Climbs 92
Rocktype Dolerite
Altitude 260m a.s.l
Faces N

Tigers overhang © odox

Crag features

Overgrown at the eastern end, but the routes there are worth cleaning and doing.

A good beginners crag with some very fine lines.

Aug 2016: There's been a number of accidents at this crag recently due to loose rocks. If you intend to visit here please be extra vigilant.

Approach notes

The crag is next to Steel Rigg car park on the Roman Wall at twice Brewed.

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:
Visited Peel yesterday and found fresh looking rock debris around the bottom of Sunset - turns out the top block of Sunset Direct has come down. Hope no-one was on it at the time, would have been nasty :-(
sarah hawker - 30/May/16
Impossible to climb when wet, doesn't get any more slippery than this!
martinph78 - 03/Nov/12
WARNING: there is a very loose stack of blocks on Red Chimney/Jester. They are located on the right hand side 2/3 height of Jester or left hand side 2/3 height of Red Chimeny (i believe red chimney actual climbs up them). please be cautions of yourself, your second and other climbers when in this area.
josephgrimwade - 23/Apr/11
Pulled over the top of the crag once to find a USAF A10 Tankbuster coming straight at me [luckily most routes have 'bombproof' gear!]. Don't retire from climbing until you have done Rock Island Line E15b - some very satisfying moves [if you like jamming].
allmag - 16/Aug/07
Some kids threw rocks from the wall, the first missed me because I managed to duck just in time. Some big holes in the wall right of Overhanging Crack, and I wouldn't like to climb there until the wall is made safe.
Tommy Alsop - 18/Jun/07
Tigers overhang is a giveaway at VS and excellent fun. Don't let the 'big move' put you off. The protection is 100% (look for the V shaped cracks in the roof - they take a wide range of gear in excellent, well seated positions) and go for a big jug for the right hand! First time I did it I lost both feet and still cruised it!
John MacDonald - 24/Mar/05
A lovely place to spend a summer's evening... try Sunset (MS) Overhanging Crack (MVS) and Tiger's Overhang (VS 4c) the pub's only 5 minutes away as well!
Ken MacMillan - 17/Jan/04
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Phoebus Maximus
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HVS 5b 11
2 Route One VD 333
3 Clear As Crystal
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VS 5a 18
4 Ribstone Crack
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VD 99
5 Crackstone Rib
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D 70
6 Layback Buttress VD 152
7 Jackdaw D 118
8 Suicide
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S 18
9 Meridian
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S 17
10 Twin Cracks VS 5a * 198
11 Whinstone Cowboy
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E1 5b 11
12 Scratch
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HVS 5a 15
13 Exasperation
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S 30
14 Sunset S 4a *** 800
15 Sunset Direct HVS 5a * 96
16 Rainy Day
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MVS 4c 7
17 Chockstone Chimney D * 181
18 Easy Street
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MVS 4c 37
19 Grog
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S 50
20 Hanging Crack
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S 10
21 Odysseus
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S 70
22 Ulysses VD * 292
23 Easy Crack
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VD 44
24 Swing Up
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HS 4b 10
25 C'est La Vie
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E3 6a  
26 Overhanging Crack VS 4c *** 356
27 Albert's Wall E1 5a * 28
28 Apollo
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MS 26
29 Blasphemy Wall HVS 5a * 142
30 Shadow Wall
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VD 2
31 Red Wall
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VS 4c 6
32 Red Chimney VD 18
33 Jester VS 5a * 62
34 Myxomatosis
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S 13
35 Sacrifice E3 6a * 1
36 Ace of Spades HVS 5a * 63
37 Ritual E4 6a ** 11
38 Green Line E1 5b * 38
39 Zig Zag
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VD 7
40 Green Chimney
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S 2
41 Certificate X E1 5a ** 73
42 Trilogy E2 5b * 13
43 Parental Guidance E2 5c * 6
44 Rock Island LIne E1 5b *** 166
45 The Intruder E2 5c * 1
46 Trinity
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S 8
47 Grooves HS 4a ** 142
48 Tiger's Chimney VD * 76
49 Tiger's Overhang VS 4c ** 270
50 Kamikaze Sex Pilot E2 5c * 9
51 The Left Edge
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VD 6
52 Peel Crag Central Girdle
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VS 4c  
53 Consternation
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VS 4c 1
54 Caesar
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S 1
55 Tiger's Hangover
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VS 4c 9
56 Verdant Groove
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MVS 4b 2
57 Locomotion
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E2 5c * 1
58 Flamingo
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VD 6
59 Denizen
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VS 4c  
60 Vindication
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VS 4c 2
61 Tanya
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VS 4c  
62 Cynic
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S 3
63 Bookworm
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VD 3
64 Fissure-La-Boot
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VS 4c 2
65 Panorama
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VD 3
66 Caution Corner
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MS 1
67 Adolphus
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VS 5a 2
68 College Girl
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VD 5
69 Hepple Wall
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VD 3
70 Perseverance
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VS 4c 2
71 The Corner
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VS 4c  
72 Kurt
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VS 4c 1
73 John Peel
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S 4
74 A.S.B.
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VS 4c 1
75 Dice
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HS 4b 1
76 Trog
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MVS 4b 1
77 Triton
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VD 2
78 Grim Wall
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MVS 4b 3
79 Nimbus
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D 2
80 Prow Buttress Route I
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S  
81 Prow Buttress Route II
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VS 4c  
82 Mortician
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E1 5c * 2
83 Hammer
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VD 2
84 Capitan
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E1 5b * 2
85 Practitioner
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MS  
86 Mac
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S 2
87 Sickle
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D 2
88 Autobahn
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VD 2
89 Siesta
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D 2
90 Shake
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VD  

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