Climbs 17
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)

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The delicate Pieces of Eight (HVS 4c) on the beautiful Drake Stone. © Alan James

Crag features

Short routes on good rock. Many are solos, with some dodgy landings

Approach notes

Path from the SE corner of the Forestry Commission car park just beyond Harbottle on the Alwinton road. Go through the nature reserve and up the hill.

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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.
More info
More Guidebooks:
Northumberland Climbing Guide (2004)

Out of print:
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Cape Horn VS 4c * 19
2 Tourist Route Direct
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M 1
3 Tourist Route M * 50
4 Garden Hoe VS 4b 27
5 Plymouth Hoe HVD ** 49
6 Pieces of Eight HVS 4c * 26
Climb name Grade
7 Good Hope HVS 5c * 11
8 Sol Pelicanos E2 5b 7
9 The Pelican HVS 5b * 19
10 Hispaniola HVS 5a * 20
11 The Golden Hind VS 4c * 34
12 Lubbers Hole VS 4c ** 18
Climb name Grade
13 Sir Francis E3 5c ** 16
14 Rhumba E4 5c * 3
15 Powder Monkey E4 5c 1
16 Rhumb E1 5c 6
17 Dusk SS * f7B  
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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