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All of the Wallsend crags face west so catch the afternoon sun well. Wallsend South is closer to the sea and can suffer from soapy rock on still and humid days, whereas Wallsend North is set back a little and is less affected by greasyness. The Colors Area and Hong Kon Phooey Area are cut off at high tides or in rough seas.

Seasonal Restrictions

Dates: 1 March to 30 June

Reason: Nesting Birds

There are no applied bird restriction along the Wallsend cliff at present, (2022) However due to it's more isolated nature and available nesting ledges, it is often populated with breeding pairs of seabird through the season. As well as a Ravens nest in the Bigger Peace area.

Be sensible and avoid any routes close to nesting birds and advise others of nests, to leave them in peace. They will all be gone by mid July.



Rockfax Description
A striking arete. Climb the straightforward lower wall to a hand-ledge. Make a hard mantelshelf and further hard moves onto the arete proper. Fine, open climbing leads to the top. © Rockfax

FA. Gary Gibson 25/May/2003.


Portland , Portland 7a/+


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Phippy 4 Mar, 2023 Show βeta
βeta: Bit if a gift at 7a
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βeta: Bit if a gift at 7a
Dan Browne 5 Sep, 2021 Show βeta
βeta: Going left at the top potentially gives HUGE rope drag as it pinches under the roof
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βeta: Going left at the top potentially gives HUGE rope drag as it pinches under the roof

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High 7a+
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Acid Jazz Disco

Grade: 7a ***
(Wallsend North)

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