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Climbs 25
Rocktype UNKNOWN
Altitude 268m a.s.l
Faces E

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The Lost Boys (HVS) at Steel Knotts (from Lake District Climbs Rockfax). © Mark Glaister

Crag features

A nice little crag with mostly single pitch routes. Descent is made to the left down a small scree and is short and not too difficult. Notable climbs are Tottering Tortoise (VS 5a) which is an interesting crack climb and has seen many excellent and experienced climbers turn back!

Approach notes

The crag can be accessed from Grange by walking up past the campsite as if making for Castle Crag, but striking right up the hillside just after the gate leading out of the trees. Steel Knotts is the first low outcrop of clean rock which is obvious from the path.


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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Steel Knotts Crag
2 Skid Row
HVS 5a 1
3 Stinger E2 5c * 8
4 The Sting E2 5c *** 47
5 Smoker's Delight E2 6a * 3
6 Meandering Maggot E1 5b ** 73
7 Lurching Leech (Route 1) HVS 5a ** 41
8 Samurai Jack E4 6a * 4
9 Rashomon E3 5c * 5
Climb name Grade
10 Ambling Ant VS 4b ** 101
11 Route 2 VS 4b * 66
12 Tottering Tortoise HVS 5a ** 20
13 Loss Adjuster E2 5c ** 36
14 Lost in Space HVS 5a ** 15
15 The Lost Boys HVS 5a *** 125
16 Paint It Black E3 5c ** 28
17 Free Falling E4 6a ** 27
18 Terminal Velocity E3 5c * 10
Climb name Grade
19 BMC 1 VS 4c * 14
20 Fank wall right HVS 5b 1
  Steel Knotts Bluff
22 Picnic D  
23 Sandwich VD * 1
24 Pork Pie VD * 1
25 Pop S 4a * 1
26 Biscuit HS 4c 1
27 Cake S 4a * 1

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