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Bizzle crags

Northumberland, ENGLAND

Climbs 21 – Rocktype Andesite – Altitude 600m a.s.l – Faces E

Crag features
Nestled high on the Cheviot is a collection of buttresses offering a small but excellent collection of outstanding routes. Historically the oldest recorded climbing destination in Northumberland, the North Eastern Buttress can also stake a claim to being the highest buttress in the county, taking only a mere 112 years to be properly developed. The climbing is reminiscent of Lakeland routes, and the remote situation, wildlife and stunning views will reward those who adventure into the wilds of the Cheviots.

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Northumberland Climbing Guide (2004)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGradex
1Bizzle BurnII/III 3
2Payload RetainedS  
3SpitfireHVS 5b * 
4Devious FlightpathE4 6a  
5The Flying FortressE6 6b ** 
6Dunsdale CrackHVS 4c * 
7Dunsdale Crack - Alternative Arete FinishE1 5a * 
8Broccoli WallE1 5b  
9Biz LossHVS 4c  
10Fiesta de Los Bi ZepsE1 4c  
11Back in BiznessE4 5c ** 
 Climb nameGradex
12Bizness VentureE3 5c ** 
13Big BiznessE4 5c ** 
14Walken The ParkIII 4  
15The Dogs of WarVI 7  
16Where the Hills Meet the SkyE2 6a *** 
17The Lost WorldE6 6b ** 
18North Eastern ButtressHS 4b  
19North Eastern Buttress (Winter)V 5  
20North Eastern Chimney (Bizzle Chimney)VD  
21North Eastern Chimney (Winter) (Bizzle Constrictor)VI 6  
Access notes
From Wooler take the A697 north towards Coldstream. After 2.4 miles branch left at Akeld. Continue to West Newton (3.4 miles) where a left turn to Hethpool can be made (1.8 miles). The road from Hethpool to Dunsdale Farm (branching left at Cuddystone Hall) is a public right of way on foot or bike, but at 3.6 miles is a long way. To take a car requires written permission from John Sale & Partners, College Valley Estate Office, Wooler (closed weekends) which should be sought in advance. It costs a small fee, but it reduces the walk-in to a short 0.7 miles.

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