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.

Guidebooks

Out of print:
Langdale (1989)
Does anyone know the access status of the crag? I was at the main buttress yesterday, and it looked to me like I would have had to climb a wall in order to get to the crystal zone. Is there any way to get there without climbing walls? Cheers.
sparky54321 - 17/May/16
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 ChimneyVB 2
3Flake RouletteV1 1
4Crystal AreteV2 *3
5Crystal ShipV5 **3
6Twin Arete'sV0- 1
 Main Buttress 
8Crack In The WoodsE4 6a ***14
9Lost in the Woods
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S 1
 The Rothay Roof 
11Wiggas with AttitudeV5 *4
12Werewolf sheepV5 *4
13Let The Games BeginV3 **1
14Dragon MantleV4 **2
15SwingadingdingV6 **2
16The Dragon's CrotchV0 *3

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