RAVENSHEUGH


Ravensheugh is perhaps Northumberland's most enigmatic venue; a super crag in a magnificent setting and with a truly stunning set of climbs, but despite all this, it sees little traffic. The lack of popularity is probably due to the crag being quite a way from the road, the routes being in the middle and upper grades, and the crag not getting the sun until well into the afternoon. However, time your visit correctly and a great day's climbing is guaranteed.

Routes

78 trad routes (D...E7)
5 boulder problems (V1 5b...V8 7B+)
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
Parallel Cracks
The far left-hand wall is short but is composed of excellent hard sandstone and gets the sun...
9
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

50 mins

East Buttress
The left-hand section of the main part of the cliff is an attractive rippled buttress....
9
Trad
Evening sun
Uphill

50 mins

First Pinnacle
A fine sandstone tower with an array of grand climbs on its bulbous faces. Baluster Crack is as...
10
Trad
Sun and shade
Uphill

50 mins

The Bay
Behind the Second Pinnacle are a pair of short walls, facing each other and with a nice collection...
5
Trad
Sun and shade
Uphill

50 mins

sheltered
Second Pinnacle
Another fine free-standing tower of sandstone ringed by a great selection of routes. The front face...
21
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

50 mins

West Buttress
The last of the major pieces of rock at Ravensheugh is the tall chunky West Buttress. The routes...
10
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

50 mins

Western Walls
Beyond the tall imposing mass of West Buttress, the crag continues in a less impressive fashion,...
19
Trad
No sun
Uphill

50 mins

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  • Latest Comments

    For RAVENSHEUGH

    Verbal Abuse
    "The Direct is called Lupino Lane E2 7a!" 28/Jul

    Pendulum Direct
    "Definately HVS - the lower crack is hard work. Pendulum is a lot easier." 28/Jul

    Candle in the Wind
    "The original finish is up the superb arete, not the scoop." 15/Aug

    Pink Lane
    "Abseiled to clean - no gear until the ledge on the arete, slopey crux with possi..." 09/Sep

    T.C.
    "Direct start to arete is Penfold V8" 12/Sep

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