Falcon Crags (Borrowdale)

Climbs 45 – Rocktype Rhyolite – Altitude 180m a.s.l – Faces W

Crag features
Upper Crag up to 90m high, Lower crag up to 60m. Close to the road and a good evening or short day crag. Some routes have a serious feel - the rock is not always entirely sound! Dry Grasp(E4), Route1(E3), Spinup(VS), Hedera Groove(MVS), Niche(E2), Dedication(E1), Kidnapped(E2), Plagiarism(E2), Usurper(E1), Illusion(HVS), Five Nations(E3).

Access notes
Upper Crag (base):

Park in the layby beneath the crag. Walk up a faint path to the main horizontal track. Turn right, gain the lowest point of the scree and fight up this to a fence below the left end of the crag. 15 mins.

Upper Crag (abseil for best pitches):

As above to the main horizontal trail. Turn left, cross a bridge and follow the good path uphill until just before the 2nd gate. Cross the stream 30m uphill of this, then head back right until a steep grassy gully with a fallen tree with vertical branches. Slog up this and the grass slopes above to gain the ridge (good view of Route 1), cross the gorse and contour around a trail below the rockband. Skirt of the top of the gully left of the crag and back past a dead tree to a good abseil point. 25 mins.

Lower Crag:

Park in the carpark on the minor road leading off Borrowdale, walk left on a trail then up through scree. 10 mins.

Guidebooks
Borrowdale (2000),
Out of print: Borrowdale (1990)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
 UPPER FALCON  
2Stumble BumE4 6a *1
3Route 2E1 5b **12
4Dry GraspE4 6a **33
5Route 1E3 5c ***16
 LOWER FALCON  
7SpinupVS 4c **134
8AlternatorVS 4c 3
9The Raging BullE3 5c 2
10The DanglerE2 5c **30
11GraviterVS 4c 5
12Wuthering HeightsE2 5c 3
13Hedera GroovesVS 4b *149
14Inarticulate SpeechE4 6a  
15CyclotronE3 6a 2
16StretchHVS 5a 25
17Stretch Direct FinishE2 5c 2
18Funeral WayHVS 5a *28
19DeruptusVS 5a 7
20MasqueradeE2 5c **9
21Close EncountersE3 6a 2
22The NicheE2 5c **93
23Star WarsE3 5c **13
24InterloperE1 5b *44
25PremonitionE4 6a *6
26DedicationE1 5a **114
27KidnappedE2 5c ***38
28PlagiarismE2 5b **61
29UsurperE1 5a **96
30IllusionHVS 5a **150
31JokeE3 6a **11
32Lamplighter EliminateE4 6b 2
33LamplighterVS 4c *69
34ExtrapolationE2 5b **22
35The RiddlerVS 4c 1
36The Girdle TraverseE1 5b 5
37Five Nations of the IroquoisE3 5c *2
 UNKNOWN/NEED CHECKING  
39the pushHVS 5a 2
40Qantas *E3 6a 1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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this crag is a bit loose!
joe king - 12/Jul/10