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.


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)

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1The Spelk
2Weetabix Crack
HVS 5b  
3LeonardoE6 6b ** 
4VincentE5 6a *** 
5SalvationE4 5c *** 
6Denture Route
D 4
7False ToothS 7
8Fang CrackVS 5a 1
9McAlpine's GrooveS 2
10Question MarkVS 4b **17
11Question Mark CrackVS 4c **8
12Raven's Nest CrackVS 5a **22
13Raven's Nest ChimneyHS 4b *2
14Victim of CircumstanceE5 6a * 
15Nothing LastsE11 7a? ***1
16Pall AreteE3 6a * 
17Rake End Crack
S 1
18Angel FingersHVS 5b ***49
19GoldfingerHVS 5b **3
20Living on Borrowed TimeE5 6a * 
21The Vertical ViceHVS 5a *2
22Sandy CrackE2 5c ***57
23Greenford RoadE5 6b ***1
24Greenford Road DirectE8 6b ***1
25The Jaws
VS 2
26Arkley's WallHVS 5a 5
27Corporal PunishmentE4 6b  
28The SlitVS 4c *7
29Classroom WormE4 6a *2
30Time and MotionE7 6c **1
31Christmas CrackVS 4c 1

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