Lower Falcon Crag

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

Crag features

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).

See separate entry for Upper Falcon.

Approach notes

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

Access notes

Signed restriction on site from Spinup leftwards. All other routes on the crag are not affected.  Please do not use the descent gully at the north end of the crag and instead either abseil off or descend around the southern end of the crag.

Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

Lake District Rock (2003), Borrowdale (2000),
Out of print: Borrowdale (1990)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
1The PushHVS 5a 2
2SpinupVS 4c **148
3AlternatorVS 4c 3
4The Raging BullE3 5c 2
5The DanglerE2 5c **35
6GraviterVS 4c 5
7Wuthering HeightsE2 5c 3
8Hedera GroovesVS 4b **166
9Inarticulate SpeechE4 6a  
10CyclotronE3 6a 2
11StretchHVS 5a 26
12Stretch Direct FinishE2 5c 2
13Funeral WayHVS 5a *29
14DeruptusVS 5a 7
15MasqueradeE2 5c **9
16Close EncountersE3 6a *2
17The NicheE2 5c ***106
18Star WarsE3 5c **13
19InterloperE1 5c **48
20PremonitionE4 6a *6
21DedicationE1 5a ***125
22KidnationE1 5b ***1
23KidnappedE2 5c ***43
24PlagiarismE2 5c ***68
25UsurperE1 5a ***107
26IllusionHVS 5a ***165
27JokeE3 6a **12
28Lamplighter EliminateE4 6b 2
29LamplighterVS 4c *74
30ExtrapolationE2 5b **22
31The RiddlerVS 4c 1
32The Girdle TraverseE1 5b 5
33Five Nations of the IroquoisE3 5c *2
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Great crag. Some unlikely situations for the grades and a nice outlook. Seems a bit under-climbed and under-starred for how good the routes are.
AliBaxter - 17/Jun/15
this crag is a bit loose!
joe king - 12/Jul/10