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

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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.

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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
1 Old Ash Crack D 193
2 A Fox for President
HVS 5a 13
3 Woodburn Wall E1 5b ** 228
4 Woodburn Wall (Direct Finish) E2 5c * 45
5 Oliver went a Huntin' E2 5c ** 53
6 Ridsdale Wall E1 5b ** 171
7 The Arbitrator E1 5b 49
8 Foxey VS 4c 209
9 Papa Lazaroo
E3 5c 5
10 Autoerotic
E2 5c 2
11 Autobahn E2 5c * 18
12 Green Slab VD * 257
Climb name Grade
13 The Arete HS 4b * 301
14 Green Wall HVS 5b * 234
15 Patties Route VS 5a 219
16 Hairy Crack VD * 18
17 Flying Scot HVS 5a 77
18 Capstone Wall E1 5b * 131
19 Death Wish E1 5b * 50
20 The Pandemonium Carnival E1 5b 20
21 Capstone Direct E1 5c * 99
22 Capstone Traverse S 4a 92
23 Overhanging Heave
S 4c 68
24 Stilton VD 153
Climb name Grade
25 Cheese Wedge S 4a 107
26 jugged air
VD 6
27 gordon bennett
MVS 4c 4
28 spent force
HVS 5b 1
29 ribsdale wall
E1 5b ** 4
30 Central Butress *
VD 2
31 Pedestal and Crack Climb * S 3
32 Gordon Bennett - RH variation * MVS 4b  
33 Chimney and Roof Climb * VD  
34 Heave Ho! * VS 4c  
35 Back, Sack and Crack * VS 4c 1
36 Trans Europe Express *
E1 5b 3
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.

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