Frankland

Climbs 13 – Rocktype Sandstone (soft) – Altitude 20m a.s.l – Faces S

Crag features
This crag is situated in woodland just beside the River Wear. The rock is somewhat friable and care should be taken, but for people without transport in Durham city this crag is a good option for a few hours fun and games!

Details of some of the routes first recorded in 2005 can be found here

http://www.climbonline.co.uk/frankland_crag.htm

Other lines were first recorded in 2009, through the holly bush to the right of the "peace wall".

It is a bit of a bushwacking experience to get here either by going through the farmers field (probably trespass, don't do it) or along the river from the north (quite overgrown and hard work). However you get there you will probably need a map, it is marked on the 1:25000 as Kepier Quarry (dis).

Climbs at this crag

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  Climb nameGrade
1Better than cakeS
2The Ladder of LithiumVS 4c
3Manic CrackVD
4CrackersHS 4b
5PeaceE1 5b
6Mussolini's GrooveHVS 5a
7Looks easy, doesn't it?S 4b
8Dirty MacVD
9Hammond's DescentM
10War Wall Woofnone 5a
11Maulette roofHVS 5a
12CamayarderieS 4b
13War Face (central)none 5b
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I remember footling around here back in 1999/2000 - it always seemed like a damp, dank place. But good fun nonetheless!
Tubroos! - 21/May/10
I prefer crags where the rock stays attached and goggles aren't necessary. On the plus it's in walking distance!
Hoebag - 30/Sep/09
Awesome place, shame its not bigger.
awallace - 18/May/09
Do you have more up to date information?

These details were last updated on 15/May/2009
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