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St. Bees Head

Cumbria, ENGLAND

Climbs 280 – Rocktype Sandstone (soft) – Altitude ? – Faces W

Crag features
Beautiful location by the sea. Selection of fine sport routes - Nectarine, Toxic Rock, Dreaming of Red Rocks, Fisherman's Friend - and awesome bouldering - Clash of the Titan's, Apiary Arete, Fisherman's Dyno, Hueco Crack...

Many routes have recently been re-bolted, but not all. Beware, the old bolts can be lethal.

Bouldering info here:

http://www.lakesbloc.com/crags/north-west/234-st-bees-head-north.html

http://www.lakesbloc.com/crags/north-west/238-st-bees-head-south.html

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Guidebooks
Buttermere and St Bees (2008), Lakes Bouldering (2006), The Lakes - Fax04 (1994), LakesBloc Website

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
 *** NORTH HEAD ***  
 OUTLANDS (BOULDERING)  
3Outlanderf7B+ **5
4Overcookedf7A+ **1
5Insubordinationf7A+ *2
6Factor 50f7A+ 2
7Highlander standing startf7A+ **2
8The Queen Anne's Revengef7A+ **3
9Scylaf7B+ * 
 OLD BUOY'S (BOULDERING)  
11Lost Buoysf7C *1
12Hornblowerf7A *2
13Big Buoy (Stand Start)f7A+ **4
14The Argof7A **6
15Baron Greenbackf7A+ 1
16Big Buoyf7B **6
17Salt n' Shakef7A+ 5
18The Buoy Who Cried Wolff7A 2
19Old Buoy's Traversef6C+ ***7
20Old buoy's mantlef6B **8
21Fisherman's Fiendf7A+ *3
22Deep Blue Yonderf7B ** 
23Infinite Worldsf7A 2
24Rent Buoysf7A *2
 APIARY WALL (BOULDERING)  
26Aqua Chocf7A+ *3
27Undercookef7A **53
28Suns of Temperf7C+ ** 
29Undercooke Aretef7A+ **3
30Floating Pointsf7C ** 
31Yellow Desert Screamf7A+ ***35
32Yellow Desert Scream LH Wallf7C **2
33Headbangerf7A **81
34Headbanger (stand up)f6B ***44
35Scaly Man Fishf7B **4
36Red Snapperf7C *1
37The Young Man and the Seaf7A *4
38Problem 1 (Rockfax)V2 5
39Trailer Trashf7C+ ***2
40Apiary AreteV1 5c ***209
41The Traverse (Rockfax)V2 5c *33
42Clash of the Titansf7A+ *34
43Clash Sitterf8A *** 
44Problem 8 (Rockfax)V3 13
45Problem 9 (Rockfax)V2 6a 59
46Problem 10 (Rockfax)V1 5c 92
47Problem 11 (Rockfax)V3 44
48Problem 12 (Rockfax)V0 28
49Problem 13 (Rockfax)V1 5c 55
50Flip Flop Traverse / Problem 14 (Rockfax)f6C 21
51Manx Wall / Problem 16 (Rockfax)f7B+  
52Problem 17 (Rockfax)V2 6a 15
53Problem 18 (Rockfax)V1 5c 26
54Problem 19 (Rockfax)V3 *29
55Phat Arete / Problem 20 (Rockfax)f6C *61
56Phat Ramp / Problem 21 (Rockfax)f6C+ 48
57Problem 22 (Rockfax)V5 47
58Boulder H - Problem 5 (LakesBloc)f6C+ 13
59Problem 23 (Rockfax)V2 6a 78
60Problem 24 (Rockfax)V2 47
61Problem 25 (Rockfax)V1 5c 82
62Chipper's Wallf7A+ **34
63The Rail / Problem 28 (Rockfax)f6C+ 61
64Problem 29 (Rockfax)V4 *26
65Problem 30 (Rockfax)V3 *26
66Problem 31 (Rockfax)VB 52
67Boulder K - Problem 9 (LakesBloc)f6C+ 14
68Problem 32 (Rockfax)V1 5c 42
69Boulder K - Problem 11 (LakesBloc)f6B+ 3
70Problem 33 (Rockfax)V1 5c 42
71Problem 34 (Rockfax)V4 *20
72Problem 35 (Rockfax)V0 5b 67
73Problem 35a (Rockfax)VB 18
74Problem 36 (Rockfax)V1 5c 90
75Problem 37 (Rockfax)V3 *50
76Problem 38 (Rockfax)V6 **32
77Problem 39 (Rockfax)V3 6a 50
78Problem 41 (Rockfax)V6 *35
79By the Power of RAAAf7C+ **1
80Block Traverse - Problem 40 (Rockfax)f6B+ 65
81Apiary Wall - Block I - LakesBlocf4+ 1
82Apriary Wall - Block L - Problem 2 - Lakes BlocV5 1
83Kiss Kiss Bang Bangf7C *5
84Left Arete of Kiss Kiss Bang Bangf6C+ *4
85The Legend of Oily Johnniesf7A *6
86Dark Side of the Moonf7C *12
87I Cockerhillf4+ 1
88Problem 20V4 6b+ *7
89Problem 21V5 6c+ **6
 APIARY WALL (ROUTES)  
91Absolutely Fabulous6b 10
92Kleeneze6c 1
93Blooming Marvellous6c **13
94Just Nice6a+ 8
95Nectarine6c+ ***5
96Drone7a+ *3
97Virgin Queen7a **1
98Royal Jelly6b 1
99Honey Pot6b+ *4
100Way Out WestE5 6a *1
101Beeswax6b 2
102Swarm7a **3
103Bee Hive6b+ 1
104The Apiarist6b+ **9
105Bee Sting7a ** 
106Foul Brood7a+ *1
107Promenade Crack7b **2
108Aurora6a+ 3
 SCABBY BACK (ROUTES)  
110Megadrive6b+ 8
111The WaspHVS 5b  
112Molly Malone6c **5
113Whisky Galore7a **4
114Rainbow Warrior6b+ **2
115Dave's Route7a+ 2
116Screamadelica7a+ 1
117The Adventures of Pinocchio7a *1
118Nasal Passage6a * 
119The Steal7a 2
120Route One4 *41
121Natural Habitat6c *1
122Feeling Groovy6c **18
123Route Two4 *31
124Peices of Eight6a *22
125Mr Sandman6a+ **13
126Andy's Route6b 25
127Northern Lights6b+ 6
128Sinking in the West6a+ 29
129Trick or Treat6b+ 19
130Scurvy6a 19
