Northumberland climbing wiki

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Welcome to The Northumberland Climbing Wiki

Another classic in the county

Together with our guidebooks this constitutes a definitive guide to climbing in Northumberland and provides the most regularly updated information about all aspects of rock-climbing in the North East area.

This guide compliments the definitive guides "Northumberland Climbing Guide" and "Northumberland Bouldering" published by the NMC.

  • Full area map
  • Sustainability
  • Access
  • Grades
  • History
  • Takeaway guides are available for all of the minor crags with recorded routes
  • Additional information on the major crags
  • First Ascent details, where known
  • New routes and problems
  • Details of some routes which never made it into the guidebooks
  • Photos, including 1st ascent photos
  • Up to date access information, maintained by the BMC access rep
  • Camp sites
  • "The crags before the climbers" - the archaeology of the crags, by Derek Cutts
  • SSSI status of all crags is shown.
Northumberland Crags
Crag Name Aspect Routes Average Length
Aid Crag North 17 9m
Back Bowden Doors West 88 10m
Back Harbottle Crag
Jesmond Dene South & West 6 2m
Bowden Doors West 151 9m
Rimside South 48 2m