Climbs 12
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 270m a.s.l
Faces N

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The Young © Nick Brown

Crag features

A few buttresses scattered on a hillside in Thrunton Woods. Most notable for one of the finest pieces of hard climbing in Northumberland, 'The Young' 8a+/E8 - NMC Bouldering Guide p. 422, but some other short leadable routes on good rock.

Approach notes

The crag is hard to find with no path to it and appalling directions in the NMC guide. Follow the tracks from the parking as suggested until an unmentioned t-junction is reached. Either right and guess how to get over the top of Castle Hill to the crag, or turn left then right onto the forest track, bear rightwards and bash diagonally right up the hillside to the crag. The UKC map seems accurate.


No guides found for this crag

More accurate fix than the UKC map here: 55°22'40.5"N 1°54'17.5"W Callaly
niall mcnair - 05/Oct/19
Sleepless Nights is E2 5c
Fiend - 04/Oct/11
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Ant Buttress
2 Mossie Net VS 4c  
3 Deet Crack E2 6a ** 1
4 Sleepless Nights E3 6a * 1
5 Eaten Alive E2 5c  
Climb name Grade
  Tombstone Buttress
7 Family Affair E4 6b *** 1
8 The Young f7C+ ***  
9 The Auld HVS 5b ** 2
10 Parental Guidance E4 6b  
Climb name Grade
  Slab Buttress
12 Summers End E1 5c  
  Pock Marked Boulder
14 Iron Lung f8A ***  
15 Where do we go from here? * E2 6a  
16 Iron Head * E2 6a  
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.

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