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Kettle Crag

Cumbria, ENGLAND

Climbs 19 – Rocktype Rhyolite – Altitude 300m a.s.l – Faces W

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Langdale (2013), Lakes Bouldering (2006), Langdale (1999),
Out of print: Langdale (1989)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
1Minor SlabHS 4b **22
2Major SlabVD *15
3SerendipityS ***33
4Red SlabS 4a **24
5Minor MelodicMVS 4b 4a **13
6Orange PekoeVS 4c *2
7SemerikodVS 4c * 
8Rose PuchongMVS 4b *12
9Singing KettleMVS 4b **12
10Earl GreyVS 4c *9
 Climb nameGradex
11A Sheep in Wolf's ClothingMVS 4b *11
12WoodbineHVS 4c **4
13Tea Time AreteHS 4a **2
14StonechatVD *16
15Another Kettle of FishS 4c 4
16Major Slab Left HandVD *1
17Woodbine DirectHVS 4c **2
18Tiny but DeadlyVS *1
19Virgin On The RidiculousE5 6b * 
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Ian Hinkins - 06/Sep/12

Excellent crag, the routes we climbed (Serendipity, Minor slab, and Red slab) were all well protected, clean, and on immaculate rock. Would recommend it to anyone operating below the 'e' grades. Can feel a little intimidating at first due to the steepness of the gully and the apparent steepness of the routes. The climbing is wonderful!
A Mountain Journey - 13/Mar/12

When I first went to this crag it took some finding, so here is a better (I hope) description of the approach: The crag lies at 278049 on the east side of a dry gill (n.b. not the more prominent and wet Skull Gill) which cleaves the western part of Kettle Crag. It can be approached by following the intake wall up from the small reservoir 250m south of Stool End, but is more pleasantly reached from half way up the north side of the Blea Tarn hause. From here follow the main Pike o’ Blisco path. After the path crosses Redacre Gill continue till in line with a small rocky gill joining from the left. There is a prominent (though small) boulder on the right of the path. From a point 25 metres beyond this, (possibly tiny cairn) make an intermittently-rising traverse (occasional tiny cairn?) across the slope, crossing a small beck and then another at the top of a steep gill. Head N towards the Pikes until you reach the top of the gill (fence) containing the crag. 30- 40 min . The crag receives any sun going after midday (not in winter, though). The crag may have a somewhat vegetated and occasionally mossy appearance in parts, but this doesn’t interfere with the climbing, and the rock quality is as good as any in the Lakes.
Rog Wilko - 29/Aug/08

My view may be rather biased (as I was responsible for putting up many of the routes here) but this is a delightful little crag, unjustly neglected. As it now has about 15 routes it is definitely worth a visit by those climbing below the E grades. The rock is superb, most of the routes are clean and well-protected, and the position, with views across to Gimmer and the Langdale Pikes is a delight. It gets any sun going in the summer after midday. I notice that not all the new routes are listed here - for full list of new routes and photos see
Rog Wilko - 20/Aug/08