Corby's Crag

Climbs 89 – Rocktype Sandstone (soft) – Altitude 184m a.s.l – Faces W

Crag features
Most routes are S to HVS. This crag, because of its proximity to the car park gets far too much traffic and is being seriously damaged, particularly by large groups. [John Earl]

Some great middle grade single and (a few) double pitch climbs. Wet in winter, and sometimes slow to dry; fine and well worthwhile in summer. The more popular routes are normally quite clean; others can be quite dusty with sediment from the water run-off. Route of the Crag: Audacity - 15m, HVS, 5a (but often dusty). [Simon Smith]

Access notes
Please don't! [John Earl] But if you do..

3 miles west of Alnwick, on the B6341, and 3 miles east of the A697. Travelling E, you'll see the crags from the road. Travelling W, look for the second largish lay-by of the right side of the road, about 300 yards after a ninety degree left turn. There are a number of crags; the main ones are below the level of the road, completely hidden from view, but all of twenty yards from the road. BTW, you get one of the best views in Northumberland from the crags, over the Vale of Whittingham, an ancient floodplain, with Cheviot in the distance. [Simon Smith]
Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

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

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
 TOP BOULDER  
2Problem 5V1 5b 10
3Top Traversef5 8
 FAR SOUTH BUTTRESS  
5Mr JonesD 187
6Little XVS 5a *92
7Little X DirectVS 5b 10
8Two Tree ChimneyD 26
9Bloody SundayVS 5a *50
10RejectE1 5b 40
11L.P.VS 4c *96
12Nut's WallVS 4c **202
13MisrepresentationVS 4c **228
14BluebirdE3 6a *4
15Reject (Problem)f5 8
16Bloody Sunday (Problem)f5 8
17Eliminatef4+ 12
18Far South Buttress Traversef5 4
 SOUTH BUTTRESS  
20Chicken RunVS 4c *81
21PredictionVS 5a 30
22Kirbys CrackMVS 4a **4
23TemptationVS 5a *146
24OverunderHS 4b *235
25Overunder VariationVS 5a 32
26First OpportunityS 4b *248
27Scotsman's WayVS 4c *135
28Watering CanVS 4c 20
29The PlonkaS 4a **513
30CrossoverS 4a *84
31WonderlandS 4a 61
32Gibbon's GambolE2 5c *33
33Ken's CaperHVS 4c *57
34Tiger FeetE1 5a **139
35Sunshine Superman Traversef5 7
 UPPER MIDDLE SECTION  
37Crab WalkD 20
38Crab Walk VariationD 5b 3
39Sunshine SupermanHVS 5a ***185
40CorbeauE1 5a *44
41Hole in OneVS 4c *79
42BogeymanVS 5a *33
 LOWER MIDDLE SECTION  
44Dog RoughS 91
 NORTH BUTTRESS  
46Cake WalkD 29
47MisunderstandingS 4a *67
48Black WallHVS 5a *92
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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Not as bad a crag as the locals would have you believe. The rock on the Sunshine Superman section of the crag is some of the best quality sandstone in the county. Nice evening crag with a lovely view, not perfect though.
hobblingfool - 22/Sep/12
Nice little crag easy access with the parking right above it, Great views from top, some climbs graded on the soft side, but good venue
Geds - 20/Oct/11
Good days climbing to be had, Parking roadside could be dodgy due to angle facing upwards when parking and nice not to hear cars roaring passed. Dries out very quickly
ronaldo45 - 17/Aug/10