Outdoor Centre Crag

Climbs 10 – Rocktype Granite – Altitude 130m a.s.l – Faces S

Crag features
The small compact granite area just beyond the railway line beyond the popular campsite by Eskdale Green, a few hundred metres above Diamond Crag and the bouldering area.

The FRCC guidebook classifies the collective of crags in this vicinity as 'Outward Bound Crags', known as 'Upper Diamond Crag' by some, and which corresponds with 'Fell End' on the OS map. This particular outcrop is 'Ranks Bank' (p. 214 of the 1996 edition).

There are no documented climbs as such, since the outcrop has been climbed for generations by Outward Bound instructors, so the lines below should give an idea of what is on offer.

Protection is sparse, and there is some polish, but solid bolt belays can be found at the top.

Approach notes
Access as for Diamond Crag and Fisherground boulder area, but keep walking uphill and through the dry stone wall.

Scafell Wasdale & Eskdale (1996)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
1Unnamed 1M 2
2Unnamed 2M 4
3Unnamed 3M 5
4Unnamed 4HS 6
5Unnamed 5HS 3
6Unnamed 6HVD 3
7Unnamed 7HVD 4a 3
8Unnamed 8VB 4a 2
9Unnamed 9VS 2
10Unnamed 10HS 4a 2
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The crag is the clean slab that can be seen near the top of the hill, just below Fell End. Path up through ferns not particularly distinct in August 2015.
FrJ - 07/Sep/15
The maps wrong if i`ve got this right, just below fell end on the OS map, about 5/10 mins walk from diamond area!
phleppy - 29/Mar/10