Climbs 217
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 379m a.s.l
Faces E

First ascent of Supergene, below Dow Crag. © Greg Chapman

Crag features

The bouldering areas are centred around the small village of Coniston, which has the usual amenities. The bouldering is mainly on excellent rough rock and set in superb mountain scenery.

The most extensive and up to date guide available for the Lad Stones is available here:

http://www.lakesbloc.com/crags/south-west/221-lad-stones.html

The most extensive and up to date guide available for the Virtual Crag is available here:

http://www.lakesbloc.com/crags/south-west/230-virtual-crag.html

A guide covering the Dow Crag Boulders, Nettle Crag and the Coves Stones can be found here:

http://www.lakesbloc.com/crags/south-west/552-dow-crag-boulders.html

Approach notes

Coniston village is about 20 minutes from Ambleside on the A 593. For the fell gate and access to Pudding Stone and walna Scar areas take the first turn right up the hill after the main road crosses the river in the centre of the village and follow this up the very steep fell road until the tarmac ends. For the V Crag turn off this road about 3km short of Coniston.

Guidebooks

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.
More info
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Nettle Crag (AKA Walna Scar Wall) 
2Stinger Traversef7B+ ***2
3Acid House
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f7C+ **2
4Problem 1f5 *6
5First Crackf5 *5
6Walna Whip
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f6A 3
7Hound Crack
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f4+ 2
8Flakes Wallf6A **5
9Road House
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f7C ***18
10Weird Science
-
f7B+ **8
11Ly'al Fella's Wallf6B **3
 The Coves Stones 
13The Crack Fox
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f5 *2
14The Crack Fox (SDS)
-
f6A+ 4
15Dancing on ISON
-
f7B *2
16Shaman Juice
-
f6C+ **7
17Cove Arete
-
f6A+ *5
18Solar Kiss
-
f7B *4
19Mr. Todd
-
f4+ 4
20Tommy Brock
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f3 4
21Daggermouthf7B **10
22Wee Crack
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f6A 1
23Ruffian
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f6A+ 1
24Basil Brush
-
f6B+  
25Crack Den
-
f6A  
26Boom Boom
-
f6C  
27Sonic
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f4  
28Tails
-
f4+  
 Dow Crag Bouldering 
30Left Edge
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f2 3
31Left of Centref4+ 3
32Tarn Face
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f2+ **3
33North Goes Westf4+ *3
34Red Sonja
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f7A+ *1
35Gottardo Dreaming
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f6C 1
36Red Bully
-
f6B *2
37Surfs Up
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f6B+ 2
38Boiler Room
-
f3+  
39The Pillar
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f4 *1
40The Pillar SDS
-
f6A *1
41The Rib
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f4 1
42The Pit
-
f6C  
43Black Ops
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f6B *2
44Black Ops SDSf7B **9
45Moon Dog
-
f7A 5
46Moon Dog Low
-
f7B+ 1
47Cool Breeze
-
f7A+ *17
48Neutopia
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f7A+ *6
49Deep Greenf7B+ **4
50Deep Green (stand)
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f6B+ *3
51Ex Machinaf7C+ *1
52Oomph
-
f7A+  
53The Sloob
-
f3+  
54Caved Arete
-
f6A  
55Track Wall
-
f6B  
56Anodyne
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f7C *5
57Pocket Traverse
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f2 1
58Pock Face
-
f3 1
59Monkey Planet
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f6A+ 2
60Monkey Left
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f6A+ 2
61Strike
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f7B+ 1
62Ricky Spanish
-
f7A 1
63Slimy Slim
-
f4  
64Ogopogo
-
f6B *2
65Scree Monster
-
f6B **2
66Tip of the Ziodberg
