Climbs 40
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 277m a.s.l
Faces W

Sandy Crack © andybirtwistle

Crag features

The best routes are VS upwards. There are a couple of dangerous routes here with 10m deckout potential from 6b cruxes.

Approach notes

From the Elsdon - Thropton road. Park at a picnic site by the Grasslees Burn and follow the path signposted 'Midgy Ha'. A permissive path leads up to the crag.

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:
Easiest approach is over the top of the crag, descending on the far right hand side (looking in). If approaching from below it's easy to get lost in/amongst the deep heather + head high bracken.
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing - 28/Jun/17
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 The Spelk
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E2  
2 Weetabix Crack
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HVS 5b  
3 Leonardo E6 6b **  
4 Vincent E5 6a ***  
5 Salvation E4 5c ***  
6 Benedictus Benedictat E5 6a  
7 Boomerang Wall E7 6c ** 1
8 Denture Route
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D 4
9 False Tooth S 7
10 Fang Crack VS 5a 1
11 A Very Friendly Lion Named Parsley E6 6b **  
12 Stumpelstiltskin E6 6a *  
13 McAlpine's Groove S 2
14 Question Mark VS 4b ** 17
15 Question Mark Crack VS 4c ** 8
16 Raven's Nest Crack VS 5a ** 22
17 Raven's Nest Chimney HS 4b * 2
18 Victim of Circumstance E5 6a *  
19 Nothing Lasts E11 7a? *** 1
20 Pall Arete E3 6a *  
21 Rake End Crack
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S 1
22 Angel Fingers HVS 5b *** 54
23 Goldfinger HVS 5b ** 3
24 Living on Borrowed Time E5 6a *  
25 The Vertical Vice HVS 5a * 4
26 Sandy Crack E2 5c *** 62
27 Greenford Road E5 6b *** 2
28 Greenford Road Direct E8 6b *** 1
29 The Jaws
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VS 2
30 Arkley's Wall HVS 5a 5
31 Corporal Punishment E4 6b  
32 The Slit VS 4c * 6
33 Classroom Worm E4 6a * 2
34 Time and Motion E7 6c ** 1
35 Christmas Crack VS 4c 1

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