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Tortoise Crag

Cumbria, ENGLAND

Climbs 21 – Rocktype Granite – Altitude ? – Faces SE

Crag features
20-30m single pitch slab climbing. Protection is a bit sparse as many of the cracks are blind or choked with earth. Belays difficult to find at the top: there is one good spike above the left-hand end of the crag. Consider bringing a stake as the terrain at the top is grassy.

This crag gave us a pleasant afternoon's climbing, and we'll probably go again.

Note: not in the current Scafell Wasdale guidebook. Details are at present in the FRCC guidebook update

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Scafell Wasdale & Eskdale (1996)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGradex
1Take it EasyHS 4
2Witchy WomanD 4
3Lyin' EyesS 2
4EgretD 7
5Esio-trotVD 8
6Best of my LoveVD 10
7Already GoneVS 4b 9
8DesperadoVS 4b 9
9Eagle EyeVS 4b 9
10Tequila SunriseVS 4c 4
11Take it to the LimitVS 4c 7
 Climb nameGradex
12EgalitarianHS 4a 6
13Eagle and ChildVD 8
14One of those NightsVS 4c 5
15PeacefulEasy FeelingVS 4b 6
16One of those DaysS 6
17Fallen EagleS 8
18Hawk EyeS 4
19Night HawkVD 6
20Balding EagleHS 3
21Long Road out of EdenD 3
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Access notes
Park on the Eskdale road opposite Wha House Farm. The Crag is above the main path to Scafell from here, about 1km from the carpark.

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Agree with grades - but there is plenty of pro on some of the routes (but sparse on some also)
Andysomething - 27/Jun/13

Soloed most of the routes here in a couple of hours. Very pleasant climbing in a beautiful setting. Protection seemed very sparse. Will go back next time i'm passing. Grades seem a bit soft, nothing seemed VS, most VD - HS
A Mountain Journey - 30/Apr/12

A nice slabby crag devoid of any useful protection. A pleasant venue for an afternoons soloing?
Simon2005 - 18/Oct/09