Climbs 20
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 193m a.s.l
Faces S

Secluded fun. © Fiend

Crag features

A secluded crag with a few good lines. A very peaceful location outside of firing times, but could do with a brush.

Approach notes

Go to Gilsland just off the A69.Follow signs to Spadeadam and Butterburn. At the top of the hill there is an MOD restricted entry roud, go right to just past a mature stand of conifers on the right. Park in a layby just after a small bridge. Follow the signed way to "Irthing Gorge" on the right. The crag is on this side of the river, past a stone building with a concrete roof.

Access Advice

The crag is situated on Open Access land, however, the area is also private military land and subject to a Section 28 restriction to protect public safety. Thanks to a permissive arrangement with the RAF, climbers can access this crag.


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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
S 8
2Wiley Sike
MS 11
VS 5a 5
4Back and Biting
HVS 5a 6
HS 4
6The Mamba
S 3
7Snake Charmer
HS 4a 5
VS 5a 3
VS 4c 5
E3 5c 3
11Hissing Sid Vicious
E1 5b *3
MVS 4b 4
13Black Adder
E1 5c *5
14Slow Worm
HS 2
15Indian Rope Trick
VS 4c *6
16Backstreet Crawler
E3 5b ***4
HS 2
18Extended Traverse *
VS 4c 3
19Scrapyard Challenge *
VS 4c 2
20Backstreet Crawler Direct *E3 6a **2
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