Ravensheugh Crag

Climbs 150 – Rocktype Sandstone (hard) – Altitude 390m a.s.l – Faces N

Crag features
A superb crag on top quality sandstone. It suffers from insufficient traffic, presumably because of its' exposed position and the length of the walk in. Lots of hard stuff to go at.

Access notes
Best approached by Mountain Bike. Park in the forestry commission car park between Lordenshaw and Great Tosson. Follow the forestry roads west to beneath Simonside. A track leads off West to a stile. The crag is 100 mtrs away.
Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

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

Climbs at this crag

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  Climb nameGrade
 PARALLEL CRACKS WALL 
2Low Level Traversef6B
3Extended Traversef7A
4Easy CaveM
5Stomach TraversesD
6AmandaHVS 5b
7Incidentf5
8Rubberneckf5+
9Dark Passagef6B
10On Edgef6A
11Left Parallel CrackVD
12The Wallf5+
13Central Parallel CrackVD
14Smooth Wallf5
15Limbof6A
16Arete-shunf6A
17Right Parallel CrackVD
18Little Idif6A
19Big Daddyf6C
20Aminf5+
 EAST BUTTRESS 
22Pete's PloyE2 5b *
23PlumblineE5 6a ***
24The Judas HoleE5 6a **
25Pendulum DirectVS 4c **
26PendulumVS 4c ***
27Hanging ChimneyS 4b *
28Billy BiscuitE5 6a ***
29Lapse of ReasonE5 6a *
30Easter GroovesE2 5b *
31Ginger SnapHVS 5b
32Easter BunnyHVS 4c
 FIRST PINNACLE 
34Verbal AbuseE2 5c
35Lupino Lanef8A
36Baluster CrackHVS 5b ***
37Baluster Crack Variation FinishHVS 5b
38The SandriderE3 5c ***
39CastawayE6 6a **
40The Trouser LegsE2 5c ***
41The Trouser Legs Direct StartE2 5c
42Brown TrousersE2 5c
43AgapeE6 6a
44Easter CrackVD
45E StarHVS 5a
46Platform RouteVD
47Tea Break WallMVS
48Coffee TimeMVS 4b
49First Pinnacle TraverseE2 5c
 INTERMEDIATE BUTTRESS 
51Lazy AfternoonE2 5b
52FelixVS 5a
53PussyfootVS 5a
54CatwalkVD
55Index Breakerf6A+
56Octopusf6C *
57Reiverf7B+ ***
58Smarty PantsE2 5c **
59Half Minute CrackVS 5a **
60Chasing SheepE3 6b
61One Boot CrackVS 5a *
62BackdoorM
 SECOND PINNACLE 
64LaybackVD
65The NarkVS 4c
66Dawes' RouteE5 6c *
67The SquealerE2 5c
68Scoop CrackHS 4b
69Cat's WhiskersHVS 5b *
70East WallS 4a
71Sunny SundayE2 5c
72Crocodile AreteE7 6c ***
73Ivan Dobskyf8A+ ***
74Old Man RiverE4 6b *
75Honeymoon CrackE3 6b ***
76Trial SeperationE4 6b **
77Rock and Rolll StarE5 6a *
78Candle in the WindE3 5c ***
79Gates of EdenE2 5c **
80Paradise LostE5 6b **
81Borstal BoyE1 5b
82The CrescentS 4b *
83Crescent WallVS 4b **
84Wide Eyed and LeglessE4 5c *
 WEST BUTTRESS 
86Cave CrackVS 4c
87First Among EqualsE6 6b ***
88Ravensheugh CrackHVS 5a ***
89Check out Me Tyresf8A
90Check Out Me Pipesf7C+ **
91Childhood's EndE4 6a ***
92Wild West ShowHVS 5a ***
93RedskinE3 5b *
94Hang em' HighE5 6a *
95Sitting BullE3 5b
96BuckskinVS 4c **
97Moccasin SlabHVS 5a *
 BONNEVILLE AND BEYOND 
99Bonnevillef7A+
100Penfoldf7B+
101T.CE3 5c
102MoleS 4a *
103Just ArrestedE2 5b
104Just Icef6B
105On the Aretef4
106Out of the Gullyf4
107Out On The Wall GullyD
108OverpoweredE5 6c
109Overpowered (start only)f7A
110Underpoweredf7A *
111Pink LaneE1 5b *
112Facing FactsE2 5c
113Little LearnerVS 5a **
114Bede CrackS 4a
115GreaseE4 6a *
116Grease DirectE4 6b
117MimicE3 5c
118St Cuthbert's CrackVS 5a *
119The Duergarf7A+
120Slab CornerVD
121Zig Zag Slab Route 1S
122Zig Zag Slab Route 2S
 CAPSTAN ROCK 
124Capstan Full StrengthE2 5c
125Capstan CrackVS
126Funeral for a FriendE4 6a
127The ConvictE2 5b
 HEATHER SLAB 
129Heather SlabM
130The One That Got AwayVS 5a
 PLUMBER BUTTRESS 
132Green GullyD
133Steeple CrackVS 5a
134The ApprenticeE4 6b *
135Debbie McGeef7A+
136The Magicianf8A **
137The Plumberf7B *
138The SewerS
139Soil Stack CrackVS 5a *
140BadgerS
 TRIDENT BUTTRESS 
142NeptuneVS 5a
143Trident ChimneyVD
 FAR WEST BUTTRESS 
145FutilityVS 4c *
 THE BOULDERS 
147Traversef6C
148Right Aretef5+
149Smooth Slabf5+
150Heptagon Boulder Traversef6B
151Split Block Traversef6C
152Featherweights Flakef6C
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Great sunny day out, I will be back. The lichen was dry today, but produced slippery ball bearings under hands and feet - needs more traffic (or bring a soft brush). We cleaned most of the starred VSes on lead, so they should be better for the rest of 2009 at least.
jonny taylor - 12/Sep/09
A very attractive crag in a very attractive location (a `long' walk-in is no excuse!). However, I found the grading extremely stiff.
stuaart - 21/Jun/09
Why have some of the routes on here been given boulder problem grades when they are 8/9m high??
Ben Gilbert - 15/Apr/09
Needs and deserves a lot more attention. Some of the best and most impressive lines in Northumberland, probably the most classics per crag in the county, and all in a stunning location. Even the walk isn't too bad. BUT the condition of many of the routes is poor and the lichen soaks up any moisture in the air. It REALLY needs some dedicated locals to go up regularly and give it a good scrub as well as climbing - should this really be left to outsiders who will might have driven 3+ hours?? I think not. Come on people, climb and clean up here, otherwise it's a waste of a superb crag.
Fiend - 09/Sep/08
Well worth the walk, but all fairly green and lichenous after the recent damp weather. Probably better later in the summer after a dry spell.
ed woods - 25/Jun/07