Climbs 48
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 580m a.s.l
Faces NE

Looking out from The Priest's Hole on Christmas morning 2006 © Danielle Sheridan

Crag features

Major Lakes mountain crag with many excellent routes in the higher grades 20-90m long. The steep North Buttress saw lots of action in summer 2003, with all routes cleaned and new routes added in the higher grades. The Lakes premier hard crag? Fast and Furious with the Flying Fissure Finish(E5), Bucket City(E6), Bucket Dynasty (E6), Fear and Fascination(E5), Vlad the Impaler(E7), Fear of Failure (E8), Fetish for Fear (E7), Dusk til Dawn (E7), Extol(E2-mean at this grade!), Asolo (E3), Westmorlands Route(MS), Hiraeth(E2), Dovedale Groove(E1). In winter it has some classic ice and mixed routes.

Approach notes

One and a quarter hour walk from the Brotherswater Inn (camping).

Guidebooks

11/6/09...top pitch of extol fairly clean..amazing line...did hungovers first pitch instead
Christian Beck - 23/Aug/09
As of 17/6/6 Extol was exceedingly dirty. We abbed from the top of P1 having seen the delights awaiting above. Most of the routes on the left of the crag would seem to be in a similar nick. Another once fine lakes crag reclaimed by the ming?
Dave Kerr - 19/Jun/06
Climbed the fissure finish to Fast and Furious on Sunday (5th Aug 02). It is absolutely brilliant, worth ***. One of the best routes of its grade in Cumbria. Caff also climbed Bucket City which is in good nick. Chalk on Fear and Fascination. Get up there.
wils - 08/Aug/02
the flying fissure finish is now clean and has a new thread. wils 29/07/02
wils - 29/Jul/02
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Dove Crag
2 Up Hellya
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E8 6c **  
  Priest's Hole
4 Xoanan E4 6b ** 1
  North Buttress
6 Explosion
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E4 5c * 4
7 FFF Link E5 6b 1
8 Outside Edge
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E5 6b ** 2
9 Yorkshire Pudding
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E3 5c * 2
10 Fetish for Fear E7 6c ** 1
11 Fast and Furious
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E5 6a *** 10
12 The Flying Fissure Finish E5 6b ** 10
13 Inside Out Link
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E5 6b ** 1
14 Bucket City E6 6b *** 10
15 North Buttress
-
E6 6c *  
16 Fast City E5 6a *** 6
17 Fear and Fascination
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E5 6a *** 13
18 Vlad the Impailer
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E7 6b *** 4
19 Beyond the Pail (Bucket City Finish) E7 6b *** 1
20 Beyond the Pail (Original Finish) E6 6b  
21 Fear of Failure
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E8 6c ***  
22 Pail Face (Bucket City Finish) E6 6b *** 4
23 Pail Face (Original Finish) E6 6b **  
24 Broken Arrow
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E5 5c, 4c  
25 Bucket Dynasty E7 6b *** 2
26 Dusk till Dawn E7 6b *** 1
27 Dusk till Dawn (Vlad Start)
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E7 6b *** 1
28 Darkest Hour
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E7 6c ***  
29 The Brasov Incident E6 6b 1
30 Hangover
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HVS 5a ** 33
31 Asolo
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E3 6a ** 7
32 Problem Child
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E4 6a *  
33 Extol
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E2 5b ** 79
34 Aurora
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E3 5c ** 4
35 Mordor
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E3 5c 1
36 Phobos
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E2 5c ** 9
37 Hiraeth
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E2 5b ** 16
38 Dovedale Groove
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E1 5b ** 48
39 Ommadawn
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E5 6a 3
40 Westmorland's Route
-
S 3c ** 40
41 Entity VS 4b 1
42 Eilethgia
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MVS  
  Scrambles
44 Hoggett Gill 1 ** 7
  Winter Climbs
46 Westmorland's Route IV 5 ** 1
47 South Gully I/II 22
48 Inaccessible Gully V 5 *** 26
49 Houndshope Cove Beck II * 2
50 Right Hand Gully IV  
  Bouldering
52 Impailed f7B+ *** 2
53 Pail Attitude
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f6C * 1
  Unsorted
55 Tarsus HS  

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