Climbs 20
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 110m a.s.l
Faces SE

My Little Pony at Houghton's © vertigo

Crag features

"Sunderland's premier sports crag" (quoting OTE).

Useful pics and details at

Approach notes

From "The land owners wish to make it clear that they have not given permission for climbing to take place at this location. Further more, access to the crag involves entering the once fenced in burial area of William Standish, 18th in a direct descent from King Edward III. At present the land is owned by the Parochial Church Council of St Michael's Church, with the land to be maintained by Sunderland City Council from December 2004. Groups wanting to climb at Houghton Graveyard should write to The Reverend Dr Ian Wallis at The Rectory, Dairy Lane, Houghton le Spring. 0191 584 2198.

Climbers are reminded that this is a burial ground and are asked to be keep a low profile as relatives do still visit the cemetery to look for graves."


More info on surrounding the area can be found here:
Steve Crowe - 29/Jun/11
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  The Left Flank
2 Hallowed Ground 6a+ 48
3 Alternative 6b 11
4 Bushwacking Blues 5c ** 64
  Main Wall
6 Creative Thinking
7b+ 1
7 Revenge of the Body Snatchers 7b+ 1
8 Abiotrophy 7c 1
9 Depression 7a+ * 6
10 The Petzl Hangers
7b+ 1
11 Seven Sisters 7b * 12
12 Evensong 7a+ 8
13 Immortalised in Stone 7a 17
  Back Wall
15 Pegasus 6c 1
16 Myrrh 7a+ ** 5
17 Good Friday
7a+ * 7
18 My Little Pony 7a+ *** 27
19 Roasting The Ox 5a ** 68
20 The Cat Crept into the Crypt
6b+ 3
21 The Sepulchre
6b+ 2

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