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Black Crag (Wrynose)

Cumbria, ENGLAND

Climbs 145 – Rocktype Rhyolite – Altitude 580m a.s.l – Faces SW

Crag features
Short routes on sound rough rock over a good grade range. High on the fell but with an easy approach and dries quickly. Best routes are Yellow fever(E2), First Touch(E1), Glass Slipper(E2), Anns Agony(HVS), Skye Ridge(VD).

Needle Arete is an excellent E3 6a.

A number of the routes have thought provoking levels of protection.

A fantastic venue for late/early season, catching any sun that's going.

Access notes
Park at the summit of Wrynose Pass by the Three Shire Stone. Twenty minutes steady uphill walk.

Weather forecast

 Today  Sat  Sun  Mon  Tue 

1.3mm rain
Mainly cloudy
18 °C
10 kph

0.3mm rain
Sun
18 °C
14 kph

2.0mm rain
Cloudy
15 °C
21 kph

4.2mm rain
Cloudy
16 °C
10 kph

0.5mm rain
Mainly cloudy
13 °C
14 kph
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Guidebooks
Langdale (2013), Lakes Bouldering (2006), Lake District Rock (2003),
Out of print: Langdale (1999), Langdale (1989)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
 ROUTES  
 WEST FACE  
3Dave's AreteE1 6a 63
4Pocket WayE5 6a 41
5Pocket CrackE3 6a 24
6Sleep on my PillowE1 5b 92
7Nod OffS 4b 139
8NoddyHVS 5c 36
9ThreeVS 4c 137
10BlindVS 4c 137
11MiceVS 4c 204
12The Real WorldE5 6a 6
13SlipshodHVS 5a 220
14Yellow FeverE2 5b ***148
15Yellow PerilE3 5c * 
16Artful DodgerE6 6a/b **4
17The First TouchE1 5b *225
18Hold OnS 4b 113
19Stop Showing OffHVS 5a 92
20Mind of No Fixed AbodeE1 5a **45
21The Last CornerHVS 5a 32
22The ProwHVS 5a 83
 SOUTH FACE  
24Rope UpE2 6b **26
25The NeedleVD *201
26Needle AreteE3 6a 81
27Hang the Gallows HighE6 6b 2
28Monkey the NeedleHVS 5a 21
29Little AcornsD *65
30Scrambler's CornerM 42
31Skye RidgeVD **157
32ManHS 4b 48
33TheVS 4b 31
34GunsS 4a 43
35Billy BunterVS 4c 80
36BilkoE4 6a 2
37DobermanE3 6a *9
 GLASS SLIPPER BUTTRESS  
39Jolly RogerHS 4b 256
40Jolly CornerD 73
41Fun RunMVS 103
42Ann's AgonyHVS 5b **187
43Glass SlipperE2 5b *394
44Sharp as GlassS 303
45Glass ClogsS 4b 195
 BOULDER PROBLEMS  
 Climb nameGradex
 BLACK CRAG BOULDERS  
 POTATO BOULDER  
49Problem 1V2 6a 3
50Problem 2V2 6a 2
51Problem 3V2 6a *4
52PotatoV5 *1
53Problem 5V0+ 5b *3
54Problem 6V0 5a 4
 NORTH WEST BOULDERS  
56Problem 7V0- 4c 2
57Problem 8V0 5a *2
58Problem 9V0+ 5b 1
 FIN ROCK AND BIG BLOCK  
60Fin RockV1 5c  
61Big BlockV0- 4c 1
 SAIL BOULDER, HIGH SLAB AND THE COFFIN  
63Problem 12V1 5c 5
64SailV0+ 5b *3
65Problem 14V0- 4c 4
66High SlabV0- 4c **8
67CoffinV2 6a *4
68Left WallV4  
 DIAMOND AND PULLOVER  
70DiamondV1 5c *1
71The ProwV0 5a 6
72PulloverV3 4
 ROPE UP WALL  
74Prow RightV0- 4c *8
75Rope UpV4 ***12
 SOUTH EAST BOULDERS  
77Lower Boulder TraverseV2 5c * 
78Higher Boulder TraverseV1 5c *1
 NEW/UNCONFIRMED ROUTES  
80Vlad the InhalerHS 4b ***2
81Crack OnVS 4b **2
82In AbsentiaE1 5b **2
83True GritHVS 5a **1
84GubbinsS 4a **1
85Misty *VS 4c 3
86An Evening With Friends *E1 5c *5
87Peaches *E5 6b *2
88Tim *VS 3
89Just a Minute *VS 4c *3
90Pumpkin Corner *VD 8
91Not So Jolly *D *2
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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Fantastic on a clear winters day. I went at the end of jan '06 and it was shorts + t shirt weather. Dry as a bone and no wind with a 15 min walk in. The sun works its way round the crag through the day so you can stay warm all day. Only short but quality climbing on great rock though the E numbers seemed a serious proposition with little gear.
biscuit - 01/Feb/06