Howlerhirst Crag

Climbs 19 – Rocktype Sandstone (hard) – Altitude 210m a.s.l – Faces W

Crag features
A fine, small, sunny crag, with a few good single pitch routes, mostly around E2-ish or E6-ish!

Approach notes
From Bellingham take the westerly minor road just after the bridge and opposite the cemetary. Follow this for 3 miles and turn up to High Cairpeth farm. Park on the verge just before the farm and ask permission from the friendly owner. Take the good track towards the cottage but branch off partway aiming for a gate on the skyline. Go through this and follow a vague track leftwards around the minor rocks, then after a few hundred yards branch right to the crag itself.

Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

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

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
1BuggyVD 2
2BogeyVD 3
3Short WallVS 2
4Howlerhirst ChimneyS *1
5Harris TweedVS 5a 6
6Devils Soul MateE6 6b ** 
7Guardian AngelE5 6a ***5
8Where Angels Fear to TreadE6 6b ***2
9Overlapping CornerHVS 5a *2
10AutumnE1 5b 1
11Crazy DiamondE4 5c 1
12Shine OnE3 5c **2
13Mad March HareE1 5b *3
14July FateE3 5c 1
15With TeethE3 5c ** 
16April FoolE2 5b **2
17Howlerhirst CrackHVS 5a *4
18The Bleating of the LambsS 7
19Endangered SpeciesHVS 5b 1
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April Fool is E1 5b. Shine On, Mad March Hare and Harris Tweed probably worth an extra star.
Fiend - 04/Oct/11