Climbs 205
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 170m a.s.l
Faces W

Richard Gage on The Witch, Back Bowden Doors, Northumberland. © Russell Lovett

Crag features

2E8, 6 E6,3 E5, 4E4,11 E3, 5 E2,12 E1, 7 HVS, 2 VS

Many of the harder routes are poorly protected.

Single pitch routes.

Approach notes

No right of way, but there hasn't been an access problem. B6349 from Belford, turn right along road to Hazelrigg. Crag is on the eastern side of the road after 1km, down a dip to the left.

Guidebooks

Northern England

The book is a selected route and crag guide although it still manages to pack over 2350 routes between its covers, spread across 44 crags. The main focus is on routes of all grades from Moderate to E9, but the best bouldering is also described.
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Quarry Face
2 Diagonal
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VD 21
3 The Toppler
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HVS 5b 13
4 Lichen Groove
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D 14
5 The Tippler
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HVS 5b 20
6 Tippler Traverse f6C 3
7 Pedestal Problem f6B+ 3
8 The Bogie
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S 4a 18
9 Quarry Face
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S 4a * 65
10 Glass Slipper
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VS 5a 46
11 Broken Glass
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E2 6a 6
12 Twisting Crack HS 4c 15
  Merlin Wall
14 Black Triage f8A  
15 County Ethics E7 7a *** 7
16 Merlin Traverse f6A 18
17 Merlin E5 6a *** 9
18 Hard and Low Traverse
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f7C  
19 Darth
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f6C 57
20 The Pixies E6 6b *  
21 Little Pixies f7A * 101
22 Little Piggies f7C 2
23 The Emperor
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f7B 7
24 Morgan E5 6a * 1
25 Morgan (start only) f6B * 91
26 Lady MacBeth
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f6B 3
27 I Bet He Drinks Carling Black Label E8 6c ** 1
28 MacBeth Low Level Traverse
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f6C 11
29 Black Mirror
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E7 6c  
30 The Dark Side E9 7b *** 1
31 Empty The Bones Of You f8A+  
32 Mordreth E6 6b **  
33 Macbeth E6 6b *** 2
34 Paradise Road
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f7A 2
35 MacDuff
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f7B 2
36 Easy Up
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f6B+ 20
37 Sigurd E6 6c ** 1
38 The Arches E1 5b *** 252
39 The Arches (start only) f6A * 3
40 Low and Hard f7B * 138
41 Lower And Harder f7C ** 3
42 Roof and Wall
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f7A+ 3
43 Cauldron
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E1 5c 4
44 King Lear E6 6c *  
45 Hard Reign E3 5c ** 18
46 Hard Reign Direct f7B * 41
47 Hard Reign (start only) f6A ** 61
48 Underneath the Arches
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f6A 12
49 Weird Sisters One f7A 36
50 Weird Sisters Two f7A 56
51 Weird Sisters Three f6C+ 12
52 Holly Tree Corner S 4b * 51
53 Hollybush Crack
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MS 4a 15
  The Witch/Sorcerer's Cave
55 Pyewackit
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E4 6a 4
56 The Witch E2 5b *** 220
57 Shackletack E3 6b * 3
58 The Wand E3 5b * 20
59 The Broomstick E3 5b * 13
60 The Enchanter E3 5c ** 38
61 Low Level Traverse
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f5+ 33
62 Bottle Arete SS
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f5+ 15
63 Strange Brew
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E3 5b 5
64 Bottle Crack VS 5a ** 148
65 The Young Warlords
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f6C *** 21
66 The Wizard E3 5c * 23
67 The Wizard (start only) f5+ 68
68 Black Magic E1 5c * 10
69 Harry Potter f7A+ ** 16
70 Severus Snape f7B+ * 76
71 Movin' On Up
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f6C 6
72 Merlins Pubes f6B 1
73 Merlin's Beard f6C+ ** 2
74 Pockets Traverse
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f7C *** 11
75 Intermediate Traverse
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f6C+ 8
76 The Vole Left Hand
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f6A 29
77 The Vole Left Hand SS
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f6C 54
78 The Vole
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E1 5c 12
79 The Vole, Alternative Finish E1 5c * 4
80 The Vole Right Hand
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f6A ** 83
81 The Vole Right Hand SS f7B+ ** 9
82 Solastalgia f7C+  
83 Sorcerer's Apprentice E1 5c * 40
84 Sorcerer's Apprentice (start only)
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f5+ 42
85 Sorcerer's Apprentice SS
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f7A 14
86 The Sorcerer (full route) E1 5c *** 193
87 The Sorcerer E1 5c *** 119
88 The Sorcerer SS
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f6C 34
89 Pockets Extension
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f7C+  
90 Under the Spell f7A ** 100
91 The Charm E1 5c * 14
92 The Spell E1 5c * 64
93 Straight Crack HS 4b ** 156
  Savage Slab
95 Straight Crack, Alternative Finish
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E1 5b 3
96 Magic Circle
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HVS 5a 4
97 Golden Stairs, Direct Start
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S 4c 60
98 Golden Stairs VD 94
99 Magic Flute E1 5b ** 203
100 Boulder Lands E5 6b * 2
101 Dead on Arrival E6 6a *  
102 Short Wall f6A+ 52
103 Pick Pocket f6B+ 7
