Stanhope Dene

Co. Durham

The venue comprises the eastern walls of an extensive disused quarry, a significant number of lines have been bolted.

Crag information
Climbing Area: North East Rock Type: Limestone
Importance: Local CRoW Land: No
Ownership: Private No. of Routes:
Within National Park: No Year Developed: 2018
Grid Reference: NY988403

The venue is being developed for sport climbing by local activists. It was taken into private ownership in late 2018 and climbers are advised to keep their activities discreet until more formal access arrangements can be negotiated. As with any newly developed venue, particular care should be exercised due to loose and suspect rock. For similar reasons, it is not recommended for novices or climbers transitioning to the outdoors who are unlikely to have the necessary experience to assess such risks.

Parking and Approach

From Stanhope take the B6278 up towards Crawleyside. When heading up the hill, there is a sharp right hand bend at NY991400, turn left down a lane. There is parking for a number of cars after approximately 100m and more further on. There are residential properties on the lane and the area is very popular with dog walkers, etc so please park with consideration.

Group Advice

Due to the sensitive access situation and concerns about suspect rock, group use is not recommended. 
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