Climbs 37
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 150m a.s.l
Faces SW

The classic of the roadside Stonestar Crag, Columbia (E1 5b) Duddon Valley © 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.

Access Advice

Seasonal Restrictions

Dates: 1 March to 30 June

Reason: Nesting Birds

The restriction is signed and applies to the whole crag.

Birds were present in 2014.

Guidebooks

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
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VD 6
2 Patagonian Penguin
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VS 4c 1
3 first arete
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S 39
4 First Corner
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S 17
5 Whineray Rib
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VS 4c 27
6 Dennis the Menace
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E3 6a  
7 Stonestar Groove HS * 75
8 Stonestar Rib
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HS 25
9 Liberator
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E1 5b 6
10 Ring of Confidence
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E4 6a 2
11 Stonestar Scoop
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MVS 4a 3
12 Double Entendre
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E2 5c  
13 Last Chance Saloon
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MVS 4b 1
14 Venezuela
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HVS 5a 36
15 Columbia E1 5b ** 93
16 The Challenger
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E2 5c 9
17 Vinegar Store
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E4 6a  
18 Daddy Pigs Out
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MVS 4b  
19 Planet Waves
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E1 5a  
20 Hungry Planet
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HVS 5a  
21 The Breech
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E2 5c 14
22 Anchor Handling
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E2 5c 3
23 Teenage Mutant Hero Girdles
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E2 5c 1
24 Hero Comes the Rain Again
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MVS 4b 2
25 Under Arete VS 4b 6
26 The Great Escape
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HVS ** 2
27 Shortcut to Freedom
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MVS 4
28 An Inside Job
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HVS ** 2
29 Illegal Entry
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VS * 4
30 A Light Sentence
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MS 4
  Stonestar Boulders
32 Laterality f7B+ ** 2
33 The Prince of Ales f7A+ * 2
34 The Foxfield Flyer f7A * 2
35 Fleur de Lys f6A * 1
36 War Machine f8A 1
37 Cornered
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S 2
38 Light Fingers S 2

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