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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.


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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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Featured Route For The Lake District
Historic photo. Adrian Liddel and Paul Ross in 1965 making the aided first ascent of The Great Buttress .... nine years later it became the foundation of the famous climb.. Footless Crow. 5.12b Photo Tom Taylor

Footless Crow 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Goat Crag (Northern)
A superb route ,giving incredible climbing directly up the steep buttress right of Athanor. The climb was based on an old semi aided route The Great Buttress climbed in 1965 by Adrian Liddell and Paul Ross. Quote from the Ross/Thompson 1966 guide book to Borrowdale :-" The man who transforms The Great Buttress from an aid route to a free route is sure of his niche in climbing history"...and so it was.Start as for Athanor. P1) Climb the rib on the left to a belay below the blank looking groove ....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Cumbria's top sausage maker ,who found fame and fortune in the United States.Here seen relaxing in the Langstrath Valley.
Cumbria's top sausage maker ,who found fame and fo...
Derwent Water with Skiddaw and Blencathra mountains in the background
Derwent Water with Skiddaw and Blencathra mountain...
Winter climbing- Ruthwaite Cove- Helvellyn- winter 1978/79
Winter climbing- Ruthwaite Cove- Helvellyn- winter...
Christmas Day 2009 . Hiking on Latrigg above Keswick .Photo Pete Armstrong
Christmas Day 2009 . Hiking on Latrigg above Keswi...
The Fells of the Lake District
The Fells of the Lake District
Cautley Spout fully formed. Alasdair Donn in the foreground. <br /> <br />North of Sedbugh
Cautley Spout fully formed. Alasdair Donn in the f...
Looking over a field of Bluebells to Buttermere Lake in the Buttermere Valley about 8 miles from the town of Keswick
Looking over a field of Bluebells to Buttermere La...
Hiking on Blencathra Mt.Looking towards Thirlmere Lake and St John's in the Vale
Hiking on Blencathra Mt.Looking towards Thirlmere ...
December in the Lake District 2011. Photo John Porter
December in the Lake District 2011. Photo John Por...
Looking across Derwentwater to eruption on Causey Pike
Looking across Derwentwater to eruption on Causey ...
A field of Buttercups with the Blencathra Mountain in the background. Just outside the town of Keswick
A field of Buttercups with the Blencathra Mountain...
Summit of Causey Pike Jan.2010. Photo John Porter
Summit of Causey Pike Jan.2010. Photo John Porter
Lake District UK
Lake District UK
Bleak day on Latrigg Lake District. Jan 2014
Bleak day on Latrigg Lake District. Jan 2014
More Winter 2009/10. Hiking down to the small village of Watendlath,about 4 miles from Keswick. Photo Pete Armstrong
More Winter 2009/10. Hiking down to the small vill...
Hiking on Walla Crag .Looking up to the head of the Borrowdale Valley
Hiking on Walla Crag .Looking up to the head of th...
Derwentwater lake Borrowdale. photo Ron Kenyon
Derwentwater lake Borrowdale. photo Ron Kenyon
Bridge House in the town of Ambleside. Photo Bowker
Bridge House in the town of Ambleside. Photo Bowke...
Another view from Helvellyn towards the Ullswater valley and lake. Photo Ron Kenyon
Another view from Helvellyn towards the Ullswater ...
Northern Lake District
Northern Lake District
The terriers that came from the deserts of Utah to the bluebells and ferns of the Lake District
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 the distance.
Grasmere Lake .With the pass of Dunmail Raise in t...
Derwentwater near Keswick
Derwentwater near Keswick
Looking down Scope Beck towards the Newlands Valley with Skiddaw Mt in the background,Blencathra Mt to the far right
Looking down Scope Beck towards the Newlands Valle...
Same morning same lake different posts
Same morning same lake different posts
Figures on a Landscape- Lancashire style. <br />Trowbarrow Quarry.  Stuart Butler and Bernard Newman, 1982
Figures on a Landscape- Lancashire style.
Trowbarr...
Hound Trails, another popular Lake District sport. Racing hound dogs over a 10 mile course of aniseed scent trail. Usual time about 20 mins to cover the 10 miles.
