Climbs 83
Rocktype Andesite

Faces SE

unknown problem on the Buckstone © EBclimbing

Crag features

As all the sectors face southeast they get plenty of sun and ventilation and, with the exception of a couple of blocks none of the climbing is effected by tree cover. The exposed nature of the area does mean it can prove could during blustery weather; however this also means the rock dries extremely quickly after rain.

The standout boulders are the Buckstone, Cool Logic Block, Brandy Stone and the Laser Quest Block.

Guide available here:

http://www.lakesbloc.com/crags/south-west/302-dunnerdale.html

Approach notes

Park at Birk Bridge Car Park and continue on foot across the bridge and on up the large bridleway. Sector A starts a mere 300m from the parking!

DO NOT drive up the bridleway

Amazing bouldering in a fantastic setting, was here early April 2013 and it felt like I could have been anywhere in the world. Once again my opinion of the Duddon Valley as one of the best "undiscovered gems" of the Lakes is justified, truly an excellent addition to the Lakes, well done Mr Chapman and co. I will definitely be making lots of return visits!
EBclimbing - 04/Apr/13
Fair point Greg, I was ill that weekend so did very little. The Laser Quest and Cool Logic blocks have got some awesome problems that my mates did (they don't log their climbs on here though).
Whealiebob - 15/Jul/11
In reply to Whealiebob's comment: as stated in the various news reports, most of the best problems are V5/6c+ and above, and with the greatest respects you were climbing V0 to V1's. So I think it is a bit unfair to right it off as disappointing. jus The fairest criticism, is to say it is a little spread out. But for those seeking out mid to harder grade lines to get stuck in to, rather than just circuiting, its a good venue.
Greg Chapman - 09/Jun/11
We were quite disappointed after visting. There are some good problems, but many are very poor.
Whealiebob - 06/Jun/11
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Forest Boulders & Jake's Wall
2 Bumblee in the Junglee f7C *** 5
3 Giant Jenga f7B+ * 3
4 Left Arete
-
f6A+ * 2
5 The Newfield Riot f7B+ ** 4
6 Van Wilder f7C * 1
7 Wilding f7B *** 9
8 Wilding (stand)
-
f7A+ ** 4
9 Wilding Extentison f7B ** 2
10 Hafling f7A * 4
11 Feral Heart f7A+ ** 7
12 Feral Dog f6C+ 1
  Sector A
  Boulder 1
15 The Grinder f6C ** 8
16 Right Arete of Boulder 1 f3+ 2
  Boulder 2
18 Left Arete of Boulder 2 f4 6
19 Vegemite f6C+ * 2
20 Right Wall of Boulder 2
-
f5 6
  Boulder 3
22 Dark Nations f6C+ * 8
23 Monster Munch f6B * 6
24 Vajazzle f4 5
25 Vajazzle/Dark Nations combo f6B 2
  Boulder 4
27 Black Hart f6C+ ** 2
  boulder 5
29 Goodnight Mr Hawkes f6A+ 1
30 Myths & Legends f6C ** 4
31 Osmium
-
f7A+ 1
  The Buckstone
33 Way Out West f7B ** 2
34 Blueshift f6B+  
35 Old Piney f4+ 1
  Sector B
  Pine Stones
38 Best Western f6A * 1
39 Deerstalker f6A+ * 1
40 Deerstalker (Stand Start)
-
f5  
41 Force of Evil f7B ** 3
42 Force of Evil (Stand Start)
-
f5+  
  Cool Logic
44 Voyeur f7A+ 2
45 Chasm f6A * 6
46 Cool Logic f7A ** 12
47 Cool Logic (Extended Start) f7A+ ** 1
48 Cool Reach
-
f6C+ 4
49 Cool Offspring f6C+ * 4
50 Saw Boss
-
f7C ** 1
51 Mint Thin f6C 2
52 Powder Puff Justice
-
f7B 3
  Punky Brewster
54 Left Wall of Punky Brewster
-
f5 4
55 Vague Arete of Punky Brewster
-
f4 4
56 Punky Brewster f6A ** 3
  Census Boulder
58 Left Arete of Census Boulder
-
f4+ 4
59 Census
-
f6B 2
60 Blood, Sweat & Wire Brushes
-
f6B+ * 2
61 Right Arete of Census Boulder
-
f4 4
  Sector C
  The Pyramid
64 West Face of the Pyramid
-
f3+ 1
65 The Pyramid
-
f4 1
66 Anode
-
f5+ * 4
67 Cathode
-
f6B+ ** 3
68 Grubby Arete
-
f4+  
  Block 2
70 Lion Bar
-
f6A+  
  Block 3
72 Broken Arete
-
f4  
  Brandy Stone
74 Wolverine's Scar
-
f4+ 3
75 Slabby Wall
-
f4 3
76 Brandi
-
f5 2
77 Frontiersman
-
f6C *  
78 Redox Couple
-
f7A ** 5
79 Beckside
-
f6B  
80 Zappo
-
V4  
  Smiler's Crack
82 Smiler's Crack
-
f4 ** 8
83 Airwolf
-
f6C+ * 2
  Laser Quest
85 Purple Tint
-
f4+ * 2
86 SHE
-
f6B 4
87 Under the Weather f6C ** 1
88 Laser Quest
-
f7C *** 2
89 Laser Quest SDS
-
f7C+ *** 2
90 Pseudoscience
-
f7B *** 9
91 Pseudoscience SDS
-
f7B+ *** 5
92 Futureproof
-
f6C ** 2
93 Silver Chloride
-
f6B * 5
94 Salt Bridge
-
f6A+ * 2
95 Salt Bridge/Futureproof Combo
-
f6C *  
96 The Slab
-
f3+ * 2
  Back Block
98 Lip Traverse
-
f5  
99 Ray Purchase * f6A 1
100 Clem Fandango * f5+ * 1
101 Slab Left * f3 1
102 Bulge Eliminate * f4+ 1
103 Caw Crack * f3+ 1
104 Slab Right * f2 1
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