Climbs 51
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 50m a.s.l
Faces SW

Naybrew, V3, 6a, Lonnen Quarry, Tyne and wear © John Lavelle

Crag features

A good bouldering/soloing area on the edge of some playing fields in South Shields.

The North of England Rock Climbs guidebook also describes Cleadon Crags near the old windmill. I searched it out on 11/9/07. Beware - it's not a place for shorts; forestry workers overalls would be better. The place is very overgrown and you can't top out most of the routes. It's also very small. Stick to Lonnen Quarry (and The Cove) in future!

21/03/10 - Just updated all the climbs that are possible. A lot of the place has been taken over by trees and bushes. Most of the routes you can top out except for Black butress. Top ropes are advisable as the top is very brittle (I've experienced this first hand by falling from the top onto my back, luckily I didn't land on a car battery or any other bits of rubbish that litters the place) - If you're not top roping I strongly recommend a pad!

I'm unsure on the grades - I have copied straight from the "North East Climbing" guidebook.

Went there yesterday and the harsh winter has killed a lot of the nasty vegetation!


Approach notes

Overlooks the football fields adjacent to Quarry Lane in South Shields, on the edge of the Cleadon Hills

A bit complicated to find. Heading E on the A194 to S Shieds, turn right onto John Reid road (A1300). Turn right at the roundabout with a clock in the middle and after 100 mtrs turn left immedaitely before the trees and go up the minor road with Cleadon Park on the right. After the school the crag will be seen on the right. Park at the houses 1m from the crag.

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Steve Crowe - 07/Mar/13
Going to visit Cleadon Quarry tommorow bout 12ish get some decent photos.
Bloomy - 18/Aug/11
Good bouldering, near to Newcastle and 25m from the road. Well worth a visit if in the area and at a loose end, especially if you also visit The Cove.
craig h - 02/Nov/07
The name of the crag is actually Cleadon Quarry and is a extremely useful and free traing wall.
L.G - 31/Dec/04
Underrated. It has a good bouldering section on the main wall. It does offer short climbs - a good fence at the top to tie in. Problem with vegetation underfoot and on top plus litter doesn't make it immediately appealing! I'll follow up with some pics.
Clive - 04/Oct/02
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 White wall 
2The AreteVB 10
3Small WallVB 11
4Small CrackVB 10
5Short WallV1 11
6Short CrackVB 10
7Left WallVB *6
8Central WallV2 5
9Golden YearsV1 7
10Central GrooveVB 10
11Right Wall EliminateV3 *8
12Right WallVB ***8
13Blunt BulgeV0 6
14Original routeVB **13
15Hidden WallV1 8
16DepressonVB 11
17GroovelineVB 6
18Pock wallVB 6
19The cornerVB 9
20Girdle TraversesV2 4
21ClitV2 *4
22NaybrewV3 *7
23Jug WallV3 4
24Thin White CrackV2 **7
 Black Buttress 
26PatriarchV1 3
27Chord CrackVB 3
28The ImproviserV1 3
29The SupervisorV2 3
30The Supervisor Direct StartV4 3
31The RatV0 *6
32Black Wall GirdleV1 **5
33Ragged CrackVB 8
34Left-Hand VariationVB 3

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