Climbs 63
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.

Guidebooks

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
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MVS 4a 5
3Flying Buttress
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VS 4b 5
 The North Crag 
5The Watchtower
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E2 5c **26
6The Barbican
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VS 4c *44
7Matheson Avenue
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HVS 5a *8
8Side of the Hill
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E1 5a *6
9North Crag Eliminate
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E1 5b **334
10First Republic
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E3 6a *3
11The Last Laugh
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E3 6b *13
12Agony
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E1 5a **73
13DeliveranceE1 5a **6
14Zig Zag
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VS 4b **302
15Ecasty
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E2 5c 4
16Overhanging Bastion
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VS 5a ***631
17One World, One Family
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E1 5a *1
18Eliminator
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E2 5b 4
19May Day Cracks
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VS 5a **111
20Wet Day Wander
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E1 5a  
21Thirlmere EliminateE1 5b ***155
22Wild Wall Variation
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E4 6a  
23The Ultimate Eliminate
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E3 5c  
24Rigor MortisE2 5c ***83
25Last on the List
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HVS 5a *6
26White Dwarf
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E3 5c *16
27The Ghost
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E3 5c **24
28Harlot Face
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E1 5b *185
29Triemain EliminateE2 5b **90
30Where Monkeys DareE5 6b  
31Angel's HighwayHVS 5a **44
32Ted CheasbyE2 5c **73
33GabrielE2 5b  
34Eliminate girdleE1 5b **12
35The Final Giggle
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E1 5a 17
36WingnutE2 5c 3
37DragE1 5b 3
 The South Crag 
39Howler
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E1 5b 16
40Chapel Cracks
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VS 4b *107
41Eleven Hundred Miles
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E4 6a 1
42hope
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E2 5b 12
43Scoop and CrackHVS 5a 32
44Green Eggs and Ham
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E1 5c *58
45Reward
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E2 5c 9
46Gazebo
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HVS 5a *512
47Via Media
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S **827
48Direct Route
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VS 4b **583
49Direct Route Direct Start
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VS 4c 27
50Failed Romantic
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E1 5b *165
51Romantically challengedE1 5b **35
52Kleine Rinne
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VS 4b **648
53Yew Tree Climb
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VD 683
54Pinnacle Wall
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HVS 4c 24
55Gangway Climb
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VD **584
56Gangway DirectMVS 4a 17
57Wall Climb
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S 3c *260
58LilithHS 112
59Slab ClimbS 4a **737
60Companion way
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MS 32
61No Name
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M *97
62South Crag GirdleS 16
63Walsh's Blind Variant
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E2 5b *2
64Gazebo direct
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HVS 5a ***41
65Romantically Direct *E1 5b *5
66Ted Cheasby Direct Finish *E4 6a **1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.

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