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.

Guidebooks

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
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MVS 4a 7
3Flying Buttress
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VS 4b 8
 The North Crag 
5The Watchtower
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E2 5c **27
6The Barbican
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VS 4c *46
7Matheson Avenue
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HVS 5a *9
8Side of the Hill
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E1 5a *7
9North Crag Eliminate
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E1 5b **348
10First Republic
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E3 6a *3
11The Last Laugh
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E3 6b *14
12Agony
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E1 5a **77
13DeliveranceE1 5a **6
14Zig Zag
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VS 4b **321
15Ecasty
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E2 5c 4
16Overhanging Bastion
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VS 5a ***717
17One World, One Family
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E1 5a *2
18Eliminator
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E2 5b 4
19May Day Cracks
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VS 5a **123
20Wet Day Wander
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E1 5a  
21Thirlmere EliminateE1 5b ***193
22Wild Wall Variation
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E4 6a  
23The Ultimate Eliminate
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E3 5c  
24Rigor MortisE2 5c ***93
25Last on the List
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HVS 5a *7
26White Dwarf
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E3 5c *16
27The Ghost
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E3 5c **27
28Harlot Face
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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
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E1 5a 20
37WingnutE2 5c 3
38DragE1 5b 4
 The South Crag 
40Howler
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E1 5b 20
41Chapel Cracks
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VS 4b *116
42Eleven Hundred Miles
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E4 6a 1
43hope
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E2 5b 13
44Scoop and CrackHVS 5a 36
45Green Eggs and Ham
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E1 5c *68
46Reward
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E2 5c 10
47Gazebo
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HVS 5a *573
48Via Media
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S **918
49Direct Route
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VS 4b **660
50Direct Route Direct Start
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VS 4c 31
51Failed Romantic
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E1 5b *203
52Romantically challengedE1 5b **56
53Romantically DirectE1 5b *8
54Kleine Rinne
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VS 4b **725
55Yew Tree Climb
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VD 779
56Pinnacle Wall
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HVS 4c 29
57Gangway Climb
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VD **682
58Gangway DirectMVS 4a 20
59Wall Climb
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S 3c *326
60LilithHS 145
61Slab ClimbS 4a **850
62Companion way
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MS 42
63No Name
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M *105
64South Crag GirdleS 18
65Walsh's Blind Variant
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E2 5b *2
66Gazebo direct
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HVS 5a ***70
67Chapel Cracks RH StartVS 4b 2

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