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

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
1Mystic Knee
VS 4c *2
2Faz's route
E2 5b *1
3Hitler's Demise
E2 5c *1
4Woodrow Wyatt's Reasoning
E2 5c **1
VS 4a 1
6No more motivation
VS 4c *5
7RevelationVS 4c **239
8Cedric in Space
HVS 5a *9
9EnduranceHVS 5a **214
10Between the LinesE1 5b **121
11Lakeland CragsmanHVS 5a ***537
12Terminator 2HVS 5a ***347
13Boris in Wonderland
E2 5b **42
14AphasiaE2 5b ***295
E3 5c **10
16Holly Tree Crack
E1 5b **139
17Holly Tree Ramp
E1 5a **38
18QuicksilverE1 5b **84
19The Death Stroke
E1 5b **24
20The Blues Connection
VS *1

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