Climbs 80
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 330m a.s.l
Faces NW

John Earl taking a step beyond. © andybirtwistle

Crag features

A quiet crag with a small selection of rather fine routes: Truss Buttress (VD) Kennel Wall (MS), Fang (MVS), Hernia (HVS), Fang Direct (HVS), Bloodhound (E2), One Step Beyond (E3), The Keswickian (E8).

Similar bouldering nature with a few real classics.

Approach notes

Very limited careful parking on road by footbridge (15 mins walk), more parking back along road in obvious roadside area (25 mins total walk). Cross the river via the stepping stones and follow a path just above the dry stone wall to cross a secret bridge then steeply up the hillside to Truss Buttress. Other approaches usually end in ferns.


Lakes Bouldering

The first dedicated bouldering guidebook to the Lake District, spanning a range of areas largely in the National Park and all north and west of the M6 junction 36. The guide is intended to be useful to the visiting climber looking for a day or evening's light bouldering just as much as the hard-core local with decent coverage for the V1 and V9 boulderer alike.
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More Guidebooks:
Eastern Crags (2011)

Out of print:
Good climbing, Id recommend Kennel Wall and Zivago Sassenach to anyone going here. The slightest bit of rain and the rock becomes slippy as ice but it dries incredibly quickly.
martin_whitton - 02/Sep/06
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 North East Buttress 
E1 5b 2
HVS 5a 2
VS 4c * 
MVS 4b *1
HVS 5a *1
7The Great Pursuit
E1 5b 1
 Truss Butress 
9The Gelding
E3 6a * 
10A Snip in Time
E3 6a * 
11Surgical Cut
E3 6a * 
12VasectomyE3 5c *5
E4 6a *1
14Castration CrackE3 6a **53
15First Cut
E3 6a *1
16The SnipVS *16
17Zhivago Sassenach
S 27
18The BoneS 12
19Slab Start
MS 3c *58
20Truss ButtressVD **441
21One Hang LowHVS 5b 7
VS 4c 3
23Mist Arete
E1 5b 4
24SamS 4b *119
E1 1
26Time of Stress
E3 6a *7
27Appliance of ScienceMVS 9
28HerniaHVS 5a **162
29Scabby Horse DirectE3 5c *6
30Scabby HorseVS 4c 67
31Misplaced Trussed
VD 5
32Slab in the FaceMS 12
 Practice Wall 
34Practice Wall
35The beat goes on
HVS 5b  
36Late Night Groove
VS 4c  
 Fang Buttress 
38The Filling
HVS 5a 10
VS 4c 2
VS 3
HVS 5a *104
42Sostenuto Var. Start
HVS 5b 11
43The Fells! The Fells!E1 5c 2
44Relentless Rage
E7 6a 1
45Fang Direct
HVS 5a **132
46The FangMVS 4a ***278
47CerberusE2 5b 7
48The DoghouseMVS 4b **31
49Left Edge
S 4a *71
50Dog on the EdgeE2 5b 6
51Foreleg Wall
D 15
52Kennel WallMS 3c **346
53Keep out of the KennelE1 5b 3
54BloodlettingE2 5c **19
55BloodhoundE2 5b **144
56Hindleg Crack DirectVS **2
57Hindleg Crack
S 4a *62
58The KeswickianE8 7a 1
59One Step BeyondE4 6a ***47
60Dogleg Crack
HVS 5a *32
 Nymph Buttress 
62Bilberry MattressE1 5a *1
65Theologyf6B+ ***3
66The Crackf5+ *19
67Free, So Freef7A+ **1
68J Mascisf7A+ ***20
69Coconutter Start
f7C ***8
70Left Ribf6B 9
71Four Winds Wallf7A+ **5
72Carlisle Slappersf7C ***1
73Matt's Rooff6C *4
74Trev's Traversef7A 17
75Trev's Traverse Sit startf7A+ *4
76Khukurif7B+ **11
77Renegade NEDf7A *19
78Road to Valhallaf7B+ **3
79Poachersf5+ 5c 1
80One Hit Wonderf5+ 6a 1
81Black Rosef6C *5
82Carpe Diemf7C **1
83Seam Stressf6A * 
84Hot Off The Pressf6B *3
85Boogie Monsterf7C *4
86Mosedale Beck Force, Swindale2 ***3

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