Climbs 64
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 275m a.s.l
Faces W

St John's & Castle Rock © Jonathan Lagoe - UKC

Crag features

WARNING!! POTENTIAL FOR MASSIVE ROCKFALL ABOVE AND LEFT OF FINISH OF OVERHANGING BASTION. See UKC News article (22/07/11) for further info and photos of the crack which is opening at the top of the crag.

UPDATE 6/03/15 from the FRCC Guides Facebook page:- "The crack continues to be monitored and is opening more rapidly. This means that the whole of the north end of the North Crag is an extremely dangerous place to be. Our recommendation is that you avoid any route to the left of May Day Cracks." The FRCC Facebook page also has a topo of the affected area.

Superb easy access crag. North Crag 75m, steep and sometimes bold climbing - Watchtower(E2), North Crag Eliminate(E1), Agony(E1), Zig Zag(MVS), Overhanging Bastion(VS), May Day Cracks(VS), Thirlmere Eliminate(E1), Rigor Mortis(E2), Ghost(E3), Triermain Eliminate(E2), Angels Highway(HVS), Ted Cheasby(E2), Eliminate Girdle(E1). South Crag - less steep, sunnier and quicker drying - 35m - Via Media(S), Direct Route(VS), Kleine Rinne(VS), Gangway Climb(VD).

Approach notes

Park in car park below the crag - five minute walk in.


Yep agree with that, in a storm is not fun, the hard move off the spike onto the ramp is not easy when a river is running down the ramp!
Greg Kirkpatrick - 17/Jun/04
overhanging bastion is \'interesting\' in a storm...! Must be done (but not in a storm)
robbie c - 19/Jul/02
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 The North Gully Wall 
2Castle Wall
MVS 4a 7
3Flying Buttress
VS 4b 8
 The North Crag 
5The Watchtower
E2 5c **27
6The Barbican
VS 4c *46
7Matheson Avenue
HVS 5a *9
8Side of the Hill
E1 5a *7
9North Crag Eliminate
E1 5b **348
10First Republic
E3 6a *3
11The Last Laugh
E3 6b *14
E1 5a **77
13DeliveranceE1 5a **6
14Zig Zag
VS 4b **321
E2 5c 4
16Overhanging Bastion
VS 5a ***717
17One World, One Family
E1 5a *2
E2 5b 4
19May Day Cracks
VS 5a **123
20Wet Day Wander
E1 5a  
21Thirlmere EliminateE1 5b ***193
22Wild Wall Variation
E4 6a  
23The Ultimate Eliminate
E3 5c  
24Rigor MortisE2 5c ***93
25Last on the List
HVS 5a *7
26White Dwarf
E3 5c *16
27The Ghost
E3 5c **27
28Harlot Face
E1 5b *209
29Triemain EliminateE2 5b **96
30Where Monkeys DareE5 6b  
31Angel's HighwayHVS 5a **50
32Ted CheasbyE2 5c **82
33Ted Cheasby Direct FinishE4 6a **1
34GabrielE2 5b  
35Eliminate girdleE1 5b **12
36The Final Giggle
E1 5a 20
37WingnutE2 5c 3
38DragE1 5b 4
 The South Crag 
E1 5b 20
41Chapel Cracks
VS 4b *116
42Eleven Hundred Miles
E4 6a 1
E2 5b 13
44Scoop and CrackHVS 5a 36
45Green Eggs and Ham
E1 5c *68
E2 5c 10
HVS 5a *573
48Via Media
S **918
49Direct Route
VS 4b **660
50Direct Route Direct Start
VS 4c 31
51Failed Romantic
E1 5b *203
52Romantically challengedE1 5b **56
53Romantically DirectE1 5b *8
54Kleine Rinne
VS 4b **725
55Yew Tree Climb
VD 779
56Pinnacle Wall
HVS 4c 29
57Gangway Climb
VD **682
58Gangway DirectMVS 4a 20
59Wall Climb
S 3c *326
60LilithHS 145
61Slab ClimbS 4a **850
62Companion way
MS 42
63No Name
M *105
64South Crag GirdleS 18
65Walsh's Blind Variant
E2 5b *2
66Gazebo direct
HVS 5a ***70
67Chapel Cracks RH StartVS 4b 2

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