In order to push the sport of climbing, you must explore, find new routes and challenge yourself. Dan Varian and Ned Feehally are going to explore unknown bouldering problems in Northumberland in order to get to new lines.
These bouldering routes were originally climbed by Dan Varian, the problems in Simonside woods are more akin to Fontainebleau than the County. Then we see a glimpse of some of Varian's projects including the infamous 'Rail' at Bowden Doors.
Set in beautiful scenery, 'there is no nobler country than that of Northumberland, as it rolls processionally northward to the border in great waves of coloured and historic moorland, cresting upon the skyline into sudden and surprising crags, which crown for us the magnificent walking and admirable rock climbs' - Geoffrey Winthrop Young (1950)
Dan Varian and Ned Feehally Bouldering Northumberland | Stone Kingdom, Ep. 1
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