Selby's Cove

Climbs 18 – Rocktype Sandstone (hard) – Altitude 320m a.s.l – Faces SW

Crag features
A lovely suntrap and escape from the touroids on Simonside. The routes, such as they are, are great.

Approach notes
From the Lordenshaws Forestry Car Park head along the forestry roads up to the Simonside Plateau. Go past Simonside Crag, and then southe between the wood and the crag. A path of sorts leads down to the cove.

Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

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

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
1The AreteD 13
2Lichen WallVD 10
3Lichen Wall Direct StartHVS 5b  
4The CornerS ***22
5DiagonalVS 4c *10
6Fosbury's CrackE2 6a 2
7Fosbury's Crack Direct FinishE5 6b  
8BowlineE4 6a **1
9Holly Tree CornerE2 5c **3
10Holly Tree Corner Direct FinishE2 5b  
11GymnastVS 5b 7
12Holly Tree WallS *24
13Flexing Flake FinishE2 5b 1
14Overhanging GrooveHVS 5a ***25
15The Roaring 20'sE1 5b **10
16The Roaring 20's Direct StartE2 5c *1
17Overhanging ChimneyVS 4c *16
18Giants FallHVS 5b 1
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Our impression of the lower graded routes was that they were severely under-graded, and had some nasty surprises protection-wise (or lack of...)
jonny taylor - 06/May/12