Climbs 45
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 180m a.s.l
Faces W

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FA Walk on the Wild Side HVS Upper Falcan Crag Borrowdale 1995. Top of P1 © USBRIT

Crag features

The Falcon crags dominate the Lower Derwent Valley. Upper Falcon has a great situation and contains the large smooth wall taken by Dry Grasp. Lower Falcon is steep and slightly friable in places.

See separate entry for Lower Falcon.

Approach notes

Park in the layby beneath the crag. Walk up a faint path to the main horizontal track. Turn right, gain the lowest point of the scree and fight up this to a fence below the left end of the crag. 15 mins.

Upper Crag (abseil for best pitches):
As above to the main horizontal trail. Turn left, cross a bridge and follow the good path uphill until just before the 2nd gate. Cross the stream 30m uphill of this, then head back right until a steep grassy gully with a fallen tree with vertical branches. Slog up this and the grass slopes above to gain the ridge (good view of Route 1), cross the gorse and contour around a trail below the rockband. Skirt of the top of the gully left of the crag and back past a dead tree to a good abseil point. 25 mins.


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Surely "Dry Grasp" should be "Dry Gasp"?
C Witter - 20/Dec/16
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Stumble Bum
E4 6a * 1
2 Route 2
E1 5b ** 21
Climb name Grade
3 Qantas
E3 6a 1
4 Dry Grasp E4 6a *** 59
Climb name Grade
5 Route 1 E3 5c *** 35
6 Walk on the Wild Side HVS 5a *  

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