Climbs 164
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 171m a.s.l

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A Good Start to the Year! © Stephen e

Crag features

Although Kentmere is only a short deviation from the main road into the south lakes, it has retained a backwater feel, with no tourist infrastructure - and all the better for it. In recent years this beautiful valley has quickly developed into one of the major bouldering venues in the Lakes.

Approach notes

Turn off the A591 at Staveley and follow the signs up the valley. On entering Kentmere village, limited parking can be found beside village hall - please pay at the honesty box. From the parking, follow the tarmac road up, round a sharp left hander and into a group of houses. At the end of these take a sharp right signposted for the Garburn track. All the areas lie left and right of this track.

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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For some reason Little Women -rh- has been completley missed out of the topo. Originally climbed by myself & repeated by John -V13 it was the hardest in the Lakes for some time, & absolute classic on the giant stone - arguably the problem that brought so much attention to Little Font while I was establishing it as a venue... Worth speaking to Greg or John for adding the info. Si
Si O'Conor - 23/Mar/06
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Traverse
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f6B ** 62
2 Problem 2
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f6A+ 16
3 Problem 3
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f5 36
4 Problem 4 f4+ 40
5 Problem 5
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f5 64
6 Problem 5.5 f7A 4
7 Problem 6
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f6A+ 54
8 Problem 6.5 f7A 5
9 Problem 7
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f5 * 51
10 Problem 8
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f3 66
11 Problem 9
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f4+ 51
12 Problem 10
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f3+ * 70
13 Saint Bega f3 2
14 Layback
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f3 * 50
15 Badger Arete
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f5+ ** 61
16 Badger Arete (ss) f6C+ ** 97
17 The Scoop
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f5+ 46
18 Problem 14
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f6C+ 13
19 Problem 15
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f5 * 34
20 Problem 16
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f4 * 41
21 Problem 17
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f6B ** 6
22 Finger Traverse
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f7A+ * 6
23 Problem 19
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f6B * 6
24 The Slab
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f7A 6
25 Problem 21
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f6A * 15
26 Problem 22
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f4 * 23
27 Blaycock's Traverse
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f6A+ ** 12
28 Problem 2
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f4+ 36
29 Problem 3
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f3+ 51
30 Blow Yer Ballast
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f6B ** 127
31 TransAlp Boys
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f3+ 10
32 Problem 5
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f5+ 47
33 Problem 6 (Pine Stone) f4+ * 17
34 Middle Earth
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f7B 102
35 Common Trolls
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f6C * 40
36 H's 5c eliminate
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f5 29
37 Dynosore Eliminate
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f6C 31
38 Bass Line Venom
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f7B * 31
39 The Way
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f6A * 123
40 Sheep Flies
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f4+ 135
41 Ian's Slap
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f6B 66
42 Loungin'
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f6A+ * 9
43 Elven Claw
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f6A+ ** 14
44 Problem 16
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f6A 4
45 The Hole f7A+ * 141
46 The Whole Hole f7B 3
47 The Hole (standing start) V1 5c 4
48 Negative Reality Inversion
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f6C+ *** 171
49 The Karma of Trees f8A * 1
50 Stegasaurus
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f5 * 52
51 Problem 21
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f4 9
52 Rounded Arete
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f3 15
53 The Cave
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f6B 1
54 Runs on Weasel
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f7B * 59
55 Problem 25
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f7B * 4
Climb name Grade
56 Resident Weasel
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f7A * 5
57 The Source of all Weasel f7A+ ** 4
58 Problem 27
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f5+ 1
59 Problem 28
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f5+  
60 Shell Fish
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f4 8
61 Bravery Award for Piglet f7A  
62 Problem 29
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f6B+  
63 Little Women
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f8A+ *  
64 Little Women (stand up) f7B+ * 37
65 Shadow Play f8C **  
66 Reinvented Bright New Colour f8A+ * 1
