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Tortoise Crag

Cumbria, ENGLAND

Climbs 21 – Rocktype Granite – Altitude ? – Faces SE

Crag features
20-30m single pitch slab climbing. Perfect for an early evening of soloing. Protection is sparse as many of the cracks are blind or choked with earth. Consider bringing a stake for belays as the terrain at the top is grassy (there is one good spike above the left-hand end of the crag).

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

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. It is the first obvious slab which comes into view.

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Scafell Wasdale & Eskdale (1996)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
1Take it EasyHS 4
2Witchy WomanD 4
3Lyin' EyesS 2
4EgretD 8
5Esio-trotVD 9
6Best of my LoveVD 11
7Already GoneVS 4b 9
8DesperadoVS 4b 9
9Eagle EyeVS 4b 9
10Tequila SunriseVS 4c 4
11Take it to the LimitVS 4c 8
 Climb nameGradex
12EgalitarianHS 4a 7
13Eagle and ChildVD 9
14One of those NightsVS 4c 6
15PeacefulEasy FeelingVS 4b 7
16One of those DaysS 7
17Fallen EagleS 8
18Hawk EyeS 5
19Night HawkVD 7
20Balding EagleHS 3
21Long Road out of EdenD 3
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Spent some time unceremoniously bashing bracken yesterday (trusty golf club). Beautiful evening for easy granite slab climbing. Wouldn't be surprised if all routes got a whole grade knocked off... ?
sea_lene - 02/Jul/14

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