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Linshiels 3 (Long Crag) What the symbols
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Grid Ref: NT895046   Aspect: N   Routes: 12Warning Crag on Firing Ranges 
Altitude: 215 mtrs   Walk in: 30 mins   Route quality: ** 
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As for Linshiels One, west from Alwinton and park near Linshiels Farm. Follow the track south past Linshiels One to the copse of sickly trees and then to the large overhanging buttress at the extreme right end of the crag.
This remote crag is on the Ministry of Defence Artillery Range. The routes described are situated on the impressive overhanging buttresses above the dried up lake and although they are of good quality and on sound rock they have unfortunately become somewhat overgrown in recent years.
Fell Sandstone Carboniferous, Dinantian
Hard and solid, but dirty
Access issues:
The crag lies inside the firing ranges, so permission should be sought by phoning 0191 239 4329.
All of the routes were climbed in the autumn of 1973 by Bob Hutchinson and John Earl accompanied by Hugh Banner and lan Cranston with the exception of Montgomery and Rommel which were added nine years later by Tommy and Bob Smith.