Climbs 29
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 300m a.s.l
Faces E

Crag features

Work is currently being carried out to revive any dirty lines on this crag. 15/07/2016

Update: 01/08/2016 -  Upper Crag, Stern Test E5 (pegs in good condition) and Responsibility E1 now clean.

Update: 10/08/2016 Lower Crag, Far from the madding crowd E2, now clean and worth 3*

Two main areas, Upper and Lower Tiers. Good routes in a remote, peaceful and stunning setting.

Up to 44m high on several buttresses providing varied climbing across the middle grades.

Desperate Remedies(E4), Stern Test(E5), Far from the Madding Crowd(E2) , Responsibility(E1) are all nice routes.

Many of the routes follow great lines but can occasionally be dirty.

Being close to Penrith and the M6 this crag provides an adventurous alternative for the NE Lakes climbing scene.

Approach notes

15 Minutes above Thrang Farm in the Martindale Valley.

Park in the lay-by near the old church.

Follow the road left down the valley and take the small path from the right of the road through the bracken.

Access Advice

Seasonal Restrictions

Dates: 1 March to 30 June

Reason: Nesting Birds

The restriction is signed and applies to the whole crag. The birds vary their nest sites and restrictions may be changed.


Climbed here in 2012. Enjoyable routes in a great setting. Some routes a bit dirty but all still climbable
Francis Charlesworth - 22/Jul/16
Visited 23 June 2007, did a couple of routes, not going back. Dirty crag, lots of lichen, although "Far from the madding crowd" was worthwhile.
TonyM - 24/Jun/07
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Lower Thrang Crag
  Upper Thrang Crag
3 Southern Slab
S 1
4 Thrang Slab
VS 4b * 3
5 Desperate Remedies
E4 6a ** 2
6 Microcosm
E1 5a * 1
7 Stern Test E5 6b ** 1
8 Responsibility
E1 5a * 5
9 Return of the Natives
E3 6a * 3
10 The Lurcher
HVS 5a * 9
11 Jude the Obscure
E1 5b * 4
12 Far from the Madding Crowd
E2 5b ** 17
13 Norman the Undead
E2 5b * 2
14 Friends Beyond
E2 5c * 2
15 The Archers
E3 6a * 1
16 Pollster E1 5a * 3
17 Locusts
HVS 5a 2
18 Under the Greenwood Tree
E1 5b 3
19 A Changed Man E3 6a 2
20 The Dynasts E2 5b 1
21 G0uttes d'Eau E3 5c  
22 Gouttes d'Eau E3 5c 1
23 Night of the Long Knives E1 5b 1
24 Big Dick Lustrum HVS 5a 2

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