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Corby's Crag

Northumberland, ENGLAND

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.

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

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
2Problem 5V1 5b 10
3Top Traversef5 6
5Mr JonesD 172
6Little XVS 5a 85
7Little X DirectVS 5b 9
8Two Tree ChimneyD 22
9Bloody SundayVS 5a 48
10RejectE1 5b 38
11L.P.VS 4c 90
12Nut's WallVS 4c 181
13MisrepresentationMVS 4c **217
14BluebirdE3 6a *3
15Reject (Problem)f5 6
16Bloody Sunday (Problem)f5 5
17Eliminatef4+ 10
18Far South Buttress Traversef5 4
20Chicken RunVS 4c 75
21PredictionVS 5a 29
22Kirbys CrackMVS 4a **4
23TemptationHVS 5a *129
24OverunderHS 4b 220
25Overunder VariationVS 5a 29
26First OpportunityMS 232
27Scotsman's WayVS 4c 128
28Watering CanVS 4c 19
29The PlonkaS ***484
30CrossoverS 71
31WonderlandS 54
32Gibbon's GambolE2 5c *30
33Ken's CaperHVS 4c 50
34Tiger FeetE1 5a **123
35Sunshine Superman Traversef5 4
37Crab WalkD 17
38Crab Walk VariationD 5b 3
39Sunshine SupermanHVS 5a ***164
40CorbeauE1 5a *37
41Hole in OneMVS 4c *78
42BogeymanVS 5a *30
44Dog RoughS 87
46Cake WalkD 27
47MisunderstandingMS 61
48Black WallVS 4c *81
 Climb nameGradex
49Easy RiderS 42
50ComboHS 4b 11
51AudacityHVS 5a ***211
52Man FridayVS 4c 25
53RanadonE2 5b ***60
54CrewMVS 4c 3
55SowHS 4b 4
57Right Wallf4+ 3
58Broken Flakef4 4
59Nose Directf5 1
60Buttress Six Route 15f5 1
61Ironstone Edge *f6A+ 1
62Fools Rush In *f6B 1
63The Overhang *f4+ 12
64Fingertip Flake *f6B ***7
65Birdie *HVS 5a 6
66Boulder, Crack and Slab *VD 7
67Plumbline *VS 4c 15
68South Buttress Traverse *f4+ 1
69Problem 28 (Small Buttress) *f4 6
70Problem 32 (Small Buttress) *f4 3
71Problem 36 (Carved Steps Buttress) *f5+ 4
72Problem 37 (Carved Steps Buttress) *f5 2
73Problem 7 (Buttress Three) *f4+ 1
74Problem 20 (Buttress Seven) *f4+ 1
75Problem 22 (Buttress Seven) *f4 1
76Problem 23 (Buttress Seven) *f4+ 2
77Amorous Antics *E3 6b 1
78Beneath the Tree (variation) *f5 2
79Short overhang *f5+ 4
80Short wall *f4+ 3
81Behind the boulder *f4+ 3
82Beneath the Tree *f5+ 8
83First Problem *f6A 11
84Missed Opportunity *HVS 5b 5
85Friday's Child *E3 5c **3
86False Impression *VS 4b 2
87Problem 30 (Small Buttress) *f4+ 3
88Problem 31 (Small Buttress) *f5 1
89Scoop Centre *f4+ 2
90Central Crack *f4 1
91Gibbons Gamble Traverse *f5 3
92Point Blank *E3 6a 2
93Snoukry's Traverse *HVS 5a  
94Bake when ready *D **1
95The Pillar *f6C 1
* 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