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Derwent water looking towards the town of Keswick....

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
Moving right from the holly tree P2 .Climber  Gene...

Adam VS 5a 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Shepherds Crag
Starts 20' left of North Buttress . 15' right of Eve.This discription is the original route. P1) Climb the awkward crack in the corner which leads to ledge a large spike belay.40'5.7 P2)Climb the crack on the right of the ledge then follow good holds left and up to the holly tree . From the tree step right and up a few feet to the edge of the arete . Pull over this on good holds then cross a small slab to a steep direct finish just left of an overhanging block. 90'5.8.Tree Belay ..Alt Finish...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

Photos of Borrowdale Valley Slideshow Add Photo
Misty day on Derwent Water .. Borrowdale
Misty day on Derwent Water .. Borrowdale
 Peter on Gillacombe Buttress 600' 5.6
Peter on Gillacombe Buttress 600' 5.6
Looking down on the Borrowdale Valley
Looking down on the Borrowdale Valley
The Valley from Friars Crag. Derwentwater Lake
The Valley from Friars Crag. Derwentwater Lake
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...
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Borrowdale
Borrowdale
Derwentwater ,Looking down the Borrodale Vally
Derwentwater ,Looking down the Borrodale Vally
Langstrath Valley towards  Eagle Crag.Borrowdale
Langstrath Valley towards Eagle Crag.Borrowdale
Stormy November . Derwentwater ,Borrowdale
Stormy November . Derwentwater ,Borrowdale
Shepherds Crag . Borrowdale
Shepherds Crag . Borrowdale
Seagulls on Derwentwater
Seagulls on Derwentwater

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