Kentmere Boulders

Climbs 147 – Rocktype Rhyolite – Altitude ? – Faces ?

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:

Access 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.

Lakes Bouldering (2006), LakesBloc Website

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGrade
1Traversef6A **40
2Problem 2f5+ 6a 12
3Problem 3f4+ 5b 23
4Problem 4f4 5a 24
5Problem 5f5 5c 36
6Problem 5.5f7A  
7Problem 6f5+ 6a 33
8Problem 6.5f7A 1
9Problem 7f3+ 4c *33
10Problem 8f3 41
11Problem 9f3+ 4c 30
12Problem 10f3 *46
13Laybackf3 *30
14Badger Aretef5 5c **42
15Badger Arete (ss)f6C+ **55
16The Scoopf5 5c 30
17Problem 14f6C 5
18Problem 15f4+ 5b *21
19Problem 16f4 5a *23
20Problem 17f6A **3
21Finger Traversef7A+ *4
22Problem 19f6A *4
23The Slabf7A 2
24Problem 21f5+ 6a *10
25Problem 22f3+ 4c *17
26Blaycock's Traversef5+ 5c **9
27Problem 2f4 5a 24
28Problem 3f3 32
29Blow Yer Ballastf6A *67
30TransAlp Boysf3+ 4
31Problem 5f5 5c 31
32Problem 6 (Pine Stone)f4+ *5
33Middle Earthf7B+ *44
34Common Trollsf6B *20
35H's 5c eliminatef5 5c 23
36Dynosore Eliminatef6C 22
37Bass Line Venomf7B+ **20
38The Wayf6A *71
39Sheep Fliesf4 83
40Ian's Slapf6B 35
41Loungin'f6A *5
42Elven Clawf6A **8
43Problem 16f6A 2
44The Holef5 5c *57
45Negative Reality Inversionf7A ***81
46The Karma of Treesf8A **2
47Stegasaurusf5+ 6a *27
48Problem 21f3+ 4c 4
49Rounded Aretef3 **11
50The Cavef6B 1
51Runs on Weaself7A+ *30
52Problem 25f7A+ *3
53Resident Weaself7A *2
54Problem 27f5 5c 1
55Problem 28f5 5c  
56Shell Fishf3+ 4c 5
57Bravery Award for Pigletf7A+  
58Problem 29f6B  
59Little Womenf8A * 
60Little Women (stand up)f7B+ *8
61Shadow Playf8C ** 
62Reinvented Bright New Colourf8A+  
63Tourniquetf7C+ **11
64Reverencef7A+ 9
65Supercalifrjalistic-expialigobalisticf7A *3
66Excavated at a Later Datef6A  
67Problem 38f6A  
68Ent Hugf6A  
69Cynfarch The Dismalf6B 1
70Problem 2f5+ 6a 1
71Problem 3f6C 1
72Problem 4f5+ 5c 2
73Problem 5f5+ 5c 2
74Left Aretef6B *1
75The Crackf3+ 4c 4
76Saint Ceneuf6A 2
77Noggin the Nogf7A+ ** 
78Highball Aretef5 5c  
79Problem 11f4 5a 1
80Owein the Giantf5 5c *1
81Problem 13f4 5a 2
82The Slabf5+ 6a *2
83Problem 15f5 5c 1
84Orien of Rhegedf6C **4
85Problem 1f5 2
86Problem 2f4 2
87Problem 3f6A+ *2
88Problem 5f5+ 1
89Problem 6f6C+  
90Right Sidef5+ 6a 2
91Problem 8f6A+ * 
92Coel Hen LHf3+ 4c 1
93Coel Henf5 5c *2
94Trianglum (AKA Aequipedus)f7C *1
95Problem 13f5 1
96Cwrast the Raggedf6C **1
97Problem 14f4+ 2
98Problem 15f4+  
99Meirchion the Leanf5+ 6a  
100Recusantf5 5c 21
101Problem 2f5+ 6a 6
102Paradigmf7C ** 
103Problem 4f5+ 6a 5
104Problem 5f6C 4
105Azimuthf7A+ *8
106Equipoisef7B+ **1
107Problem 8f5+ 6a 5
108On the Skuntf7B+ 9 * 
109Problem 10f6A *4
110Cynosuref7A *4
111Release the Pressuref6A **3
112Phantasmagoriaf7A+ ***9
113The Symbiantf6B *3
114Problem 15f5 5c  
115Problem 16f5 5c  
116Problem 17f7C+  
117Quixotic Aretef5+ 6a **9
118The Traversef6C  
119Vertexf5+ 6a 2
120Problem 1f4+ 5b  
121Problem 2f4+ 5b 1
122Problem 3f4+ 5b  
123Problem 4f4+ 5b 1
124The Groovef4 5a 1
125The Monof4+ 5b  
126Problem 7f4 5a  
127The Classic Traversef6B ***3
128The Low Traversef7A+ * 
129Slab Leftf4+ 5b 3
130Slab Centralf4 5a **2
131Slab Rightf4+ 5b 3
132Lion Heartf7B+ **1
133The Karma of Trees (stand up)f7C **7
134Negative Reality Inversion (ss)f7A+ *30
135Vertex (ss)f7C 1
136Strongbone Tacticsf7B 1
137Shadow Play Stand Upf7B *4
138Knights Templarf6C+ *4
139Suzi's Laughingf7A 2
140Weasel Powerf7B+ **3
141Hungry Fishf6C 1
142Babelf7C **3
143Problem 3.5f5+ 1
144Problem 4.5f6B+ *2
145Saint Bega *f3 1
146Kylie *V9 * 
147The Hole SS *f7A+ **1
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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