Corby's Crag

Climbs 91 – 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]

Approach 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.

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

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
2Problem 5V1 5b 11
3Top Traversef5 8
5Mr JonesD 191
6Little XVS 5a *93
7Little X DirectVS 5b 10
8Two Tree ChimneyD 27
9Bloody SundayVS 5a *52
10RejectE1 5b 40
11L.P.VS 4c *100
12Nut's WallVS 4c **207
13MisrepresentationVS 4c **231
14BluebirdE3 6a *4
15Reject (Problem)f5 8
16Bloody Sunday (Problem)f5 8
17Eliminatef4+ 12
18Far South Buttress Traversef5 4
20Chicken RunVS 4c *88
21PredictionVS 5a 32
22Kirbys CrackMVS 4a **4
23TemptationVS 5a *147
24OverunderHS 4b *240
25Overunder VariationVS 5a 33
26First OpportunityS 4b *253
27Scotsman's WayVS 4c *139
28Watering CanVS 4c 22
29The PlonkaS 4a **527
30CrossoverS 4a *87
31WonderlandS 4a 62
32Gibbon's GambolE2 5c *34
33Ken's CaperHVS 4c *59
34Tiger FeetE1 5a **141
35Sunshine Superman Traversef5 7
37Crab WalkD 21
38Crab Walk VariationD 5b 4
39Sunshine SupermanHVS 5a ***186
40CorbeauE1 5a *44
41Hole in OneVS 4c *80
42BogeymanVS 5a *34
44Dog RoughS 94
46Cake WalkD 32
47MisunderstandingS 4a *74
48Black WallHVS 5a *93
49Easy RiderS 4a 49
* 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