Climbs 150
Rocktype Rhyolite

A Good Start to the Year! © Stephen e

Crag features

Although Kentmere is only a short deviation from the main road into the south lakes, it has retained a backwater feel, with no tourist infrastructure - and all the better for it. In recent years this beautiful valley has quickly developed into one of the major bouldering venues in the Lakes.

Guide available here:

Approach notes

Turn off the A591 at Staveley and follow the signs up the valley. On entering Kentmere village, limited parking can be found beside village hall - please pay at the honesty box. From the parking, follow the tarmac road up, round a sharp left hander and into a group of houses. At the end of these take a sharp right signposted for the Garburn track. All the areas lie left and right of this track.

Access Advice

The local farmer does not want climbers on the Tongue Scar crag. However, following the CRoW Act The BMC and The PDNPA are working towards resolving any residual issues.


Lakes Bouldering

The first dedicated bouldering guidebook to the Lake District, spanning a range of areas largely in the National Park and all north and west of the M6 junction 36. The guide is intended to be useful to the visiting climber looking for a day or evening's light bouldering just as much as the hard-core local with decent coverage for the V1 and V9 boulderer alike.
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For some reason Little Women -rh- has been completley missed out of the topo. Originally climbed by myself & repeated by John -V13 it was the hardest in the Lakes for some time, & absolute classic on the giant stone - arguably the problem that brought so much attention to Little Font while I was establishing it as a venue... Worth speaking to Greg or John for adding the info. Si
Si O'Conor - 23/Mar/06
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1Traversef6A **42
2Problem 2f5+ 6a 12
3Problem 3f4+ 5b 23
4Problem 4f4 5a 26
5Problem 5f5 5c 39
6Problem 5.5f7A  
7Problem 6f5+ 6a 33
8Problem 6.5f7A 1
9Problem 7f3+ 4c *33
10Problem 8f3 41
11Problem 9f3+ 4c 30
12Problem 10f3 *47
13Saint Begaf3 1
14Laybackf3 *30
15Badger Aretef5 5c **42
16Badger Arete (ss)f6C+ **59
17The Scoopf5 5c 32
18Problem 14f6C 5
19Problem 15f4+ 5b *23
20Problem 16f4 5a *25
21Problem 17f6A **3
22Finger Traversef7A+ *4
23Problem 19f6A *4
24The Slabf7A 2
25Problem 21f5+ 6a *11
26Problem 22f3+ 4c *18
27Blaycock's Traversef5+ 5c **9
28Problem 2f4 5a 24
29Problem 3f3 32
30Blow Yer Ballastf6A *70
31TransAlp Boys
f3+ 4
32Problem 5f5 5c 32
33Problem 6 (Pine Stone)f4+ *6
34Middle Earthf7B+ *47
35Common Trollsf6B *23
36H's 5c eliminatef5 5c 23
37Dynosore Eliminatef6C 22
38Bass Line Venomf7B+ **20
39The Wayf6A *72
40Sheep Fliesf4 84
41Ian's Slapf6B 37
42Loungin'f6A *5
43Elven Clawf6A **8
44Problem 16f6A 2
45The Holef5 5c *61
46The Hole SS
f7A+ **9
47Negative Reality Inversionf7A ***85
48The Karma of Treesf8A **5
49Stegasaurusf5+ 6a *27
50Problem 21f3+ 4c 4
51Rounded Aretef3 **11
52The Cavef6B 1
53Runs on Weaself7A+ *32
54Problem 25f7A+ *3
55Resident Weaself7A *3
56Problem 27f5 5c 1
57Problem 28f5 5c  
58Shell Fishf3+ 4c 5
59Bravery Award for Pigletf7A+  
60Problem 29f6B  
61Little Womenf8A * 
62Little Women (stand up)f7B+ *11
63Shadow Playf8C ** 
64Reinvented Bright New Colourf8A+  
65Tourniquetf7C+ **13
66Reverencef7A+ 9
67Supercalifrjalistic-expialigobalisticf7A *4
68Kylief7C *3
69Excavated at a Later Datef6A  
70Problem 38f6A 1
71Ent Hugf6A  
72Cynfarch The Dismalf6B 1
73Problem 2f5+ 6a 1
74Problem 3f6C 1
75Problem 4f5+ 5c 2
76Problem 5f5+ 5c 2
77Left Aretef6B *1
78The Crackf3+ 4c 4
79Saint Ceneuf6A 2
80Noggin the Nogf7A+ ** 
81Highball Aretef5 5c  
82Problem 11f4 5a 1
83Owein the Giantf5 5c *1
84Problem 13f4 5a 2
85The Slabf5+ 6a *3
86Problem 15f5 5c 2
87Orien of Rhegedf6C **5
88Problem 1f5 2
89Problem 2f4 2
90Problem 3f6A+ *2
91Problem 5f5+ 1
92Problem 6f6C+  
93Right Sidef5+ 6a 2
94Problem 8f6A+ * 
95Coel Hen LHf3+ 4c 1
96Coel Henf5 5c *2
97Trianglum (AKA Aequipedus)f7C *1
98Problem 13f5 1
99Cwrast the Raggedf6C **1
100Problem 14
f4+ 2
101Problem 15f4+  
102Meirchion the Leanf5+ 6a  
103Recusantf5 5c 22
104Problem 2f5+ 6a 6
105Paradigmf7C ** 
106Problem 4f5+ 6a 5
107Problem 5f6C 4
108Azimuthf7A+ *10
109Equipoisef7B+ **2
110Problem 8f5+ 6a 5
111On the Skuntf7B+ 9 * 
112Problem 10f6A *4
113Cynosuref7A *4
114Release the Pressuref6A **3
115Phantasmagoriaf7A+ ***9
116The Symbiantf6B *3
117Problem 15f5 5c  
118Problem 16f5 5c  
119Problem 17f7C+  
120Quixotic Aretef5+ 6a **9
121The Traversef6C  
122Vertexf5+ 6a 2
123Problem 1f4+ 5b  
124Problem 2f4+ 5b 1
125Problem 3f4+ 5b  
126Problem 4f4+ 5b 1
127The Groovef4 5a 1
128The Monof4+ 5b  
129Problem 7f4 5a  
130The Classic Traversef6B ***3
131The Low Traversef7A+ * 
132Slab Leftf4+ 5b 3
133Slab Centralf4 5a **2
134Slab Rightf4+ 5b 3
135Lion Heartf7B+ **1
136The Karma of Trees (stand up)
f7C **11
137Negative Reality Inversion (ss)
f7A+ *32
138Vertex (ss)
f7C 1
139Strongbone Tacticsf7B 3
140Shadow Play Stand Upf7B *5
141Knights Templarf6C+ *4
142Suzi's Laughingf7A 4
143Weasel Powerf7B+ **4
144Hungry Fishf6C 1
145Babelf7C **3
146Problem 3.5f5+ 1
147Problem 4.5f6B+ *2
148Problem 5 (Pine stone)f6B **1
149Badger Finger Traverse *f7C *1
150Post Man Pat *f7A+ *2
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