Climbs 21
Rocktype Dolerite
Altitude 4m a.s.l
Faces S

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Cullernose Point © peter pan

Crag features

A potentially dangerous crag but this sea cliff is unique in Northumberland for the type of climbing it provides and superlative mini adventure you gain in surviving a day here.

The crag faces south in a sheltered cove, even in winter on a calm sunny day, it is possible to climb in a t shirt on warm dry rock.

The rock and routes do require care, consisting of typical Whin Sill blocks with an outward leaning stratum. The climbing is of a serious nature, being steep and not in the main below VS but decent protection can be arranged to hopefully ensure a happy outcome.

Come and enjoy the routes and maybe come away with a special experience.

Nesting restrictions April till August.

Approach notes

On the coast 1.5 km south of Craster. The crag is visible from the road. Parking for about six cars in a small layby opposite an emergency telephone box

Access Advice

Online guide available from the NMC.

Seasonal Restrictions

Dates: 1 May to 31 July

Reason: Nesting Birds

Nesting restrictions from 1st May to 31st of July. 

Having read in "Where to climb in the british isles" by Edward C. Pyatt, that Cullernose Point is ""one of the finest of England's sea-cliffs - from the climbers point of view." I thought it would be worth checking out, having looked on here I don't think I will bother!
ablackett - 15/Nov/10
That description is accurate. I know because I wrote it. This crag should be removed as even the best routes are unclimable now without an unaccptable level of birdnest removal.
JDal - 17/May/10
General: This is one of only two sea cliffs in Northumberland with recorded climbing. Both have a tendency to drop routes into the sea, and neither are very satisfactory venues. Cullernose has had a well earned reputation for being a serious crag, with steep routes on rock of doubtful quality. Lack of traffic and severe winter storms have not improved the situation and the crag is, in part, in a dangerous condition. The crag is now a home for a large Kittiwake colony and considerably more birds nest here than in previous years and is really only in condition after winter storms have cleaned off the bird muck and before the nesting starts up again. The south facing aspect of the crag means that if the wind is off the land, conditions in early spring can be quite pleasant. There has been much rockfall at the eastern (seaward) end of the crag, so the routes here may no longer exist.
peter pan - 28/Oct/08
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Craster Corner VS 4c * 8
2 Ornithologist HVS 5a * 1
3 The Ramp VD * 7
4 Fritz VD * 1
5 Impending Wall VS 5a ** 1
Climb name Grade
6 The Deep E3 5c **  
7 Zero G E3 5c *  
8 Chasing the Tide E2 5b  
9 Siren Atlantis E5 6a **  
10 Longships E3 5c *  
Climb name Grade
11 Ochre Wall HVS 5a * 1
12 Original Route VS 4c * 8
13 Barnacle Bill E1 5b 1

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