Great End Crag

Climbs 23 – Rocktype Rhyolite – Altitude 225m a.s.l – Faces NW

Crag features
Up to about 90m high. Nagasaki Grooves(E4) and Banzai Pipeline(E1) are the outstanding classics.

Originally dug out of the hillside. Vegetation returns with lack of traffic. Currently cleaned after much effort by Lakeland activists although Great End Corner looks very clarty.

No holds barred clean enough, september 2014

Approach notes
The recommended approach in the guide following the fence is very overgrown but if you follow the path out of the bowderstone car park onto the ridge ahead, go through a gate at the stone wall and follow the wall up to the crag, its not so bad and very easy to follow.

Scarfell & Wasdale (2014), Borrowdale (2000),
Out of print: Borrowdale (1990)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
1Punk RockHVS 4c,4c, *1
2New WaveHVS 5a4a5a *1
3Trouble ShooterE4 5b6a6a *1
4Nagasaki GroovesE4 6b **17
5Banzai PipelineE1 5c ***61
6Greatend PillarE2 6a *8
7Exclusion ZoneE2 5c *6
8Greatend CornerHVS 5a *27
9No Holds BarredE2 5b *16
10EarthstripHVS 5a **2
11Big SurHVS 5b 1
12Greatend GroovesHVS 5a5a * 
13AragornE2 5c4b 1
14Phoenix RidgeHVD 1
15HiroshimaE4 6b 1
16Veil of Tears *HVS 5a 1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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USER FEEDBACKLogin as Existing User to add your comments
No Holds Barred is NOT clean enough. There is a heavy band of moss on last 20 feet obscuring/barring the line. Currently feels like E3 5c. Lobbed twice and had to abb off.
liam gaston - 04/Jul/15
The photos below are of Great End- not Great End Crag, 2 different venues!
Simon Overton - 17/Dec/02