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Borrowdale Valley 


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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.


28 Total Routes


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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 VD 3c     Trad, 4 pitches, 210'   Shepherds Crag
Troutdale Pinnacle   5.6 4c 14 V S 4b     Trad, 6 pitches, 350'   Black Crag
Ardus    5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 140'   Shepherds Crag
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Featured Route For Borrowdale Valley
The successful team ,exhausted but happy on the summit of Mt Catbells.The Mountain in the distance is Skiddaw,just over 3000',the third highest mountain in the Lake District.to the right distance Blencathra mountain. The Lake is Derwent Water ,at the top of the lake is the town of Keswick.

Catbells ...Hike 3rd 1- 1 I M 1a V-easy 3 WI1 C0 Easy Snow PG13  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Shepherds Crag
A short but fun and beautiful hike the other side of the lake from Shepherds Crag. From Keswick drive to the bottom of Catbells.(15mins). Stagger upwards (about 1500',1 to 1 1/2 miles.) to the summit.Note ;-BE CAREFUL .... This climb ,possibly the most popular as such in Britain has claimed many more lives than the North Face of the Eiger.I do not believe many if any from falling ,most I hear were from heart attack by the none too fit and or the elderly!. Never the less we took on the...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Misty day on Derwent Water .. Borrowdale
Misty day on Derwent Water .. Borrowdale
Borrowdale
Borrowdale
Looking down on the Borrowdale Valley
Looking down on the Borrowdale Valley
The Bludgeon ..Shepherds Crag Borrowdale Valley
The Bludgeon ..Shepherds Crag Borrowdale Valley
Walla Crag and the Falcon Crags  Borrowdale Valley
Walla Crag and the Falcon Crags Borrowdale Valley
Langstrath Vally towards  Eagle Crag.Borrowdale
Langstrath Vally towards Eagle Crag.Borrowdale
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