Climbs 45
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 85m a.s.l
Faces SW

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Birkrigg © Slyven

Crag features

Once a well-used after work training venue for Furness climbers, the rock has become extremely polished, yet this just brings added difficulty to the tricky lower traverse, the venues 'test piece'. Birkrigg conatins a fair stretch of routes, most of which can be topped out, and a bold higher traverse to play around on.

The place however has become somewhat confusing due to guide book isssues. Most moderrn guide books given on this page provide the route names and grades available to most people exploring this crag, yet for most routes an older set of names and grades exist, as originally done by Al Phizacklea in 'Rock Climbing in Lancashire and the Noth West'. The former guides often also miss anything on the central and far wall past 'Swinging groove / Birks corner' which start at number 6 on the picture I have provided. As such I have also provided both names, but I'm no closer to clearing this up, which is suprising given how well known Al was and is for climbs in this area. Any information is welcome. Also included are those from 'Eden Valley and South Lakes Limestone' which has some more up to date climbs.


 

Approach notes

The quarry is located behind Ulverston on Public land. If you're driving towards Barrow, turn left at the traffic lights by Trinity House in Ulverston and follow Mountbarrow Road passed Ulverston Victoria High School until you some lanes. Follow these until you reach a cattle grid and the quarry is on your left hand side.

Guidebooks

Lakes Bouldering

The first dedicated bouldering guidebook to the Lake District, spanning a range of areas largely in the National Park and all north and west of the M6 junction 36. The guide is intended to be useful to the visiting climber looking for a day or evening's light bouldering just as much as the hard-core local with decent coverage for the V1 and V9 boulderer alike.
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
10 Pincher
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V0+ 5b 5
11 Old Clem V0 4c 9
12 Chopping Block
-
V1 5c 5
13 Lunatic V0+ 5a 5
14 Who Dares Wins V0+ 5b 5
15 Ankle Breaker
-
V1  
16 Space Cowboy
-
V2  
17 Ziggy
-
V2  
18 Teasy Way
-
VB 5
Climb name Grade
19 Noteasy
-
V0+  
20 Lurcher
-
V0 5a 4
21 Searcher V0+ 5b 5
22 Loose Bruce
-
V0+ 5b 3
23 Black Wall
-
V0+ 5b 3
24 The Corner VB 4
25 Burke Rigg
-
V1  
26 Not so Teasy * f6A 1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.

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