Hello Mr J
Have a look here - it's a selection of red climbing roses that will do well on a north-facing wall in poor soil http://www.classicroses.co.uk/productindex.php?prodfinderformroseColour=red&prodfinderformroseGroup=climber&prodfinderformroseCondTolerantPoorerSoils=on&prodfinderformroseCondNorthWall=on&type=rose&recsperpage=10&pagenum=1
Danse du Feu is a nice red rose
etoile de Hollande is a big blousy scented red rose - vicious thorns - it grows on my front wall in the tiniest of spaces and looks good against the white background. It gets a handful of granular feed and a bucket of compost once a year - that's it.
Sorry the pic isn't that brilliant - it has the early flowering Frances Rivis clematis growing through it.