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f6A+ 1
67Red Clover
-
f7A+ *14
68Ribofunkf7A+ **5
69The Old Man and the Sea
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f7B *3
70Red Clover SDSf7C ***14
71The Gene
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f7A *11
72Supergene
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f8A ***2
73The Parade
-
f6C *2
74Casaf7B ***5
75The Hašiendaf7C+ ***5
 Pudding Stone Area 
77Hopping Routef4 5a 8
78The Full Traversef5+ 5c 1
79Winnerah's Climbf5 5c 11
80Problem 4f6B 2
81Problem 5f5 5c  
82Problem 6f5 5c * 
83Problem 7f4 5a 8
84Half Crown Traversef4+ 5b 2
85Murray's Slabf4+ 5b *4
86Murray's Cornerf4 5a ***8
87Bowers Scoopf4+ 5b **2
88Problem 12f5 5c *3
89Problem 13f5 5c * 
90Problem 14f5+ 6a * 
91Lip Traversef6A ** 
92Multim in Parvof4 5a *8
93Problem 17f4+ 5b 3
94The Scoopf5 5c *2
95Grooved Aretef3+ 5a 11
96Plumf5 **2
97Problem 1V1 3
98Problem 2V0+ 5
99Problem 3V0- 8
100Problem 4V0 8
101The Edgef5 5c *7
102Left Wallf4+ 5b 10
103Open Rangef7C+ **3
104Open Range (stand)f7B *8
105Crack and Aretef7B *1
106The Crackf6A ***11
107The Crack SDSf7A+ **6
108Right Aretef6C *6
109Arete Wallf7A *1
110The Facef7A **5
111Problem 5V0 9
112Back Crackf3 12
113Jazz Mag
-
f7B *1
114Manic Miner
-
f7B **3
115Reunion Jack
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f7B **2
116Cubic CripplerV5 ** 
 Virtual crag 
118Electric Planetf5 5c 9
119Electric Planet SDS
-
f6A 11
120Bluetooth
-
f7A+ *13
121Bluetooth Fairy
-
f6C+ 7
122Hackers Homelandf6A *8
123Hacker's Homeland SDS
-
f7A *19
124Digital Decade
-
f7A+ *20
125Technobabblef5 5c **14
126Technobabble SDS
-
f7A **29
127Technologic
-
f7A *20
128Hotjavaf6A *4
129Hyperlinkf6B *2
130Hyperlink SDS
-
f7A+ 14
131Silicon Slavef7C+ **11
132The Cloud
-
f7B 12
133Qubitf7B *10
134Shockwave
-
f7C *14
135Shock Valuef8A *5
136Superhighwayf7A ***1
137Crashf7B+  
138Cybersex (better than)f6A ***1
139Browser Warsf5+ 6a *3
140Skynet Highf7C **5
141Skynetf8A **2
142Full Valuef8A *1
143Birkett's Bandwidthf6C * 
144Problem 11f4+ 5b * 
 Lad Stones 
146Tilted Traversef4 5a 1
147Monolithf7A+ *1
148Principiaf7A+ *1
149Principia Standf4 5a 1
150Booze Baronf7A+ *1
151The Death Clockf7B+ *9
152The Crackf6B 1
153Smoking Gunsf7B+ **3
154Bothy Traverse
-
f6A  
155Traci Lordsf7C+ ***9
156Traci Lords SDSf8B+ *** 
157Shyla Stylezf7A+ **14
158From the Earth's Cauldronf6B ***26
159Black Cauldronf7B+ **15
160The Slabf3+ 4c *5
161Lard Lad (Problem 16 in Rockfax)f6B+ *2
162Spinal Caressf7A **1
163Spinal Tapf6A+ 1
164Block Roof (Problem 9 in Rockfax)f6B 5
165Stoned Lad (Problem 10 in Rockfax)f6B *1
166Aye Lad
-
f6C 1
167Warm Up Traversef5 5c *11
168Warm Up Wall Rightf6A *19
169Groove Armada
-
f7C+ ***1
170Warm Up Wall Centref5 5c 11
171Warm Up Wall Leftf5 5c 13
172Finger Tingler
-
f3+ 6
173Dry Tooling Undergroundf5 5c *17
174Underground Butlerf7B **17
175Crack Butlerf7B+ **5
176Artoisf6C ***18
177Arc of Despairf7C 1
178Stellaf7B+ 9 ***14
179Wife Beaterf7B **3
180Mike's Prowf7B 10
181Lancaster Bomberf7C **4
182Man Powerf8A **2
183Warstarterf7B+ **33
184Warstarter RH Startf7C **25
185Axisf7C 5
186Axis RHf7C 2
187Hades Lairf7A **55
188Hades Lowf7A+ 7
189Hades Lair RH startf7B *5
190Rocko's Modern Lifef7A+ 19
191Battalyst
-
f7C **6
192Axis Powersf7C+ 2
193Cheap Seats
-
f6C  
194Cheap Seats Extension
-
f7A  
195Hobbledehoy (Problem 11 in Rockfax)f6B *2
196Bella Rooff7A+ 5
197Bella Despectusf6B * 
198BraveStarrf7A 4
199Slanting Arete (Problem 15 in Rockfax)
-
f6A 3
200Sky Highf3 *2
201The Six Grand Skip
-
f6A+ 2
 Bell Stones 
203Rudy Manchegof7A+ 2
204Problem 2f6C+ 1
205Problem 3f6C+ 1
206Pig Ironf6C 1
207Angle Ironf7B *2
208Problem 6f6C+ 1
209Problem 7f6A+ 2
210Problem 8f6A+ 1
211Bonsai Callunaf7A **3
212Loose Cannonf5 1
213Undercut Wallf5+ 1
214Pontipine Ridgef7A *1
215Problem 13f6B+ 1
216Problem 14f6C+ 1
217Left Browf6B+ *1
218Low Browf7A+ *1
219Clever Sounding Wordf7A **1
220Problem 18f6A+ *1
221Problem 4.1V5 ** 
222Crack AttackV1  
223Red Genef7C **2
224Booze Cruisef7C+ * 

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