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

No issues reported.


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
1Ppi cuppa
VD 6
2Patagonian Penguin
VS 4c 1
3first arete
S 39
4First Corner
S 17
5Whineray Rib
VS 4c 27
6Dennis the Menace
E3 6a  
7Stonestar GrooveHS *75
8Stonestar Rib
HS 25
E1 5b 6
10Ring of Confidence
E4 6a 2
11Stonestar Scoop
MVS 4a 3
12Double Entendre
E2 5c  
13Last Chance Saloon
MVS 4b 1
HVS 5a 36
15ColumbiaE1 5b **99
16The Challenger
E2 5c 9
17Vinegar Store
E4 6a  
18Daddy Pigs Out
MVS 4b  
19Planet Waves
E1 5a  
20Hungry Planet
HVS 5a  
21The Breech
E2 5c 14
22Anchor Handling
E2 5c 3
23Teenage Mutant Hero Girdles
E2 5c 1
24Hero Comes the Rain Again
MVS 4b 2
25Under AreteVS 4b 6
26The Great Escape
HVS **2
27Shortcut to Freedom
28An Inside Job
HVS **2
29Illegal Entry
VS *4
30A Light Sentence
MS 4
 Stonestar Boulders 
32Lateralityf7B+ **2
33The Prince of Alesf7A+ *2
34The Foxfield Flyerf7A *2
35Fleur de Lysf6A *1
36War Machinef8A 1
S 2
38Light FingersS 2

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