Climbs 13
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 100m a.s.l
Faces E

Mike with his hands deep in the sharp crystal pockets. © Mark Roe

Crag features

A broken crag, rising from the forest floor up to 20 meters in height and around 100 meters in width. There are several other smaller buttresses, quarried faces and boulders dotted around the main buttress. The two bouldering areas are of reasonable quality, but the only traditional route worth doing is the three star 'Crack in the Woods'.

Note: 'The Rothay Roof' boulder can be found slightly down the hill of and 50 meters to the right of the main buttress.

Approach notes

The route to the crag outlined by the old access notes that were on this page now crosses private land with no public right of way. Therefore, the only legal aproach to the crag is through the access land to it's rear. A description of the best way to do this will follow shortly. 

Restricted Access

The Main Buttress and Rothay Roof areas stand on access land. The Crystal Zone however sits within a privately owned area that has now been fenced off.


Out of print:
Langdale (1989)
Does anyone know the access status of the crag? I was at the main buttress yesterday, and it looked to me like I would have had to climb a wall in order to get to the crystal zone. Is there any way to get there without climbing walls? Cheers.
sparky54321 - 17/May/16
think i left my belay and biner somewhere beneath the crag so if anyone finds it let me know, cheers
Ensô - 23/Oct/11
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Crystal Zone
2 Calum's Chimney VB 2
3 Flake Roulette V1 1
4 Crystal Arete V2 * 3
5 Crystal Ship V5 ** 3
6 Twin Arete's V0- 1
  Main Buttress
8 Crack In The Woods E4 6a *** 14
9 Lost in the Woods
S 1
  The Rothay Roof
11 Wiggas with Attitude V5 * 4
12 Werewolf sheep V5 * 4
13 Let The Games Begin V3 ** 1
14 Dragon Mantle V4 ** 2
15 Swingadingding V6 ** 2
16 The Dragon's Crotch V0 * 3

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