Climbs 21
Rocktype Granite

Faces SE

Esio-trot, Tortoise Crag © Natasha O

Crag features

20-30m single pitch slab climbing. Perfect for an early evening of soloing. Protection is sparse as many of the cracks are blind or choked with earth. Consider bringing a stake for belays as the terrain at the top is grassy (there is one good spike above the left-hand end of the crag).

Note: not in the current Scafell Wasdale guidebook. Details and photo topo are at present in the FRCC guidebook update:

Approach notes

Park on the Eskdale road opposite Wha House Farm. The Crag is above the main path to Scafell from here, about 1km from the carpark. It is the first obvious slab which comes into view.

Spent some time unceremoniously bashing bracken yesterday (trusty golf club). Beautiful evening for easy granite slab climbing. Wouldn't be surprised if all routes got a whole grade knocked off... ?
sea_lene - 02/Jul/14
Agree with grades - but there is plenty of pro on some of the routes (but sparse on some also)
Andysomething - 27/Jun/13
Soloed most of the routes here in a couple of hours. Very pleasant climbing in a beautiful setting. Protection seemed very sparse. Will go back next time i'm passing. Grades seem a bit soft, nothing seemed VS, most VD - HS
Mark Eddy - 30/Apr/12
A nice slabby crag devoid of any useful protection. A pleasant venue for an afternoons soloing?
Simon2005 - 18/Oct/09
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Take it Easy HS 5
2 Witchy Woman D 4
3 Lyin' Eyes S 2
4 Egret D 8
5 Esio-trot VD 11
6 Best of my Love
VD 12
7 Already Gone
VS 4b 11
Climb name Grade
8 Desperado
VS 4b 11
9 Eagle Eye VS 4b 11
10 Tequila Sunrise
VS 4c 6
11 Take it to the Limit
VS 4c 10
12 Egalitarian
HS 4a 9
13 Eagle and Child VD 10
14 One of those Nights
VS 4c 8
Climb name Grade
15 PeacefulEasy Feeling
VS 4b 9
16 One of those Days S 7
17 Fallen Eagle
S 8
18 Hawk Eye
S 5
19 Night Hawk
VD 7
20 Balding Eagle HS 3
21 Long Road out of Eden D 3

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