SANDY CRAG


Sandy Crag (marked as Key Heugh on some maps) has a small selection of climbs but there are some real gems amongst them. The longish approach means that the place is never busy, though the extra effort involved in making a visit here on the right day will be repaid many times over. The routes are amongst some of the tallest on Northumbrian sandstone and are well divided between hard bold aretes and safe but strenuous cracks.

Routes

19 trad routes (HS...E7)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other
Vincent Buttress
The first piece of rock reached is a fine jutting arete that has classic hard routes on either...
3
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

50 mins

Sandy Crack
Although not very extensive this is the show-piece of the crag, the trio of soaring aretes and...
11
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

50 mins

Far Right
To the right of the main section of the cliff are some shorter walls. These see even less activity...
5
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

50 mins

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  • Latest Comments

    For SANDY CRAG

    Vincent
    "Absolutely superb! Great sustained climbing with a high rockover crux. A word of..." 22/Jun

    Time and Motion
    "I soloed TAM not long after the first ascent and didn't find it hard (easy 6b) b..." 17/Feb

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