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Bowden Doors Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 550'
Location: 55.5865, -1.8892 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Chris Owen, Euan Cameron, Nick Russell, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Euan Cameron on Oct 17, 2007
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BETA PHOTO: Bowden Doors South


Bowden Doors is one of the finest, and most popular crags in Northumberland. The crag faces West, drys quickly and has magnificent views. Although not particularity high, the climbs are steep and demand respect.

There are a mixture of grades to be found although the majority of the climbs are technically challenging.

An excellent selection of bouldering is also available along the entire length of the crag.

It can get busy here at the weekend - if you like a more tranquil setting try the nearby Back Bowden Doors, which is a short walk across the road to the North.

Getting There 

The crag lies along the B6349. From the East turn off the A1 at Belford and follow the B6349 for 3 miles. From the West turn of at Wooler and head East on the B6349, until the crag can be see on the left at the top of a hill.

Climbing Season

For the Northumberland area.

Weather station 14.1 miles from here

61 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',12],['2 Stars',24],['1 Star',21],['Bomb',0]

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Rock Climbing Photo: Bowden Doors North
BETA PHOTO: Bowden Doors North
Rock Climbing Photo: The Wave Area
BETA PHOTO: The Wave Area
Rock Climbing Photo: Bowden Doors Boulders (North End)
BETA PHOTO: Bowden Doors Boulders (North End)
Rock Climbing Photo: Mike on the classic boulder problem Y-Front, V3
Mike on the classic boulder problem Y-Front, V3

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By Leo Hski
Jan 18, 2008
The climbing and the company at Bowden Doors provided the single most memorable day of climbing I've had. Cheers to Neil Foster, Tim Barnes, and the Siddiqui brothers.

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