Climbs 36
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 250m a.s.l
Faces SW

A crisp winter day at East Woodburn crag © Petarghh

Crag features

Single pitch routes. 1 E2, 6 E1, 2 HVS

Approach notes

Take the minor road out of East Woodburn and turn right along a gated track at the bend in the road. The road passes under the crag.


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:
The belay stakes set a fairway back never seem to get a mention - no even in the guidebooks. Used the one for routes between Old Ash Crack and Patties Route. Think there may be others, but they are far back. Cracking crag btw.
MJAngry - 13/Feb/15
Although short the routes pack in a punch and are mostly well protected. Came here instead of the usual Wanneys and was not disappointed, a good day was had.
petegunn - 20/Jul/12
"Although probably not worth the travel for experienced climbers." ...Except for the six E1s and two E2s of course! It's a great afternoon or evening out for E1/E2 teams.
Si Litchfield - 08/Nov/05
I have been looking for some crags not to severe for my girlfriend to start off with and found a lovely little route here. Old ash crack is a 9m climb that is perfect for the beginner, text book placements and a nice solid confidence booster for anyone starting off. It also had some great Mid range climbs I realy enjoyed getting my tips onto myself. Although probably not worth the travel for experienced climbers.
Marts - 12/Jul/05
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1Old Ash CrackD 135
2A Fox for President
HVS 5a 9
3Woodburn WallE1 5b **179
4Woodburn Wall (Direct Finish)E2 5c *32
5Oliver went a Huntin'E2 5c **36
6Ridsdale WallE1 5b **139
7The ArbitratorE1 5b 39
8FoxeyVS 4c 154
9Papa Lazaroo
E3 5c 3
E2 5c 2
11AutobahnE2 5c *13
12Green SlabVD *198
13The AreteHS 4b *228
14Green WallHVS 5b *169
15Patties RouteVS 5a 157
16Hairy CrackVD *13
17Flying ScotHVS 5a 50
18Capstone WallE1 5b *115
19Death WishE1 5b *39
20The Pandemonium CarnivalE1 5b 15
21Capstone DirectE1 5c *83
22Capstone TraverseS 4a 68
23Overhanging Heave
S 4c 47
24StiltonVD 128
25Cheese WedgeS 4a 84
26jugged air
VD 3
27gordon bennett
MVS 4c 2
28spent force
HVS 5b 1
29ribsdale wall
E1 5b **4
30Central Butress *
M v.diff 2
31Pedestal and Crack Climb *S  
32Gordon Bennett - RH variation *MVS 4b  
33Chimney and Roof Climb *VD  
34Heave Ho! *VS 4c  
35Back, Sack and Crack *VS 4c 1
36Trans Europe Express *
E1 5b 3
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