Climbs 103
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 300m a.s.l
Faces NW

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Crag features

Not very high, excellent for high balls and hard bouldering on excellent fine-grained sandstone which might need a soft brush early in the year. There is a fine circuit of easier problems, while the classic problems are often high.

Approach notes

2 Miles east of Housteads on unmettaled road which heads North off the Military road and goes to Sewingshieds Farm.

Park by a copse of trees just past the farm on the left (usually a derelict land rover there). You might need to ask for permission and might be charged £2 for using the road, and in this case you can park carefully offroad down further down the rough track. The alternative is to park on the minor road further East of the farm track.

Farmer/Owner is dead canny. Their house is where the gate is - on the turn-off North off the Military road. From what he said its all on private land and appreciated that I was checking with him, so ask permission at the house beforehand. Having been I wouldn't want to visit frequently or in big groups, just to be respectful and maintain good relations.
harrison - 09/Jan/19
Guidebook map is a bit misleading. Continue down the road to the second cattle grid and then follow the drystone fence left to the crag.
klimber - 19/Nov/17
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  The Prows
2 First Problem
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f4+ 10
3 World Line
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f7B *** 92
4 Prow One
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f5 24
5 Crossing the Equator f7A ** 8
6 Steve's Layback
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f5+ 14
7 Prow Two LH f4+ 4
8 Prow Two
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f5 12
9 Prow Two SS
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f7A 5
10 Steve's Mantel
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f4 8
11 Green Groove
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f4+ 2
12 Queen Kong f8A *** 24
13 Queen Kong SS
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f8A+ *** 4
14 Prow Three
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f4+ 8
15 Left-Hand Crack
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f4 5
16 Lady-in-waiting f7A 2
17 Left-Hand Leap
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f6C 7
18 The Haggler
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f4 6
19 Arete
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f5+ 1
20 The Coldest Place on Earth
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f7A 1
21 The Sting
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f5  
22 Bumble
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D 16
23 Queen Bee
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VS 5b 4
24 The Furry Queen
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f5+  
  Main Crag
26 Cinderella
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f7B 7
27 Starstruck
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f4+ 5
28 Retch for the Stars
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f5 1
29 Border Reiver f6C ** 5
30 Feet Of Strength f7C+ ***  
31 Stell Green Groove
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f4 2
32 Blunt Arete
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f5  
33 Etoile Vert
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VS 5b 1
34 Queen of Hearts
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HVS 6a  
35 O.H.M.S.
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VD 8
36 Security Risk
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HVS 5c  
37 Dream of Wet Corgies
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S  
Climb name Grade
38 Juno
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VS 4c  
39 Marie Celeste
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HVS 5b *** 14
40 The Crack in the Shadows
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f8A 1
41 Glorious f7A+  
42 Gloriana
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E2 5b ** 1
43 Grumble and Grunt
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S 2
44 Jazz
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VS 5a * 15
45 Fat Bottomed Girls
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HS 13
46 Bicycle Race
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VS 5a  
47 Layback
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HS 2
48 Hera
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HVS 5b  
49 Salote
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VD 4
50 Cleopatra
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HVS 5c  
51 Boudicca
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HVS 6a 2
  Boulder on the Wall (Boulder 1)
53 Short Wall
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f4 52
54 Short Arete
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f5+ 74
55 Short Arete SS
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f7A 7
56 Stewpot
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f6A+ 32
57 The Flutings
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f4+ 51
58 East Face
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f5 6
59 Power Drain
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f5 3
  The Recess
61 The Slot
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f7C+ 2
62 Slab Queen
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f5+ 25
63 Foot in Mouth
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f6A+ 5
64 Cracked Skull
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f6B ** 17
  Aretes Area
66 Queen Flush
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f6A+ 3
67 Victory Arete
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f6B+ 10
68 Victory Arete SS
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f7A ** 7
69 Grooved Arete
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f5+ 15
70 Ace of Spades
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f6A 10
71 Giants Stairway
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f3 19
72 Final Trick
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f5 10
  Rabbit Stone Buttress
74 Smith's Traverse
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f7C+  
Climb name Grade
75 Groove
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f5 15
76 Scooped Arete
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f6A 5
77 Botterill's Mantel
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f5+ 44
78 Wall
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f5+  
79 The Queen is Dead
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f7A+ *  
80 How Soon is Now
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f7C+  
81 Arc Royal f8A+ ***  
82 Arc Royearl f8A ***  
83 The Mediocre Escape f8A+ ***  
84 Hat Full of Hollows
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f7B+ ** 7
85 I Wear my Girlfriends Shoes f7B ** 2
86 White Goods * f7C+ **  
  The Rabbit Stone
88 Rabbitstone Crack f6A *** 28
89 The Magician's Nephew
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f6B+ ** 84
90 The Magician's Hat
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f5 6
91 You Asked Ferret (Via Crack)
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f4 17
92 West Wall
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f7A 1
93 Le rendez-vous d'equilibre
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f5+  
94 You Asked Ferret (Via Arete)
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f4 4
95 Lapine It Up
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f5 4
96 East Arete
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f5+ 1
97 The Snare
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f4 11
98 Myxamatosis
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f7A 22
99 Red Dragon
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f8A ** 2
  Main Boulder (Boulder 2)
101 Starter f6A 27
102 NW Wall
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f5+ 17
103 Sigg Arete
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f5+ 3
104 Botterill's Shelf
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f6A 3
105 Brighton Rock
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f5+ 2
106 Two Tickets to the Gun Show f7A * 36
107 Two Fingers to the Gun Show f6A+ 4
108 The Power is ON! f7B+ * 8
109 The Power isn't Everything! f7A+ 1
110 Humpty Dumpty f6C+ 42
111 Hanging Groove
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f4 6
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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