Climbs 218
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 379m a.s.l
Faces E

First ascent of Supergene, below Dow Crag. © Greg Chapman

Crag features

The bouldering areas are centred around the small village of Coniston, which has the usual amenities. The bouldering is mainly on excellent rough rock and set in superb mountain scenery.

The most extensive and up to date guide available for the Lad Stones is available here:

http://www.lakesbloc.com/crags/south-west/221-lad-stones.html

The most extensive and up to date guide available for the Virtual Crag is available here:

http://www.lakesbloc.com/crags/south-west/230-virtual-crag.html

A guide covering the Dow Crag Boulders, Nettle Crag and the Coves Stones can be found here:
http://www.lakesbloc.com/crags/south-west/552-dow-crag-boulders.html

Approach notes

Coniston village is about 20 minutes from Ambleside on the A 593. For the fell gate and access to Pudding Stone and walna Scar areas take the first turn right up the hill after the main road crosses the river in the centre of the village and follow this up the very steep fell road until the tarmac ends. For the V Crag turn off this road about 3km short of Coniston.

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.
More info
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Nettle Crag (AKA Walna Scar Wall)
2 Stinger Traverse f7B+ *** 2
3 Acid House
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f7C+ ** 2
4 Problem 1 f5 * 6
5 First Crack f5 * 7
6 Walna Whip
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f6A 5
7 Hound Crack
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f4+ 2
8 Flakes Wall f6A ** 7
9 Road House
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f7C *** 20
10 Weird Science
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f7B+ ** 11
11 Ly'al Fella's Wall f6B ** 3
  The Coves Stones
13 The Crack Fox
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f5 * 2
14 The Crack Fox (SDS)
-
f6A+ 4
15 Dancing on ISON
-
f7B * 3
16 Shaman Juice
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f6C+ ** 8
17 Cove Arete
-
f6A+ * 6
18 Solar Kiss
-
f7B * 5
19 Mr. Todd
-
f4+ 4
20 Tommy Brock
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f3 4
21 Daggermouth f7B ** 11
22 Wee Crack
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f6A 1
23 Ruffian
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f6A+ 1
24 Basil Brush
-
f6B+  
25 Crack Den
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f6A  
26 Boom Boom
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f6C  
27 Sonic
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f4  
28 Tails
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f4+  
  Dow Crag Bouldering
30 Left Edge
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f2 4
31 Left of Centre f4+ 4
32 Tarn Face
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f2+ ** 4
33 North Goes West f4+ * 4
34 Red Sonja
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f7A+ * 1
35 Gottardo Dreaming
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f6C 1
36 Red Bully
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f6B * 2
37 Surfs Up
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f6B+ 2
38 Boiler Room
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f3+ 1
39 The Pillar
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f4 * 2
40 The Pillar SDS
-
f6A * 3
41 The Rib
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f4 4
42 The Pit
-
f6C  
43 Black Ops
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f6B * 2
44 Black Ops SDS f7B ** 10
45 Moon Dog
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f7A 5
46 Moon Dog Low
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f7B+ 1
47 Cool Breeze
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f7A+ * 23
48 Neutopia
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f7A+ * 7
49 Deep Green f7B+ ** 4
50 Deep Green (stand)
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f6B+ * 7
51 Ex Machina f7C+ * 1
52 Oomph
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f7A+  
53 The Sloob
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f3+  
54 Caved Arete
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f6A  
55 Track Wall
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f6B  
56 Anodyne
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f7C * 4
57 Pocket Traverse
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f2 2
58 Pock Face
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f3 2
59 Monkey Planet
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f6A+ 3
60 Monkey Left
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f6A+ 3
61 Strike
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f7B+ 1
62 Ricky Spanish
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f7A 1
63 Slimy Slim
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f4 1
64 Ogopogo
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f6B * 3
65 Scree Monster
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f6B ** 6
