Climbs 40
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 278m a.s.l
Faces N

The Old Master © JDal

Crag features

A great little convenient crag for soloing. Most of the routes are VS with 5 HVS's, 1 E1 and 1 E4. The average height of the crag is 7 metres. The condition of the rock is good and mostly clean.

Approach notes

3 miles north of Kirkwhelpington on the A696. After passing the crossroads at Knowesgate, drive for a few minutes until you see a gate to a track on the east side of the road. Park by the gate, off the road. The crag is very visible from the road if driving south. Walk along the track for 3 minutes until you see a burnt-out Reliant Robin (possibly), then cut across scrubland towards the crag for another 3 minutes. There is CRoW access and the land is marked as access land on OS maps.

Pretty much the top three blocks making up the 'Jelly and Cream' Buttress move when stood on top. It is not just the top boulder. Everything to the right of the 'Fruit Salad' crack as can be seen in this picture https://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=280344.
MJAngry - 10/Apr/17
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Snap Shot VS 5a * 49
2 Freeze Frame VS 5a 50
3 Still Motion VS 4c * 65
4 Teabag MVS 4c 49
5 Drop Scone VS 5a * 46
6 String Bean S 53
7 Angel Cake HVS 5b 15
8 Cucumber Sandwich HVS 5b 21
9 Peapod VD 57
10 Dandelion VS 4c 34
11 Burdock VS 4c 29
12 Vimto VS 5a 21
13 Family Outing Direct VS 4c 16
14 Family Outing VD * 91
15 Picnic VS 4c 77
16 Summer Holiday VS 4c 31
17 Day Away VS 4c 25
18 Midsummer Madness
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HVS 5b 14
19 Spring Fever
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VS 5a 41
20 Green Bean D 41
21 Fruit Salad VD 39
22 Jelly and Cream S 53
23 Crusty Loaf
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HVS 5b 3
24 Bread Knife S 48
25 Bread Bun
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MVS 4c 11
26 Small Matter
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S 22
27 Little Layback
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D 31
28 Trivial Pursuit
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E1 5c 10
29 Adagio VS 4c 28
30 Y Direct E2 5c  
31 High Note VS 4c * 62
32 Sharp Practice E4 6a 3
33 Lost Chord D 37
34 Perfect Pitch S 87
35 Red Sky VS 4c 39
36 Shepherd's Warning VS 4c 51
37 Fading Light D 41
38 Summer's End HVS 5a * 38
39 Indian Summer E1 5c 1
40 It's A Family Affair * f6A 1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.

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