Climbs 13
Rocktype Sandstone (soft)
Altitude 20m a.s.l
Faces S

Andy Wallace going the wrong way on War Wall Woof (5a), Frankland Crag, Durham © ablackett

Crag features

This crag is situated in woodland just beside the River Wear. The rock is somewhat friable and care should be taken, but for people without transport in Durham city this crag is a good option for a few hours fun and games!

Details of some of the routes first recorded in 2005 can be found here

http://www.climbonline.co.uk/frankland_crag.htm

Other lines were first recorded in 2009, through the holly bush to the right of the "peace wall".

It is a bit of a bushwacking experience to get here either by going through the farmers field (probably trespass, don't do it) or along the river from the north (quite overgrown and hard work). However you get there you will probably need a map, it is marked on the 1:25000 as Kepier Quarry (dis).

Guidebooks

No guides found for this crag

I remember footling around here back in 1999/2000 - it always seemed like a damp, dank place. But good fun nonetheless!
Tubroos! - 21/May/10
I prefer crags where the rock stays attached and goggles aren't necessary. On the plus it's in walking distance!
Hoebag - 30/Sep/09
Awesome place, shame its not bigger.
awallace - 18/May/09
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Better than cake S 2
2 The Ladder of Lithium VS 4c 3
3 Manic Crack VD 9
4 Crackers HS 4b 4
5 Peace E1 5b 1
6 Mussolini's Groove HVS 5a 2
7 Looks easy, doesn't it? S 4b 4
8 Dirty Mac VD 3
9 Hammond's Descent M 2
10 War Wall Woof none 5a  
11 Maulette roof HVS 5a  
12 Camayarderie S 4b  
13 War Face (central) none 5b  

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