Fleswick Bay

Climbs 65 – Rocktype Sandstone (soft) – Altitude ? – Faces W

Crag features
The central bay come cove which separates the North and South headlands of St. Bees Head. This is also a great spot to swim, chill and relax when the weather becomes just too hot to climb.

Much of the original bouldering activity in the bay was concentrated on the base of the crag, to the rear of the shingle beach. This contains numerous good quality easier lines and the odd harder problem and project along its length. Unfortunately, the ledges and breaks along this section of cliff take a great deal of year-round seepage, which not only effects the problems, but is also hard to predict - often appearing, via a delayed reaction, seemingly days (and even weeks!) after the last wet weather. More recently, a small but excellent circuit of blocks on a small platform at the southern end of the beach have been documented. These offer some very good problems up to 7c/V9.

Guide available here:


Lakes Bouldering (2006), LakesBloc Website

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
2Bay Watchf7B+ *1
4The RunnelV2 6a ***10
5Split FinV1 5c *3
6Problem 30V3 *4
7Ian And HelenV1 5c *7
8Problem 36V2 6a 3
9The AreteV0 5a 6
10KeshoV4 * 
11Problem 3V2 6a *4
12Problem 4V0+ 5b *11
13Problem 5V1 5c 7
14Problem 6V2 6a **7
15Harrison's CrackV0 5a 11
16Double CrackVB 16
17Problem 9VB 13
18The HoleV0+ 5b *11
19Self TimerV5 **10
20CornerVB 3
21Problem 13V0+ 5b 3
22KeyholeV3 **5
23Problem 15V3  
24Problem 16V2 6a *4
25Dial M for MermaidV1 5c 1
26Cave Left-handV4 ** 
27Cave Right-handV4 ***7
28CrackV3 * 
29Problem 22V2 5c * 
30Betina ButtsV0 5a *7
31Problem 24V2 6a *1
32The BreakV2 5c 1
33The FlakeV1 5c * 
34Problem 28V0 5a 1
35Problem 29V4 **3
36Problem 32V1 5c 1
37Problem 33V5 *1
38Giganto "project 34 LB"f7C ***2
39Problem 38V3 *1
40Problem 39V3 *1
41Problem 40V2 6a *3
42Problem 41V1 5c  
43Scoop LeftV4 **6
44A Saucy Puppet ShowV8+ ** 
45Scoop RightV4 ** 
46Problem 45V1 5c *2
47Problem 46V2 5c *4
48Keyhole Left Hand FinishV2 1
50Tom's Arete (SS)f6C **5
51Bega Thy Neighbourf7A+ **7
52Off the wallf6C+ ***6
53Nostromof6B+ 3
54Bega's Traversef7A *1
55C Slater's Wallf6C+ **1
56The Trash Vortexf7A+ ***7
57Vortex LHf7A+ 5
58Jump the Sharkf6C+ 2
59The Hebsonatorf6A+ *2
60Forbidden Zonef7A+ *1
61Heave-Ho!f7A *6
62English Mustardf7B **9
63Pale Hairy Legsf6A *1
64Pale Hairy Armsf6A+ 1
65Roast Beeff7B+ **1
66Bega's Belieff7B+ *4
67Captain Scarletf7A+ *2
68Bega's Dynof7A **4
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Fleswick Bay is part of the St Bees sandstone sea cliffs.The recorded and developed routes are at the Northern end of St Bees. Routes were done at Fleswick going back to the mid sixties but are not generally regarded as climbable now. I am not sure if this area may come under the RSPB banned section in any event
Bob Bennett - 01/Mar/07