Climbs 55
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 90m a.s.l
Faces all

The eyes! Turns out the gaston isn't the way to go. © Chris Mock

Crag features

Good problems on superb rough rock. Excellent traverses and problems with generally good landings.

Free guide available here:

Approach notes

Roadside boulders, parking allowed in the layby opposite, though it often gets full when busy. If it is you may need to park at chapel stile.

Climbers are asked to observe a voluntary ban and avoid climbing problems 1-3 and the starts of 4 and 5 on the bottom boulder, due to historic examples of cup and ring markings found on the uphill side of the bottom boulder.

Restricted Access

This site contains some of the best examples of prehistoric rock-art in England. The Cup & Ring markings can be easily seen on the slabby side of the Bottom Boulder (see problems 1 – 5, Rockfax Lakes Bouldering guide), and have been notified as a Scheduled Ancient Monument by English Heritage. This means they have a high level of legal protection, and the landowners (The National Trust) have a duty to protect them above all else. DO NOT BOULDER ON THIS FACE. The National Trust continually monitor the engravings and any damage could result in a complete ban at this famous venue.

If stock are in the field - keep dogs on a leash.

The farmer has noticed that boulderers have been removing stones from the dry stone wall to level out landings under the boulders and protect mats from mud and sheep dung. Please do not do this as it could easily lead to access issues - dry stone wall repair is expensive and the farmer is rightly annoyed about deliberate damage to his wall.


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:
Langdale (2013)
Lake District Rock (2003)
LakesBloc Website

Out of print:
Langdale (1999)
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Top Boulder 
2Stefan Grossmanf7C ***12
3Stefan Grossman SS
f8A **6
4Erasuref7B+ 2
5The Overhangf6C ***209
6The Overhang SSf7A+ **53
7The Crackf4+ 5b ***309
8Problem 4f7A 14
9The Pocketf6C ***182
10The Pocket - Pocket Only Eliminatef7B **25
11Problem 6f7A+ **3
12Problem 7f7A **52
13V6 Traversef7A ***110
14V6 Traverse Extensionf7A+ *6
15Problem 9f7C *3
16Problem 10f7A+ *1
17Problem 11f3+ 4c **135
18Problem 12f5+ *94
19Problem 13f7A *21
20Back Wallf3+ 52
21Problem 14f6B 78
22Problem 15f4 5a 134
23Problem 16f5+ 6a 105
24Problem 17f5 5c 115
25Problem 18f7A 52
26Problem 19f4 5a **225
27Problem 20f6C ***44
28Problem 21f6A **63
 Back Boulder 
30Back Boulder Leftf7A 37
31Back Boulder Centref3+ 4c 165
32Back Boulder Centre - No Breakf4+ 63
33Back Boulder Rightf3+ 4c 142
34Ed's Traversef6C 73
 Bottom Boulder 
36Problem 1f3+ 4c 64
37Problem 2f3+ 4c 67
38Problem 3f4+ 5b 150
39Problem 4f6C **14
40Problem 5f7C ***1
41Problem 6f7A+ 22
42Problem 7f4+ 5b 165
43Problem 8f3+ 4b 230
44Problem 8 SSf6A 77
45Problem 9f3+ 4b 241
46Problem 10f7A+ 12
47Problem 11f6C **59
48Problem 12f7C 1
49Triple Dynof7B+ 8
50Triple Dyno - Dyno 1f7B+ 64
51Triple Dyno - Dyno 2f6C 23
52Problem 14f7A+ 13
53Problem 15f6C ***43
 Andy Boulder 
55Andy Boulderf6B *18
 Mantel Boulder 
57Mantel Boulderf6A *81

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