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

Cruising Pocket Way © sincybabes

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.

Approach notes

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


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.
More info
More Guidebooks:
Lake District Rock (2015)
Langdale (2013)

Out of print:
Many of the star ratings and some of the grades need updating in accordance with the new guide.
Fiend - 18/May/15
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
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 West Face 
3Dave's Arete
E1 6a 81
4Pocket Way
E5 6a 56
5Pocket Crack
E3 6a 30
6Sleep on my Pillow
E1 5b 131
7Nod Off
S 4b 174
HVS 5c 44
VS 4c 175
VS 4c 174
VS 4c 272
12The Real World
E5 6a 13
HVS 5a 327
14Yellow Fever
E2 5b ***212
15Yellow Peril
E3 5c * 
16Artful DodgerE6 6a/b **4
17The First Touch
E1 5b *328
18Hold On
S 4b 152
19Stop Showing Off
HVS 5a 126
20Mind of No Fixed Abode
E1 5a **58
21The Last Corner
HVS 5a 36
22The Prow
HVS 5a 90
 South Face 
24Rope UpE2 6b **40
25The Needle
VD *266
26Needle Arete
E3 6a 105
27Hang the Gallows High
E6 6b 4
28Monkey the Needle
HVS 5a 24
29Little Acorns
D *86
30Scrambler's Corner
M 62
31Skye Ridge
VD **207
HS 4b 53
VS 4b 33
S 4a 48
35Billy Bunter
VS 4c 108
E4 6a 2
E3 6a *15
38Just a Minute
VS 4c *9
 Glass Slipper Buttress 
40Not So JollyD *18
41Jolly Roger
HS 4b 344
42Jolly Corner
D 107
43Fun Run
MVS 137
44Ann's AgonyHVS 5b **257
45Glass SlipperE2 5b *531
46Pumpkin Corner
VD 33
47Sharp as GlassS 395
48Glass Clogs
S 4b 232
49TimVS 18
VS 4c 14
 Boulder Problems 
 Black Crag Boulders 
 Potato Boulder 
54Problem 1V2 7
55Problem 2V2 6
56Problem 3V2 *6
57Potatof6C *1
58Problem 5V0+ *4
59Problem 6V0 5
 North West Boulders 
61Problem 7V0- 3
62Problem 8f3 3
63Problem 9V0+ 2
 Fin Rock and Big Block 
65Fin Rockf5 5c *1
66Big Blockf3+ 4c 2
 Sail Boulder, High Slab and The Coffin 
68Problem 12V1 6
69Sailf4+ 5b *4
70Problem 14V0- 4
71High Slabf3+ 4c **8
72Coffinf5+ 6a *4
73Left WallV4  
 Diamond and Pullover 
75Diamondf5 5c *1
76The Prowf4 5a 6
77Pulloverf6A 5
 Rope Up Wall 
79Prow Rightf3+ 4c *8
80Rope Upf6B ***14
 South East Boulders 
82Lower Boulder Traversef5+ 5c * 
83Higher Boulder Traversef5 5c *1
 New/Unconfirmed routes 
85Vlad the Inhaler
HS 4b ***2
86Crack OnVS 4b **2
87In AbsentiaE1 5b **2
88True GritHVS 5a **1
89GubbinsS 4a **1
90An Evening With Friends
E1 5c *12
91PeachesE5 6b *2
92Second Generation *E4 5c *1
93Big Ears *E2 5c 1
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