Climbs 48
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 510m a.s.l
Faces S

Dave Birkett on his route 'Missing' E7 7a, Blea Rigg, Langdale. © Alastair Lee - Posingproductions.com

Crag features

Sound, clean and quick drying in summer. Up to 75m high. Best routes are Gangway(HS), Anthrax(E3), Dressed for Success(MVS), Thor(HVS), Younger than Yesterday(E3), Grey Buttress(VS), Laypincher(E2), Just Good Friends(E2), Lutine Bell(E4), Bowel Howl(E4), School of Hard Knocks(E5).

Approach notes

One hour walk in.

Guidebooks

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Great Blake Rigg 3 ** 20
  Left Hand Buttress
3 Friar's Finger
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VS 4c 1
  The Main Buttress
5 The Sardine Tin Saga
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HVS 5a  
6 The Gangway
-
HS *  
7 Against All Odds
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E2 5c 1
8 Gunga Din
-
MVS  
9 Anthrax
-
E3 6a * 1
10 Dressed for Success MVS 4b * 5
11 Thor
-
HVS 5a * 3
12 Younger Than Yesterday
-
E3 6a * 2
13 Rumour
-
E2 5c 1
14 Yggdrasil
-
E1 5b 3
15 Valhalla
-
E2  
16 Odin
-
MVS 4b  
17 Lap Of The Gods
-
HVS *  
  The Lower Buttress
19 Whores Drawers
-
VS  
20 Hors D'Oeuvre S  
21 Lower Crag Buttress
-
D 4
22 Blake Buttress S  
23 Savage Skies
-
E3 6a  
24 Triarder
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E1 5b  
25 Triad S  
26 Cold Front
-
S  
27 The Grey Buttress
-
VS 4c ** 6
28 Conquistador
-
E3  
29 The Grey Whale
-
E2 5c  
30 Crash Test Dummy
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E1  
31 Achtung Spitfire
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E2  
32 Woolyback Jumper
-
MVS  
  The Upper Wall
34 Flakey Wall
-
HS  
35 Outside Left Arete
-
HS  
36 Outside Left Slab
-
HS  
37 Armadillo
-
VS  
38 Masonic Connotations
-
HS  
39 Laypincher
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E2 5c * 2
40 Kleptomaniacs
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E4 6b  
41 Just Good Friends
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E2 5c * 3
42 The Lutine Bell
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E4 6b *  
43 Bowel Howl
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E4 6a *  
44 The School of Hard Knocks
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E5 6b * 2
45 Tirfor Rib
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E3 5c 1
  Beano Buttress
47 Dandy
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MVS  
48 Beano
-
S  
49 The Mantrap
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VS  
50 Mighty Mouse
-
VS  
51 Scary Canary
-
HVS  
52 Beezer
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E1  
53 Topper
-
VS  
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