Hare Crags

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.


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

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
  Climb nameGrade
1Birch Tree GrooveVD
2Plaque RouteVS 4a
3Hirsute SlabHVS 4c
4Pleasant SlabS 3c
5Easy SlabVD *
6CelebrationVS 4b
7The RibD *
8Birch Tree ButtressVS 4c
9International RescueE3 6a *
10ThunderbirdsHVS 5a
11The GrooveE1 5b *
12The BrazilianHVS 5a
13Fireball X L 5VS 4b *
14Birthday BoyE1 5b
15Slit WallHVS 5a
16Butterballs 2E5 6b *
17Hareless HeartE1 5b *
18Jugged HareHS 4b *
19Labyrinth RouteMS
20Left Hand RouteMVS 4a
21Slab RouteS 3c *
22Short Back and SidesHVS 5b *
23Zimmer GrooveE2 5c
24AlternatorE3 5c **
25MagnetronE2 5c *
26Right Hare ChimneyS 3c
27Splitting HaresVS 4a
28Left Hare ChimneyD
29Hare of the DogE5 6b *
30TransistorHVS 4c
32Gangway(variation)VS 4c
33troy tempestVS 4c
34right-hand routeVS
35The groveE1 5b *
36slit WallHVS 5a
37Upper Slab Route 1VS 4c
38Wrinklies SlabMS 4a
39Black DeathE7 6b ***
40Spiked HareE2 5c
41The Rib (variation start)MS
42Hare BrushS 3c
43Hare Today, Gone TomorrowE5 6b *
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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
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These details were last updated on 27/Oct/2011

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