Climbs 225
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 170m a.s.l
Faces W

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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.

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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 26
3 The Toppler
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HVS 5b 17
4 Lichen Groove
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D 17
5 The Tippler
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HVS 5b 24
6 Tippler Traverse f6C 5
7 Pedestal Problem f6B+ 6
8 The Bogie
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S 4a 21
9 Quarry Face
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S 4a * 78
10 Glass Slipper
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VS 5a 49
11 Broken Glass
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E2 6a 8
12 Twisting Crack HS 4c 18
13 Route One
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f6A ** 1
14 First Traverse
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f5 1
  Merlin Wall
16 Black Triage f8A  
17 County Ethics E7 7a *** 12
18 Merlin Traverse f6A 22
19 Merlin E5 6a *** 14
20 Hard and Low Traverse
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f7C 1
21 Darth
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f6C 68
22 The Pixies E6 6b *  
23 Little Pixies f7A * 147
24 Little Piggies f7C 3
25 The Emperor
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f7B 9
26 Morgan E5 6a * 1
27 Morgan (start only) f6B * 123
28 Lady MacBeth
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f6B 4
29 I Bet He Drinks Carling Black Label E8 6c ** 1
30 MacBeth Low Level Traverse
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f6C 18
31 Black Mirror
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E7 6c  
32 The Dark Side E9 7b *** 3
33 Empty The Bones Of You f8A+  
34 Mordreth E6 6b **  
35 Macbeth E6 6b *** 2
36 Paradise Road
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f7A 2
37 MacDuff
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f7B 2
38 Easy Up
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f6B+ 29
39 Sigurd E6 6c ** 1
40 The Arches E1 5b *** 266
41 The Arches (start only) f6A * 8
42 Low and Hard f7B * 174
43 Lower And Harder f7C ** 5
44 Roof and Wall
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f7A+ 3
45 Cauldron
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E1 5c 4
46 King Lear E6 6c *  
47 Hard Reign E3 5c ** 19
48 Hard Reign Direct f7B * 69
49 Hard Reign (start only) f6A ** 78
50 Underneath the Arches
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f6A 15
51 Blood Gutters E5 6b ** 1
52 Weird Sisters One f7A 54
53 Weird Sisters Two f7A 79
54 Weird Sisters Three f6C+ 17
55 Holly Tree Corner S 4b * 63
56 Hollybush Crack
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MS 4a 17
  The Witch/Sorcerer's Cave
58 Pyewackit
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E4 6a 8
59 The Witch E2 5b *** 227
60 Shackletack E3 6b * 4
61 The Wand E3 5b * 27
62 The Broomstick E3 5b * 18
63 The Enchanter E3 5c ** 46
64 Low Level Traverse
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f5+ 34
65 Bottle Arete SS
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f5+ 17
66 Strange Brew
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E3 5b 5
67 Bottle Crack VS 5a ** 169
68 The Young Warlords
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f6C *** 29
69 The Wizard E3 5c * 27
70 The Wizard (start only) f5+ 113
71 Black Magic E1 5c * 14
72 Harry Potter f7C ** 19
73 Dead Severus f7C *** 3
74 Severus Snape f7B+ * 89
75 Movin' On Up
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f6C 11
76 Merlins Pubes f6B 3
77 Merlin's Beard f6C+ ** 2
78 Pockets Traverse
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f7C *** 15
79 Intermediate Traverse
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f6C+ 9
80 The Vole Left Hand
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f6A 39
81 The Vole Left Hand SS
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f6C 77
Climb name Grade
82 The Vole
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E1 5c 15
83 The Vole, Alternative Finish E1 5c * 4
84 The Vole Right Hand
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f6A ** 115
85 The Vole Right Hand SS f7B+ ** 14
86 Solastalgia f7C+  
87 Sorcerer's Apprentice E1 5c * 44
88 Sorcerer's Apprentice (start only)
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f5+ 63
89 Sorcerer's Apprentice SS
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f7A 19
90 The Sorcerer (full route) E1 5c *** 204
91 The Sorcerer E1 5c *** 141
92 The Sorcerer SS
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f6C 48
93 Pockets Extension
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f7C+  
94 Under the Spell f7A ** 136
95 The Charm E1 5c * 22
96 The Spell E1 5c * 79
97 Straight Crack HS 4b ** 193
  Savage Slab
99 Straight Crack, Alternative Finish
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E1 5b 3
100 Magic Circle
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HVS 5a 6
101 Golden Stairs, Direct Start
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S 4c 68
102 Golden Stairs VD 116
103 Magic Flute E1 5b ** 218
104 Boulder Lands E5 6b * 2
105 Dead on Arrival E6 6a *  
106 Short Wall f6A+ 71
107 Pick Pocket f6B+ 10
108 Savage Slab E7 6c * 1
109 Magic Leap f6A+ 118
110 The Grim Creeper f8A *  
111 Bubbles
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f6C 21
112 Larn Streng f7B+ *** 4
113 Thundering Apoplexy f7B ** 85
114 Peak Technique E6 6b *** 15
115 On the Verge E4 5c ** 68
116 Woodcutters Crack HVD * 110
117 Wood Splitter VD 11
118 Forester's Corner D * 84
