Climbs 56
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 99m a.s.l
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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.

Restricted Access

Given the high numbers of boulderers visiting the site, the landings have become very worn and muddy in the past and climbers have tried to improve them using stone from the wall. Dry stone wall repair is expensive and the farmer has rightly become annoyed in the past about deliberate damage to his wall. The BMC has worked with the National Trust to fund some stone pitching around the most worn areas to make them harder wearing and improve drainage. Please do not try to add to this with stone from the dry stone wall - it could easily lead to access issues.

  • No climbing on the slabby face of the West Boulder which is home to prehistoric rock carvings (see below for details)
  • Keep dogs on a leash if livestock are in the field
  • Take all litter home with you
  • No fires or bbqs

free topo for the boulders can be found on the excellent LakesBloc site along with many others.

Seasonal Restrictions

Reason: Nesting Birds

No climbing on the slabby side of the West Boulder (between the dry stone wall by the stile and the arête to the left) to protect some of the best examples of prehistoric rock-art in England.

The Cup & Ring markings can be easily seen and are notified as a Scheduled Ancient Monument giving them a high level of legal protection and meaning the National Trust (landowner) has a duty to protect them above all else. The engravings are regularly monitored and any damage could result in a complete ban at this famous venue.

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
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V9 *** 18
3 Stefan Grossman SS
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V11 ** 6
4 Erasure f7B+ 4
5 The Overhang
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V5 *** 283
6 The Overhang SS V7 ** 86
7 The Crack
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V0 5b *** 435
8 Problem 4
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V6 20
9 The Pocket
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V5 *** 277
10 The Pocket - Pocket Only Eliminate V8 ** 40
11 Problem 6
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V7 ** 6
12 Problem 7
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V6 ** 74
13 V6 Traverse
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V6 *** 165
14 V6 Traverse Extension V7 * 9
15 Problem 9
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V9 * 6
16 Problem 10
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V7 * 5
17 Problem 11
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V0- 4c ** 178
18 Problem 12
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V2 * 112
19 Problem 13
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V6 * 32
20 Back Wall V0- 4a 70
21 Problem 14
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V4 127
Climb name Grade
22 Problem 15
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V0 5a 175
23 Problem 16
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V2 6a 143
24 Problem 17
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V1 5c 153
25 Problem 18
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V6 83
26 Problem 19
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V0 5a ** 303
27 Problem 20
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V5 *** 57
28 Problem 21
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V3 ** 85
29 V6 Traverse Mega Extension sit start V8 * 1
  Back Boulder
31 Back Boulder Left
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V6 55
32 Back Boulder Centre
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V0- 4c 237
33 Back Boulder Centre - No Break V0+ 5b 95
34 Back Boulder Right
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V0- 4c 198
35 Ed's Traverse
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V5 102
  Bottom Boulder
37 Problem 1
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V0- 4c 75
38 Problem 2
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V0- 4c 81
39 Problem 3
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V0+ 5b 193
40 Problem 4
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V5 ** 16
41 Problem 5
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V9 *** 3
42 Problem 6
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V7 42
Climb name Grade
43 Problem 7
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V0+ 5b 212
44 Problem 8
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V0- 4b 326
45 Problem 8 SS V3 134
46 Problem 9
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V0- 4b 339
47 Problem 10
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V7 27
48 Problem 11
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V5 ** 85
49 Problem 12
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V9 2
50 Triple Dyno
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V8 15
51 Triple Dyno - Dyno 1
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V2 74
52 Triple Dyno - Dyno 2 V5 32
53 Problem 14
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V7 17
54 Problem 15
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V5 *** 58
55 Triple Dyno- Dyno 3 V2 11
56 Campus monkey V7 1
  Andy Boulder
58 Andy Boulder
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V4 * 22
  Mantel Boulder
60 Mantel Boulder
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V3 * 106
61 Ed's Problem V7 1

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