Climbs 43
Rocktype Granite
Altitude 170m a.s.l
Faces SW

Mid Day Slab work © Eskdale massive

Crag features

Has been referred to as the Yosemite of the Lake District!! It has some good short routes close to the road and is excellent for novices/children. Alternator(E3), Rib(D), Easy Slab(VD), International Rescue(E3), Groove(E1), Fireball XL5(MVS), Short Back and Sides(HVS), Butterballs(E5), Hairless Heart(E1), Jugged Hare(MVS), Magnetron(E2), Hare of the Dog(E5).

Difficult crag to reach during the summer as the bracken can be very high and dense, which covers the paths. The guide book suggests it's a 5 minute walk from the car park, but it can take a lot longer to fight through the vegetation, especially if you are unfamiliar with the access routes.

Approach notes

A series of buttresses between five and fifteen minutes from the road.

Guidebooks

Vital you approach crag left from car park. " "Obvious descent" from Rib and Easy Slab is dangerous (unless we missed the obvious one).
SonyaM - 31/Jul/14
Difficult to get to when the fern is at it's thickest, good for snake spotting however! :/
KaiBoshed - 03/Apr/11
What a sun trap!
JackPott - 22/May/10
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1Birch Tree Groove
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VD 9
2Plaque Route
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VS 4a 17
3Hirsute Slab
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HVS 4c 12
4Pleasant Slab
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S 3c 79
5Easy SlabVD *188
6Celebration
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VS 4b 47
7The RibD *124
8Birch Tree Buttress
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VS 4c 19
9International Rescue
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E3 6a *10
10Thunderbirds
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HVS 5a 14
11The Groove
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E1 5b *38
12The Brazilian
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HVS 5a 14
13Fireball X L 5VS 4b *212
14Birthday Boy
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E1 5b 9
15Slit Wall
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HVS 5a 66
16Butterballs 2
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E5 6b * 
17Hareless Heart
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E1 5b *52
18Jugged Hare
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HS 4b *158
19Labyrinth Route
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MS 12
20Left Hand Route
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MVS 4a 17
21Slab Route
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S 3c *72
22Short Back and Sides
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HVS 5b *13
23Zimmer Groove
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E2 5c 1
24Alternator
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E3 5c **7
25Magnetron
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E2 5c *8
26Right Hare Chimney
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S 3c 1
27Splitting Hares
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VS 4a 2
28Left Hare Chimney
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D 3
29Hare of the Dog
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E5 6b * 
30Transistor
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HVS 4c 2
31Gangway
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MVS 14
32Gangway(variation)
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VS 4c 3
33troy tempest
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VS 4c 9
34right-hand route
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VS 10
35The grove
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E1 5b *5
36slit Wall
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HVS 5a 15
37Upper Slab Route 1VS 4c 16
38Wrinklies Slab
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MS 4a 1
39Black Death
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E7 6b *** 
40Spiked Hare
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E2 5c 9
41The Rib (variation start)
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MS 2
42Hare BrushS 3c 1
43Hare Today, Gone Tomorrow
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E5 6b *2

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