Climbs 40
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 200m a.s.l
Faces SW

A county sunset © Alex McMillan

Crag features

OS map ref: NU124087

Aspect SW, 200m altitude, 10 min approach.

Nice crag for beginners in terms of difficulty, however may of the problems are fairly high and many of the top outs are on slopers, difficult for the grade, several mats would be a good idea! As it is sandstone, best avoided when wet as there are many thin holdes and ledges which will snap off easily when wet. 

Approach notes

On the B6341 towards Rothbury, there is a layby about half a mile past the two parking areas for Corbys Crag. The Widehope forest is entered from a forestry gate about 100m down the hill from the layby.
Follow the foresty track left through a second gate and into the forrest, about 500m later there will be a track turning left up to a small third gate, the crag should be visible. the large wall visible on the left of the crag as you look at it is Path Buttress, with Snapper Prow just out of site to the left of it.  

Access Advice

Please do not park in front of the foresty gate. While it seems large enough to fit a few cars and still allow access, there is no right of access to this crag and it may become an issue in the future if cars are parked directly in front of the no parking sings. 

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1The Seam
f4 5
 Cave Area 
3Problem 2f5 1
4Problem 3f5+ 1
5Problem 4
f4+ 3
6Problem 5f4+ 1
7Problem 6f5+ 1
8Problem 7f4+  
 Snapper Prow 
10Problem 8f5+ 1
11Problem 9f5 1
f6A 1
 Path Buttress 
14Problem 11f4 5
15Problem 12f4+ 2
16Problem 13f4+ 2
17Problem 14
f4+ 3
 Horned Buttress 
19North Wall
f4 12
20Horned Buttress Arete
f6A 4
21Problem 17f5+ 2
22Problem 18
f4 9
 Off-width buttress 
24Dreaming of Barkers
f5+ 2
25Widehope Arete
f6A 3
f5+ 5
27Widehope Crack
f4 6
28Problem 23
f5 1
29Widehope Chimney
f4 11
30Problem 25f4 2
31Problem 26
f4 8
32Problem 27
f4 10
33Problem 28f5 3
 Mushroom Area 
35Problem 29
f4 11
36Problem 30
f4 9
37Problem 31
f4 11
38Lovely Crack *f4 1
 Tree Gully Buttress 
40Side Walk
f5+ 2
41Tree Gully Wall
f4+ 11
42Tree Gully Edge
f6A 2
43Problem 35
f4+ 3
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