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:

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 
2Bumblee in the Jungleef7C ***5
3Giant Jengaf7B+ *3
4Left Arete
f6A+ *2
5The Newfield Riotf7B+ **4
6Van Wilderf7C *1
7Wildingf7B ***9
8Wilding (stand)
f7A+ **4
9Wilding Extentisonf7B **2
10Haflingf7A *4
11Feral Heartf7A+ **7
12Feral Dogf6C+ 1
 Sector A 
 Boulder 1 
15The Grinderf6C **8
16Right Arete of Boulder 1f3+ 2
 Boulder 2 
18Left Arete of Boulder 2f4 6
19Vegemitef6C+ *2
20Right Wall of Boulder 2
f5 6
 Boulder 3 
22Dark Nationsf6C+ *8
23Monster Munchf6B *6
24Vajazzlef4 5
25Vajazzle/Dark Nations combof6B 2
 Boulder 4 
27Black Hartf6C+ **2
 boulder 5 
29Goodnight Mr Hawkesf6A+ 1
30Myths & Legendsf6C **4
f7A+ 1
 The Buckstone 
33Way Out Westf7B **2
35Old Pineyf4+ 1
 Sector B 
 Pine Stones 
38Best Westernf6A *1
39Deerstalkerf6A+ *1
40Deerstalker (Stand Start)
41Force of Evilf7B **3
42Force of Evil (Stand Start)
 Cool Logic 
44Voyeurf7A+ 2
45Chasmf6A *6
46Cool Logicf7A **13
47Cool Logic (Extended Start)f7A+ **1
48Cool Reach
f6C+ 4
49Cool Offspringf6C+ *4
50Saw Boss
f7C **1
51Mint Thinf6C 2
52Powder Puff Justice
f7B 3
 Punky Brewster 
54Left Wall of Punky Brewster
f5 4
55Vague Arete of Punky Brewster
f4 4
56Punky Brewsterf6A **3
 Census Boulder 
58Left Arete of Census Boulder
f4+ 4
f6B 2
60Blood, Sweat & Wire Brushes
f6B+ *2
61Right Arete of Census Boulder
f4 4
 Sector C 
 The Pyramid 
64West Face of the Pyramid
f3+ 1
65The Pyramid
f4 1
f5+ *4
f6B+ **3
68Grubby Arete
 Block 2 
70Lion Bar
 Block 3 
72Broken Arete
 Brandy Stone 
74Wolverine's Scar
f4+ 3
75Slabby Wall
f4 3
f5 2
f6C * 
78Redox Couple
f7A **5
 Smiler's Crack 
82Smiler's Crack
f4 **8
f6C+ *2
 Laser Quest 
85Purple Tint
f4+ *2
f6B 4
87Under the Weatherf6C **1
88Laser Quest
f7C ***2
89Laser Quest SDS
f7C+ ***2
f7B ***8
91Pseudoscience SDS
f7B+ ***5
f6C **2
93Silver Chloride
f6B *4
94Salt Bridge
f6A+ *2
95Salt Bridge/Futureproof Combo
f6C * 
96The Slab
f3+ *2
 Back Block 
98Lip Traverse
99Ray Purchase *f6A 1
100Clem Fandango *f5+ *1
101Slab Left *f3 1
102Bulge Eliminate *f4+ 1
103Caw Crack *f3+ 1
104Slab Right *f2 1
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