Climbs 67
Rocktype Sandstone (soft)

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Charlotte climbing at Fleswick Bay, with some amazing jewels in the foreground! © Tom Peckitt

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.

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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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Further, actually only "Jump the Shark" and "The Hebsonator" remain intact on Boulder Number 2 ( The top of the block has gone from the crack at "Turn of the tide" down to a horizontal break at what was 2/3's height.
JLS - 17/May/16
At the South boulders, the big block containing "The Hebsonator" has been partially washed away taking with it about half the problems on that block.
JLS - 17/May/16
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
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 North Boulders 
2Bay Watch
f7B+ *1
4The Runnelf5+ 6a ***12
5Split Finf5 5c *3
6Problem 30f6A *4
7Ian And Helenf5 5c *7
8Problem 36f5+ 6a 3
9The Aretef4 5a 9
10Keshof6B *1
11Problem 3f5+ 6a *5
12Problem 4f4+ 5b *13
13Problem 5f5 5c 8
14Problem 6f5+ 6a **7
15Harrison's Crackf4 5a 14
16Double Crackf3 19
17Problem 9f3 14
18The Holef4+ 5b *13
19Self Timerf6C **12
20Cornerf3 3
21Problem 13f4+ 5b 3
22Keyholef6A **5
23Problem 15f6A  
24Problem 16f5+ 6a *7
25Dial M for Mermaidf5 5c 1
26Cave Left-handf6B ** 
27Cave Right-handf6B ***7
28Crackf6A * 
29Problem 22f5+ 5c * 
30Betina Buttsf4 5a *8
31Problem 24f5+ 6a *1
32The Breakf5+ 5c 1
33The Flakef5 5c * 
34Problem 28f4 5a 1
35Problem 29f6B **3
36Problem 32f5 5c 3
37Problem 33f6C *1
38Giganto "project 34 LB"f7C ***2
39Problem 38f6A *1
40Problem 39f6A *1
41Problem 40f5+ 6a *3
42Problem 41f5 5c  
43Scoop Leftf6B **6
44A Saucy Puppet Show
V8+ ** 
45Scoop Rightf6B ** 
46Problem 45f5 5c *2
47Problem 46f5+ 5c *4
48Keyhole Left Hand FinishV2 1
 South Boulders 
50Tom's Arete (SS)
f6C **5
51Bega Thy Neighbour
f7A+ **7
52Off the wall
f6C+ ***6
f6B+ 3
54Bega's Traverse
f7A *1
55C Slater's Wallf6C+ **1
56The Trash Vortex
f7A+ ***7
57Vortex LH
f7A+ 5
58Jump the Shark
f6C+ 2
59The Hebsonator
f6A+ *4
60Forbidden Zone
f7A+ *1
f7A *6
62English Mustard
f7B **10
63Pale Hairy Legsf6A *1
64Pale Hairy Armsf6A+ 1
65Roast Beef
f7B+ **1
66Bega's Belief
f7B+ *4
67Captain Scarletf7A+ *2
68Bega's Dynof7A **4
69Well Jackson *f6C 2
70Aquaman *
f7A+ **1
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