Climbs 37
Rocktype Andesite
Altitude 610m a.s.l
Faces S

The Henhole Waterfall © KayleighThompson

Crag features

A remote crag in the Cheviot Hills. The majority of routes are in the easier grades, VS and below.

Two good new routes, an HVS and an E3, have been added this year

Approach notes

Best approached by mountain bike. Turn off the A697 at Akeld and head for Hethpool. park there and bike up the valley to the crag.

Access Advice

Seasonal Restrictions

Dates: 1 March to 30 June

Reason: Nesting Birds

Update (05/05/10) - peregrine are nesting on Cannon Hole Buttress, please avoid routes on this buttress until 30th June. It may be possible to climb on Henhole Wall without disturbing the birds - if you climb on this area and the birds become agitated, please retreat.

Walked to crag with intention to climb however Peregrine falcones visibly nesting on crags so decided to head back to car. Wouldn't recommend a visit until after the breading season.
markisauer - 24/Apr/10
Four peregrines (parents & two chicks?) seen last weekend, one seen this weekend. Nest well and truly empty.
MadProfessor - 08/Sep/07
Two Peregrine Falcons must be rearing chicks there still (June 17th) and were aggressive towards climbers approaching the upper crag area.
Charlie Fisher - 18/Jun/05
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Mortuary Slab
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HS 4c 4
2 Baptismal Fire
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VD 3
3 Honeymoon Corner
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S 1
4 Funeral Pyre
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VS 4c 4
5 Jacob's Ladder
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VD 6
6 The Egg
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VS 4c * 3
7 Misconception
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HVS 5b ** 7
8 Conception Corner
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HVS 5b ** 5
9 Long John
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S 4b * 24
10 Platform and Chimney D * 16
11 Yellow Slab
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VD 6
12 Alligator Crawl
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HS 4b 2
13 The Chicken
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S 4b 7
14 Forgotten Wall
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VS 5a * 7
15 Forgotten Wall Direct Start
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VS 5b  
16 College Grooves
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HS 4b *** 42
17 Zig Zag
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D 8
18 Right Hand Rib
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VD 2
19 Grooved Corner
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D 3
20 Continuation
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D 1
21 Conclusion VD * 6
22 Conclusion Super Direct
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E3 5c *  
23 The Brute
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HVS 5a ** 8
24 Fingery Jim
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E1 5b * 2
25 The Arete
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M 2
26 West Wall
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D 3
27 Shelter Wall
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S 4b * 5
28 Hooly's Horror
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HVS 5b * 1
29 Hooly's Delight
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S 4b 6
30 Tombstone
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S 4b * 9
31 Canon Hole Direct
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MVS 4b *** 34
32 Zeus the Might Bull
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E1 5b *** 3
33 Black Adam's Corner
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D * 11
34 Double Variation
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VD 4
35 Titus Alone
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VD 4
36 Titus Groan
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HS 4b 1
37 Steerpike
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MVS 4c 1

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