Bleak How

Climbs 19 – Rocktype Rhyolite – Altitude 270m a.s.l – Faces NW

Crag features
Excellent climbing on solid rock. Brush Off(HVS), Fancy Free(HVS), Bleak How Buttress(E1), Reiver(HVS).

Access notes
Thirty minutes from Stonethwaite.

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

Climbs at this crag

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  Climb nameGrade
1Rub OffHVS 5a **
2Brush OffHVS 4c **
3Pop Goes the AsteroidE2 5c
4Seconds OutHVS 5a
5FootlooseHVS 5a
6Fancy FreeHVS 5a *
7Steel PulseE3 5c
8BreathlessE3 6a *
9Boston StranglerE4 6b
10The Boj EliminateHVS 5b
11Bleak How ButtressE2 5c **
12The ReiverHVS 5a **
13Fun RunS
14Front RunnerE1 5a **
15Psyched OutE3 5b *
16Bleak How EliminateE5 6a *
 UPPER LEFT BUTTRESS 
18Amistad Con El DiabloE2 5c *
19DagoVS 5a
20ManuelVS 4b
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Nice crag, good view back up Borrowdale. Needs more traffic, some of the less popular climbs have been reclaimed by Mother Nature. The only cleanish ones were Rub Off, Brush Off, Fancy Free (bit mossy in places), The Boj Eliminate, The Reiver, Front Runner higher up is OK, but initial slab getting mossy. We cleaned what we could by hand and I managed to clean out a couple of the placements on Rub Off with a nut key.
Crofty - 26/Apr/09
Nice crag - quiet place, nice rock, nice routes. A bit grubby when we went there last year and don't even think about it when the midges are out - purgatory!!! Makes a good day combination with Sergeant Crag Slabs.
john vaughan - 08/May/04
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