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.

Access 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 **
3Stunning Scoopf4 *
4Faint Scoopf6A
5The Keelf6A *
6Keel Traversef6B
7The Prowf6C **
8The Wallf6B
9The Crackf7A+
10Crack and Aretef6A
11Arete Onlyf6C
12The Wall 2f6C
13Crack Problemf5+
14Photo Opportunity Aretef5 *
15Photo Opportunity Wallf6B **
17BUTTf7C+ *
18IFf7B **
19Rheumatologyf7A *
20Orthapaedic Aretef6B
21Trauma Aretef6A
22Slab Twof5
23Slab Onef4+
24The Side Wallf7C
26Shallow Groove Variationf5+
27Shallow Groovef5+
28The Traversef5+
29The Wall (Warm Up Area)f5
30Short Crackf3
31Long Crackf3
33The Flakef3
34The Rounded Aretef4
35The Ramped Aretef4
36The Tricky Wallf4+
37Last Innings Standf3
38Fine Aretef6B
39Popular Wallf6C
40Popular Wall RHf5
41High Level Traversef6A
42Low Level Traversef6A
43North Facef6A
44Another Aretef6B+
45Another Flakef6C
46Another Flake SSf7A
47Smooth Operationf6A+
48Sandy Aretef5+
49Treeline Traversef7A+
50Lip Problemf6C
51Arete Problemf6A
52South Facef5+
53The Wandererf5
54Roof Problem LHf6B
55Absolute Powerf7B
56Roof Problem RHf6B
58Dingly Dellf4
59Nicely out of Tunef4
60Life Longf5+
61Long Haulf6A
62Flake Wallf5+
64Undercut Aretef6B
65Undercut Arete SSf7A
68PreperationH SSf8A ***
69PreparationHf7C+ ***
70A Northern Soulf7A+ ***
71The Governorf7C **
72On the Small Sidef4+
74The Smallestf5
75Trivial Pursuitf7B+ **
76Trivial Pursuit Deluxef8A+ *
77North Shoref7C+ **
78Quarter Sawnf7B+ *
79Titanic Crackf5
80Titanic Flutesf5+ **
81Titanic Aretef7A ***
82Titanic Arete SSf7A+ *
83Icebergf7B ***
84Ice Cubef5 **
86Long LostE5 5c **
87Mis-spentE4 6a **
88Jesus Christ PoseE6 6a ***
90Potty Training (LH finish)f6B
91Potty Training Directf6C **
92Potty Trainingf6B+ **
93Commandof7A ***
94Daze of the Weakf7C ***
95Lexi Aretef6B+ **
96Big Girl Daddy Pantsf6A *
97Fanny Spanked LHf6A
98Fanny Spanked RHf6A+ *
99Squeeze One Outf6B **
100Harpsichordf6C+ **
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
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+ ***
129Bens Prowf6C **
130Jimmy Nae Palsf6B+ *
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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
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These details were last updated on 15/Apr/2012

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