Northumberland Bouldering

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A bouldering guide to the crags of Northumberland. It features colour photos; diagrams; maps and topos. It covers 25 crags, including Back Bowden; Bowden Doors; Callerhues; Corby's Crag; Doveholes; Edlingham; Hepburn; Kyloe Crag; Kyloe In; Queens Crag; Raven's Crag; Rothley; Shaftoe; Simonside; and Ravensheugh, as well as many minor outcrops.
This completely revised edition of the Northumberland Bouldering Guide takes in all major changes since the publication of the previous edition, a period which has seen the popularity of bouldering continue to grow, new problems of all grades climbed, and a few newer areas developed. This is the 2008, 2nd edition of the definitive bouldering guide to the crags of Northumberland - from the definitive source, the Northumbrian Mountaineering Club. It features many colour photos; diagrams; maps and topos. It covers 25 crags, including Back Bowden, Bowden Doors, Callerhues, Corby's Crag, Doveholes, Edlingham, Hepburn, Kyloe Crag, Kyloe In, Queens Crag, Raven's Crag, Rothley, Shaftoe, Simonside and Ravensheugh, plus many minor outcrops.

While Bowden and Kyloe-In are well known for their high quality boulder problems, they are both suffering from over-use and Bowden in particular is looking tired and worn out. This new guide, illustrated throughout with glossy and breathtaking photographs, aims to draw people away from these established and increasingly worn traditional bouldering areas to discover the many hidden gems that Northumberland has to offer.

The area around Edlingham, in particular, has seen a good deal of development since the last edition of the guide, containing a range of problems challenging for all grades, and the guide has a substantial section on these.

This climbing guide also pays particular attention to the increasing popularity of highballs, given that much of the sandstone in Northumberland could be described as bouldering, albeit of the high ball variety. With a view to this, the guide details highballs in both Ravensheugh and Queen’s Crag, which both boast some wonderful lines. Some of the bolder and unprotected routes included here have been allocated Font grades, although those which are particularly high have their E-grade attached and in some cases may have first been practised on a rope before soloing.

Rediscover the bouldering possibilities offered by the beautiful county of Northumberland with this fantastic guide.
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Weight 0.000000
Author Steve Crow & John Earl
Availability IP
Department Outdoor Pursuits
Edition 2nd ed
Format Paperback
ISBN 9780950468648
Pages 433
Published 20/05/2008
Publisher Cordee
Section Climbing
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