Goat Crag, Eskdale

Climbs 22 – Rocktype Granite – Altitude 270m a.s.l – Faces W

Crag features
Waiting for the Fall.The FRCC guide shows the wrong start.The route starts on the extreme lt side of the slab left of the flake ,hence the name .It is short on gear and holds for a long way and is more like E2 5b than VS.There is an easier start to the Rt of the flake .W.E.Pattison 1ST Ascentionist.

Scafell Wasdale & Eskdale (1996),
Out of print: Scafell, Dow & Eskdale (1988)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
2Approach RibM 35
3Nanny CracksMS 26
4Kid's StuffD 15
5Bottle WallVS 4b *36
6Quartz IcicleVS 4c *31
7Hors D'OeuvresMVS 4c 16
8Monolith SlabMS 14
9Waiting For the FallHVS 5a 10
11Gruff stuffHS 19
12Billy the KidVS 4b 31
13Goatee BeardMS 24
14Goat RibVD 32
15Billy Goat CracksVD 38
16Billy Goat AreteM 18
17The Chytrid KidVD 2
18Kid You NotMVS 4a *10
19Bash Street kidsHVD *11
20Nanny FlakesD 12
21Bill WhizzD 13
22Short StuffVD 4
23End SlabS 19
24A Crack-in' EndS 2
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Never had any problem finding this crag even with the bracken high. Take approx 250 double paces after the gate, turn left, follow trods up and over the col, head down and turn right. You pass the right part of the crag first before the larger left buttress comes into view.
Simon2005 - 26/Jun/14
Couldn't find it, and we didn't have a map so relied on the guidebook description of going for 400m! Looked everywhere but obviously in the wrong place! Would agree, after looking on the map that 100m up the track thats right through the gate, is probably the best way. Went to Hare Crag anyway which was great.
eldre070 - 25/May/14
Hidden by bracken in late summer and autumn but easy to find in spring. As per guidebook, go up to the gate but turn left straight up the hill about 100m after the gate instead of 400 - walk straight up until you get to a small col, go over and you'll see the lower crag ahead on the other side of a dip. Very little gear on most routes I tried but they were also over-graded.
ashaughnessy - 27/May/13
Quite a good bet for a busy weekend, usually pretty quiet. Faces the sun,quick drying with good friction. Mostly slabby routes with flared cracks, so protection is a bit tricky, along with belays but with a good hunt around you can usually find something. Lower crag is about 30 metres high and the Upper around 60 metres. Can be difficult to find trailing through the bracken. Best to bring a machete.
dave wearing - 21/Aug/06