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Fairy Steps

Lancashire, ENGLAND

Climbs 219 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude ? – Faces W

Crag features
One of the finest crags in the South Lakes - superb rock and seldom busy. Many of the routes are now more commonly done as boulder problems. The boulder problems themselves are excellent with plenty to go at at all grades - for more information see:http://www.lakesbloc.com/crags/south-lakes-limestone/179-fairy-steps.html

Access notes
The Dallam Estate are looking to restrict access to this crag - negotiations are on-going?
Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

Weather forecast

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0.4mm rain
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Guidebooks
Lancashire Rock (1999), LakesBloc Website

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
 LOWER STEPS RIGHT - GASLIGHT AREA  
2LimelightVS 4c 5
3Fire StarterVS 5a 4
4GaslightVS 5a 7
5IncandescentHVS 5b  
6LanternsHVS 5b 2
 LOWER STEPS RIGHT - SECTOR NIGHTSHADE  
8Lights Outf6C+ 1
9Feel the DarknessHVS 5c 3
10NightshadeVS 4a 5
11Feel the Darkness blocf6A **2
12centre of wall (left of feel the darkness)f6C+ **3
 LOWER STEPS RIGHT - MOONLIGHT AREA  
14La LunaHVS 5a  
 LOWER STEPS RIGHT - TWILIGHT BUTTRESS  
16TwilightHVS 5a 2
17NeetabulbE2 5c *2
18Friday the 13thE4 6a * 
19TalcumHVS 4c  
20ParasolS 9
 LOWER STEPS RIGHT - SHADOW WALL  
22The ShadowVS 5a *6
23Black MoonHVS 5c  
24The Dark SideHVS 5a *1
 LOWER STEPS RIGHT - FLAT WALL  
26Shady DealVS 4c 2
27SolsticeVS 5a  
28Roamin' in the Gloamin'HS 4b 4
 LOWER STEPS RIGHT - AMBRE SOLAIRE AREA  
30Ambre SolaireVS 4c 4
31CoppertoneVS 5a 1
32GoleuE2 5c  
33Ultra VioletE1 5c *1
34Sun SeekerVS 5a *3
35Browned OffHS 4b **4
36Bronzed Adonisf5+  
 LOWER STEPS RIGHT - GLOOM AREA  
38Seen the LightS 2
39DuskHVS 5b 2
40Gothic WallE4 6a **2
41The Dark AgesE1 5c **15
42GloomVS 5a **15
43UmbraE1 5c 4
44UnderworldE3 6b  
45Going UndergroundE1 5c  
46The TroglodyteS *11
47NebulaS 2
 LOWER STEPS LEFT - CASSIUS AREA  
49PernambucoHS 4b 14
50RecifeHS 4b 7
51CassiusS 4a 24
52Pocket of PainE1 5b 1
53Morocco CrackVD 17
54MohammedVD 16
55Je ne Sais QuoiHVS 5b *1
56Short FlakeVD 8
57TravailHVS 5c 1
58Inconnu FlakeE1 5c *3
59CalcaireE1 5c 3
 LOWER STEPS LEFT - SECTOR AEON  
61Aeon Crackf6C **4
62Aeonf7C *9
63Aeonsf8A+ 1
64Aeon Dynof7B **15
65Aeon Prowf7C+ *1
66Aeon Reversef7C+  
 LOWER STEPS LEFT - SECTOR CAPEHORN  
68Horn A PlentyS 4a 6
69PaineE2 6a 3
70Cape HornVS 4c 4
71Paine startf6A *2
72Sector Capehorn, Problem 4f4+ 1
 LOWER STEPS LEFT - AFRICA FLAKE WALL  
74Pygmy WarriorE1 5b 1
75The Missionary PositionHVS 5a *2
76White Man's BurdenE1 5c *1
77Black Africa FlakeE1 5c 5
78White Africa FlakeVS 4b *15
