Climbs 55
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 90m a.s.l
Faces all

The eyes! Turns out the gaston isn't the way to go. © Chris Mock

Crag features

Good problems on superb rough rock. Excellent traverses and problems with generally good landings.

Free guide available here:
http://www.lakesbloc.com/crags/southeast/220-langdale-boulders.html

Approach notes

Roadside boulders, parking allowed in the layby opposite, though it often gets full when busy. If it is you may need to park at chapel stile.

Climbers are asked to observe a voluntary ban and avoid climbing problems 1-3 and the starts of 4 and 5 on the bottom boulder, due to historic examples of cup and ring markings found on the uphill side of the bottom boulder.

Access Advice

This site contains some of the best examples of prehistoric rock-art in England. The Cup & Ring markings can be easily seen on the slabby side of the Bottom Boulder (see problems 1 – 5, Rockfax Lakes Bouldering guide), and have been notified as a Scheduled Ancient Monument by English Heritage. This means they have a high level of legal protection, and the landowners (The National Trust) have a duty to protect them above all else. DO NOT BOULDER ON THIS FACE. The National Trust continually monitor the engravings and any damage could result in a complete ban at this famous venue.

If stock are in the field - keep dogs on a leash.

The farmer has noticed that boulderers have been removing stones from the dry stone wall to level out landings under the boulders and protect mats from mud and sheep dung. Please do not do this as it could easily lead to access issues - dry stone wall repair is expensive and the farmer is rightly annoyed about deliberate damage to his wall.

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

Out of print:
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Top Boulder
2 Stefan Grossman f7C *** 23
3 Stefan Grossman SS
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V11 ** 5
4 Erasure f7B+ 4
5 The Overhang f6C *** 253
6 The Overhang SS V7 ** 66
7 The Crack f4+ 5b *** 370
8 Problem 4 f7A 16
9 The Pocket f6C *** 234
10 The Pocket - Pocket Only Eliminate V8 ** 37
11 Problem 6 f7A+ ** 5
12 Problem 7 f7A ** 62
13 V6 Traverse f7A *** 145
14 V6 Traverse Extension V7 * 7
15 Problem 9 f7C * 4
16 Problem 10 f7A+ * 5
17 Problem 11 f3+ 4c ** 157
18 Problem 12 f5+ * 102
19 Problem 13 f7A * 28
20 Back Wall V0- 4a 62
21 Problem 14 f6B 100
22 Problem 15 f4 5a 158
23 Problem 16 f5+ 6a 125
24 Problem 17 f5 5c 140
25 Problem 18 f7A 73
26 Problem 19 f4 5a ** 272
27 Problem 20 f6C *** 50
28 Problem 21 f6A ** 76
  Back Boulder
30 Back Boulder Left f7A 48
31 Back Boulder Centre f3+ 4c 202
32 Back Boulder Centre - No Break V0+ 5b 82
33 Back Boulder Right f3+ 4c 173
34 Ed's Traverse f6C 89
  Bottom Boulder
36 Problem 1 f3+ 4c 72
37 Problem 2 f3+ 4c 75
38 Problem 3 f4+ 5b 175
39 Problem 4 f6C ** 17
40 Problem 5 f7C *** 1
41 Problem 6 f7A+ 35
42 Problem 7 f4+ 5b 186
43 Problem 8 f3+ 4b 278
44 Problem 8 SS V3 105
45 Problem 9 f3+ 4b 289
46 Problem 10 f7A+ 18
47 Problem 11 f6C ** 79
48 Problem 12 f7C 2
49 Triple Dyno f7B+ 12
50 Triple Dyno - Dyno 1 f7B+ 67
51 Triple Dyno - Dyno 2 V5 28
52 Problem 14 f7A+ 15
53 Problem 15 f6C *** 48
54 Triple Dyno- Dyno 3 * V2 1
  Andy Boulder
56 Andy Boulder f6B * 19
  Mantel Boulder
58 Mantel Boulder f6A * 91
59 Ed's Problem * V7 1
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