Peel crag

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

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.

Access notes
The crag is next to Steel Rigg car park on the Roman Wall at twice Brewed.
Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

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

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGrade
1Phoebus MaximusHVS 5b 11
2Route OneVD 239
3Clear As CrystalVS 5a 13
4Ribstone CrackVD 80
5Crackstone RibD 55
6Layback ButtressVD 126
7JackdawD 100
8SuicideS 17
9MeridianS 11
10Twin CracksVS 5a *150
11Whinstone CowboyE1 5b 7
12ScratchHVS 5a 12
13ExasperationS 27
14SunsetS 4a ***587
15Sunset DirectHVS 5a *84
16Rainy DayMVS 4c 6
17Chockstone ChimneyD *150
18Easy StreetMVS 4c 35
19GrogS 42
20Hanging CrackS 8
21OdysseusS 53
22UlyssesVD *236
23Easy CrackVD 39
24Swing UpHS 4b 7
25C'est La VieE3 6a  
26Overhanging CrackVS 4c ***251
27Albert's WallE1 5a *19
28ApolloMS 21
29Blasphemy WallHVS 5a *100
30Shadow WallVD 2
31Red WallVS 4c 5
32Red ChimneyVD 16
33JesterVS 5a *50
34MyxomatosisS 11
35SacrificeE3 6a * 
36Ace of SpadesHVS 5a *31
37RitualE4 6a **7
38Green LineE1 5b *23
39Zig ZagVD 7
40Green ChimneyS 2
41Certificate XE1 5a **48
42TrilogyE2 5b *5
43Parental GuidanceE2 5c *6
44Rock Island LIneE1 5b ***108
45The IntruderE2 5c *1
46TrinityS 5
47GroovesHS 4a **98
48Tiger's ChimneyVD *58
49Tiger's OverhangVS 4c **185
50Kamikaze Sex PilotE2 5c *4
51The Left EdgeVD 6
52Peel Crag Central GirdleVS 4c  
53ConsternationVS 4c 1
54CaesarS 1
55Tiger's HangoverVS 4c 6
56Verdant GrooveMVS 4b 2
57LocomotionE2 5c *1
58FlamingoVD 6
59DenizenVS 4c  
60VindicationVS 4c 2
61TanyaVS 4c  
62CynicS 2
63BookwormVD 3
64Fissure-La-BootVS 4c 2
65PanoramaVD 3
66Caution CornerMS 1
67AdolphusVS 5a 2
68College GirlVD 5
69Hepple WallVD 3
70PerseveranceVS 4c 2
71The CornerVS 4c  
72KurtVS 4c 1
73John PeelS 3
74A.S.B.VS 4c 1
75DiceHS 4b 1
76TrogMVS 4b 1
77TritonVD 2
78Grim WallMVS 4b 1
79NimbusD 2
80Prow Buttress Route IS  
81Prow Buttress Route IIVS 4c  
82MorticianE1 5c * 
83HammerVD 2
84CapitanE1 5b *1
86MacS 2
87SickleD 2
88AutobahnVD 2
89SiestaD 2
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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