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

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Paul Cox on Lakeland Cragsman (HVS) at Sergeant Crag Slabs (from Lake District Climbs Rockfax). © Alan James

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. Park at Stonethwaite. Walk up the valley on a road and then a track past a campsite, then turn right up the Langstrath Valley. After 200m, cross the river (at a footbridge). Walk up the left bank of the river (facing upstream) and after 1 mile, at a striking rock tower, locate a steep path that heads uphill to the crag (50 mins).

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 ** 302
Climb name Grade
8 Cedric in Space
HVS 5a * 13
9 Endurance HVS 5a *** 292
10 Between the Lines E1 5b ** 139
11 Lakeland Cragsman HVS 5a *** 679
12 Terminator 2 HVS 5a *** 466
13 Boris in Wonderland E2 5b * 58
14 Aphasia E2 5b *** 321
Climb name Grade
15 Hookworm
E3 5c ** 14
16 Holly Tree Crack E1 5b ** 188
17 Holly Tree Ramp E1 5a ** 43
18 Quicksilver E1 5b ** 113
19 The Death Stroke E1 5b ** 34
20 The Blues Connection
VS * 2

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