Climbs 64
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 275m a.s.l
Faces W

St John's & Castle Rock © Jonathan Lagoe - UKC

Crag features

WARNING!! POTENTIAL FOR MASSIVE ROCKFALL ABOVE AND LEFT OF FINISH OF OVERHANGING BASTION. See UKC News article (22/07/11) for further info and photos of the crack which is opening at the top of the crag.

UPDATE 6/03/15 from the FRCC Guides Facebook page:- "The crack continues to be monitored and is opening more rapidly. This means that the whole of the north end of the North Crag is an extremely dangerous place to be. Our recommendation is that you avoid any route to the left of May Day Cracks." The FRCC Facebook page also has a topo of the affected area.

Superb easy access crag. North Crag 75m, steep and sometimes bold climbing - Watchtower(E2), North Crag Eliminate(E1), Agony(E1), Zig Zag(MVS), Overhanging Bastion(VS), May Day Cracks(VS), Thirlmere Eliminate(E1), Rigor Mortis(E2), Ghost(E3), Triermain Eliminate(E2), Angels Highway(HVS), Ted Cheasby(E2), Eliminate Girdle(E1). South Crag - less steep, sunnier and quicker drying - 35m - Via Media(S), Direct Route(VS), Kleine Rinne(VS), Gangway Climb(VD).

Approach notes

Park in car park below the crag - five minute walk in.


Yep agree with that, in a storm is not fun, the hard move off the spike onto the ramp is not easy when a river is running down the ramp!
Greg Kirkpatrick - 17/Jun/04
overhanging bastion is \'interesting\' in a storm...! Must be done (but not in a storm)
robbie c - 19/Jul/02
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 The North Gully Wall 
2Castle Wall
MVS 4a 6
3Flying Buttress
VS 4b 7
 The North Crag 
5The Watchtower
E2 5c **27
6The Barbican
VS 4c *46
7Matheson Avenue
HVS 5a *8
8Side of the Hill
E1 5a *7
9North Crag Eliminate
E1 5b **340
10First Republic
E3 6a *3
11The Last Laugh
E3 6b *13
E1 5a **77
13DeliveranceE1 5a **6
14Zig Zag
VS 4b **319
E2 5c 4
16Overhanging Bastion
VS 5a ***706
17One World, One Family
E1 5a *2
E2 5b 4
19May Day Cracks
VS 5a **119
20Wet Day Wander
E1 5a  
21Thirlmere EliminateE1 5b ***189
22Wild Wall Variation
E4 6a  
23The Ultimate Eliminate
E3 5c  
24Rigor MortisE2 5c ***92
25Last on the List
HVS 5a *6
26White Dwarf
E3 5c *16
27The Ghost
E3 5c **26
28Harlot Face
E1 5b *206
29Triemain EliminateE2 5b **95
30Where Monkeys DareE5 6b  
31Angel's HighwayHVS 5a **48
32Ted CheasbyE2 5c **82
33GabrielE2 5b  
34Eliminate girdleE1 5b **12
35The Final Giggle
E1 5a 20
36WingnutE2 5c 3
37DragE1 5b 4
 The South Crag 
E1 5b 20
40Chapel Cracks
VS 4b *115
41Eleven Hundred Miles
E4 6a 1
E2 5b 13
43Scoop and CrackHVS 5a 36
44Green Eggs and Ham
E1 5c *65
E2 5c 10
HVS 5a *558
47Via Media
S **896
48Direct Route
VS 4b **633
49Direct Route Direct Start
VS 4c 30
50Failed Romantic
E1 5b *199
51Romantically challengedE1 5b **49
52Kleine Rinne
VS 4b **707
53Yew Tree Climb
VD 748
54Pinnacle Wall
HVS 4c 29
55Gangway Climb
VD **657
56Gangway DirectMVS 4a 19
57Wall Climb
S 3c *306
58LilithHS 135
59Slab ClimbS 4a **821
60Companion way
MS 40
61No Name
M *104
62South Crag GirdleS 18
63Walsh's Blind Variant
E2 5b *2
64Gazebo direct
HVS 5a ***65
65Romantically Direct *E1 5b *7
66Ted Cheasby Direct Finish *E4 6a **1
67Chapel Cracks RH Start *VS 4b 2
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