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 http://www.thebmc.co.uk/news_det.asp?item_id=923

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
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VS 4c * 2
2 Faz's route
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E2 5b * 1
3 Hitler's Demise
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E2 5c * 1
4 Woodrow Wyatt's Reasoning
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E2 5c ** 1
5 Rockola
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VS 4a 1
6 No more motivation
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VS 4c * 5
7 Revelation VS 4c ** 248
8 Cedric in Space
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HVS 5a * 10
9 Endurance HVS 5a ** 240
10 Between the Lines E1 5b ** 128
11 Lakeland Cragsman HVS 5a *** 576
12 Terminator 2 HVS 5a *** 372
13 Boris in Wonderland
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E2 5b ** 43
14 Aphasia E2 5b *** 312
15 Hookworm
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E3 5c ** 11
16 Holly Tree Crack
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E1 5b ** 149
17 Holly Tree Ramp
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E1 5a ** 46
18 Quicksilver E1 5b ** 88
19 The Death Stroke
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E1 5b ** 26
20 The Blues Connection
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VS * 1

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