Climbs 13
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 100m a.s.l
Faces E

Mike with his hands deep in the sharp crystal pockets. © Mark Roe

Crag features

A broken crag, rising from the forest floor up to 20 meters in height and around 100 meters in width. There are several other smaller buttresses, quarried faces and boulders dotted around the main buttress. The two bouldering areas are of reasonable quality, but the only traditional route worth doing is the three star 'Crack in the Woods'.

Note: 'The Rothay Roof' boulder can be found slightly down the hill of and 50 meters to the right of the main buttress.

Note: The difficult to find Crystal Zone can be located 100-150 meters left of the main crag, past both the wall and the fallen rusting radio mast to level with the farmhouse.

Approach notes

Just a 5-10 minute walk from Ambleside!

Leave Ambleside along the A593 and take the first right after crossing the bridge over Rydal Beck. Follow this road until a gated field can be found on the left. The crag lies hidden within the woods on the other side. May require a little aimless wondering within the woods if it is your first time visiting.


Out of print:
Langdale (1989)
think i left my belay and biner somewhere beneath the crag so if anyone finds it let me know, cheers
Ensô - 23/Oct/11
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Crystal Zone 
2Calum's Chimneyf3 2
3Flake Roulettef5 1
4Crystal Aretef5+ *3
5Crystal Shipf6C **3
6Twin Arete'sf3+ 1
 Main Buttress 
8Crack In The WoodsE4 6a ***9
9Lost in the Woods
S 1
 The Rothay Roof 
11Wiggas with Attitudef6C *4
12Werewolf sheepf6C *4
13Let The Games Beginf6A **1
14Dragon Mantlef6B **2
15Swingadingdingf7A **2
16The Dragon's Crotchf4 *3

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