66 Tip of the Ziodberg
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f6A+ 1
67 Red Clover
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f7A+ * 15
68 Ribofunk f7A+ ** 4
69 The Old Man and the Sea
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f7B * 3
70 Red Clover SDS f7C *** 14
71 The Gene
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f7A * 16
72 Supergene
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f8A *** 3
73 The Parade
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f6C * 2
74 Casa f7B *** 5
75 The Ha├žienda f7C+ *** 5
  Pudding Stone Area
77 Hopping Route f4 5a 9
78 The Full Traverse f5+ 5c 1
79 Winnerah's Climb f5 5c 14
80 Problem 4 f6B 2
81 Problem 5 f5 5c  
82 Problem 6 f5 5c *  
83 Problem 7 f4 5a 9
84 Half Crown Traverse f4+ 5b 2
85 Murray's Slab f4+ 5b * 3
86 Murray's Corner f4 5a *** 9
87 Bowers Scoop f4+ 5b ** 2
88 Problem 12 f5 5c * 3
89 Problem 13 f5 5c *  
90 Problem 14 f5+ 6a * 1
91 Lip Traverse f6A **  
92 Multim in Parvo f4 5a * 9
93 Problem 17 f4+ 5b 3
94 The Scoop f5 5c * 3
95 Grooved Arete f3+ 5a 13
96 Plum f5 ** 2
97 Problem 1 V1 5c 4
98 Problem 2 V0+ 5b 6
99 Problem 3 V0- 4c 8
100 Problem 4 V0 5a 8
101 The Edge f5 5c * 8
102 Left Wall f4+ 5b 11
103 Open Range f7C+ ** 3
104 Open Range (stand) f7B * 8
105 Crack and Arete f7B * 1
106 The Crack f6A *** 13
107 The Crack SDS f7A+ ** 6
108 Right Arete f6C * 7
109 Arete Wall f7A * 1
110 The Face f7A ** 5
111 Problem 5 V0 5a 11
112 Back Crack f3 12
113 Jazz Mag
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f7B * 1
114 Manic Miner
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f7B ** 3
115 Reunion Jack
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f7B ** 2
116 Cubic Crippler V5 **  
  Virtual crag
118 Electric Planet f5 5c 13
119 Electric Planet SDS
-
f6A 13
120 Bluetooth
-
f7A+ * 13
121 Bluetooth Fairy
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f6C+ 8
122 Hackers Homeland f6A * 8
123 Hacker's Homeland SDS
-
f7A * 22
124 Digital Decade
-
f7A+ * 21
125 Technobabble f5 5c ** 15
126 Technobabble SDS
-
f7A ** 36
127 Technologic
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f7A * 21
128 Hotjava f6A * 4
129 Hyperlink f6B * 3
130 Hyperlink SDS
-
f7A+ 17
131 Silicon Slave f7C+ ** 14
132 The Cloud
-
f7B 14
133 Qubit f7B * 10
134 Shockwave
-
f7C * 17
135 Shock Value f8A * 7
136 Superhighway f7A *** 1
137 Crash f7B+  
138 Cybersex (better than) f6A *** 1
139 Browser Wars f5+ 6a * 3
140 Skynet High f7C ** 8
141 Skynet f8A ** 4
142 Full Value f8A * 1
143 Birkett's Bandwidth f6C *  
144 Problem 11 f4+ 5b *  
  Lad Stones
146 Tilted Traverse f4 5a 1
147 Monolith f7A+ * 1
148 Principia f7A+ * 1
149 Principia Stand f4 5a 1
150 Booze Baron f7A+ * 1
151 The Death Clock f7B+ * 13
152 The Crack f6B 1
153 Smoking Guns f7B+ ** 4
154 Bothy Traverse
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f6A  
155 Traci Lords f7C+ *** 18
156 Traci Lords SDS f8B+ ***  
157 Shyla Stylez f7A+ ** 19
158 From the Earth's Cauldron f6B *** 34
159 Black Cauldron f7B+ ** 18
160 The Slab f3+ 4c * 9
161 Lard Lad (Problem 16 in Rockfax) f6B+ * 2
162 Spinal Caress f7A ** 1
163 Spinal Tap f6A+ 1
164 Block Roof (Problem 9 in Rockfax) f6B 6
165 Stoned Lad (Problem 10 in Rockfax) f6B * 1
166 Aye Lad
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f6C 1
167 Warm Up Traverse f5 5c * 11
168 Warm Up Wall Right f6A * 25
169 Groove Armada
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f7C+ *** 3
170 Warm Up Wall Centre f5 5c 14
171 Warm Up Wall Left f5 5c 17
172 Finger Tingler
-
f3+ 7
173 Dry Tooling Underground f5 5c * 19
174 Underground Butler f7B ** 19
175 Crack Butler f7B+ ** 5
176 Artois f6C *** 18
177 Arc of Despair f7C 1
178 Stella f7B+ 9 *** 17
179 Wife Beater f7B ** 3
180 Mike's Prow f7B 10
181 Lancaster Bomber f7C ** 4
182 Man Power f8A ** 2
183 Warstarter f7B+ ** 34
184 Warstarter RH Start f7C ** 25
185 Axis f7C 5
186 Axis RH f7C 2
187 Hades Lair f7A ** 68
188 Hades Low f7A+ 8
189 Hades Lair RH start f7B * 5
190 Rocko's Modern Life f7A+ 27
191 Battalyst
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f7C ** 6
192 Axis Powers f7C+ 2
193 Cheap Seats
-
f6C  
194 Cheap Seats Extension
-
f7A  
195 Hobbledehoy (Problem 11 in Rockfax) f6B * 2
196 Bella Roof f7A+ 6
197 Bella Despectus f6B *  
198 BraveStarr f7A 4
199 Slanting Arete (Problem 15 in Rockfax)
-
f6A 3
200 Sky High f3 * 5
201 The Six Grand Skip
-
f6A+ 2
  Bell Stones
203 Rudy Manchego f7A+ 2
204 Problem 2 f6C+ 1
205 Problem 3 f6C+ 1
206 Pig Iron f6C 2
207 Angle Iron f7B * 3
208 Problem 6 f6C+ 2
209 Problem 7 f6A+ 2
210 Problem 8 f6A+ 1
211 Bonsai Calluna f7A ** 4
212 Loose Cannon f5 1
213 Undercut Wall f5+ 1
214 Pontipine Ridge f7A * 1
215 Problem 13 f6B+ 1
216 Problem 14 f6C+ 1
217 Left Brow f6B+ * 1
218 Low Brow f7A+ * 2
219 Clever Sounding Word f7A ** 2
220 Problem 18 f6A+ * 2
221 Problem 4.1 V5 **  
222 Crack Attack V1  
223 Red Gene f7C ** 2
224 Booze Cruise f7C+ *  
225 Post Perihelion f7B ** 1

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