Climbs 55
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 350m a.s.l
Faces NE

Steve Ashworth following the first pitch of Athanor E3 © Stuart Wood

Crag features

A great Lakeland crag, typifying the best that Borrowdale has to offer. The 'Adopt a Crag' mob from Keswick cleaned most of the classics in the last weekend of 2011.
Over 100m high. The best routes are Voyage(E3), Tumbleweed Connection(E2), Praying Mantis(E1), Footless Crow Direct(E6), Mirage(E5), Bitter Oasis (E4), DDT(HVS), Alone in Space(E1), Cursing Caterpillar(HVS), Manpower(E2), April Fool(VS).

Approach notes

25 minutes from Grange in Borrowdale.


Out of print:
Borrowdale (1990)
The Voyage and Tumbleweed Connection climbed 21 april 2011 . More routes to be climbed this weekend . Wils.
awsomal - 21/Apr/11
Unnamed and Midsummer at the oasis have had a couple of ascents in the last month and are quite good.They do seem to share the start though. Trojan Horse upper pitch has had a few ascents and is been recommended.
wils - 07/Aug/02
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1The Kremlin
VS 5a *8
2Dwarf's DivorceE2 5c 1
3The Gnome
VS 4c 4
4The Bridal Suite
VS 4b 4
5April Fool
VS 4c *18
6The Peeler
VS 4c *47
7High Flier
E1 5b 4
E2 5c *12
9The Rat Race
E2 5c 9
10The Cursing Caterpillar
HVS 5a *21
11Solid Air
E1 5b *9
12Alone in SpaceE1 5b **57
13The Blaspheming ButterflyHVS 5a 12
14The Big Curver
E2 5c **11
15Fear of Flying
E3 6a *5
16Wild Times
E5 6b * 
17Day of the Jackals
E4 6b 3
18Point Blank
HVS 5a 10
HVS 5a ***116
20LithuaniaE4 6b, 5c **1
21The Voyage
E3 5c ***28
22Altered Images
E3 5c *4
23Tumbleweed ConnectionE2 5c ***99
24Praying MantisE1 5b, 5a ***289
25Praying Mantis Direct
E2 5b ***9
26The Thieving Magpie
E3 6a *4
E3 6a **28
28Trojan Horse
E6 6b 1
29Footless CrowE5 6c ***20
30Footless Crow DirectE6 6b ***3
E5 6b ***8
32Bitter OasisE4 5c ***107
33UnnamedE5 6a, 6a **1
34Midsummer at the Oasis
E4 6a **1
35The Sting
E2 5c *2
36Ambling Ant
MVS 4b *5
37Route 2
MVS 4b 5
38Samurai JackE3 5c *4
39Blind FaithE2 5c 1
E2 5b *3
41Silly Billy
VD 5
42The Queer Thing
VS 5
HVS 5a 4
44RashōmonE3 5c ** 
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