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Borrowdale Valley  


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Description 

One of the most popular areas in the Lake District, with easy access and some low-level, fast-drying crags along it's length. Borrowdale stretches from Keswick in the North to Seathwaite in the South.

Getting There 

From Keswick, drive South down the B5289. Various parking is available depending on which of the numerous crags you want to visit.

Climbing Season



Weather station 5.1 miles from here

30 Total Routes

['4 Stars',17],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',5],['5.8',4],['5.9',8],['5.10',5],['5.11',3],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',1],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',1],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Borrowdale Valley:
Little Chamonix   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, 4 pitches, 210'   Shepherds Crag
Troutdale Pinnacle   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 6 pitches, 350'   Black Crag
Ardus    5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 140'   Shepherds Crag
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Little Chamonix 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Shepherds Crag
Shepherds Crag has about 130 routes to choose from of all grades. It is about 100 yards from the road which adds to its popularity. Possibly due to its low grade and fine situations Little Chamonix could be the most climbed and photographed route in the Lake District. It has been climbed in roller skates and boxing gloves,and other stunts, such as one arm ,one leg etc.. .P1)Start up a corner with a short crack. Climb the crack left of the pedestal blocks.Move up into the groove the left over ...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Borrowdale ..misty day
Borrowdale ..misty day
Misty day on Derwentwater .. Borrowdale
Misty day on Derwentwater .. Borrowdale
Looking down on the Borrowdale Valley
Looking down on the Borrowdale Valley
January Derwentwater
January Derwentwater
Walla Crag and the Falcon Crags  Borrowdale Valley
Walla Crag and the Falcon Crags Borrowdale Valley
Castlehead . Sorting out cell phone. Failed!
Castlehead . Sorting out cell phone. Failed!
Andy Ross on The Bludgeon ..Shepherds Crag Borrowd...
Andy Ross on The Bludgeon ..Shepherds Crag Borrowd...
Looking down Borrowdale Valley From Castle Crag to...
Looking down Borrowdale Valley From Castle Crag to...
Borrowdale
Borrowdale
Winter Feb 5 .. From Latrigg above town of Keswick
Winter Feb 5 .. From Latrigg above town of Keswick
Langstrath Valley towards  Eagle Crag.Borrowdale
Langstrath Valley towards Eagle Crag.Borrowdale
Derwent water looking towards the town of Keswick....
Derwent water looking towards the town of Keswick....
Shepherds Crag . Borrowdale
Shepherds Crag . Borrowdale
Seagulls on Derwentwater
Seagulls on Derwentwater
Local Brew
BETA PHOTO: Local Brew
Above Borrowdale on Latrigg
Above Borrowdale on Latrigg
The Valley from Friars Crag. Derwentwater Lake
The Valley from Friars Crag. Derwentwater Lake
January on Derwentwater
January on Derwentwater
Derwentwater ,Looking down the Borrodale Vally
Derwentwater ,Looking down the Borrodale Vally
Misty morning
Misty morning
Borrowdale towards Blencathra Mt
Borrowdale towards Blencathra Mt
Friars Crag .Derwentwater
Friars Crag .Derwentwater
 Peter on Gillacombe Buttress 600' 5.6
Peter on Gillacombe Buttress 600' 5.6
Stormy November . Derwentwater ,Borrowdale
Stormy November . Derwentwater ,Borrowdale

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