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 2
2The Ladder of LithiumVS 4c 3
3Manic CrackVD 9
4CrackersHS 4b 4
5PeaceE1 5b 1
6Mussolini's GrooveHVS 5a 2
7Looks easy, doesn't it?S 4b 4
8Dirty MacVD 3
9Hammond's DescentM 2
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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