Climbs 67
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 275m a.s.l
Faces W

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Bridget Glaister on Gangway Climb (HVD) on the South Crag at Castle Rock of Triermain (from Lake District Climbs Rockfax) © Mark Glaister

Crag features

One of the great Lake District outcrops with a fine spread of climbs to keep most teams satisfied for a day or two. The North Crag is a towering wall seamed with long grooves and ramps which holds a selection of classic multi-pitch lines that are both steep and sustained. The South Crag is a far friendlier spot that gets lots of sun.

Unfortunately the left-hand side of the North Crag suffered a large rockfall in 2018 that wiped out some routes; those that remain have been reclimbed and the rock is mostly stable although care is still needed.

Approach notes

Park at Legburthwaite carpark (fee). Take the path opposite the toilets and over the road to a field. Walk up the field a short way to a track. 

For the North Crag, walk left along the track to a gate and then up next to the fence to reach a water culvert. Cross the small bridge and head up to below the cliff. 

For the South Crag, cross the track and take a well-defined path up the field and over a water culvert and wall to the base of the cliff.

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
2 Castle Wall
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MVS 4a 7
3 Flying Buttress
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VS 4b 8
  The North Crag
5 The Watchtower
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E2 5c ** 32
6 The Barbican
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VS 4c * 52
7 Matheson Avenue
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HVS 5a * 10
8 Side of the Hill
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E1 5a * 8
9 North Crag Eliminate
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E1 5b ** 364
10 First Republic
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E3 6a * 3
11 The Last Laugh
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E3 6b * 16
12 Agony E2 5a ** 87
13 Deliverance E1 5a ** 9
14 Zig Zag VS 4c ** 344
15 Ecstacy
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E2 5c 4
16 Overhanging Bastion HVS 5a *** 729
17 One World, One Family
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E1 5a * 2
18 Eliminator
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E2 5b 3
19 May Day Cracks HVS 5a ** 124
20 Wet Day Wander
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E1 5a  
21 Thirlmere Eliminate E2 5b *** 223
22 Wild Wall Variation
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E4 6a  
23 The Ultimate Eliminate
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E3 5c  
24 Rigor Mortis E2 5c *** 109
Climb name Grade
25 Last on the List
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HVS 5a * 7
26 White Dwarf
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E3 5c * 18
27 The Ghost E3 6a *** 39
28 Harlot Face E1 5b ** 250
29 Triermain Eliminate E2 5b *** 130
30 Where Monkeys Dare E5 6b  
31 Angel's Highway E1 5b ** 57
32 Ted Cheasby E3 5c ** 101
33 Ted Cheasby Direct Finish E4 6a ** 1
34 Gabriel E2 5b  
35 Eliminate girdle E1 5b ** 13
36 The Final Giggle E1 5b * 23
37 Wingnut E2 5c 4
38 Drag E1 5b 4
39 Primrose Day Dihedral * E6 6a ** 1
40 North crag eliminated * VS ** 1
  The South Crag
42 Howler
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E1 5b 24
43 Chapel Cracks
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VS 4b * 138
44 Eleven Hundred Miles
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E4 6a 1
45 hope
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E2 5b 13
46 Scoop and Crack HVS 5a 44
47 Green Eggs and Ham
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E1 5c * 85
48 Reward
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E2 5c 11
Climb name Grade
49 Gazebo
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HVS 5a * 669
50 Via Media S 4a ** 1118
51 Direct Route VS 4b *** 784
52 Direct Route Direct Start
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VS 4c 34
53 Failed Romantic E1 5b ** 285
54 Romantically challenged E1 5b ** 126
55 Romantically Direct E1 5b * 23
56 Kleine Rinne VS 4b ** 898
57 Yew Tree Climb VD ** 962
58 Pinnacle Wall
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HVS 4c 32
59 Gangway Climb HVD *** 864
60 Gangway Direct MVS 4a 32
61 Wall Climb HS 4a * 478
62 Lilith HS 201
63 Slab Climb HS 4a * 1042
64 Companion way
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MS 51
65 No Name
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M * 116
66 South Crag Girdle S 18
67 Walsh's Blind Variant
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E2 5b * 4
68 Gazebo direct HVS 5a *** 132
69 Chapel Cracks RH Start VS 4b 3
70 The Gossard * VS 1
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