Rothley Crag

Climbs 219 – Rocktype Gritstone – Altitude 235m a.s.l – Faces W

Crag features
A superb bouldering location. The routes, other than Rothley Crack, are poorly protected (if at all).

Access notes
On the Scots Gap - Rothbury road, about 2km north of Scots Gap. the road passes the crag. Park either at the small layby at the southern end of the crag or in the large layby at the crossroads further north. DO NOT park on the roadside by the crag.
Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

Guidebooks
Northumberland Bouldering Guide (2008), Northumberland Climbing Guide (2004), Northumberland Bouldering (2000),
Out of print: Northumberland (1989)

Climbs at this crag

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  Climb nameGrade
 TWILIGHT BOULDERS 
2The Crimperf6A
3Suitable for Vegetariansf6B
 UPPER BOULDER 
5Twilight Boulder Topf5
6Twilight Boulder Breakf5+
 PEAR DROP 
8Pear Drop Overf6A
9Pear Drop Underf4+
 THE ROOF 
11Roof Crackf6A
12Roof Variantf6A
13Roof Highballf6A
14Roof Sidewallf6A
 SMALL BLOCK 
16Warm Upf4+
 SPLIT LIPS BLOCK 
18Cave Problemf5+
19Tornf5
20Lips Traversef6B
21Split Lipsf6A
 BORN ON THE TYNE BLOCK 
23Tyne Block Problem 16f5
24Tyne Block Problem 17f5+
25Born on the Tynef7A
26Tyne Block Problem 19VB
27Tyne Block Problem 20f5
28Yorkshire 6Af5+
 YORKSHIRE 8A BLOCK 
30Yorkshire 8Af7A ***
31Yorkshire 8A+f7A+
32Yorkshire Rooff6B
33Yorkshire Groovef6A
34In The Cornerf7A
35Northern Bunsf5
36Highland Rollsf5+
 UPPER BLOCKS 
38Golden Daysf6A
39Last Raysf6A
40Scooped Wallf6A
41Andrew's Aretef6B
42Another Aretef6A
43Zig Zagf6A
 THE FACE 
45Stone Facedf4
46Carved in Stonef4
47The Gazef4
 THE FAINT CREASE 
49The Faint Creasef5+
50Faint Crease Aretef4
51Mantel Starterf4
 THE RISING 
53The Risingf5+
 THE NOSE 
55The Nubianf7A
56Offactory Epitheliumf4+
 THE SOUTH WALL 
58Southern Crossf6A
59Southern Softief5+
60South Sea Bubblef6A
61Cruxf5+
 ARCH BOULDER 
63Arch Boulderf6A
 FLAT PAN BOULDER 
65Flat Pan Traversef6B
66Flat Pan Roof LHf6B
67Flat Pan Roof RHf6A
 ARETES AREA 
69Amphetaminef6B
70Sloper Traversef6B
71Locomotive Breathf6B
72Hanging Aretef6A
73Hanging Arete Variationf4
74Sitting Aretef6C+
75Faint Edgef6B
76Faint Edge Sit Startf6B+
77The Groovef4
78The Rounded Aretef6A
79Thin Edge Wallf6A
80Stepped Wallf5+
81The Short Wallf5+
82Steady Eddief6A
83Low Level Traversef6C
 WARM-UP WALL 
85Warm Up Wall Traversef5+
86Warm Up!f6B
 POCKETS WALL 
88Pocket's Wallf6A
89The Crackf4
90The Crack SSf4+
91Reclaimedf7A
92Disclaimerf7A+
93South Wallf5+
94Slopers Traversef5+
95More Sloper Actionf6A
96Pockets Wall Traversef6A
 MAIN CRAG 
98East Wall Traversef6A
99Shades of GreenVS 4b
100After the BlastE1 5c
101SyzygyE6 6b **
102Water TortureE5 6a
103VolanteE7 6b
104Master Blaster ArêteE7 6c **
105Master BlasterE5 6a **
106Actioning NothingE5 6b **
107MasterstrokeE4 6b
108MasterclassE7 6c ***
109The Taste of Someone ElseE6 6b *
110Rothley CrackVS 5a ***
111Muscular EruptionE3 5c *
112The CattleburnersE4 6a
113DogburnerE4 5c *
114DeerkillerE3 5b
115The FortE2 5b
116Walton's WallVS 5a *
117SpiritVS 4c
118Low Spiritf6A
119For Your Eyes OnlyVS 4c
120AB's Problemf7A
121Long Reachf6C+
122SallyS
123Viper CrackE2 6a
124Longland's TraverseVS 4c
 NOEL'S BLOCK 
126The Inspectorf5+
127Noel's Aretef6B
128Nailsf6A
