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Climbs 6
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 582m a.s.l
Faces S

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Iron Crag Scramble (grade 3), Middlefell, Wasdale © Crofty

Crag features

A broken buttress overlooking Wastwater, with various scrambling lines on decent rhyolite. The routes are on good clean rock and consist of many small buttresses with grassy scrambling in between. One can pick and choose the line to vary the level of seriousness and escapability at will.

Approach notes

Park on the road at the bottom. No access problems.


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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Middlefell 1 5
2 Middlefell - Iron Crag 3 ** 12
Climb name Grade
3 Iron Crag Ridge D 3
4 White Band Crag 2 4
Climb name Grade
5 Iron Crag Buttress *
MVS 4a 1
6 Right Band Buttress *
S 1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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