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.
Open access land, designated under the Countryside & Rights of Way Act (2000) give area access rather than linear access as provided by public rights of way. It also gives a legal right of access specifically for climbing, as well as walking and other quiet recreation on foot.
Please bear in mind however that the landowner still has the right to restrict access for up to 28 days per year (often used on public safety grounds for shooting in moorland areas), and can also apply for longer term restrictions with Natural England (such as bans on dogs, or regular restrictions during particular times of year). It is important to check for these restrictions regularly as they can be added at short notice – all details for open access land in England can be found on Natural England’s website.