Climbs 29
Rocktype Gabbro
Altitude 185m a.s.l
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Tiddler at Thirlmere © Cam

Crag features

Only able to climb when the level of the lake has dropped enough which is normally during mid summer. The Rock is very clean due to being submerged for 9 months of the year and the landings are good (with a mat). Also known as the Lost Boulders of Atlantis!


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.
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Boulder update: the shark,tiddler and half the marlin are still climbable. Great rock!
daftendirekt - 22/Aug/14
Got down there and though the Whale was still partially under water these boulders are worth a look as they are not far off the road and are mostly unavailable. Nice clean rock to
Fluvial - 06/Jun/10
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 The Pike 
2Pike Lip Traversef6B **1
3Pike Lip Reverse Traversef6A  
4The Groovef6B 1
5Problem 3f4+ 5b 5
6Problem 4f5 5c 4
 The Whale 
8High Traverse *f5 5b *10
9Problem 6 *f6A 4
10Problem 7 *f4+ 5b 7
11Whale Arete *f6C *2
12Problem 9 *f4 5a 12
13Problem 10 *f6B  
14Whaleshark *f6A 1
15Problem 11 *f7B  
16Problem 12 *f5 5c 16
17Problem 13 *f3+ 4c 11
 The Marlin 
19Marlin Slab *f5 5c *21
20Marlin Wall *f3 20
21Marlin Arete *f4 5a 18
22Problem 17 *f6A 7
23Marlin Crack *f5 5c *19
24Problem 19 *f5+ 6a 12
25Problem 20 *f5 5c 12
 The Minnow 
27Minnow Lip *f7A+ *1
28Minnow Nose *f5 5c 5
29Minnow Cracks *f5+ 6a 4
 The Shark 
31Little Al's Big Effort *f6A **8
32Shark Wall *f4 5a 22
33Shark Arete *f5 5c 18
 The Tiddler 
35Tiddler *f4+ 5b 16
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