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Langstrath Valley towards Eagle Crag.Borrowdale

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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Featured Route For Borrowdale Valley
Raindrop. Lake Derwent Water in background. Photo Ron Kenyon

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

Photos of Borrowdale Valley Slideshow Add Photo
Derwentwater ,Looking down the Borrodale Vally
Derwentwater ,Looking down the Borrodale Vally
Misty day on Derwent Water .. Borrowdale
Misty day on Derwent Water .. Borrowdale
Local Brew
BETA PHOTO: Local Brew
Looking down on the Borrowdale Valley
Looking down on the Borrowdale Valley
Derwent water looking towards the town of Keswick. Photo Bowker
Derwent water looking towards the town of Keswick....
Walla Crag and the Falcon Crags  Borrowdale Valley
Walla Crag and the Falcon Crags Borrowdale Valley
Shepherds Crag . Borrowdale
Shepherds Crag . Borrowdale
Andy Ross on The Bludgeon ..Shepherds Crag Borrowdale Valley
Andy Ross on The Bludgeon ..Shepherds Crag Borrowd...
The Valley from Friars Crag. Derwentwater Lake
The Valley from Friars Crag. Derwentwater Lake
Borrowdale
Borrowdale
 Peter on Gillacombe Buttress 600' 5.6
Peter on Gillacombe Buttress 600' 5.6

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