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Location: 55.5747, -1.9082 View Map  Incorrect?
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Bouldering at Ravenheugh. Simply glorious.

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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.

Getting There 

Drive North from Newcastle on the A1 to Belford, then turn West on minor roads.

Climbing Season



Weather station 14.4 miles from here

156 Total Routes

['4 Stars',11],['3 Stars',30],['2 Stars',68],['1 Star',46],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',9],['5.7',3],['5.8',5],['5.9',5],['5.10',12],['5.11',1],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',12],['V2-3',65],['V4-5',21],['V6-7',15],['V8-9',5],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',2],['>=V14',0]


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Jonny making the powerful locks on Hitchhiker's Direct V10.

Hitchhikers Direct V10 7C+  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Jocks and Geordies Wall
This direct sit start to Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, add significant difficulty and makes for one of the County's best problems.Sit start below and to the left (slightly) of the flake. Pull on and make long reaches on poor finger pockets up to gain the flake on the original.Finish as for Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Holy Island Castle . Northumberland Coast
Holy Island Castle . Northumberland Coast
Heading to the boulders...
Heading to the boulders...
Part of the Roman Wall...121 AD Nothumberland. This area is near the local crags of  .The wall was  up to 16 feet high when first built. Over the years much of the stone from the wall has been used to build local houses and farms . It is now protected.
Part of the Roman Wall...121 AD Nothumberland. Thi...
The Roman Wall ,Northumberland . Crosses England just below the Scottish border
The Roman Wall ,Northumberland . Crosses England j...
Back Bowden, Northumberland.
Back Bowden, Northumberland.
A snowy December day in Northumberland
A snowy December day in Northumberland
Bamburgh Castle ,Northumberland
Bamburgh Castle ,Northumberland
The Roman Temple of Mithras (Sun God). Roman Wall. Northumberland
The Roman Temple of Mithras (Sun God). Roman Wall....
On the Beach . Bamburgh Castle. Northumberland coast
On the Beach . Bamburgh Castle. Northumberland coa...
Part of Crag Lough and the Roman Wall,Northumberland. Up to 100  climbs on these crags.
Part of Crag Lough and the Roman Wall,Northumberla...

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