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

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
 TWILIGHT BOULDERS  
2The Crimperf6A 2
3Suitable for Vegetariansf6B 2
 UPPER BOULDER  
5Twilight Boulder Topf5 3
6Twilight Boulder Breakf5+ 3
 PEAR DROP  
8Pear Drop Overf6A 2
9Pear Drop Underf4+ 3
 THE ROOF  
11Roof Crackf6A 3
12Roof Variantf6A 2
13Roof Highballf6A 2
14Roof Sidewallf6A 2
 SMALL BLOCK  
16Warm Upf4+ 5
 SPLIT LIPS BLOCK  
18Cave Problemf5+ 2
19Tornf5 3
20Lips Traversef6B 2
21Split Lipsf6A 2
 BORN ON THE TYNE BLOCK  
23Tyne Block Problem 16f5 3
24Tyne Block Problem 17f5+ 2
25Born on the Tynef7A 1
26Tyne Block Problem 19VB 2
27Tyne Block Problem 20f5 4
28Yorkshire 6Af5+ 11
 YORKSHIRE 8A BLOCK  
30Yorkshire 8Af7A ***7
31Yorkshire 8A+f7A+ 2
32Yorkshire Rooff6B 4
33Yorkshire Groovef6A 5
34In The Cornerf7A 10
35Northern Bunsf5 14
36Highland Rollsf5+ 14
 UPPER BLOCKS  
38Golden Daysf6A 2
39Last Raysf6A 2
40Scooped Wallf6A 13
41Andrew's Aretef6B 3
42Another Aretef6A 3
43Zig Zagf6A 10
 THE FACE  
45Stone Facedf4 16
46Carved in Stonef4 16
47The Gazef4 19
 THE FAINT CREASE  
49The Faint Creasef5+ 4
50Faint Crease Aretef4 9
51Mantel Starterf4 7
 THE RISING  
53The Risingf5+ 5
 THE NOSE  
55The Nubianf7A 2
56Offactory Epitheliumf4+ 3
 THE SOUTH WALL  
58Southern Crossf6A 5
59Southern Softief5+ 5
60South Sea Bubblef6A 4
61Cruxf5+ 5
 ARCH BOULDER  
63Arch Boulderf6A 2
 FLAT PAN BOULDER  
65Flat Pan Traversef6B 1
66Flat Pan Roof LHf6B 1
67Flat Pan Roof RHf6A 2
 ARETES AREA  
69Amphetaminef6B 41
70Sloper Traversef6B 14
71Locomotive Breathf6B 10
72Hanging Aretef6A 55
73Hanging Arete Variationf4 20
74Sitting Aretef6C+ 19
75Faint Edgef6B 28
76Faint Edge Sit Startf6B+ 6
77The Groovef4 42
78The Rounded Aretef6A 42
79Thin Edge Wallf6A 18
80Stepped Wallf5+ 12
81The Short Wallf5+ 16
82Steady Eddief6A 3
83Low Level Traversef6C 1
 WARM-UP WALL  
85Warm Up Wall Traversef5+ 25
86Warm Up!f6B 21
 POCKETS WALL  
88Pocket's Wallf6A 57
89The Crackf4 44
90The Crack SSf4+ 28
91Reclaimedf7A 31
92Disclaimerf7A+ 1
93South Wallf5+ 11
94Slopers Traversef5+ 25
95More Sloper Actionf6A 3
96Pockets Wall Traversef6A 7
 MAIN CRAG  
98East Wall Traversef6A 4
99Shades of GreenVS 4b 12
100After the BlastE1 5c 2
101SyzygyE6 6b ** 
102Water TortureE5 6a  
103VolanteE7 6b  
104Master Blaster ArêteE7 6c **4
105Master BlasterE5 6a **11
106Actioning NothingE5 6b **1
107MasterstrokeE4 6b 1
108MasterclassE7 6c ***1
109The Taste of Someone ElseE6 6b *3
110Rothley CrackVS 5a ***79
111Muscular EruptionE3 5c *1
112The CattleburnersE4 6a 1
113DogburnerE4 5c *2
114DeerkillerE3 5b 12
115The FortE2 5b 6
116Walton's WallVS 5a *29
117SpiritVS 4c 18
118Low Spiritf6A 9
119For Your Eyes OnlyVS 4c 11
120AB's Problemf7A 3
121Long Reachf6C+ 10
122SallyS 9
123Viper CrackE2 6a 1
124Longland's TraverseVS 4c 6
 NOEL'S BLOCK  
126The Inspectorf5+ 3
127Noel's Aretef6B 1
128Nailsf6A 3
 A&A'S BOULDER  
130A&A Traversef6A 7
131A&A Boulder Variationf6B 2
 DOOM AND GLOOM AREA  
