Climbs 20
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 400m a.s.l
Faces W

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Scott enjoying some perfect weather at Sergeant Crag, Borrowdale vista behind. © neil the weak

Crag features

Home to some of the best slab pitches in the Lakes !! Of note are Lakeland Cragsman (HVS) and Aphasia (E2). 

These fine slabs are slightly below and to the right of Sergeant Crag and can be reached in about 1 hour from Stonethwaite. Approach as for Bleak How but continue along the path to Gash Rock (a large boulder by the beck) and then strike directly up the hillside. The routes are on excellent rock and receive the afternoon and evening sun. The foot of the slab is gained by scrambling up to a narrow earthy ledge from the left. 

Approach notes

Descent from the crag has been subject to a lot of debate over the last few years. The bolts placed to replace the removed tree on the left hand side of the crag have been chopped; however the BMC has decided to replace them. For full details see

Abseil descent. 

Pleased to see how nice and green and untrampled the vegetation is at the top of the crag, thanks to rap station. No need to erode the hillside.
Rog Wilko - 04/Jul/11
Use the lower off to prevent errosion to the side of the crag at the landowners request
lukerockwalker - 24/Jul/10
Brilliant slab climbing. There is a brand new bolted ab station as of summer 2010. Don't know why, but there you go.
jonny taylor - 21/Jun/10
Walk off descent (to the R of the crag as you face it) is v straightforward. No need to ab down the routes.
Owen W-G - 29/Apr/09
an amazing place with ego building rock, great views nice size and an amazing rock even compared to grit! well worth the bush walk up.
IanJackson - 16/Jul/06
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Mystic Knee
VS 4c * 3
2 Faz's route
E2 5b * 1
3 Hitler's Demise
E2 5c * 1
4 Woodrow Wyatt's Reasoning
E2 5c ** 1
5 Rockola
VS 4a 1
6 No more motivation
VS 4c * 6
7 Revelation VS 4c ** 301
Climb name Grade
8 Cedric in Space
HVS 5a * 13
9 Endurance HVS 5a ** 289
10 Between the Lines E1 5b ** 138
11 Lakeland Cragsman HVS 5a *** 670
12 Terminator 2 HVS 5a *** 458
13 Boris in Wonderland
E2 5b ** 58
14 Aphasia E2 5b *** 319
Climb name Grade
15 Hookworm
E3 5c ** 14
16 Holly Tree Crack E1 5b ** 185
17 Holly Tree Ramp E1 5a ** 43
18 Quicksilver E1 5b ** 111
19 The Death Stroke
E1 5b ** 34
20 The Blues Connection
VS * 2

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