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
Stone Kingdom is a web series based on the climbers who are at the forefront of rock climbing in the UK - a homage to not only the climbers who are developing areas, developing new climbs, rediscovering old classics in fine style, but also to the beautiful landscapes that they are situated in. From the shining white sea cliffs of North Wales, the open moors of the Peak District and Yorkshire, to the colourful mountains of the Lake District and the baron openness of the Scottish highlands, Stone Kingdom will follow charismatic climbers through the UK on climbs in locations that have rarely been filmed before.
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