119 The Tube, Left-hand Exit
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E3 5b 14
  The Tube
121 The Tube, Direct Finish
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E5 5c 8
122 The Tube E4 5c *** 115
123 Uncouth Youth
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E4 6a * 5
124 Right of Reply E5 6b *** 3
125 Charlotte's Dream Direct E7 6b ** 5
126 Charlotte's Dream
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E5 6b * 3
127 On the Rocks E7 6c *** 16
128 Off the Rocks
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E8 6c * 3
129 Duke of York E1 5b ** 102
130 Transcendence E8 6c *** 1
131 Leap of Faith E6 6c * 1
132 Lost Cause E4 6b ** 66
133 Angle Corner VD 59
134 Angle Corner, Alternate Finish
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E3 6b 2
135 Back to Back
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E5 6b 1
136 Gangway
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VS 4c * 27
137 Holly Tree Corner (Alt Finish) MS 4b * 3
138 Purgatory E8 7b *** 1
  Hazelrigg Wall
140 Scabby Hand
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E4 5c 1
141 When the Wind Blows E6 6b * 3
142 Peace at Last E5 6a  
143 Outward Bound E3 5c ** 61
144 March Line VD ** 86
145 Wall and Crack S 4b * 186
146 Roof Route, Direct Finish
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E2 5c 2
147 Roof Route E1 5b *** 53
148 Roof Route Traverse f6B+ 3
149 The Dead Horses Tea Party f6C+ ** 15
150 Door Mats Wall f7C 1
151 Door Mats Wall SS f8A *  
152 Four Mats Wall f7B+ 27
153 Four Mats Wall SS f7B+ * 2
154 Stepped Flake f3 * 71
155 Smooth Wall
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f7A 1
156 Hazelrigg Wall Left-Hand E3 6b * 2
157 Hazelrigg Wall E1 5c * 228
158 Hazelrigg Wall Direct f6A 90
159 Pinup E2 6a 121
160 Risk and Hope
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E1 6a 48
161 Hazelrigg Wall Traverse
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f7B 3
162 Original Route VD * 201
Climb name Grade
163 Original Wall Traverse f5 4b 7
164 Highland Fling E1 5c 11
165 Final Wall VD ** 91
166 Bullet
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E1 5c 4
167 Four Mats RH f7A ** 2
168 Tree-way V7 ** 1
  Bat Cave
170 Chiroptera f6A 11
171 Big Aerial Dynamite E5 7a *  
172 Dwarfs Nightmare E2 6b * 4
173 Vespertilion f7B+ ***  
174 Barbastelle f7A 53
175 Brokeback Bowden f7C ** 1
176 Bechstein
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f6C 47
177 Brandt
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f6B+ 31
178 Serotine f6A+ 66
179 Pippistrellotine f6B+ * 1
180 Pipistrelle
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f6B+ 33
181 A Short Sharp Shock
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E3 6a 1
182 Griffon
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HVS 5b 12
183 Rays Roof
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VS 4c 20
184 Footless Fulmar
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VS 4c * 11
185 Ra's al Ghul f7C * 1
  Boulder 1
187 Sharp Arete f6A+ 51
188 Sharp Arete SS f6C 53
189 The Bitch
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f8A+ 2
190 Potty Mouth
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f8B  
191 Undercut Arete
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f5+ 22
192 Little Arete
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f6A+ 42
193 Crimp Slab Eliminate f6B+ 11
194 Crimp Slab
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f6B 76
195 Warm Up Arete
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f3 141
196 South Wall
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f6A+ 115
  Boulder 2
198 Mantel Miser
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f6A+ 73
199 Mantel Misery
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f6A 64
200 Mantel Underclass f6B 19
201 Mantel Masterclass f6C ** 110
202 Ripples
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f4 63
203 The Runnel
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f4 115
204 Slab Eliminate
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f6A 60
205 Super Slab
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f4+ 94
206 No Hands
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f7A 4
  Boulder 3
208 Shallow Groove
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f3 138
209 The Craic
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f3 180
210 Smooth Wall One
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f5 165
211 Smooth Wall Two
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f5 196
212 Fickle Flakes
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f4+ 230
213 Other Eliminate f5 66
214 Eliminate f6A+ 208
215 South Arete
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f6A+ 202
216 Upper Traverse (Boulder 3)
-
f6A 63
217 Low Traverse
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f6A+ 42
218 Reverse Traverse
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f6A 23
  Boulder 4
220 B4 Traverse f6C *** 43
221 Springer's Mantel f7B+ * 3
  Boulder 5
223 Overlooked f6A+ 29
  Boulder 6
225 Upper Traverse
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f6A+ 8
226 Lower Traverse
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f7A 1
  Boulder 7
228 Rawhide/Gate Traverse f7A 3
  Boulder 8
230 Final Traverse
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f7A+ 2
231 Lip Traverse f5+ 6
232 Final Mantel! f6B+ 1
233 Not the final traverse f6C 1
  The Long Run Block
235 The Long Run f7A 1
236 Old Money For Old Rope f6C 1
237 No Time For Caution f7A+ 1
238 Slab Problem f6B 3
239 The Heathen f7A 2
240 The Argonaut f6C 2
241 Bob's f6B+ 3

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