Climbs 123 – Rocktype Sandstone (hard) – Altitude 200m a.s.l – Faces W

Crag features
A range of boulder problems though the grades, from easy circuits to classic testpieces, all on grippy rock with an excellent outlook. Often overlooked, a good alternative to Bowden and Kyloe.

Approach notes
Main Area - Follow the main track past the gate and after a few meters take a left up a steep path. Cross a stile at the top and the boulders are visible on your right.

Berthele's Stone - Follow main track for 10 mins and take the left fork at the bronze age grave then continue for around 50m. Just before the track begins to descend, turn left into a very easy to miss path through the young trees, the first few meters are boggy but the path soon improvesleading you up tothe boulder in about 5mins.

Northumberland Bouldering Guide (2008)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
2Matterhorn Aretef6A **15
3Stunning Scoopf4 *17
4Faint Scoopf6A 7
5The Keelf6A *11
6Keel Traversef6B  
7The Prowf6C **33
8The Wallf6B 5
9The Crackf7A+ 1
10Crack and Aretef6A 15
11Arete Onlyf6C 17
12The Wall 2f6C 5
13Crack Problemf5+  
14Photo Opportunity Aretef5 *58
15Photo Opportunity Wallf6B **20
16Orthopaediaf7A+ 3
17BUTTf7C+ * 
18IFf7B **21
19Rheumatologyf7A *81
20Orthapaedic Aretef6B  
21Trauma Aretef6A 2
22Slab Twof5 12
23Slab Onef4+ 24
24The Side Wallf7C 2
25Aretef6A 82
26Shallow Groove Variationf5+ 24
27Shallow Groovef5+ 63
28The Traversef5+ 17
29The Wall (Warm Up Area)f5 55
30Short Crackf3 88
31Long Crackf3 103
32Hardf6B 98
33The Flakef3 79
34The Rounded Aretef4 40
35The Ramped Aretef4 65
36The Tricky Wallf4+ 47
37Last Innings Standf3 3
38Fine Aretef6B 107
39Popular Wallf6C 36
40Popular Wall RHf5 16
41High Level Traversef6A 4
42Low Level Traversef6A 1
43North Facef6A 2
44Another Aretef6B+ 18
45Another Flakef6C 45
46Another Flake SSf7A 1
47Smooth Operationf6A+ 6
48Sandy Aretef5+ 5
49Treeline Traversef7A+  
50Lip Problemf6C 15
51Arete Problemf6A 32
52South Facef5+ 13
53The Wandererf5  
54Roof Problem LHf6B 35
55Absolute Powerf7B  
56Roof Problem RHf6B 39
58Dingly Dellf4 7
59Nicely out of Tunef4 8
60Life Longf5+ 10
61Long Haulf6A 8
62Flake Wallf5+  
63Undersidef6A 5
64Undercut Aretef6B 2
65Undercut Arete SSf7A 1
66Underminef4+ 5
68PreperationH SSf8A *** 
69PreparationHf7C+ ***7
70A Northern Soulf7A+ ***83
71The Governorf7C **1
72On the Small Sidef4+ 21
73Substantialf5 19
74The Smallestf5 13
75Trivial Pursuitf7B+ **1
76Trivial Pursuit Deluxef8A+ * 
77North Shoref7C+ ** 
78Quarter Sawnf7B+ * 
79Titanic Crackf5 17
80Titanic Flutesf5+ **14
81Titanic Aretef7A ***52
82Titanic Arete SSf7A+ *12
83Icebergf7B ***13
84Ice Cubef5 **3
86Long LostE5 5c ** 
87Mis-spentE4 6a ** 
88Jesus Christ PoseE6 6a *** 
90Potty Training (LH finish)f6B 8
91Potty Training Directf6C **1
92Potty Trainingf6B+ **8
93Commandof7A ***7
94Daze of the Weakf7C ***7
95Lexi Aretef6B+ **7
96Big Girl Daddy Pantsf6A *4
97Fanny Spanked LHf6A 3
98Fanny Spanked RHf6A+ *3
99Squeeze One Outf6B **3
100Harpsichordf6C+ **2
102Warm Up Traversef6B  
103Harder Traversef6C  
104Stepping Outf6A  
105Jumble Salef6C  
106Walk in the Jumblef6C  
107Sadie's Traversef7A  
108Thin Crack Startf7A  
109Corner Problemf7A  
110Obvious Aretef5  
111Nameless Aretef4  
112Hidden Classicf7A  
114Hanging Cornerf5+  
115Blunt Arete Onef6C  
116Blunt Arete Twof6C 1
117Trough Traversef6C  
118Cleft Traversef5+  
119Left Block Traversef6A  
120Middle Block Traversef6A  
121Trainer Traversef4  
122LH Problemf5  
123Centre Problemf5+  
124The Bulgef6A  
125The Crack (Last Block)f6A  
126Last Traversef6B  
128The Gruffalof7C+ ***2
129Bens Prowf6C ** 
130Jimmy Nae Palsf6B+ *1
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Took a walk along to Bertheles Rock today and like Steve said below there's a wind blown tree on Lexi Arete and quite a few more quite close in landing zones. It's also quite dirty at the minute! If only I'd read the comment below first I could have taken a saw :( One to clean up in the winter I think! It's not really worth the walk to at the minute unless you're planning on spending time cleaning first, just a heads up!
Peace89 - 24/Aug/15
Big wind blown tree now lying on Lexi arÍte. Will take a public spirited individual with a chainsaw to rectify.
Stevie989 - 27/Jan/15
Here is a google map of the approach to Hepburn Woods South where you might find a Gruffalo https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@55.5112895,-1.8830234,15z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!6m1!1sz8BuRKnhxM3M.kfsDmMYeYyOo
Beardyman - 24/Oct/14
https://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?msid=208818074682494943537.0004b5e6c513f7b48934f&msa=0&ll=55.510919,-1.882224&spn=0.003445,0.010568 This is a map how to get to Berthele's Stone
Beardyman - 11/Jun/13
Theives do operate in the area. Some cNut tried to jimmy the lock with a screwdriver while we were there on a busy saturday. make sure not to leave anything in the car!
sneaks - 01/Aug/11
As good as anywhere in the county for 6's and low 7's.
Andy Moles - 17/May/11