Castle Rock of Triermain

Climbs 63 – Rocktype Rhyolite – Altitude 275m a.s.l – Faces W

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.

Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

Eastern Crags (2011),
Out of print: Buttermere & Eastern Crags (1992)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGrade
2Castle WallMVS 4a 5
3Flying ButtressVS 4b 5
5The WatchtowerE2 5c **26
6The BarbicanVS 4c *44
7Matheson AvenueHVS 5a *8
8Side of the HillE1 5a *6
9North Crag EliminateE1 5b **308
10First RepublicE3 6a *3
11The Last LaughE3 6b *13
12AgonyE1 5a **70
13DeliveranceE1 5a **6
14Zig ZagVS 4b **297
15EcastyE2 5c 4
16Overhanging BastionVS 5a ***619
17One World, One FamilyE1 5a *1
18EliminatorE2 5b 4
19May Day CracksVS 5a **104
20Wet Day WanderE1 5a  
21Thirlmere EliminateE1 5b ***147
22Wild Wall VariationE4 6a  
23The Ultimate EliminateE3 5c  
24Rigor MortisE2 5c ***70
25Last on the ListHVS 5a *6
26White DwarfE3 5c *16
27The GhostE3 5c **22
28Harlot FaceE1 5b *182
29Triemain EliminateE2 5b **88
30Where Monkeys DareE5 6b  
31Angel's HighwayHVS 5a **42
32Ted CheasbyE2 5c **63
33GabrielE2 5b  
34Eliminate girdleE1 5b **12
35The Final GiggleE1 5a 17
36WingnutE2 5c 3
37DragE1 5b 3
39HowlerE1 5b 16
40Chapel CracksVS 4b *103
41Eleven Hundred MilesE4 6a 1
42hopeE2 5b 13
43Scoop and CrackHVS 5a 32
44Green Eggs and HamE1 5c *58
45RewardE2 5c 9
46GazeboHVS 5a *504
47Via MediaS **805
48Direct RouteVS 4b **555
49Direct Route Direct StartVS 4c 24
50Failed RomanticE1 5b *155
51Romantically challengedE1 5b **33
52Kleine RinneVS 4b **626
53Yew Tree ClimbVD 666
54Pinnacle WallHVS 4c 24
55Gangway ClimbVD **568
56Gangway DirectMVS 4a 15
57Wall ClimbS 3c *252
58LilithHS 103
59Slab ClimbS 4a **717
60Companion wayMS 30
61No NameM *94
62South Crag GirdleS 16
63Walsh's Blind VariantE2 5b *2
64Gazebo directHVS 5a ***30
65Romantically Direct *E1 5b *4
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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USER FEEDBACKLogin as Existing User to add your comments
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