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Climbs 40
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 150m a.s.l
Faces SW

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Matt Jones on Columbia (E1) on Stonestar Crag (from the Lake District Climbs Rockfax). © Mark Glaister

Crag features

Up to 30m high. Worthwhile routes are Columbia(E1), The Breech(E2), Stonestar Groove(HS), The Challenger(E2).

Approach notes

5 minute walk up from parking directly below the crag.

Restricted Access

Seasonal Restrictions

Dates: 1 March to 30 June

Reason: Nesting Birds

The restriction is signed and applies to the whole crag.


This is a fine small crag - particularly in the late evening sun when the rock has been warmed all day - the rock is beautifully rough and in a great setting - not many routes and some rock requiring care at the bottom but no more so than any crag. Columbia is a gem.
andy gittins - 29/Sep/13
Very densely brackened 10 minute approach to a crag with an uncomfortable base. Lots of loose rock and little gear. Looks like the only decent area is the one with HVS to E2 routes. Did not enjoy the crag in the least but worth an evening if you climb HVS+.
eldre070 - 09/Aug/13
Excellent little crag. Pleasantly warm in the sunshine with some good solid rock with plenty of friction.
Dave Westby - 20/Apr/06
Great little crag. Some sharp edges. Never crowded. Short walk. Reasonable parking. Worth a look on the way to the rest of the Duddon crags.
Roger - 21/Oct/03
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Ppi cuppa
VD 7
2 Patagonian Penguin
VS 4c 1
3 first arete
S 49
4 First Corner
S 18
5 Whineray Rib
VS 4c 39
6 Dennis the Menace
E3 6a  
7 Stonestar Groove VS 4b * 89
8 Stonestar Rib HS 4b * 27
9 Liberator
E1 5b 9
10 Ring of Confidence
E4 6a 2
11 Stonestar Scoop
MVS 4a 5
12 Double Entendre
E2 5c  
13 Last Chance Saloon
MVS 4b 6
14 Venezuela HVS 5a * 50
Climb name Grade
15 Columbia E1 5b *** 115
16 The Challenger E2 5c ** 17
17 Vinegar Store
E4 6a  
18 Daddy Pigs Out
MVS 4b  
19 Planet Waves
E1 5a  
20 Hungry Planet
HVS 5a  
21 The Breech E3 5c ** 18
22 Anchor Handling
E2 5c 6
23 Teenage Mutant Hero Girdles
E2 5c 1
24 Hero Comes the Rain Again
MVS 4b 2
25 Under Arete VS 4b 10
26 The Great Escape
HVS ** 6
27 Shortcut to Freedom
28 An Inside Job
HVS ** 4
Climb name Grade
29 Illegal Entry
VS * 8
30 A Light Sentence
MS 7
  Stonestar Boulders
32 Laterality f7B+ ** 2
33 The Prince of Ales f7A+ * 5
34 The Foxfield Flyer f7A * 6
35 Foxfield Right V8 1
36 Fleur de Lys f6A * 2
37 War Machine f8A 3
38 Cornered
S 2
39 Light Fingers S 3
40 Foxfield arere f6B ** 1
41 Nessy * f6C+ 1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.

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