Climbs 145
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 580m a.s.l
Faces SW

Cruising Pocket Way © sincybabes

Crag features

Short routes on sound rough rock over a good grade range. High on the fell but with an easy approach and dries quickly. Best routes are Yellow fever(E2), First Touch(E1), Glass Slipper(E2), Anns Agony(HVS), Skye Ridge(VD).

Needle Arete is an excellent E3 6a.

A number of the routes have thought provoking levels of protection.

A fantastic venue for late/early season, catching any sun that's going.

Approach notes

Park at the summit of Wrynose Pass by the Three Shire Stone. Twenty minutes steady uphill walk.


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.
More info
More Guidebooks:
Lake District Rock (2015)
Langdale (2013)

Out of print:
Many of the star ratings and some of the grades need updating in accordance with the new guide.
Fiend - 18/May/15
Fantastic on a clear winters day. I went at the end of jan '06 and it was shorts + t shirt weather. Dry as a bone and no wind with a 15 min walk in. The sun works its way round the crag through the day so you can stay warm all day. Only short but quality climbing on great rock though the E numbers seemed a serious proposition with little gear.
biscuit - 01/Feb/06
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 West Face 
3Dave's Arete
E1 6a 81
4Pocket Way
E5 6a 57
5Pocket Crack
E3 6a 31
6Sleep on my Pillow
E1 5b 134
7Nod Off
S 4b 179
HVS 5c 45
VS 4c 183
VS 4c 180
VS 4c 285
12The Real World
E5 6a 13
HVS 5a 335
14Yellow Fever
E2 5b ***221
15Yellow Peril
E3 5c * 
16Artful DodgerE4 6a/b **4
17The First Touch
E1 5b *342
18Hold On
S 4b 160
19Stop Showing Off
HVS 5a 129
20Mind of No Fixed Abode
E1 5a **66
21The Last Corner
HVS 5a 36
22The Prow
HVS 5a 92
 South Face 
24Rope UpE2 6b **41
25The Needle
VD *280
26Needle Arete
E3 6a 111
27Hang the Gallows High
E6 6b 4
28Monkey the Needle
HVS 5a 24
29Little Acorns
D *90
30Scrambler's Corner
M 65
31Skye Ridge
VD **217
HS 4b 58
VS 4b 38
S 4a 52
35Billy Bunter
VS 4c 113
E4 6a 2
E3 6a *15
38Just a Minute
VS 4c *14
 Glass Slipper Buttress 
40Not So JollyD *20
41Jolly Roger
VS 4b 374
42Jolly Corner
D 116
43Fun Run
MVS 147
44Second GenerationE4 5c *1
45Ann's AgonyHVS 5b **269
46Glass SlipperE2 5b ***556
47Pumpkin Corner
VD 44
48Sharp as GlassS 416
49Glass Clogs
S 4b 243
50TimVS 21
VS 4c 17
 Boulder Problems 
 Black Crag Boulders 
 Potato Boulder 
55Problem 1V2 7
56Problem 2V2 6
57Problem 3V2 *7
58Potatof6C *1
59Problem 5V0+ *5
60Problem 6V0 5
 North West Boulders 
62Problem 7V0- 3
63Problem 8f3 3
64Problem 9V0+ 2
 Fin Rock and Big Block 
66Fin Rockf5 5c *1
67Big Blockf3+ 4c 2
 Sail Boulder, High Slab and The Coffin 
69Problem 12V1 7
70Sailf4+ 5b *5
71Problem 14V0- 5
72High Slabf3+ 4c **9
73Coffinf5+ 6a *5
74Left WallV4  
 Diamond and Pullover 
76Diamondf5 5c *2
77The Prowf4 5a 6
78Pulloverf6A 6
 Rope Up Wall 
80Prow Rightf3+ 4c *9
81Rope Upf6B ***14
 South East Boulders 
83Lower Boulder Traversef5+ 5c * 
84Higher Boulder Traversef5 5c *1
 New/Unconfirmed routes 
86Vlad the Inhaler
HS 4b ***2
87Crack OnVS 4b **2
88In AbsentiaE1 5b **2
89True GritHVS 5a **1
90GubbinsS 4a **1
91An Evening With Friends
E1 5c *13
92PeachesE5 6b *2
93Big Ears *E2 5c 1
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