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Crag Point What the symbols
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Grid Ref: NZ343763   Aspect: E 
Altitude: 0 mtrs   Walk in: 1 mins 
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Do not approach
Crag Point is at Seaton Sluice and is easily accessible from North Tyneside. It is up to 18 metres high, so you could be forgiven for expecting it to be quite popular. However, the rock is soft and sandy, loose in places, much of the access is tidal, the landings are appalling, there is precious little protection and there are hardly any safe belays at the top for top-roping. In short the place is a death trap and NOT recommended. Indeed, it is so bad that seabirds won't nest on it.
Coal Measures Sandstone Carboniferous Westphalian
Dirty and dangerous
Dangerous, sandy and loose.
Some recent developments are described at
Despite the awful nature of the place, this crag has had a history of climbing by students from Newcastle University. These hardy souls must have been early candidates for the Darwin Awards. In 1969 a comprehensive guide was produced by Steve Belk and G. Pickup. The development of this guide was done in true Northumbrian style with most of the routes led onsight, and must have produced some character forming moments. Since that time the crag has fallen out of favour and a lot of it has fallen into the sea.