Birks Bridge Crag

Climbs 10 – Rocktype Andesite – Altitude 199m a.s.l – Faces S

Crag features
This very pleasent outcrop is situated 150m to the south of Birks Bridge. Park at the Bridge or approximately 100m further North at the Forestry Car Park. Cross the bridge and turn due South and follow the path as for Troutal Gorge; after 100m turn right to arrive at the crag, which forms the southern face of a knoll in Great Wood, less than 5minutes from Birks Bridge. The rock is excellent rough andesite. Why the crag has remained undiscovered for so long is a mystery as there are several quality pitches in the Severe to VS grades including a couple of mini classics! An excellent venue for a short day or evening.

The routes are described from left to right when facing the crag. The first climb starts at the left end of the crag at a clean area of rock a few metres left of a soaring flake crack at an easy angled slab.

Descent is by a short walk to either side.

Access notes
Park at Birks Bridge 5 min stroll to crag. Crag is located on CRoW access land.

Guidebooks
Fell and Rock Climbing Club Online Crag Database

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
1Willing to WorkHS *5
2Snip TripVS 4c **2
3Comedy of ErrorsS *4
4Loves LaboursHS **4
5Immaculate FoolVS 4c *8
6Gre't BerkMVS 4b **8
7A Life well WastedMVS 4b *7
8Valley GirlS 4
9Swithald FootedHS 4
10Berks BridgeHS *5
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Just like to add my thanks to whoever has cleaned this wonderful little crag. Routes tend to have minimal gear for the first few metres but is good when it arrives.
Ann S - 26/Jul/14
A useful topo is available on the F&R web site at http://www.frcc.co.uk/climbs.asp?guide_id=9&crag_id=617&climb_id=3344 You will probably need to log-in to the site to access this, but this is simple enough.
Rog Wilko - 30/Jun/14
This delightful little crag is worth a visit if you are climbing in the Severe to VS grades. The routes are around 20m in length, the rock is good and the climbing interesting. In addition, it is a beautiful spot with the foot of the crag surrounded by open oak woodland and the top providing lovely views of the surrounding fells. It may well be a little slow to dry out, but shouldn't take much drainage. Could be a bit of a midge horror show if conditions are unfavourable.
Rog Wilko - 30/Jun/14
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