Climbs 37
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 150m a.s.l
Faces SW

The classic of the roadside Stonestar Crag, Columbia (E1 5b) Duddon Valley © Mark Glaister

Crag features

Up to 30m high. Worthwhile routes are Columbia(E1), The Breech(E2), Stonestar Groove(HS), The Challenger(E2).

Approach notes

5 minute walk up from parking directly below the crag.

Access Advice

No issues reported.

Guidebooks

This is a fine small crag - particularly in the late evening sun when the rock has been warmed all day - the rock is beautifully rough and in a great setting - not many routes and some rock requiring care at the bottom but no more so than any crag. Columbia is a gem.
andy gittins - 29/Sep/13
Very densely brackened 10 minute approach to a crag with an uncomfortable base. Lots of loose rock and little gear. Looks like the only decent area is the one with HVS to E2 routes. Did not enjoy the crag in the least but worth an evening if you climb HVS+.
eldre070 - 09/Aug/13
Excellent little crag. Pleasantly warm in the sunshine with some good solid rock with plenty of friction.
Dave Westby - 20/Apr/06
Great little crag. Some sharp edges. Never crowded. Short walk. Reasonable parking. Worth a look on the way to the rest of the Duddon crags.
Roger - 21/Oct/03
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1Ppi cuppa
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VD 6
2Patagonian Penguin
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VS 4c 1
3first arete
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S 39
4First Corner
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S 17
5Whineray Rib
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VS 4c 26
6Dennis the Menace
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E3 6a  
7Stonestar GrooveHS *75
8Stonestar Rib
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HS 25
9Liberator
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E1 5b 6
10Ring of Confidence
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E4 6a 2
11Stonestar Scoop
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MVS 4a 3
12Double Entendre
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E2 5c  
13Last Chance Saloon
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MVS 4b 1
14Venezuela
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HVS 5a 32
15ColumbiaE1 5b **83
16The Challenger
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E2 5c 9
17Vinegar Store
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E4 6a  
18Daddy Pigs Out
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MVS 4b  
19Planet Waves
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E1 5a  
20Hungry Planet
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HVS 5a  
21The Breech
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E2 5c 11
22Anchor Handling
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E2 5c 3
23Teenage Mutant Hero Girdles
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E2 5c 1
24Hero Comes the Rain Again
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MVS 4b 2
25Under AreteVS 4b 6
26The Great Escape
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HVS **1
27Shortcut to Freedom
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MVS 3
28An Inside Job
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HVS **1
29Illegal Entry
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VS *2
30A Light Sentence
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MS 3
 Stonestar Boulders 
32Lateralityf7B+ **2
33The Prince of Alesf7A+ *2
34The Foxfield Flyerf7A *2
35Fleur de Lysf6A *1
36War Machinef8A 1
37Cornered
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S 1
38Light FingersS 1

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