Kentmere Boulders

Climbs 145 – 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
1TraverseV3 **36
2Problem 2V2 6a 11
3Problem 3V0+ 5b 22
4Problem 4V0 5a 24
5Problem 5V1 5c 35
6Problem 5.5f7A  
7Problem 6V2 6a 28
8Problem 6.5f7A 1
9Problem 7V0- 4c *31
10Problem 8VB 40
11Problem 9V0- 4c 28
12Problem 10VB *41
13LaybackVB *28
14Badger AreteV1 5c **39
15Badger Arete (ss)f6C+ **53
16The ScoopV1 5c 29
17Problem 14V5 4
18Problem 15V0+ 5b *20
19Problem 16V0 5a *22
20Problem 17V3 **2
21Finger TraverseV7 *3
22Problem 19V3 *3
23The SlabV6 1
24Problem 21V2 6a *9
25Problem 22V0- 4c *16
26Blaycock's TraverseV2 5c **8
27Problem 2V0 5a 24
28Problem 3VB 32
29Blow Yer BallastV3 *65
30TransAlp Boysf3+ 4
31Problem 5V1 5c 30
32Problem 6 (Pine Stone)f4+ *5
33Middle EarthV8+ *43
34Common TrollsV4 *20
35H's 5c eliminateV1 5c 22
36Dynosore EliminateV5 19
37Bass Line VenomV8+ **20
38The WayV3 *65
39Sheep FliesV0 78
40Ian's SlapV4 32
41Loungin'V3 *5
42Elven ClawV3 **8
43Problem 16V3 2
44The HoleV1 5c *56
45Negative Reality InversionV6 ***77
46The Karma of TreesV11 **2
47StegasaurusV2 6a *25
48Problem 21V0- 4c 3
49Rounded AreteVB **10
50The CaveV4 1
51Runs on WeaselV7 *29
52Problem 25V7 *3
53Resident WeaselV6 *2
54Problem 27V1 5c 1
55Problem 28V1 5c  
56Shell FishV0- 4c 5
57Bravery Award for PigletV7  
58Problem 29V4  
59Little WomenV11 * 
60Little Women (stand up)f7B+ *6
61Shadow Playf8C ** 
62Reinvented Bright New ColourV12  
63TourniquetV10 **8
64ReverenceV7 9
65Supercalifrjalistic-expialigobalisticf7A *3
66Excavated at a Later DateV3  
67Problem 38V3  
68Ent HugV3  
69Cynfarch The DismalV4 1
70Problem 2V2 6a 1
71Problem 3V5 1
72Problem 4V2 5c 2
73Problem 5V2 5c 2
74Left AreteV4 * 
75The CrackV0- 4c 4
76Saint CeneuV3 1
77Noggin the NogV7 ** 
78Highball AreteV1 5c  
79Problem 11V0 5a 1
80Owein the GiantV1 5c *1
81Problem 13V0 5a 2
82The SlabV2 6a *2
83Problem 15V1 5c 1
84Orien of RhegedV5 **4
85Problem 1f5 2
86Problem 2f4 2
87Problem 3f6A+ *2
88Problem 5f5+ 1
89Problem 6f6C+  
90Right SideV2 6a 2
91Problem 8f6A+ * 
92Coel Hen LHV0- 4c 1
93Coel HenV1 5c *2
94Trianglum (AKA Aequipedus)f7C *1
95Problem 13f5 1
96Cwrast the RaggedV5 **1
97Problem 14f4+ 2
98Problem 15f4+  
99Meirchion the LeanV2 6a  
100RecusantV1 5c 21
101Problem 2V2 6a 6
102ParadigmV9 ** 
103Problem 4V2 6a 5
104Problem 5V5 4
105AzimuthV7 *8
106EquipoiseV8+ **1
107Problem 8V2 6a 5
108On the SkuntV8+ 9 * 
109Problem 10V3 *4
110CynosureV6 *4
111Release the PressureV3 **3
112PhantasmagoriaV7 ***9
113The SymbiantV4 *3
114Problem 15V1 5c  
115Problem 16V1 5c  
116Problem 17V10  
117Quixotic AreteV2 6a **9
118The TraverseV5  
119VertexV2 6a 2
120Problem 1V0+ 5b  
121Problem 2V0+ 5b 1
122Problem 3V0+ 5b  
123Problem 4V0+ 5b 1
124The GrooveV0 5a 1
125The MonoV0+ 5b  
126Problem 7V0 5a  
127The Classic TraverseV4 ***2
128The Low TraverseV7 * 
129Slab LeftV0+ 5b 3
130Slab CentralV0 5a **2
131Slab RightV0+ 5b 3
132Lion Heartf7B+ **1
133The Karma of Trees (stand up)f7C **6
134Negative Reality Inversion (ss)f7A+ *28
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 **1
143Problem 3.5f5+ 1
144Problem 4.5f6B+ *1
145Saint Bega *f3 1
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USER FEEDBACKLogin as Existing User to add your comments
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