Corby's Crag

Climbs 88 – 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)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
  Climb nameGrade
 TOP BOULDER 
2Problem 5V1 5b
3Top Traversef5
 FAR SOUTH BUTTRESS 
5Mr JonesD
6Little XVS 5a
7Little X DirectVS 5b
8Two Tree ChimneyD
9Bloody SundayVS 5a
10RejectE1 5b
11L.P.VS 4c
12Nut's WallVS 4c
13MisrepresentationMVS 4c **
14BluebirdE3 6a *
15Reject (Problem)f5
16Bloody Sunday (Problem)f5
17Eliminatef4+
18Far South Buttress Traversef5
 SOUTH BUTTRESS 
20Chicken RunVS 4c
21PredictionVS 5a
22Kirbys CrackMVS 4a **
23TemptationHVS 5a *
24OverunderHS 4b
25Overunder VariationVS 5a
26First OpportunityMS
27Scotsman's WayVS 4c
28Watering CanVS 4c
29The PlonkaS ***
30CrossoverS
31WonderlandS
32Gibbon's GambolE2 5c *
33Ken's CaperHVS 4c
34Tiger FeetE1 5a **
35Sunshine Superman Traversef5
 UPPER MIDDLE SECTION 
37Crab WalkD
38Crab Walk VariationD 5b
39Sunshine SupermanHVS 5a ***
40CorbeauE1 5a *
41Hole in OneMVS 4c *
42BogeymanVS 5a *
 LOWER MIDDLE SECTION 
44Dog RoughS
 NORTH BUTTRESS 
46Cake WalkD
47MisunderstandingMS
48Black WallVS 4c *
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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USER FEEDBACKLogin as Existing User to add your comments
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
Do you have more up to date information?

These details were last updated on 22/May/2006

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