Climbs 48
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 510m a.s.l
Faces S

Dave Birkett on his route 'Missing' E7 7a, Blea Rigg, Langdale. © Alastair Lee - Posingproductions.com

Crag features

Sound, clean and quick drying in summer. Up to 75m high. Best routes are Gangway(HS), Anthrax(E3), Dressed for Success(MVS), Thor(HVS), Younger than Yesterday(E3), Grey Buttress(VS), Laypincher(E2), Just Good Friends(E2), Lutine Bell(E4), Bowel Howl(E4), School of Hard Knocks(E5).

Approach notes

One hour walk in.

Guidebooks

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1Great Blake Rigg3 **16
 Left Hand Buttress 
3Friar's Finger
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VS 4c 1
 The Main Buttress 
5The Sardine Tin Saga
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HVS 5a  
6The Gangway
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HS * 
7Against All Odds
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E2 5c 1
8Gunga Din
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MVS  
9Anthrax
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E3 6a *1
10Dressed for SuccessMVS 4b *5
11Thor
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HVS 5a *3
12Younger Than Yesterday
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E3 6a *2
13Rumour
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E2 5c 1
14Yggdrasil
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E1 5b 3
15Valhalla
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E2  
16Odin
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MVS 4b  
17Lap Of The Gods
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HVS * 
 The Lower Buttress 
19Whores Drawers
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VS  
20Hors D'OeuvreS  
21Lower Crag Buttress
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D 4
22Blake ButtressS  
23Savage Skies
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E3 6a  
24Triarder
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E1 5b  
25TriadS  
26Cold Front
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S  
27The Grey Buttress
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VS 4c **6
28Conquistador
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E3  
29The Grey Whale
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E2 5c  
30Crash Test Dummy
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E1  
31Achtung Spitfire
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E2  
32Woolyback Jumper
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MVS  
 The Upper Wall 
34Flakey Wall
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HS  
35Outside Left Arete
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HS  
36Outside Left Slab
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HS  
37Armadillo
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VS  
38Masonic Connotations
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HS  
39Laypincher
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E2 5c *2
40Kleptomaniacs
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E4 6b  
41Just Good Friends
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E2 5c *3
42The Lutine Bell
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E4 6b * 
43Bowel Howl
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E4 6a * 
44The School of Hard Knocks
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E5 6b *2
45Tirfor Rib
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E3 5c 1
 Beano Buttress 
47Dandy
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MVS  
48Beano
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S  
49The Mantrap
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VS  
50Mighty Mouse
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VS  
51Scary Canary
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HVS  
52Beezer
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E1  
53Topper
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VS  
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