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Hare Crags

Cumbria, ENGLAND

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

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.

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

Weather forecast

 Today  Thu  Fri  Sat  Sun 

1.2mm rain
Cloudy
9 °C
18 kph

0.1mm rain
Mainly cloudy
13 °C
17 kph

7.5mm rain
Cloudy
12 °C
32 kph

14.0mm rain
Sun
10 °C
27 kph

2.6mm rain
Cloudy
9 °C
23 kph
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Guidebooks

Out of print: Scafell, Dow & Eskdale (1988)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
1Birch Tree GrooveVD 4
2Plaque RouteVS 4a 14
3Hirsute SlabHVS 4c 11
4Pleasant SlabS 3c 65
5Easy SlabVD *158
6CelebrationVS 4b 43
7The RibD *99
8Birch Tree ButtressVS 4c 15
9International RescueE3 6a *8
10ThunderbirdsHVS 5a 12
11The GrooveE1 5b *35
12The BrazilianHVS 5a 12
13Fireball X L 5VS 4b *181
14Birthday BoyE1 5b 9
15Slit WallHVS 5a 60
16Butterballs 2E5 6b * 
17Hareless HeartE1 5b *48
18Jugged HareHS 4b *134
19Labyrinth RouteMS 10
20Left Hand RouteMVS 4a 15
21Slab RouteS 3c *65
22Short Back and SidesHVS 5b *13
 Climb nameGradex
23Zimmer GrooveE2 5c 1
24AlternatorE3 5c **4
25MagnetronE2 5c *6
26Right Hare ChimneyS 3c 1
27Splitting HaresVS 4a 2
28Left Hare ChimneyD 2
29Hare of the DogE5 6b * 
30TransistorHVS 4c 2
31GangwayMVS 11
32Gangway(variation)VS 4c 2
33troy tempestVS 4c 8
34right-hand routeVS 8
35The groveE1 5b *1
36slit WallHVS 5a 14
37Upper Slab Route 1VS 4c 13
38Wrinklies SlabMS 4a 1
39Black DeathE7 6b *** 
40Spiked HareE2 5c 8
41The Rib (variation start)MS 1
42Hare BrushS 3c 1
43Hare Today, Gone TomorrowE5 6b *1
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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