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Eagle Crag (Buttermere)

Cumbria, ENGLAND

Climbs 37 – Rocktype Rhyolite – Altitude 600m a.s.l – Faces NE

Crag features
Long mountain routes up to 150m. Good dry spell required to climb here. Easter Buttress(VS), Fifth Avenue(VS), Carnival(E1), Deimos(E3), Shape of Things to Come(E3), A Wing and a Prayer(E3), Eagle Front(VS).

Access notes
One and a half hours from Gatesgarth Farm. Farmer charges £4 to park off road. Other parking available nearby.

Weather forecast

 Today  Fri  Sat  Sun  Mon 

0.5mm rain
Mainly cloudy
16 °C
14 kph

0.0mm rain
Sunny periods
16 °C
9 kph

1.2mm rain
Mainly cloudy
13 °C
16 kph

0.2mm rain
Sun
10 °C
8 kph

0.0mm rain
Sun
9 °C
6 kph
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Guidebooks
Buttermere and St Bees (2008),
Out of print: Buttermere & Eastern Crags (1992)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
 BORDER BUTTRESS  
2TailgateVD 3
3Birkness GroovesVS  
4Border ButtressHVS 5a 1
5Birkness GullyS 1
6Birkness GullyIV 4 *** 
 FAR EAST BUTTRESS  
8Far East ButtressVS 4c 1
9HarlequinHVS 5a * 
10The ClownHVS 5a *1
11Birkness ChimneyHS 4a *1
 EASTER BUTTRESS  
13PierrotHVS 5a * 
14Easter ButtressVS 4c **4
15The Plague DogsE3 5c 1
16The Hanging Chimneys DirectHVS 5a  
17Central ChimneyVS 4c *1
 WESTERN BUTTRESS  
19Fifth AvenueVS 4c *4
20CarnivalE1 5b ***18
21DeimosE3 5c ***5
22Shape of Things to ComeE3 5c ***2
 Climb nameGradex
23A Wing and a PrayerE3 5c **1
24Eagle FrontVS 4c ***129
25Mardi GrasE1 5b **1
26Birkness FrontHS *1
27Birkness EliminateE3 5b *1
 WESTERN FLANK  
29Piggott's RouteHS 1
30WarlockHVS 5a  
31Half Nelson ClimbS 3
32Double Cross RouteVS 4c * 
33Visions Of JulieHVS 5a  
34The GurnerVS 4a 2
35FiestaHVS 5a  
36Candle In The WindE3 5c  
37Eagle GirdleHVS 5a * 
38Girdle Of The Lower TierHVS  
 RIGHT-HAND BUTTRESS  
40The Barn DoorM 1
41The Barn Door DirectS  
42The MoleD  
43West GullyI 2
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This is a big north facing and quite vegitated crag containing one of the great classic routes of the district: Eagle Front. In dry conditions this is a fine VS (hard) route finishing on top of the ridge; so you need to get the second to carry a sack. In wet weather it is a nightmare not to be seriously contemplated unless you have got the first three pitches behind you and only the fine final crack to get up.
Tony Martyr - 04/May/06