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

Base:
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.

Guidebooks

No guides found for this crag

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
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E4 6a * 1
2 Route 2
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E1 5b ** 21
Climb name Grade
3 Qantas
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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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