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Black Crag

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Black Crag  

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Location: 54.54424, -3.14018 View Map  Incorrect?
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BETA PHOTO: Black Crag.Photo by Graham Sumner


This very popular crag is a 3.5 mile drive down the valley from Keswick, and about a mile from Shepards Crag.It lies at the head of a little brance valley named Troutdale,behind the Borrowdale Hotel.Best parking is about a mile past the Hotel on the left.A lane leads into Troutdale. The crag is obvious .Cross the stream and a steep hike brings one to the base and the well marked start to the most climbed route on the crag Troutdale Pinnacle 5.6 375'.

Getting There 

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Climbing Season

Weather station 4.9 miles from here

4 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Black Crag:
Troutdale Pinnacle   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 6 pitches, 350'   
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Troutdale Pinnacle 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Black Crag
An exteamly popular climb. Perhaps thebest moderate route in the valley.Starts at the lowest part of the crag at a short wide crack.P1)Climb the crack and move righ a long the ledge,and climb the wall behind the treeand continue up a broken groove to a large block belay.70'P2)Follow the groove on the right ,then up slabs to another block belay below a broken corner.90'P3)Climbthe steep corner then up left to small stance at the start of the slab traverse.35' P4)Traverse left and desend slightly ...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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The Crag . Drawing by the late Len Roop
The Crag . Drawing by the late Len Roop
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