Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 300m a.s.l
Worldline @ Queens Crag © PaulOgden
Not very high, excellent for high balls and hard bouldering on excellent fine-grained sandstone which might need a soft brush early in the year. There is a fine circuit of easier problems, while the classic problems are often high.
2 Miles east of Housteads on unmettaled road which heads North off the Military road and goes to Sewingshieds Farm.
Park by a copse of trees just past the farm on the left (usually a derelict land rover there). You might need to ask for permission and might be charged £2 for using the road, and in this case you can park carefully offroad down further down the rough track. The alternative is to park on the minor road further East of the farm track.
The farmer has no objections to climbers using the track and parking in the usual places to access the crag. (This was last confirmed 0n 22/09/2020)
He has, during the Covid period asked that climbers do not come up to the farm, and has waived the £2.00 fee.Updated by UKC: 23rd September, 2020
|Farmer/Owner is dead canny. Their house is where the gate is - on the turn-off North off the Military road. From what he said its all on private land and appreciated that I was checking with him, so ask permission at the house beforehand. Having been I wouldn't want to visit frequently or in big groups, just to be respectful and maintain good relations. |
harrison - 09/Jan/19
|Guidebook map is a bit misleading. Continue down the road to the second cattle grid and then follow the drystone fence left to the crag. |
klimber - 19/Nov/17
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