Climbs 26
Rocktype Slate
Altitude 150m a.s.l

Darklands © kevin stephens

Crag features

Routes are 30 - 40m long, all Extreme. Quarry is a big hole in the ground and can be damp due to condensation when you least expect it. Classics include Night of the Hot Pies(E1), Darklands(E3), Basilica(E5), An Alabuse(E2).

Quarry is a deepish pit in the forest, part of the Little Langdale Quarries. So-called Cathedral Quarry for the underground slate working linked to the pit quarry. This is also known as Cathedral Cavern, and is quite well known. Another underground chamber sits in an access tunnel to the quarry.

Approach notes

Parking close to the ford in Little Langdale - approach from the S side as the ford is not passable by normal cars!

Access restriction for organised groups. Phone National Trust Property Manager(Jim Loxam - 015394 41197) for details.


Basillica rebolted on 07/11/16 with the help of the cumbria bolt fund
Tom.Priestley - 08/Nov/16
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1I Got Horribly Drunk
E3 6a 8
2Orifice Fish
E4 5c **16
3More Foaming Ales
E2 5c 1
4More Banana Related Japery
E4 6b **2
5The Hunter Returns
E5 6b  
6Tiger, Tiger
E3 6a 1
7Night of the Hot PiesE1 5b **121
8Anal AbuseE3 5c **22
9The Black Hole Boys
E3 6a 1
10Rim Fisher
E3 5c *6
11Going UndergroundE2 5c **57
12The Bishop and the Actress
E3 5c 2
13Ringpiece Activist
E4 6a *3
14DarklandsE3 5c ***104
15Murder in the Cathedral
E4 6a 1
16The Turblent Beast
E5 6b *1
17China Crisis
E4 6b *1
18Burley Dudes
E5 6b **1
19Diet of Worms
E6 6b * 
20Cold Turkey
E4 6b *2
21Hot Tuna
E2 6a  
22BasilicaE4 6a ***3
23Barbi Junior6c 12
24The Cruel Sea7a **4
25No Face for Dwarfs
E4 6b * 
26China Crisis7a+ **1

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