79Holidays in the SunE3 5c  
80ApartheidVS 4c 5
81Thomson' GazelleVD 1
82KuduHS 4a 2
83ZuluVS 4c  
 LOWER STEPS LEFT - ZAMBIA FACE  
85ZambiaHS 4b  
 LOWER STEPS LEFT - ZIMBABWE AREA  
 LOWER STEPS LEFT - UNCONQUEARBLE AREA  
88Unconquerable AreteVS 4b  
89Right UnconquerableVS 4c *2
90Out right VictoryE2 5c *1
91Left UnconquerableVS 4c 1
92InsuperableHVS 5b  
 LOWER STEPS LEFT - SOUTH AFRICA WALL AREA  
94Vorster's GrooveHS 4b 5
95Game ReserveHVS 5b 2
96South African Lawn Tennis AssociationHS 4b *4
97Preston's of BoltonS 4a 3
98SpringbokVS 4c  
99TutuS 4a 2
100Cullinanf6B *5
101Cultural Elite Sign-up Sheetf6B *8
102SharpevilleHVS 5c 4
103SimonstownVS 4c 1
104Democracyf6B 3
105WildebeestVS 4c  
106Dark ContinentS 4a *1
107BetelHVS 5b *3
108PepulVS 4c 1
109Two-timerS 4a 5
110Yew Tree DriveS 4a 4
111Final ScoreS 4a 4
112Stranded in the JungleHS 4c  
 LOWER STEPS LEFT - EVIL PRIMEVIL WALL  
114Evil PrimevilE1 5b 2
115Anybody Out ThereHVS 5c 4
116DarkeningS 4a 1
 LOWER STEPS LEFT - THE TRICK AREA  
118IsolationHS 4b *3
119Left of The Trickf6B+ 1
120The Trickf7A 9
121The Trick ssf7A+ *5
122Trick area isolated boulder traversef5 1
 UPPER RIGHT TIER - STEPS AREA  
 Climb nameGradex
124PuckM 78
125RobinM 74
126MerryweatherD 71
127SourmilkD 63
 UPPER RIGHT TIER - MEDUSA AREA  
129MedusaD 36
130StonefaceS 4a 28
131The SwordS 4a 39
132The ShieldS 4a 44
 UPPER RIGHT TIER - DRUIDS' AREA  
134CormachHS 4b *34
135CernunnosVS 5a *52
136The DruidHVS 5a **36
137GofannonS 4a 37
138EponaS 4a *76
139MabonS 4b **98
140TaranisS 4a *68
 UPPER RIGHT TIER - THE TOWER  
142Tower WallVS 4c 44
143Tower CrackHVS 5b 25
144Tower AreteS 4a 48
 UPPER RIGHT TIER - RUNE AREA  
146ScrawlVD 41
 UPPER RIGHT TIER - FANTASY AREA  
148CelticaVS 5a 14
149TaliesinVS 4c **68
150MerlinVS 4c 29
151RheaedVS 5a 30
152WoodbindD 34
153The Mote of MarkHVS 5b 35
154CaerliolVS 5a *47
155CelyddonVD *50
156The Dark StairM 35
157GoddeuD 25
158Et tu Brutef6A+ 5
159Woodbind Traversef6A+ *3
160Woodbind blocf4+ *7
161The Mote of Mark blocf5+ *7
162Merlin blocf5 *4
163Taliesin blocf5 4
164Rheaed blocf6A 5
165Problem 8f6C *8
166Problem 8 SSf7A+ **4
167Problem 10 Upper Rightf5+ *2
168Caerliol blocf5 *5
169Down the Edificef6A *3
 UPPER LEFT TIER  
171FantasiaD *77
172Mr. TS 4c 42
173CruellaS 4b 41
174SilvesteVD 32
175FelixS 4a 20
176PopeyeS 4a 18
177OliveD 17
178TomVD 10
179JerryS 4a 7
180Fairy TalesVD 10
181SepulchureD 5
182CrucifixionE1 6a 8
183Crucifixion SSV4 *7
184BarabbasHVS 5b 1
185Landmark CornerHS 4b 3
186Chockstone CornerD  
187Chockstone ChimneyD 11
188Pillar FrontHS 4b *6
189Bay WatchS 4a 8
190Home and AwayVD 10
191Crozzly WallS 4a 10
192Whin CrackVS 4c *8
193Rigg UpS 4a 7
194Rigg CrackS 4a 6
195RiggerS 4a 1
196IntellectE2 6b 5
197Send You No FlowersHVS 5b  
198Whindow DressingHVS 5a  
199Last FlingHS 4b 5
