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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Prime Time Sit Start V8+ International : United Kingdom : ... : Central Wall
Sit start on the left of the overhang. From the start make a big move to gain a good hold for the right hand. From here move up and right using small sidepulls and a heal hook before a huge move up and left allows a good crimp to be reached.Pass the crimp to reach the flake, then drop off....[more] Browse More Classics in International