Regional Access Database

Advice Bowden Doors

Quick drying, top quality sandstone action. Steep and technical.

BMC Area North East Rock Type Sandstone
Climbing Area Northumberland Access Status Advice
County Northumberland CRoW Land Yes
Importance National No. of Routes 97
Ownership Private Year Developed 1967
Within National Park No Grid Reference NU069327

Please refrain from climbing until the rock is properly dry - the sandstone becomes brittle after rain.

Warning Feb 2015 - A section of drystone wall has collpased above the Triple Cracks area of the crag. Remains of the wall now lie at th base of the crag but some substantial blocks of masonary and wall are still above the crag and yet to fall down. Local climbers, the Northumberland Mountaineering Club  and BMC volunteers are looking into the best way to make this safe (along with the local landowner). It may be wise to avoid this section of the cliff for the present time.

The northern section of the crag, beyond the wall, is on CRoW land. The southern section is not, nor is the approach route to the crag. Please respect the farmer's wishes when using this part of the crag.

This page was last updated on 18/02/2015. RAD is updated as and when access changes and a historic date does not mean that the information is out of date, only that the access situation hasn't changed.