Sergeant Crag Slabs

Climbs 20 – Rocktype Rhyolite – Altitude 400m a.s.l – Faces W

Crag features

Home to some of the best slab pitches in the Lakes !! Of note are Lakeland Cragsman (HVS) and Aphasia (E2). 

These fine slabs are slightly below and to the right of Sergeant Crag and can be reached in 45 minutes  from Stonethwaite. Approach as for Bleak How but continue along the path to Gash Rock (a large boulder by the beck) and then strike directly up the hillside. The routes are on excellent rock and receive the afternoon and evening sun. The foot of the slab is gained by scrambling up to a narrow earthy ledge from the left. 

Access notes

Descent from the crag has been subject to a lot of debate over the last few years. The bolts placed to replace the removed tree on the left hand side of the crag have been chopped; however the BMC has decided to replace them. For full details see

Lake District Rock (2003), Borrowdale (2000)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
1Mystic KneeVS 4c *2
2Faz's routeE2 5b *1
3Hitler's DemiseE2 5c *1
4Woodrow Wyatt's ReasoningE2 5c **1
5RockolaVS 4a 1
6No more motivationVS 4c *5
7RevelationVS 4c **198
8Cedric in SpaceHVS 5a *7
9EnduranceHVS 5a **169
10Between the LinesE1 5b **89
11Lakeland CragsmanHVS 5a ***412
12Terminator 2HVS 5a ***272
13Boris in WonderlandE2 5b **31
14AphasiaE2 5b ***210
15HookwormE3 5c **7
16Holly Tree CrackE1 5b **122
17Holly Tree RampE1 5a **34
18QuicksilverE1 5b **68
19The Death StrokeE1 5b **22
20The Blues ConnectionVS *1
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Pleased to see how nice and green and untrampled the vegetation is at the top of the crag, thanks to rap station. No need to erode the hillside.
Rog Wilko - 04/Jul/11
Use the lower off to prevent errosion to the side of the crag at the landowners request
lukerockwalker - 24/Jul/10
Brilliant slab climbing. There is a brand new bolted ab station as of summer 2010. Don't know why, but there you go.
jonny taylor - 21/Jun/10
Walk off descent (to the R of the crag as you face it) is v straightforward. No need to ab down the routes.
Owen W-G - 29/Apr/09
an amazing place with ego building rock, great views nice size and an amazing rock even compared to grit! well worth the bush walk up.
IanJackson - 16/Jul/06