200shadowVS 4c  
201Walk Awayf8B ***1
202Walk Away (ss)f8C  
203Axiomf7C+ *1
204Axiom (ss)f8A+ ** 
205Mook Squadf7C **1
206Intellect blocf6C+ ***12
207Intellect (ss)f7B+ ***5
208Ash Tree Wallf7C *11
209Bone Machinef7C **2
210The Groovef6C+ ***17
211Inner Logicf6B 1
212Problem 24, Upper Left Tierf6C *3
213Technical Dusting (Upper Left)f6B+ *1
214Problem 54, Upper Left Tierf5+ 2
215Problem 56.5, Upper Left Tierf4 5a 1
216Problem 74 Upper Leftf5 *3
 UPPER LEFT TIER - THE BECOMING BLOCK  
218The Second Comingf7A *9
219The Becomingf6B+ **7
220Problem 47, Upper Left Tierf5 2
221Problem 50, Upper left Tierf7A+ 6
222Problem 51, Upper Left Tierf6B+ 10
 THE SHUCK'S LAIR  
224The Cappelf7B+ ***6
225Casimir Effectf7B **2
226Casimir Effect Directf7B *1
227The Bogle Realmf7A+ *3
228Alkaline Jazzf7A+ *2
229React Dat Bootyf7B+ *2
230Brane Worldf7C+ **1
231Hare Devilf6C *3
232The Slope-a-Dopef6C+ *2
233Alkaline Jazz Extensionf7B *2
234Eye of the Stormf8A **1
235The Doom Gazef7C 2
236Hell Houndf6C+ *4
237Doodah Dayf6C 2
238Credof8A+ **2
239Kyrief8A+ 1
240The Black Dogf7C+ * 
 UNKNOWN  
242broken crackf4+ 1
243The Pheasant Plucker's SonVS 4c 1
244My Lucky DayE2 5c 1
245Plucking HellE3 1
246The Pheasant PluckerHVS 5b 1
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Went the other night and had mixed feelings, the upper tier has great routes (although rather short, best with just a pad). However the lower tiers are dusty, dirty and overgrown, needs a lot more traffic for the routes to be worthwhile
joe.91 - 17/Jun/10

Fantastic day spent climbing at this super crag. There is lots to go at and some really fun problems. Well worth chicking out.
Fred Sergeant - 28/Mar/09

Just back from an afternoon spent at Fairy Steps in perfect weather. Quite short routes in that grey area between bouldering and soloing. Some really excellent lines, over roofs, up cracks, bridging between massive limestone pillars! Really good fun, and with orange evening sun on your back what more could you ask for? Martin :)
davies00 - 19/Mar/08

Agree with Jim. The Fairy Steps is an excellent crag. It constists of two tiers of quality limestone. There are plenty of short routes, and with bouldering pads a few of these are now seen as boulder problems. I boulder there and i can say that there are loads of excellent problems up to V5, then there are fewer but still worth a visit problems up to V15.
Mike Binks - 10/Feb/06

The Fairy Steps,a quiet but fantastic location,with climbing on impeccable limestone.Fairly short routes with great bouldering,everything from V0-V15!! but the rock needs a couple of days to dry after rain.Parking is a bit of a problem,especially on those summer evenings.A great outlook over the Lake District fells and Kent estuary,with good pubs nearby!!!
jimblack - 05/Feb/05