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
2Route OneVD
3Clear As CrystalVS 5a
4Ribstone CrackVD
5Crackstone RibD
6Layback ButtressVD
10Twin CracksVS 5a *
11Whinstone CowboyE1 5b
12ScratchHVS 5a
14SunsetMS ***
15Sunset DirectVS 5a *
16Rainy DayMVS 4c
17Chockstone ChimneyD *
18Easy StreetMVS 4c
20Hanging CrackS
22UlyssesVD *
23Easy CrackVD
24Swing UpHS 4b
25C'est La VieE3 6a
26Overhanging CrackMVS 4c ***
27Albert's WallE1 5a *
29Blasphemy WallHVS 5a *
30Shadow WallVD
31Red WallVS 4c
32Red ChimneyVD
33JesterVS 5a *
35SacrificeE3 6a
36Ace of SpadesHVS 5a *
37RitualE4 6a **
38Green LineE1 5b *
39Zig ZagVD
40Green ChimneyS
41Certificate XE1 5a **
42TrilogyE2 5b *
43Parental GuidanceE2 5c *
44Rock Island LIneE1 5b ***
45The IntruderE2 5c *
47GroovesS 4b **
48Tiger's ChimneyVD
49Tiger's OverhangVS 4c **
50Kamikaze Sex PilotE2 5c *
51The Left EdgeVD
52Peel Crag Central GirdleVS 4c
53ConsternationVS 4c
55Tiger's HangoverVS 4c
56Verdant GrooveMVS 4b
57LocomotionE2 5c *
59DenizenVS 4c
60VindicationVS 4c
61TanyaVS 4c
64Fissure-La-BootVS 4c
66Caution CornerMS
67AdolphusVS 5a
68College GirlVD
69Hepple WallVD
70PerseveranceVS 4c
71The CornerVS 4c
72KurtVS 4c
73John PeelS
74A.S.B.VS 4c
75DiceHS 4b
76TrogMVS 4b
78Grim WallMVS 4b
80Prow Buttress Route IS
81Prow Buttress Route IIVS 4c
82MorticianE1 5c *
84CapitanE1 5b *
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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