 A&A'S BOULDER 
130A&A Traversef6A
131A&A Boulder Variationf6B
 DOOM AND GLOOM AREA 
133Gloomf7A
134Into the Lightf6A
135Doomf6A
136Out of the Darkf5
137Death or Gloryf6B
138Problem 16f4+
139Problem 17f4+
140Problem 18f5
 THE LOWER BUTTRESS 
142Brave Facef5+
143Victim of Despairf4+
144Early Daysf4+
145The Right Sidef4+
146Lower Buttress Traversef5
 TRIPLE BUTTRESS AREA 
148Dwarf's Delightf5+
149Hands Freef4+
150The Beehivef5+
151Triple Buttressf6A **
152Triple Buttress 2f4+
153Triple Buttress 3f5
154Troys Mantelf6A
155Burning Hotf6B
156Slow Burnf6A
157Ray Traversef6C
 THE BLACK HOLE 
159Frozen Starf5+
160Oblivionf6A
161Escape Velocityf5
162The Black Holef6B
 JOHN'S WALL 
164The Missing Linkf6A+
165Variation Finish Onef6B
166Variation Finish Twof6B
167Up Pocketsf6A
168No Pocketsf6A
169Well Hard Problemf7A+
 NO MANS LAND 
171Workie Ticketf6C
172Out of Workf5
173CB's Problemf7A
174Radgey Gadgeyf6B
175Work Lessf5+
 BRACKEN SPECTRE 
177Bracken Spectref6A
178Spectacled Henf4
179Roadside Attractionf6A
 OPEN BOOK CORNER 
181Blind Crackf6A
182Open Bookf6A
183The Ribf6A
184The Traversef6A
 KARIN'S KRIMPERS 
186Upper Traversef6B
187Lower Traversef6A
188Combined Traversef5+
 HIDDEN BLOCK 
190Hidden Blockf6A
 CAVEMAN BLOCK 
192Captain Cavemanf6A
193The Teen Angelsf6A
 THE BIG SLAB 
195The Nichef6A
 THE PINNACLE 
197Xiphoidf5
198Gnomonf5
 UPPER BOULDER 
200Left Wallf4+
201Aretef6A
202Left Crackf6A
203Right Crackf6A
 TARZAN BUTTRESS 
205SidelineS
206Swing TimeE3 5c
207Tarzan Going ApeE4 6a
208Jane Lies AgapeE3 5c
209Battle with ThunderS 4b
210FliesS 4b
211MystiqueVS 4c
212On the Edge of InsanityE1 5c
 EVENING WALL LEFT-HAND 
214False Impressionf5
215Rothley Runnelf5+
216Mr Smoothf6B
217In The Groovef5
218On the Edgef4+
219The Wallf5+
220The Layawayf5
221The Scoopf5+
222The Phoenixf4+
223Unfinished Businessf5+
 EVENING WALL RIGHT-HAND 
225Monomaniaf6A
226The Gauntletf6A
227Tears on the Ballroom Floorf6B
228Pebble Wallf6A
229Tufaf5+
230Familiar Touchf4
231End Wallf4
232Evening Wall Traversef6A
 SQUASHED MAGGOT BLOCK 
234Squashed Maggotf6B
235Live Baitf6A
 ROADSIDE BOULDERS LEFT-HAND 
237Road Ragef5+
238Klassicf6A
239Route 66f7A
240Highway 69f6B
241JDf6A
 CONGLOMERATE BOULDERS 
243Undercut Slabf6B
244Conglomerate Aretef5
245The Pudding Stonef6A
246Conglomerate Traversef5+
 ROADSIDE BOULDERS RIGHT-HAND 
248Scary Arete Onef5
249White Line Feverf6A **
250Scary Arete Twof5
251Raod Ragef6A
252Speed Humpf5+
253Under Steerf5
254Over Reactf4+
255Hard Shoulderf6A
256Easy Aretef4
257Not a Stone Unbrushedf5
 ORIGINAL WALL AREA 
259Oncef6A
260Twicef6A
261The Last Great Adventuref5+
262Originalf5+
263First Last and Alwaysf6A
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USER FEEDBACKLogin as Existing User to add your comments
Guide book is spot on about two things; the bracken and the landings. In summer this has shoulder high bracken growing next to a lot of the problems so would be more of a winter venue. Also like Shaftoe it seems people only climb on a few areas so most of the place is very dirty and needs more traffic. With that in mind think about taking a soft brush.
pigeonjim - 26/Aug/10
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These details were last updated on 06/Dec/2008
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