131Army Screamers5+ 31
132Dreaming of Red Rocks7a **43
133Ancient Mariner5+ *34
134Recharge6a+ 26
135Twilight Zone3 21
136Friggin' in the Riggin'6b 4
137Quantum Leap6b+ 4
138Stage Fright6a+ 11
139Legend's Friend5+ 1
140I Wish I Was8a 1
141Frigging Friends6c 1
142Cutlass6c+ *3
143Friday 13th7a *3
144Slash and Grab6b 1
145Outsider6a+ *1
146Rank Outsider6b+  
 Climb nameGradex
147GypsyVS 5a  
148Something for the Weekend6b+ *10
149Poseidon7c **1
150Scorpion6a 6
151Fisherman's Friend5 **83
152Chimney Route4+ 14
153Western Crack5+ 10
154Halloween4+ 42
155Happy Friday5 30
156Elysium7b **11
157Toxic Rock7a ***3
158Bee Line6b+ *7
159Nuclear Seepage7b *5
160West Coast CrackVS 4c 4
161Run Wild, Run FreeE5 6a **2
162Driller Killer6a *2
163China Syndrome6a+ 1
164Andy's Route - Right Hand Variation6a+ 6
165Westworld7a+ *3
166GimartinVS 2
167Cave Route R.H7a ***1
 FISHERMAN'S STEPS / MAIN CLIFF (ROUTES)  
169SobrietyHVS 5b  
170Rat WayE4 6a  
171Never Turn Your Back on the SeaE5 6b 2
172Gay TripE1 5b * 
173Pot LuckHVS 5a * 
174OssicleHVS  
175Black PearlHVS  
176TantalumVS  
177Castaway7c **1
 FISHERMAN'S STEPS (BOULDERING)  
179Bow Wow Prowf7B **15
180Fisherman's Friendf7B 6
181Problem 1 (N) (Rockfax)V0 5a 8
182Problem 2 (N) (Rockfax)V1 5c 8
183Problem 4 (N) (Rockfax)V3 4
184Problem 3 (F-Steps N)V1 5c  
185Problem 3 (N) (Rockfax)V0- 4c 5
186Drop Off / Problem 6 (N) (Rockfax)f6C+ 4
187Problem 7 (N) (Rockfax)V4 *14
188Swept Awayf7C *3
189Parky 93f7A *7
190The Aretef7A ***47
191The Arete (ss)f7B ***6
192Swinger / Problem 10 (N) (Rockfax)f7A **11
193Swinger (ss) / Problem 10a (N) (Rockfax)f7B **5
194Problem 12 (N) (Rockfax)V0- 4c 11
195Problem 15 (N) (Rockfax)V3 24
196Problem 16 (N) (Rockfax)V3 *12
197Problem 1 (S) (Rockfax)V1 5c *8
198Fruits de Merf7A+ *15
199Ponyof7C * 
200Alien Flake / Problem 2 (S) (Rockfax)V0 5a **16
201Problem 3 (S) (Rockfax)V0 4c 6
202G BradyV3 14
203Problem 15 (S) (Rockfax)V2 6a 10
204Pockets TraverseV0 28
205T-Bone Crackf6A 2
206Stack and Slapf6C+ **5
207Tender Hooksf7B+ *11
208Tender Bassf8A * 
209Lateral Mindsetf7B+ ***8
210Fisherman's Dynof6A 5c ***137
211Fisherman's Bassf7C+ *** 
212Wobble Bassf8A ** 
213Hueco Crack (ss)f7A ***50
214Hueco Crack (stand up)f6C 5
215Primate Principalsf7A+ *3
216Cave Route Xf7B 1
217Tim's Crackf7C **4
218Straight Outta Rowrahf7C+ ** 
219Hueco Crackf7A 40
220Left Crackf6B+ **17
221Cave Boulder 2, Problem 2f5 2
 FAR SOUTH (BOULDERING)  
223Water Worldf7B ***4
224Face Warpf6C+ *9
225Far Side / Problem 6 (Rockfax)f5+ *4
226The CornerV1 *10
227The TramlinesV0 **16
228SlantyV3 **6
229Whiteface LeftV3 *10
230Whiteface CentreV0 *10
231Whiteface RightV1 *7
232Fire Islandf7B+ *5
233Gravity Wavef7A+ *4
234New Wavef7C **1
235The Legend of Old Greggf7A+ *4
236Cage Fighter (with block)f7B **1
 FLESWICK BUTTRESS (ROUTES)  
238Sink the Bismark7b ***1
239Sea of Sands7c **1
240Z Climb7a+ **2
241The Sea Shall Not Have Them6c+ **1
 *** SOUTH HEAD ***  
243Red Whalef6A+ **5
244Orcaf7A+ *4
245Orca - right hand exitf6C+ 2
246Problem 3 - Missing Corner Blockf6A+ 2
247The Krakenf7A+ ***17
248The Kraken LHf7A+ **12
249Problem 4, Kraken Boulderf4 2
250Monster Slapf5 3
251The Scoopf5+ 5
252Hueco Curvef6C+ *12
253Kill Switchf7A+ *13
254Bottomless Aretef6B+ *12
255Killer Beef7B+ ***9
256Dead Calmf7B **14
257Jolly Rogered Rancherf5 *1
258Toxic Crusaderf7A+ *3
259Supposition Testf7B **6
260Calico Jackf6A ***3
261Kamikaze Caterpillarf6B 1
262Iron Hide Stand-upf7A **5
263Honeycombf7B 8
264Tale of the Talbot'sf7B+ ** 
265Master at Armsf7B+ *1
266Drunken Sailorf7A+ 1
267The Rangerf6C+ * 
268Monkey's Fistf6C *1
269Weather Eye Aretef7A+  
270Vanishing Anglef6A+ ***7
271Liberty's Endf7A 3
272Red Whale (Extension)f6B+ 4
273Problem 1, Platform Blockf5 3
274Seaward Slopesf6B 7
275Problem 4, Platform Blockf6A+ 2
276Yellowcakef7C ***4
277Californiumf7B *1
278Iron Hide (SS)f8A ***1
279Triassic Parkf7B **1
280Davy Jones' Lockerf7B+ **2
281Black Holef6C 6
282Godzillaf6C 6
283Punching Judyf7B+ 2
284Black Hole SSf7A+ 5
285Black Dynamitef7B *1
286Snowprooff7A+ *1
287Freebooterf7A *1
288The Scoop (Cryptozoo)f6C+ *2
289Problem 14 (S) (Rockfax)V1 5c *1
290Shark Attackf7B **1
291Death Drives a Taxif7A+ *1
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Access notes
Cliffs are owned by the RSPB. Take heed of the access agreement detailed in the guidebook. (Bird Bans etc). 15 minute approach.

