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'.
Weather station 4.9 miles from here
4 Total Climbing Routes
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Classic Climbing Routes in Black Crag
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Black Crag:
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Raindrop 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Europe
: United Kingdom
: ... : Black Crag
Starts just right of the right hand start of Troutdale Pinnacle at a thin left slanting crack. P1)Up the crack to a ledge,climb the slab behind trending left.5.9 50'P2) Climb straight up left of a small overhang then left along a diagonal crack to a shallow scoop ,follow this to a stance. (top of pitch 2 Troutdale Pinnacle Direct.)5.8 90'P3)Climb the wall just right of The Super Direct crack to a foot hold on the right.Move left 6' then straight up to a right slanting groove .Up this and arete o...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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