Northumberland offers some of the best and hardest climbing around on solid sandstone in an idyllic location. Since it is on the Eastern side of the country it is often dry when other areas are wet. A wet day in Edinburgh or Newcastle may still be be OK in ‘the county’. Some of the best climbing is to be had in winter when the temperatures dip below freezing and the friction is at its best.
Drive North from Newcastle on the A1 to Belford, then turn West on minor roads.
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The Tube 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c R International : United Kingdom : ... : The Tube Wall
Climb the crack 6 feet left of the fence up to a ledge. Climb the right trending shallow scoop (cams in break on right), up to the break below the overhang.Don't hang around below the overhang too before committing to the right traverse (good gear in break) for 20 feet. At the obvious fluting break through the overhang for a spectacular finish.Although technically not too demanding, this climb still demands respect. ...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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