Climbs 130
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 323m a.s.l
Faces SW

The loneliness of long distance boulderers... © Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing

Crag features

A very bold sort of crag. The routes tend to be hard, but short. Home of the VS 6a (and the 6a bit is a sandbag)

Single pitch routes.

Rock becomes brittle after rain and should not be climbed on. Allow 2 days of dry weather before climbing here.

"Its not chalk they'll need but bog roll"

Approach notes

B6320 into Bellingham, turn right and follow the West Woodburn sign for 1km. Take the road marked 'Blakelaw" to the farm. Follow the Pennine Way north to a small copse at tje top of the hill. The crag can be seen from here, on the right.

Guidebooks

Northern England

The book is a selected route and crag guide although it still manages to pack over 2350 routes between its covers, spread across 44 crags. The main focus is on routes of all grades from Moderate to E9, but the best bouldering is also described.
More info
Beautiful spot, lovely technical climbing but VS (or font 5) climbers could definitely get themselves in bother at this crag; and it's a long hobble back to the car!
Climbster - 02/Apr/13
The train from Newcastle to Hexham takes about 45 to 55 minutes and the bus from Hexham to Billingham about 35 to 40 minutes for anyone interested. Would definatly recommend taking boots for the approach and as many boulder mats as possible. Some of the climbs have been graded as boulder problems, you probably don't want to be falling from them though. The climbing that I did was good quality as was the dry rock but I don't see that being a problem later in the year. Great setting, lovely view.
Emilio Bachini - 02/Feb/11
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 The Play Pen 
2On the Mark
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f7A+ ***10
3Bracken Black
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f6C 9
4Black Ribf7A 1
5Pinch Punch
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f5+ 4
6Colour Bruise
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f5+ 6
7Pick your Pleasure
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f5 4
8Smile
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f7C+ 1
9Cloud 9
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f5+ **8
10Cloud 9 SS
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f7B **9
11Love Handles
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f6B 4
 Air Bloc 
13Air
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f7A+ **16
14Postal Service
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f6B 10
15Bullit Time
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f7B  
 The Black Pig 
17Little Piggy
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f4+ 13
18Thin Crack
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f5 15
19AC
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f5+ 8
20Peg Leg
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f5+ 8
21Iron Pirate
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f5+ 9
 Left-hand Buttresses 
23Flake Wall
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VS 4c *6
24The Felter's Teapot
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VS 4c 3
25Chockstone Crack
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MVS 4b  
26Bait Cabin Wall
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f4 9
27Time and Punsishment
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f8A  
28Snap Crackle and Pop
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f5+ 2
29Pinched
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HVS 5b 1
30Thunderclap
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VS 5a 5
31Pincher Wall
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VS 4c 6
32Twin Cracks
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MVS 4c 5
33ArkleE1 5a 2
34Side WalkHVS 5a 1
35Handrailf5 5
36Boulevardf6C **11
37Curbsidef5+ *8
38Footpathf5 *34
39PavingE1 5b 24
40Ta Mac
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f5+ *4
41The Eyes of Silence
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f7C+ ***2
42Blocked Chimney
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D 6
43The Mall
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HVS 5a 1
44Knock Yer Block Off
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f7C  
45Quarrel Aretef5+ *14
46Tom's PeepingE1 5b **29
47Monoclef5+ 19
48Coppers NarkHVS 5b *8
49Crouching the Mahogany
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f7A+ **4
50Weeping FingersE2 5c **39
51The Storyteller
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f6C * 
52Task MasterHVS 5b **24
53The WhipE1 5b *2
 Central Buttress 
55Border Craic & Deeks Aboot
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f6C  
56Looking Good Feeling Great
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f7B+  
57Ming Vase
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f6B 3
 Central Buttress Pinnacle 
59Gully Wall
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HVS 5b  
60Dolcis AreteE4 6a * 
61Rain DropsE2 5b *4
62Shadow PlayersE4 5c *1
63Pot-Hole Wall Direct Start
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E3 5a 1
64Pot-Hole WallE5 6a *2
65Pot-Hole Wall Direct Finish
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E3 5c 1
66Shoe HornHVS 5a *4
67Tossin a WobblerE3 5c *2
68Callerhues CrackHVS 5a ***60
69Twin HatsE3 5c * 
70Ned KellyE3 5c ***5
71Second BornE6 6c *** 
72Callerhues ChimneyHVS 4c *4
73Rice KrispiesE4 5c *5
74Toshiba ReceiverE4 5c **6
 Right-hand Buttresses 
76Pilot's License
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E1 5b  
77Air Time
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E1 5b  
78Cold StartE3 6b  
79Green FluffE4 6b *1
80Dulalai T.A.PE5 6b * 
81Sheer TemptationE6 6b **1
82The MongrelE4 6a * 
83Flake CornerHS 4b *6
84PoloVD 7
85MicroE3 5c  
86TomE1 5b *1
87DickHVS 5a *2
88HarryE1 5b *4
89Hanging CrackE2 5c *2
90ChoucaE4 6b * 
91Bracken CrackE1 5b  
92Cut and DriedE2 5b *4
93White RockE2 5b *1
94The LurcherE3 5c *5
95Country Downfall
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D 2
96The HyenaE2 5c *3
97New Kids on the RockE5 6b * 
98Scar Tissuef7C+  
99The ThoroughbredE5 6b *** 
100Horse PlayE4 6a * 
 Right-hand Boulders 
102H8
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f6A 15
103H8 Sit Startf6A+  
104Binary Choice
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f6A  
105Softly Softly
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f7A 16
106The Soft Touch
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f7C  
107Dramamine
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f5+ 6
108In the Clouds
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f5 9
109Coming Down
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f5+ 5
110Groove is in the Heart
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f6A 6
111Reid Link
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f6A 6
112Spring Healer
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f6B 3
113Tonic
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f6A 4
114Microbo
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f5+ 1
115Blue Calx
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f6A *2
116Petit Mais Bon Bon
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f6A+ *3
117Ascendance of Decadence
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f5+ 7
118Retrospective Phonomenation
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f5+ 4
119Dot to Dot
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f5+ 4
120Fone Callf6B **1
121Pocket Pickingf6C **6
122Happy Slapping SS
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f7A 5
123Happy Slappingf6A 6
124Happy Slapping RH
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f6C 1
125Surfing on a Rock
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f5+ 5
126Tanned Gents
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f5 5
127Crush n Burn
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f5+ 4
128Pasty Face
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f5 5
129O Zone
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f5+ 7
130Factor 30
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f7A 4
131Factor 15
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f6B 8
132Factor 8
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f6B 1
133Cal's Wall
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f6A  
134Tyres on Fire
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f6A  
135Heathen
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f6A  
136Imagination
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f7A+  
137Blazing Beat
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f6C  
138Dregs
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f4 1

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