Climbs 92
Rocktype Dolerite
Altitude 260m a.s.l
Faces N

Tigers overhang © odox

Crag features

Overgrown at the eastern end, but the routes there are worth cleaning and doing.

A good beginners crag with some very fine lines.

Aug 2016: There's been a number of accidents at this crag recently due to loose rocks. If you indent to visit here please be extra vigilant.

Approach notes

The crag is next to Steel Rigg car park on the Roman Wall at twice Brewed.

Access Advice

The crag is not mapped as open country under CRoW, something that may surprise anyone who has climbed there. It is, however, in the ownership of the National Trust and access made available by them. BMC is taking up the CRoW mapping issue with Natural England.

A recent rockfall from Chockstone Chimney has left the route in a dangerous state. Climbers are advised to avoid this route due to unavoidable areas of loose rock.

Guidebooks

Northern England

The book is a selected route and crag guide although it still manages to pack over 2350 routes between its covers, spread across 44 crags. The main focus is on routes of all grades from Moderate to E9, but the best bouldering is also described.
More info
More Guidebooks:
Northumberland Climbing Guide (2004)

Out of print:
Visited Peel yesterday and found fresh looking rock debris around the bottom of Sunset - turns out the top block of Sunset Direct has come down. Hope no-one was on it at the time, would have been nasty :-(
sarah hawker - 30/May/16
Impossible to climb when wet, doesn't get any more slippery than this!
martinph78 - 03/Nov/12
WARNING: there is a very loose stack of blocks on Red Chimney/Jester. They are located on the right hand side 2/3 height of Jester or left hand side 2/3 height of Red Chimeny (i believe red chimney actual climbs up them). please be cautions of yourself, your second and other climbers when in this area.
josephgrimwade - 23/Apr/11
Pulled over the top of the crag once to find a USAF A10 Tankbuster coming straight at me [luckily most routes have 'bombproof' gear!]. Don't retire from climbing until you have done Rock Island Line E15b - some very satisfying moves [if you like jamming].
allmag - 16/Aug/07
Some kids threw rocks from the wall, the first missed me because I managed to duck just in time. Some big holes in the wall right of Overhanging Crack, and I wouldn't like to climb there until the wall is made safe.
Tommy Alsop - 18/Jun/07
Tigers overhang is a giveaway at VS and excellent fun. Don't let the 'big move' put you off. The protection is 100% (look for the V shaped cracks in the roof - they take a wide range of gear in excellent, well seated positions) and go for a big jug for the right hand! First time I did it I lost both feet and still cruised it!
John MacDonald - 24/Mar/05
A lovely place to spend a summer's evening... try Sunset (MS) Overhanging Crack (MVS) and Tiger's Overhang (VS 4c) the pub's only 5 minutes away as well!
Ken MacMillan - 17/Jan/04
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1Phoebus Maximus
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HVS 5b 11
2Route One
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VD 316
3Clear As Crystal
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VS 5a 16
4Ribstone Crack
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VD 95
5Crackstone Rib
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D 64
6Layback ButtressVD 145
7JackdawD 114
8Suicide
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S 17
9Meridian
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S 15
10Twin CracksVS 5a *180
11Whinstone Cowboy
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E1 5b 11
12Scratch
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HVS 5a 14
13Exasperation
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S 30
14SunsetS 4a ***747
15Sunset DirectHVS 5a *91
16Rainy Day
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MVS 4c 6
17Chockstone ChimneyD *177
18Easy Street
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MVS 4c 36
19Grog
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S 49
20Hanging Crack
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S 9
21Odysseus
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S 64
22UlyssesVD *283
23Easy Crack
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VD 41
24Swing Up
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HS 4b 9
25C'est La Vie
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E3 6a  
26Overhanging CrackVS 4c ***331
27Albert's WallE1 5a *31
28Apollo
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MS 25
29Blasphemy WallHVS 5a *127
30Shadow Wall
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VD 2
31Red Wall
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VS 4c 5
32Red ChimneyVD 18
33JesterVS 5a *56
34Myxomatosis
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S 12
35SacrificeE3 6a *1
36Ace of SpadesHVS 5a *49
37RitualE4 6a **10
38Green LineE1 5b *36
39Zig Zag
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VD 7
40Green Chimney
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S 2
41Certificate XE1 5a **66
42TrilogyE2 5b *13
43Parental GuidanceE2 5c *6
44Rock Island LIneE1 5b ***149
45The IntruderE2 5c *1
46Trinity
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S 7
47GroovesHS 4a **132
48Tiger's ChimneyVD *69
49Tiger's OverhangVS 4c **250
50Kamikaze Sex PilotE2 5c *7
51The Left Edge
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VD 6
52Peel Crag Central Girdle
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VS 4c  
53Consternation
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VS 4c 1
54Caesar
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S 1
55Tiger's Hangover
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VS 4c 9
56Verdant Groove
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MVS 4b 2
57Locomotion
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E2 5c *1
58Flamingo
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VD 6
59Denizen
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VS 4c  
60Vindication
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VS 4c 2
61Tanya
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VS 4c  
62Cynic
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S 3
63Bookworm
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VD 3
64Fissure-La-Boot
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VS 4c 2
65Panorama
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VD 3
66Caution Corner
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MS 1
67Adolphus
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VS 5a 2
68College Girl
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VD 5
69Hepple Wall
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VD 3
70Perseverance
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VS 4c 2
71The Corner
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VS 4c  
72Kurt
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VS 4c 1
73John Peel
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S 4
74A.S.B.
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VS 4c 1
75Dice
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HS 4b 1
76Trog
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MVS 4b 1
77Triton
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VD 2
78Grim Wall
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MVS 4b 3
79Nimbus
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D 2
80Prow Buttress Route I
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S  
81Prow Buttress Route II
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VS 4c  
82Mortician
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E1 5c *2
83Hammer
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VD 2
84Capitan
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E1 5b *2
85Practitioner
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MS  
86Mac
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S 2
87Sickle
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D 2
88Autobahn
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VD 2
89Siesta
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D 2
90Shake
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VD  

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