Climbs 46
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 580m a.s.l
Faces NE

Looking out from The Priest's Hole on Christmas morning 2006 © Danielle Sheridan

Crag features

Major Lakes mountain crag with many excellent routes in the higher grades 20-90m long. The steep North Buttress saw lots of action in summer 2003, with all routes cleaned and new routes added in the higher grades. The Lakes premier hard crag? Fast and Furious with the Flying Fissure Finish(E5), Bucket City(E6), Bucket Dynasty (E6), Fear and Fascination(E5), Vlad the Impaler(E7), Fear of Failure (E8), Fetish for Fear (E7), Dusk til Dawn (E7), Extol(E2-mean at this grade!), Asolo (E3), Westmorlands Route(MS), Hiraeth(E2), Dovedale Groove(E1). In winter it has some classic ice and mixed routes.

Approach notes

One and a quarter hour walk from the Brotherswater Inn (camping).


11/6/ pitch of extol fairly clean..amazing line...did hungovers first pitch instead
Christian Beck - 23/Aug/09
As of 17/6/6 Extol was exceedingly dirty. We abbed from the top of P1 having seen the delights awaiting above. Most of the routes on the left of the crag would seem to be in a similar nick. Another once fine lakes crag reclaimed by the ming?
Dave Kerr - 19/Jun/06
Climbed the fissure finish to Fast and Furious on Sunday (5th Aug 02). It is absolutely brilliant, worth ***. One of the best routes of its grade in Cumbria. Caff also climbed Bucket City which is in good nick. Chalk on Fear and Fascination. Get up there.
wils - 08/Aug/02
the flying fissure finish is now clean and has a new thread. wils 29/07/02
wils - 29/Jul/02
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Dove Crag 
2Up Hellya
E8 6c ** 
 Priest's Hole 
4XoananE4 6b **1
 North Buttress 
E4 5c *4
7FFF LinkE5 6b 1
8Outside Edge
E5 6b **2
9Yorkshire Pudding
E3 5c *2
10Fetish for FearE7 6c **1
11Fast and Furious
E5 6a ***9
12The Flying Fissure FinishE5 6b **9
13Inside Out Link
E5 6b **1
14Bucket CityE6 6b ***9
15North Buttress
E6 6c * 
16Fast CityE5 6a ***4
17Fear and Fascination
E5 6a ***12
18Vlad the Impailer
E7 6b ***4
19Beyond the Pail (Bucket City Finish)E7 6b *1
20Beyond the Pail (Original Finish)E6 6b  
21Fear of Failure
E8 6c *** 
22Pail Face (Bucket City Finish)E6 6b *4
23Pail Face (Original Finish)E6 6b *** 
24Broken Arrow
E5 5c, 4c  
25Bucket DynastyE7 6b ***2
26Dusk till DawnE7 6b ***1
27Dusk till Dawn (Vlad Start)
E7 6b ***1
28Darkest Hour
E7 6c *** 
29The Brasov IncidentE6 6b 1
HVS 5a **27
E3 6a **7
32Problem Child
E4 6a * 
E2 5b **57
E3 5c **4
E3 5c 1
E2 5c **8
E2 5b **13
38Dovedale Groove
E1 5b **29
E5 6a 3
40Westmorland's Route
S 3c **38
41EntityVS 4b 1
44Hoggett Gill1 **5
 Winter Climbs 
46Westmorland's RouteIV 5 **1
47South GullyI/II 21
48Inaccessible GullyV 5 ***26
49Houndshope Cove BeckII *2
50Right Hand GullyIV  
52Impailedf7B+ ***2

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