104 Savage Slab E7 6c * 1
105 Magic Leap f6A+ 101
106 Bubbles
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f6C 17
107 Larn Streng f7B+ *** 3
108 Thundering Apoplexy f7B ** 73
109 Peak Technique E6 6b *** 14
110 On the Verge E4 5c ** 60
111 Woodcutters Crack HVD * 96
112 Wood Splitter VD 7
113 Forester's Corner D * 65
114 The Tube, Left-hand Exit
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E3 5b 13
  The Tube
116 The Tube, Direct Finish
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E5 5c 8
117 The Tube E4 5c *** 97
118 Uncouth Youth
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E4 6a * 4
119 Right of Reply E5 6b *** 3
120 Charlotte's Dream Direct E7 6b ** 3
121 Charlotte's Dream
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E5 6b * 3
122 On the Rocks E7 6c *** 10
123 Off the Rocks
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E8 6c * 3
124 Duke of York E1 5b ** 103
125 Transcendence E8 6c *** 1
126 Leap of Faith E6 6c *  
127 Lost Cause E4 6b ** 53
128 Angle Corner VD 47
129 Angle Corner, Alternate Finish
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E3 6b 2
130 Back to Back
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E5 6b 1
131 Gangway
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VS 4c * 20
132 Holly Tree Corner (Alt Finish) MS 4b * 2
  Hazelrigg Wall
134 Scabby Hand
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E4 5c 1
135 When the Wind Blows E6 6b * 3
136 Peace at Last E5 6a  
137 Outward Bound E3 5c ** 51
138 March Line VD ** 72
139 Wall and Crack S 4b * 148
140 Roof Route, Direct Finish
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E2 5c 1
141 Roof Route E1 5b *** 43
142 Roof Route Traverse f6B+ 2
143 The Dead Horses Tea Party f6C+ ** 9
144 Door Mats Wall f7C 1
145 Four Mats Wall f7B+ 18
146 Stepped Flake f3 * 57
147 Smooth Wall
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f7A 1
148 Hazelrigg Wall Left-Hand E3 6b * 1
149 Hazelrigg Wall E1 5c * 192
150 Hazelrigg Wall Direct f6A 69
151 Pinup E2 6a 104
152 Risk and Hope
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E1 6a 38
153 Hazelrigg Wall Traverse
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f7B 2
154 Original Route VD * 173
155 Original Wall Traverse f5 4b 4
156 Highland Fling E1 5c 6
157 Final Wall VD ** 76
158 Bullet
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E1 5c 3
  Bat Cave
160 Chiroptera f6A 7
161 Big Aerial Dynamite E5 7a *  
162 Dwarfs Nightmare E2 6b * 4
163 Vespertilion f7B+ ***  
164 Barbastelle
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f7A 38
165 Brokeback Bowden f7C **  
166 Bechstien
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f6C 38
167 Brandt
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f6B+ 24
168 Serotine f6A+ 50
169 Pipistrelle
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f6B+ 19
170 A Short Sharp Shock
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E3 6a 1
171 Griffon
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HVS 5b 9
172 Rays Roof
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VS 4c 14
173 Footless Fulmar
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VS 4c * 9
  Boulder 1
175 Sharp Arete
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f6A+ 43
176 Sharp Arete SS f6C 47
177 The Bitch
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f8A+ 1
178 Potty Mouth
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f8B  
179 Undercut Arete
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f5+ 17
180 Little Arete
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f6A+ 34
181 Crimp Slab Eliminate f6B+ 10
182 Crimp Slab
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f6B 59
183 Warm Up Arete
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f3 113
184 South Wall
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f6A+ 95
  Boulder 2
186 Mantel Miser
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f6A+ 59
187 Mantel Misery
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f6A 51
188 Mantel Underclass f6B 17
189 Mantel Masterclass f6C ** 99
190 Ripples
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f4 55
191 The Runnel
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f4 95
192 Slab Eliminate
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f6A 52
193 Super Slab
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f4+ 77
194 No Hands
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f7A 3
  Boulder 3
196 Shallow Groove
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f3 100
197 The Craic
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f3 133
198 Smooth Wall One
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f5 119
199 Smooth Wall Two
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f5 146
200 Fickle Flakes
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f4+ 168
201 Other Eliminate f5 41
202 Eliminate f6A+ 146
203 South Arete
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f6A+ 146
204 Upper Traverse (Boulder 3)
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f6A 37
205 Low Traverse
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f6A+ 31
206 Reverse Traverse
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f6A 17
  Boulder 4
208 B4 Traverse f6C *** 34
209 Springer's Mantel f7B+ * 2
  Boulder 5
211 Overlooked f6A+ 23
  Boulder 6
213 Upper Traverse
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f6A+ 7
214 Lower Traverse
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f7A  
  Boulder 7
216 Rawhide/Gate Traverse f7A 2
  Boulder 8
218 Final Traverse
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f7A+  
219 Lip Traverse f5+ 6
220 Door Mats Wall SS f8A *  
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