Climbs 119 – 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 **12
3Stunning Scoopf4 *15
4Faint Scoopf6A 5
5The Keelf6A *11
6Keel Traversef6B  
7The Prowf6C **28
8The Wallf6B 3
9The Crackf7A+ 1
10Crack and Aretef6A 11
11Arete Onlyf6C 12
12The Wall 2f6C 3
13Crack Problemf5+  
14Photo Opportunity Aretef5 *42
15Photo Opportunity Wallf6B **19
16Orthopaediaf7A+ 3
17BUTTf7C+ * 
18IFf7B **20
19Rheumatologyf7A *63
20Orthapaedic Aretef6B  
21Trauma Aretef6A 2
22Slab Twof5 10
23Slab Onef4+ 21
24The Side Wallf7C 1
25Aretef6A 64
26Shallow Groove Variationf5+ 21
27Shallow Groovef5+ 49
28The Traversef5+ 14
29The Wall (Warm Up Area)f5 46
30Short Crackf3 74
31Long Crackf3 86
32Hardf6B 77
33The Flakef3 64
34The Rounded Aretef4 34
35The Ramped Aretef4 55
36The Tricky Wallf4+ 41
37Last Innings Standf3 1
38Fine Aretef6B 89
39Popular Wallf6C 30
40Popular Wall RHf5 12
41High Level Traversef6A 2
42Low Level Traversef6A 1
43North Facef6A 2
44Another Aretef6B+ 17
45Another Flakef6C 38
46Another Flake SSf7A 1
47Smooth Operationf6A+ 4
48Sandy Aretef5+ 5
49Treeline Traversef7A+  
50Lip Problemf6C 14
51Arete Problemf6A 26
52South Facef5+ 9
53The Wandererf5  
54Roof Problem LHf6B 31
55Absolute Powerf7B  
56Roof Problem RHf6B 35
58Dingly Dellf4 6
59Nicely out of Tunef4 7
60Life Longf5+ 8
61Long Haulf6A 7
62Flake Wallf5+  
63Undersidef6A 4
64Undercut Aretef6B 1
65Undercut Arete SSf7A  
66Underminef4+ 5
67PreperationH SSf8A *** 
68PreparationHf7C+ ***6
69A Northern Soulf7A+ ***71
70The Governorf7C **1
71On the Small Sidef4+ 17
72Substantialf5 13
73The Smallestf5 10
74Trivial Pursuitf7B+ **1
75Trivial Pursuit Deluxef8A+ * 
76North Shoref7C+ ** 
77Quarter Sawnf7B+ * 
78Titanic Crackf5 14
79Titanic Flutesf5+ **12
80Titanic Aretef7A ***39
81Titanic Arete SSf7A+ *11
82Icebergf7B ***8
83Ice Cubef5 **2
85Long LostE5 5c ** 
86Mis-spentE4 6a ** 
87Jesus Christ PoseE6 6a *** 
89Potty Training (LH finish)f6B 4
90Potty Training Directf6C **1
91Potty Trainingf6B+ **5
92Commandof7A ***6
93Daze of the Weakf7C ***7
94Lexi Aretef6B+ **7
95Big Girl Daddy Pantsf6A *4
96Fanny Spanked LHf6A 3
97Fanny Spanked RHf6A+ *3
98Squeeze One Outf6B **3
99Harpsichordf6C+ **2
101Warm Up Traversef6B  
102Harder Traversef6C  
103Stepping Outf6A  
104Jumble Salef6C  
105Walk in the Jumblef6C  
106Sadie's Traversef7A  
107Thin Crack Startf7A  
108Corner Problemf7A  
109Obvious Aretef5  
110Nameless Aretef4  
111Hidden Classicf7A  
113Hanging Cornerf5+  
114Blunt Arete Onef6C  
115Blunt Arete Twof6C 1
116Trough Traversef6C  
117Cleft Traversef5+  
118Left Block Traversef6A  
119Middle Block Traversef6A  
120Trainer Traversef4  
121LH Problemf5  
122Centre Problemf5+  
123The Bulgef6A  
124The Crack (Last Block)f6A  
125Last Traversef6B  
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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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