Crag Lough Northumberland, ENGLAND
Climbs 100 – Rocktype Dolerite – Altitude 260m a.s.l – Faces N
Shed loads of fine single pitch routes in the Diff - VS range with good protection and rock. Very suitable for beginners. Useless in the wet, and its north facing aspect can make it very cold.
The access notes on the BMC website are currently a waste of time - they just say that there may or may not be a peregrine nesting and you should avoid it if there is. Not much use in deciding whether to visit in the first place! For the record, there is currently (20/6/10) a nest just left of Main Wall.
The peregrine usually nests in the vicinity of Main Wall. It'll soon make itself known if you get too close - the rest of the crag is OK to climb on.
Along the Roman Wall from Steel Rigg carpark at Twice Brewed. You can see the crag above the lough from the car park.
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Northern England (2008), Northumberland Climbing Guide (2004),
Out of print: Northumberland (1989)
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Lots of great lines (especially in the easier grades)but some of the harder routes are, despite the 2012 clean-up noted below, pretty dirty/lichenous.|
frazoir - 02/Jul/13
There will be a clean-up of the crag (removal of excess vegetation) in September 15th 2012
More details here: http://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/t.php?t=514066
The Mole - 13/Aug/12
Appears to be a variety of birds nesting in a variety of places (some not easily know until mid climb). Also appears to be some damaged nests (such as on Pinnacle Face), please be obserant of birds nesting and very careful when climbing .
josephgrimwade - 23/Apr/11
Lots of excellent VS, HVS and E1's and don't be put off by appearances e.g. Wooden Tops E15b - looks nothing but is great fun. Did my very first E1 here: Whinstone Churchill [July 1987]; in the next edition of the Guidebook it had been elevated to E2, sports a very committing & poorly protected move left at half height but is immensely satisfying, once done!
allmag - 16/Aug/07