Hound Trails, another popular Lake District sport....
Winter hiking near Keswick ,with part of the Helvellyn range in the background
Winter hiking near Keswick ,with part of the Helve...
Hiking on High Rigg . Great Dodd in the background .. Photo Pete Armstrong
Hiking on High Rigg . Great Dodd in the background...
Langdale Valley and the Pikes
Langdale Valley and the Pikes
Derwentwater with Falcon Crag in background..
Derwentwater with Falcon Crag in background..
Thirlmere Lake
Thirlmere Lake
More reflections in Derwentwater Lake near Keswick
More reflections in Derwentwater Lake near Keswick
Wythburn Valley
Wythburn Valley
Lakeland Bridge
Lakeland Bridge
Skiddaw and Bassenthwaite Lake
Skiddaw and Bassenthwaite Lake
Skiddaw Mt above Keswick
BETA PHOTO: Skiddaw Mt above Keswick
Looking down Grains Ghyll To the Borrowdale Valley
Looking down Grains Ghyll To the Borrowdale Valley
They are OFF on their ten mile run over walls streams and hills
They are OFF on their ten mile run over walls stre...
Snow December 5th 2010...Wow.. Skiddaw from Latrigg path.Photo.Pete Armstrong
Snow December 5th 2010...Wow.. Skiddaw from Latrig...
Looking down Saint Johns in The Vale towards Helvellyn Mt
Looking down Saint Johns in The Vale towards Helve...
On The Summit of Blencathra... Dec 2010... Climate Change ??? Photo Ron Kenyon
On The Summit of Blencathra... Dec 2010... Climate...
Blencathra Mt at sunset. Photo Kenyon
Blencathra Mt at sunset. Photo Kenyon
Scafell
Scafell
Town of Keswick
Town of Keswick
Climbing in Raven Crag (Langdale)
Climbing in Raven Crag (Langdale)
More of Derwentwater just outside of the town of Keswick ..English Lake District
More of Derwentwater just outside of the town of K...
Helvellyn seen from the North.
Helvellyn seen from the North.
Mountain Rescue Box . Contains strecher and other items. Located at Styhead pass near climbing and hiking areas . In the background Scawfell Pike ,Englands highest mountain. 3210' from sea level.
Mountain Rescue Box . Contains strecher and other ...
Derwentwater near Keswick.photo Bowker
Derwentwater near Keswick.photo Bowker
Derwentwater.... Morning reflections August 26th 2013
Derwentwater.... Morning reflections August 26th 2...
View down Striding Edge to Red Tarn ,Helvellyn. photo Bowker
View down Striding Edge to Red Tarn ,Helvellyn. ph...
Beautiful little valley of Scope Beck, Newlands. Location of the small "High Crag," with several routes up to 5.10
Beautiful little valley of Scope Beck, Newlands. L...
Fitz Cottages, Little Langdale, Winter 2011. Photo Jackie Gill
Fitz Cottages, Little Langdale, Winter 2011. Photo...
Stonethwaith hamlet
BETA PHOTO: Stonethwaith hamlet
Blencathra Jan 2010.Photo John Porter
Blencathra Jan 2010.Photo John Porter
2000 BC stone cicle near Keswick
BETA PHOTO: 2000 BC stone cicle near Keswick
A rare view of a frozen Derwentwater taken from Walla Crag Jan /10. Photo Pete Armstrong
A rare view of a frozen Derwentwater taken from Wa...
Mountain Fell runners. Very popular sport in the Lake District and other parts of Britain, race up and down nearby mountains
BETA PHOTO: Mountain Fell runners. Very popular sport in the L...
River Derwent and the Isel Bridge. Photo Bowker
River Derwent and the Isel Bridge. Photo Bowker
Keen Lasses Chaps and dogs. Denis 6th from left facing camera did many fine first ascents in the Lake District.  This race his hound won
BETA PHOTO: Keen Lasses Chaps and dogs. Denis 6th from left fa...
Place Fell. Bowker
Place Fell. Bowker
Boxing day 2009 on Blencathra . Photo John Porter
Boxing day 2009 on Blencathra . Photo John Porter
Blencathra Mountain. Bowker
Blencathra Mountain. Bowker
The same two terriers in a Utah desert
The same two terriers in a Utah desert
Elterwater village. Bowker
Elterwater village. Bowker
Looking down Borrowdale from Great End. Photo Ron Kenyon
BETA PHOTO: Looking down Borrowdale from Great End. Photo Ron ...
Christmas Day 2009. View from Latrigg to Blencatra. Photo Pete Armstrong
Christmas Day 2009. View from Latrigg to Blencatra...
Bridge near town of Ambleside, English Lake District
Bridge near town of Ambleside, English Lake Distri...
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By Euan Cameron
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From: Redlands and Mammoth Lakes
Jun 7, 2011

A classic climb...