Climbs 69
Rocktype Sandstone (soft)
Altitude 13m a.s.l
Faces W

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Charlotte climbing at Fleswick Bay, with some amazing jewels in the foreground! © Tom Peckitt

Crag features

The central bay come cove which separates the North and South headlands of St. Bees Head. This is also a great spot to swim, chill and relax when the weather becomes just too hot to climb.

Much of the original bouldering activity in the bay was concentrated on the base of the crag, to the rear of the shingle beach. This contains numerous good quality easier lines and the odd harder problem and project along its length. Unfortunately, the ledges and breaks along this section of cliff take a great deal of year-round seepage, which not only effects the problems, but is also hard to predict - often appearing, via a delayed reaction, seemingly days (and even weeks!) after the last wet weather. More recently, a small but excellent circuit of blocks on a small platform at the southern end of the beach have been documented. These offer some very good problems up to 7c.

Guidebooks

Lakes Bouldering

The first dedicated bouldering guidebook to the Lake District, spanning a range of areas largely in the National Park and all north and west of the M6 junction 36. The guide is intended to be useful to the visiting climber looking for a day or evening's light bouldering just as much as the hard-core local with decent coverage for the V1 and V9 boulderer alike.
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LakesBloc Website
Further, actually only "Jump the Shark" and "The Hebsonator" remain intact on Boulder Number 2 (http://www.lakesbloc.com/crags/north-west/290-fleswick-bay.html). The top of the block has gone from the crack at "Turn of the tide" down to a horizontal break at what was 2/3's height.
JLS - 17/May/16
At the South boulders, the big block containing "The Hebsonator" has been partially washed away taking with it about half the problems on that block.
JLS - 17/May/16
Fleswick Bay is part of the St Bees sandstone sea cliffs.The recorded and developed routes are at the Northern end of St Bees. Routes were done at Fleswick going back to the mid sixties but are not generally regarded as climbable now. I am not sure if this area may come under the RSPB banned section in any event
Bob Bennett - 01/Mar/07
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  North Boulders
2 Bay Watch
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f7B+ * 2
  Crag
4 The Runnel
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V2 6a *** 14
5 Split Fin
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V1 4
6 Problem 30
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V3 6
7 Ian And Helen
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V1 9
8 Problem 36
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V2 5
9 The Arete
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V0 5a 11
10 Kesho
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V4 * 1
11 Problem 3
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V2 6a * 5
12 Problem 4
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V0+ 5b * 16
13 Problem 5
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V1 5c 11
14 Problem 6
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V2 6a ** 10
15 Harrison's Crack
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V0 5a 19
16 Double Crack
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VB 25
17 Problem 9
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VB 21
18 The Hole
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V0+ 5b * 17
19 Self Timer
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V5 ** 14
20 Well Jackson f6C 2
21 Corner
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VB 3
22 Problem 13
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V0+ 5b 9
23 Keyhole
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V3 ** 6
24 Problem 15
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V3  
Climb name Grade
25 Problem 16
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V2 6a * 10
26 Dial M for Mermaid
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V1 5c 2
27 Aquaman
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f7A+ ** 3
28 Cave Left-hand
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V4 **  
29 Cave Right-hand
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V4 *** 7
30 Crack
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V3 *  
31 Problem 22
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V2 5c *  
32 Betina Butts
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V0 5a * 11
33 Problem 24
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V2 6a * 1
34 The Break
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V2 5c 1
35 The Flake
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V1 5c * 1
36 Problem 28
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V0 5a 2
37 Problem 29
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V4 ** 4
38 Problem 32
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V1 5c 4
39 Problem 33
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V5 * 1
40 Giganto "project 34 LB" f7C *** 2
41 Problem 38
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V3 * 2
42 Problem 39
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V3 * 2
43 Problem 40
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V2 6a * 5
44 Problem 41
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V1 5c  
45 Scoop Left
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V4 ** 8
46 A Saucy Puppet Show
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V8+ **  
47 Scoop Right
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V4 **  
48 Problem 45
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V1 5c * 3
Climb name Grade
49 Problem 46
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V2 5c * 5
50 Keyhole Left Hand Finish V2 1
  South Boulders
52 Tom's Arete (SS)
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f6C ** 5
53 Bega Thy Neighbour
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f7A+ ** 8
54 Off the wall
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f6C+ *** 7
55 Nostromo
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f6B+ 3
56 Bega's Traverse
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f7A * 1
57 C Slater's Wall f6C+ ** 1
58 The Trash Vortex
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f7A+ *** 7
59 Vortex LH
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f7A+ 5
60 Jump the Shark
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f6C+ 3
61 The Hebsonator
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f6A+ * 4
62 Forbidden Zone
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f7A+ * 1
63 Heave-Ho!
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f7A * 7
64 English Mustard
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f7B ** 10
65 Pale Hairy Legs f6A * 1
66 Pale Hairy Arms f6A+ 1
67 Roast Beef
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f7B+ ** 1
68 Bega's Belief
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f7B+ * 4
69 Captain Scarlet f7A+ * 3
70 Bega's Dyno f7A ** 5
71 Spongebob Smack Fiend
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V8 1
72 Soundwave
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V9 1

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