East Woodburn

Climbs 35 – Rocktype Sandstone (hard) – Altitude 250m a.s.l – Faces SW

Crag features
Single pitch routes. 1 E2, 6 E1, 2 HVS

Access notes
Take the minor road out of East Woodburn and turn right along a gated track at the bend in the road. The road passes under the crag.
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
1Old Ash CrackD 103
2A Fox for PresidentHVS 5a 7
3Woodburn WallE1 5b **141
4Woodburn Wall (Direct Finish)E2 5c *24
5Oliver went a Huntin'E2 5c **30
6Ridsdale WallE1 5b **106
7The ArbitratorE1 5b 29
8FoxeyVS 4c 122
9Papa LazarooE3 5c 3
10AutoeroticE2 5c 1
11AutobahnE2 5c *10
12Green SlabVD *152
13The AreteHS 4b *199
14Green WallHVS 5b *140
15Patties RouteVS 5a 117
16Hairy CrackVD *11
17Flying ScotHVS 5a 39
18Capstone WallE1 5b *92
19Death WishE1 5b *28
20The Pandemonium CarnivalE1 5b 11
21Capstone DirectE1 5c *71
22Capstone TraverseS 4a 59
23Overhanging HeaveS 4c 43
24StiltonVD 106
25Cheese WedgeS 4a 74
26jugged airVD 3
27gordon bennettMVS 4c 2
28spent forceHVS 5b 1
29ribsdale wallE1 5b **5
30Central Butress *M v.diff 2
31Pedestal and Crack Climb *S  
32Gordon Bennett - RH variation *MVS 4b  
33Chimney and Roof Climb *VD  
34Heave Ho! *VS 4c  
35Back, Sack and Crack *VS 4c 1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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The belay stakes set a fairway back never seem to get a mention - no even in the guidebooks. Used the one for routes between Old Ash Crack and Patties Route. Think there may be others, but they are far back. Cracking crag btw.
MJAngry - 13/Feb/15
Although short the routes pack in a punch and are mostly well protected. Came here instead of the usual Wanneys and was not disappointed, a good day was had.
petegunn - 20/Jul/12
"Although probably not worth the travel for experienced climbers." ...Except for the six E1s and two E2s of course! It's a great afternoon or evening out for E1/E2 teams.
Si Litchfield - 08/Nov/05
I have been looking for some crags not to severe for my girlfriend to start off with and found a lovely little route here. Old ash crack is a 9m climb that is perfect for the beginner, text book placements and a nice solid confidence booster for anyone starting off. It also had some great Mid range climbs I realy enjoyed getting my tips onto myself. Although probably not worth the travel for experienced climbers.
Marts - 12/Jul/05