Climbs 69
Rocktype Sandstone (soft)

Faces W

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/V9.

Guide available here:

http://www.lakesbloc.com/crags/north-west/290-fleswick-bay.html

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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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 f5+ 6a *** 14
5 Split Fin f5 5c * 4
6 Problem 30 f6A * 5
7 Ian And Helen f5 5c * 9
8 Problem 36 f5+ 6a 4
9 The Arete f4 5a 9
10 Kesho f6B * 1
11 Problem 3 f5+ 6a * 5
12 Problem 4 f4+ 5b * 13
13 Problem 5 f5 5c 8
14 Problem 6 f5+ 6a ** 7
15 Harrison's Crack f4 5a 15
16 Double Crack f3 20
17 Problem 9 f3 15
18 The Hole f4+ 5b * 14
19 Self Timer f6C ** 12
20 Well Jackson f6C 2
21 Corner f3 3
22 Problem 13 f4+ 5b 4
23 Keyhole f6A ** 5
24 Problem 15 f6A  
25 Problem 16 f5+ 6a * 8
26 Dial M for Mermaid f5 5c 1
27 Aquaman
-
f7A+ ** 1
28 Cave Left-hand f6B **  
29 Cave Right-hand f6B *** 7
30 Crack f6A *  
31 Problem 22 f5+ 5c *  
32 Betina Butts f4 5a * 9
33 Problem 24 f5+ 6a * 1
34 The Break f5+ 5c 1
35 The Flake f5 5c *  
36 Problem 28 f4 5a 2
37 Problem 29 f6B ** 4
38 Problem 32 f5 5c 4
39 Problem 33 f6C * 1
40 Giganto "project 34 LB" f7C *** 2
41 Problem 38 f6A * 2
42 Problem 39 f6A * 2
43 Problem 40 f5+ 6a * 5
44 Problem 41 f5 5c  
45 Scoop Left f6B ** 7
46 A Saucy Puppet Show
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V8+ **  
47 Scoop Right f6B **  
48 Problem 45 f5 5c * 3
49 Problem 46 f5+ 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
-
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!
-
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
-
f7B+ ** 1
68 Bega's Belief
-
f7B+ * 4
69 Captain Scarlet f7A+ * 3
70 Bega's Dyno f7A ** 5
71 Spongebob Smack Fiend *
-
V8 1
72 Soundwave *
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V9 1
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