Climbs 81
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

There is no longer any parking near the steppings stones over the river. Park at the obvious lay-by where the signs proclaims there is no parking further on and walk 10-15 up the road. Cross the river via the bridge or 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:
The limited parking by the (new) footbridge seems to be part of the flood improvements which are currently under construction. I suspect that it will disappear when the work is finished. 25 minutes for the approach seems rather optimistic - it took us over 30 minutes to walk down!
roger whetton - 30/May/16
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 3
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 *6
E4 6a *1
14Castration CrackE3 6a **74
15First Cut
E3 6a *1
16The SnipVS *17
17Zhivago Sassenach
S 28
18The BoneS 13
19Slab Start
MS 3c *65
20Truss ButtressVD **484
21One Hang LowHVS 5b 8
VS 4c 3
23Mist AreteE1 5b 5
24SamS 4b *133
E1 1
26Time of Stress
E3 6a *8
27Appliance of ScienceMVS 12
28HerniaHVS 5a **180
29Scabby Horse DirectE3 5c *6
30Scabby HorseVS 4c *74
31Misplaced Trussed
VD 9
32Slab in the FaceMS 16
 Practice Wall 
34Practice Wall
35The beat goes on
HVS 5b  
36Late Night Groove
VS 4c  
 Fang Buttress 
38The Filling
HVS 5a 12
VS 4c 2
VS 4
HVS 5a *126
42Sostenuto Var. Start
HVS 5b 14
43The Fells! The Fells!E1 5c 3
44Relentless Rage
E7 6a 1
45Fang DirectHVS 5a **158
46The FangMVS 4a ***335
47CerberusE2 5b 7
48The DoghouseMVS 4b **47
49Left Edge
S 4a *80
50Dog on the EdgeE2 5b 7
51Foreleg Wall
D 20
52Kennel WallMS 3c **407
53Keep out of the KennelE1 5b 3
54BloodlettingE2 5c **20
55BloodhoundE2 5b **186
56Hindleg Crack DirectVS **2
57Hindleg Crack
S 4a *75
58The KeswickianE8 7a 1
59One Step BeyondE4 6a ***82
60Dogleg Crack
HVS 5a *44
 Nymph Buttress 
62Bilberry MattressE1 5a *1
65Theologyf6B+ ***3
66The Crackf5+ *22
67Free, So Freef7A+ **1
68J Mascisf7A+ ***24
69Coconutter Start
f7C ***10
70Left Ribf6B 10
71Four Winds Wallf7A+ **6
72Carlisle Slappersf7C ***1
73Matt's Rooff6C *4
74Trev's Traversef7A 19
75Trev's Traverse Sit startf7A+ *4
76Khukurif7B+ **16
77Renegade NEDf7A *25
78Road to Valhallaf7B+ **4
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
87Atom Smasherf7C *1

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