133Gloomf7A 5
134Into the Lightf6A 2
135Doomf6A 2
136Out of the Darkf5 2
137Death or Gloryf6B 1
138Problem 16f4+ 2
139Problem 17f4+ 2
140Problem 18f5 1
 THE LOWER BUTTRESS  
142Brave Facef5+ 2
143Victim of Despairf4+ 2
144Early Daysf4+ 2
145The Right Sidef4+ 2
146Lower Buttress Traversef5 1
 TRIPLE BUTTRESS AREA  
148Dwarf's Delightf5+ 4
149Hands Freef4+ 3
150The Beehivef5+ 4
151Triple Buttressf6A **4
152Triple Buttress 2f4+ 3
153Triple Buttress 3f5 3
154Troys Mantelf6A 2
155Burning Hotf6B 1
156Slow Burnf6A 1
157Ray Traversef6C 1
 THE BLACK HOLE  
159Frozen Starf5+ 4
160Oblivionf6A 7
161Escape Velocityf5 5
162The Black Holef6B 3
 JOHN'S WALL  
164The Missing Linkf6A+ 2
165Variation Finish Onef6B 3
166Variation Finish Twof6B 1
167Up Pocketsf6A 8
168No Pocketsf6A 9
169Well Hard Problemf7A+ 5
 NO MANS LAND  
171Workie Ticketf6C 1
172Out of Workf5 4
173CB's Problemf7A 1
174Radgey Gadgeyf6B 1
175Work Lessf5+ 4
 BRACKEN SPECTRE  
177Bracken Spectref6A 2
178Spectacled Henf4 3
179Roadside Attractionf6A 1
 OPEN BOOK CORNER  
181Blind Crackf6A 1
182Open Bookf6A 1
183The Ribf6A 1
184The Traversef6A 1
 KARIN'S KRIMPERS  
186Upper Traversef6B 1
187Lower Traversef6A 1
188Combined Traversef5+ 1
 HIDDEN BLOCK  
190Hidden Blockf6A 1
 CAVEMAN BLOCK  
192Captain Cavemanf6A 1
193The Teen Angelsf6A 3
 THE BIG SLAB  
195The Nichef6A 1
 THE PINNACLE  
197Xiphoidf5 1
198Gnomonf5 1
 UPPER BOULDER  
200Left Wallf4+ 3
201Aretef6A 4
202Left Crackf6A 2
203Right Crackf6A 2
 TARZAN BUTTRESS  
205SidelineS 4
206Swing TimeE3 5c 1
207Tarzan Going ApeE4 6a 1
208Jane Lies AgapeE3 5c 1
209Battle with ThunderS 4b 9
210FliesS 4b 11
211MystiqueVS 4c 8
212On the Edge of InsanityE1 5c 4
 EVENING WALL LEFT-HAND  
214False Impressionf5 2
215Rothley Runnelf5+ 2
216Mr Smoothf6B 1
217In The Groovef5 2
218On the Edgef4+ 2
219The Wallf5+ 2
220The Layawayf5 2
221The Scoopf5+ 2
222The Phoenixf4+ 4
223Unfinished Businessf5+ 3
 EVENING WALL RIGHT-HAND  
225Monomaniaf6A 1
226The Gauntletf6A 2
227Tears on the Ballroom Floorf6B 4
228Pebble Wallf6A 2
229Tufaf5+ 11
230Familiar Touchf4 7
231End Wallf4 2
232Evening Wall Traversef6A 2
 SQUASHED MAGGOT BLOCK  
234Squashed Maggotf6B 1
235Live Baitf6A 1
 ROADSIDE BOULDERS LEFT-HAND  
237Road Ragef5+ 1
238Klassicf6A 3
239Route 66f7A 4
240Highway 69f6B 2
241JDf6A 2
 CONGLOMERATE BOULDERS  
243Undercut Slabf6B 1
244Conglomerate Aretef5 3
245The Pudding Stonef6A 1
246Conglomerate Traversef5+ 2
 ROADSIDE BOULDERS RIGHT-HAND  
248Scary Arete Onef5 3
249White Line Feverf6A **2
250Scary Arete Twof5 3
251Raod Ragef6A 3
252Speed Humpf5+ 8
253Under Steerf5 10
254Over Reactf4+ 10
255Hard Shoulderf6A 6
256Easy Aretef4 13
257Not a Stone Unbrushedf5 3
 ORIGINAL WALL AREA  
259Oncef6A 2
260Twicef6A 2
261The Last Great Adventuref5+ 2
262Originalf5+ 6
263First Last and Alwaysf6A 5
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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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