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Description 

Some of the earliest climbing done in England was done here in the Lake District. The scenery around ‘The Lakes’ attracts many tourists from all over which make the roads a very busy in the summer. Once you park up and head to the crag you’ll be able to enjoy the scenery with fellow climbers and hikers. There are many fine cliffs in The Lakes, with many of them offering high quality multi pitch routes.

Getting There 

Head North on the M6 towards Kendal. Turn left at Kendal and follow the traffic into the Lake District National Park.

Climbing Season



Weather station 9.2 miles from here

69 Total Routes

['4 Stars',28],['3 Stars',28],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',8],['5.7',8],['5.8',10],['5.9',12],['5.10',19],['5.11',8],['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',1],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Lake District:
Little Chamonix   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, 4 pitches, 210'   Borrowdale Valley : Shepherds Crag
Napes Needle   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 6'   Wasdale : The Napes ,Great Gable
Troutdale Pinnacle   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 6 pitches, 350'   Borrowdale Valley : Black Crag
Ardus    5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 140'   Borrowdale Valley : Shepherds Crag
Kipling Groove   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 135'   Great Langdale : Gimmer Crag
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P.Ross on pitch 3 .Repeating the climb in the earl...

Rigor Mortis E2 5c 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Castle Rock of Triermain
A bold second pitch and the third pitch is very exposed. Some aid was used on P2 on the first ascent, as the climb was done from the ground up on sight the upper groove of this pitch was completely moss covered . A few years later as the pitch was now clean Martin Boyson free climbed this pitch in mistake for another climb.Start at a shallow corner just right of the perched flake of Thirlmere Eliminate.P1).Climb the wall up to a small overhang ,then follow the crack to the long ledge.50' 5.8.P2...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Cumbria's top sausage maker ,who found fame and fo...
Cumbria's top sausage maker ,who found fame and fo...
Derwent Water with Skiddaw and Blencathra mountain...
Derwent Water with Skiddaw and Blencathra mountain...
Winter climbing- Ruthwaite Cove- Helvellyn- winter...
Winter climbing- Ruthwaite Cove- Helvellyn- winter...
Lake District UK
Lake District UK
Summit of Causey Pike Jan.2010. Photo John Porter
Summit of Causey Pike Jan.2010. Photo John Porter
Cautley Spout fully formed. Alasdair Donn in the f...
Cautley Spout fully formed. Alasdair Donn in the f...
Hiking on Blencathra Mt.Looking towards Thirlmere ...
Hiking on Blencathra Mt.Looking towards Thirlmere ...
Bleak day on Latrigg Lake District. Jan 2014
Bleak day on Latrigg Lake District. Jan 2014
Christmas Day 2009 . Hiking on Latrigg above Keswi...
Christmas Day 2009 . Hiking on Latrigg above Keswi...
Looking over a field of Bluebells to Buttermere La...
Looking over a field of Bluebells to Buttermere La...
The Fells of the Lake District
The Fells of the Lake District
Looking across Derwentwater to eruption on Causey ...
Looking across Derwentwater to eruption on Causey ...
December in the Lake District 2011. Photo John Por...
December in the Lake District 2011. Photo John Por...
A field of Buttercups with the Blencathra Mountain...
A field of Buttercups with the Blencathra Mountain...
Hiking on Walla Crag .Looking up to the head of th...
Hiking on Walla Crag .Looking up to the head of th...
More Winter 2009/10. Hiking down to the small vill...
More Winter 2009/10. Hiking down to the small vill...
Derwentwater lake Borrowdale. photo Ron Kenyon
Derwentwater lake Borrowdale. photo Ron Kenyon
Bridge House in the town of Ambleside. Photo Bowke...
Bridge House in the town of Ambleside. Photo Bowke...
Christmas Day 2009. View from Latrigg to Blencatra...
Christmas Day 2009. View from Latrigg to Blencatra...
Northern Lake District
Northern Lake District
The terriers that came from the deserts of Utah to...
The terriers that came from the deserts of Utah to...
Hiking on Blencathra.
Hiking on Blencathra.
Stonethwaite Farmhouse
Stonethwaite Farmhouse
Grasmere Lake .With the pass of Dunmail Raise in t...
Grasmere Lake .With the pass of Dunmail Raise in t...

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By Euan Cameron
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From: Redlands and Mammoth Lakes
Jun 7, 2011
A classic climb...