **
95Boulder LandsE5 6b
96Dead on ArrivalE6 6a *
97Short Wallf6A+
98Pick Pocketf6B+
99Savage SlabE7 6c *
100Magic Leapf6A+
101Bubblesf6C
102Larn Strengf7B+ ***
103Thundering Apoplexyf7B **
104Peak TechniqueE6 6b ***
105On the VergeE4 6a **
106Woodcutters CrackHVD *
107Wood SplitterVD
108Forester's CornerD
109The Tube, Left-hand ExitE3 5b
 THE TUBE 
111The Tube, Direct FinishE5 5c
112The TubeE4 5c ***
113Uncouth YouthE4 6a *
114Right of ReplyE5 6b ***
115Charlotte's Dream DirectE7 6b **
116Charlotte's DreamE5 6b *
117On the RocksE7 6c ***
118Off the RocksE8 6c *
119Duke of YorkE1 5b **
120TranscendenceE8 6c ***
121Leap of FaithE6 6c *
122Lost CauseE4 6b ***
123Angle CornerVD *
124Angle Corner, Alternate FinishE3 6b
125Back to BackE5 6b
126GangwayVS 4c *
127Hollybush CrackMS 4a
 HAZELRIGG WALL 
129Scabby HandE4 5c
130When the Wind BlowsE6 6b *
131Peace at LastE5 6b *
132Outward BoundE3 5c **
133March LineVD *
134Wall and CrackS 4b *
135Roof Route, Direct FinishE2 5c
136Roof RouteE2 5b ***
137The Dead Horses Tea Partyf6C+ **
138Door Mats Wallf7C
139Four Mats Wallf7B+
140Stepped Flakef3 *
141Smooth Wallf7A
142Hazelrigg Wall Left-HandE3 6b *
143Hazelrigg WallHVS 5b *
144Hazelrigg Wall Directf6A
145PinupE2 6a *
146Risk and HopeE1 6a
147Hazelrigg Wall Traversef7B
148Original RouteVD **
149Highland FlingE1 5c
150Final WallVD
151BulletE1 5c
 BAT CAVE 
153Chiropteraf6A
154Big Aerial Dynamitef7C+ *
155Dwarfs NightmareE2 6b *
156Vespertilionf7B+ ***
157Barbastellef7A
158Brokeback Bowdenf7C **
159Bechstienf6C
160Brandtf6B+
161Serotinef6A+
162Pipistrellef6B+
163A Short Sharp ShockE3 6a
164GriffonHVS 5b
165Rays RoofVS 4c
166Footless FulmarVS 4c *
 BOULDER 1 
168Sharp Aretef6A+
169Sharp Arete SSf6C
170The Bitchf8A+
171Potty Mouthf8B
172Undercut Aretef5+
173Little Aretef6A+
174Crimp Slab Eliminatef6B+
175Crimp Slabf6B
176Warm Up Aretef3
177South Wallf6A+
 BOULDER 2 
179Mantel Miserf6A+
180Mantel Miseryf6A
181Mantel Underclassf6B
182Mantel Masterclassf6C **
183Ripplesf4
184The Runnelf4
185Slab Eliminatef6A
186Super Slabf4+
187No Handsf7A
 BOULDER 3 
189Shallow Groovef3
190The Craicf3
191Smooth Wall Onef5
192Smooth Wall Twof5
193Fickle Flakesf4+
194Other Eliminatef5
195Eliminatef6A+
196South Aretef6A+
197Upper Traverse (Boulder 3)f6A
198Low Traversef6A+
199Reverse Traversef6A
 BOULDER 4 
201B4 Traversef6C ***
202Springer's Mantelf7B+ *
 BOULDER 5 
204Overlookedf6A+
 BOULDER 6 
206Upper Traversef6A+
207Lower Traversef7A
 BOULDER 7 
209Rawhide/Gate Traversef7A
 BOULDER 8 
211Final Traversef7A+
212Lip Traversef5+
213Door Mats Wall SSf8A *
214Original Wall Traverse *V1 4b
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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