Climbs 19
Rocktype UNKNOWN
Altitude 346m a.s.l
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The Antelopes Ear © ArranLaird

Crag features

The boulders dry fairly quickly, but the crucial part of the rolling rocks faces north east, therefore can be very cold in winter. Unaffected by the bird ban on raven crag.
This large impressive block is around 15 feet (5m) high and located at the southern end of Patterdale, below the foreboding turrets of Raven Crag, Threshthwaite Cove. There are currently 10 problems on the main block, with the prospect for a couple of tough projects. The main event (and worth the visit in its own right) is the superb arete of Jungle Hobo (7B+) and the sitter to the same line, Grand Unification (7C+). These would be considered classics anywhere! There are also a number of smaller blocks scattered among the scree and next to the track above the Rolling Rock, the only other boulder worth noting is the lost and found boulder up and left of the rolling rock on the edge of the scree with some good mid grade problems. the other boulders dotted around offer a few reasonable shorter problems, mostly in the lower grades.
Approach
From the free car park in the small village of Hartsop, take a major track south out of the village across a beck (Pasture Beck) and continue (flanking the west side of the beck) south up the valley for 1.4km (¾ of a mile) to the base of Raven Crag, Threshthwaite Cove. Here you will see many blocks strewn around the base the crag, the Rolling Rock is hidden from view, on the east side of the track (on the upper edge of the slight gorge) directly below the main crag

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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
  Rolling Rock
2 Left Arete
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V0 4c 11
3 Rolling Rock Wall V1 5c *** 21
4 Rolling Rock wall Eliminate V7 11
5 Rolling Rock Wall Sit V8 11
6 Jungle Hobo V8 *** 15
7 Jungle Hobo LH V8 ** 3
Climb name Grade
8 Jungle Hobo Jump V7 ** 4
9 Grand Unification V10 *** 5
10 Koppaberg Unification f7C * 1
11 Kopparberg Wal V5 *** 13
12 Cider House Rules V3 * 2
13 Vagrant V3 3
14 Mangrove Bum V4 4
Climb name Grade
  Lost and Found Boulder
16 Dominator Traverse V4 * 2
17 The Rabbits Foot V0 2
18 Slippery nose V4 ** 2
19 The Antelopes Ear V6 *** 5
20 The Groove f5+ 1
21 Beckside Arete (stand up) f2 1

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