67 Tourniquet f7C+ *** 27
68 Reverence
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f7A+ 18
69 Supercalifrjalistic-expialigobalistic f7A * 8
70 Kylie f7C * 9
71 Kylie SS f7C+ ** 2
72 Landslide
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f7C ** 2
73 Excavated at a Later Date
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f6B  
74 Problem 38
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f6B 1
75 Ent Hug
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f5+  
76 Cynfarch The Dismal
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f6C 1
77 Problem 2
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f6A+ 2
78 Problem 3
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f6C 1
79 Problem 4
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f6A+ 2
80 Problem 5
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f6A+ 2
81 Left Arete
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f6B * 2
82 The Crack
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f4 7
83 Saint Ceneu
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f6A+ 2
84 Noggin the Nog
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f7A **  
85 Highball Arete
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f5+  
86 Problem 11
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f4+ 4
87 Owein the Giant
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f5+ * 1
88 Problem 13
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f5 6
89 The Slab
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f6A+ * 4
90 Problem 15
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f5+ 2
91 Orien of Rheged
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f6C+ ** 5
92 Problem 1 f5 2
93 Problem 2 f4 2
94 Problem 3 f6A+ * 2
95 Problem 5 f5+ 2
96 Problem 6 f6C+  
97 Right Side
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f6A 2
98 Problem 8 f6A+ *  
99 Coel Hen LH
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f4+ 1
100 Coel Hen
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f5+ * 2
101 Trianglum (AKA Aequipedus) f7C * 1
102 Problem 13 f5 2
103 Cwrast the Ragged
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f6C+ ** 2
104 Problem 14
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f4+ 2
105 Problem 15 f4+  
106 Meirchion the Lean
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f6A+  
107 Recusant
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f5 30
108 Problem 2
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f6A+ 10
109 Paradigm f7C ** 1
110 Problem 4
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f6A 7
Climb name Grade
111 Problem 5
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f6C 10
112 Azimuth
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f7A+ * 16
113 Equipoise
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f7B+ ** 4
114 Problem 8
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f6A+ 6
115 On the Skunt
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f7B+ *  
116 Problem 10
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f6A+ * 5
117 Cynosure
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f7A * 6
118 Release the Pressure
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f6B ** 5
119 Phantasmagoria
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f7A+ ** 13
120 The Symbiant
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f6B * 6
121 Problem 15
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f5  
122 Problem 16
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f5 5c  
123 Problem 17
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f7C+  
124 Quixotic Arete
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f6A ** 12
125 The Traverse
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f6C  
126 Vertex
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f6A 2
127 Problem 1
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f5  
128 Problem 2
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f5 1
129 Problem 3
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f4+  
130 Problem 4
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f5 1
131 The Groove
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f4+ 1
132 The Mono
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f4+  
133 Problem 7
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f4  
134 The Classic Traverse
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f6B+ *** 3
135 The Low Traverse
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f7A *  
136 Slab Left
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f3+ 3
137 Slab Central
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f3 ** 2
138 Slab Right
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f3+ 3
139 Lion Heart f7B+ ** 1
140 The Karma of Trees (stand up)
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f7C ** 11
141 Negative Reality Inversion (ss)
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f7A+ * 66
142 Vertex (ss)
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f7C 1
143 Strongbone Tactics f7B 3
144 Shadow Play Stand Up f7B * 14
145 Knights Templar f6C+ * 6
146 Suzi's Laughing f7A 21
147 Weasel Power
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f7B+ ** 11
148 Hungry Fish f6C 1
149 Babel f7C ** 8
150 Problem 3.5 f5+ 1
151 Problem 4.5 f6B+ * 4
152 Problem 5 (Pine stone) f6B ** 8
153 Post Man Pat V7 * 5
154 Ian’s slap traverse * f6C+ 1
155 Pop goes the weasel * V7 ** 1
156 Why stop there * f8A ** 1
157 Hobbit hands * f7A ** 2
158 Kylie LH exit * f7B+ ** 1
159 Brockstone Dyno * f7A 2
160 Joe's Problem * V6 1
161 Seam to Break * V6 1
162 Bodger Traverse * V6 1
163 Brock Stone Wall * V6 1
164 Pat's Wall * V8 1
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