Southern climbers descent (by lighthouse - above apiary wall) has been badly damaged by erosion and rockfall in recent floods and is quite dangerous. I recommend using the alternative descent path about 100m further north.
Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

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Was at the crag on 29/10/2012. Sizeable fresh-looking rock fall in gully down to the boulders. Rock all over the place, so didn't trust any of the manky fixed ropes. The "path" has taken a battering, making it a fair bit worse. Care advised on the way down!
PeakDJ - 30/Oct/12

The walk in down the slopes is horrendous! especially when windy. An easier walk can be found if rather than crossing by the stile at the foghorn continue until the next style - here you can log you mats down safely. FANTASTIC place though!!
Fluvial - 27/Aug/11

just checked the guide, the route was the 'Ancient Mariner'
SGD - 24/May/11

I was at this crag on the 18/5 climbing one of the 1st routes on the approach (lovely layback crack given 5+/E1 in the selected guide) which is outside of the restricted bird ban area. Anyway, there are gulls nesting on the ledge about 10m up, you can't see them from the ground but they are there.
SGD - 24/May/11

As part of the work of the Cumbria Bolt Fund we where there on Sunday 4th April and have replaced a number of lower offs on the Apiary Wall area. There is still allot of work to be done before the climbs all have new bolts in though so watch this space. For more info go to... www.cumbriaboltfund.com
Dan Robinson - 07/Apr/10

Parking is now 2 at the farm.
bentley's biceps - 01/Mar/09