Climbs 89
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 330m a.s.l
Faces NW

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Charlotte Macdonald on Kennel Wall (S) at Gouther Crag (from Lake District Climbs Rockfax). © Mark Glaister

Crag features

A quiet crag with a small selection of rather fine routes: Truss Buttress (VD) Kennel Wall (MS), Fang (MVS), Hernia (HVS), Fang Direct (HVS), Bloodhound (E2), One Step Beyond (E3), The Keswickian (E8).

Similar bouldering nature with a few real classics.

Approach notes

There is no longer any parking near the steppings stones over the river. Park at the obvious lay-by where the signs proclaims there is no parking further on and walk 10-15 up the road. Cross the river via the bridge or stepping stones and follow a path just above the dry stone wall to cross a secret bridge then steeply up the hillside to Truss Buttress. Other approaches usually end in ferns.

Guidebooks

Lakes Bouldering

The first dedicated bouldering guidebook to the Lake District, spanning a range of areas largely in the National Park and all north and west of the M6 junction 36. The guide is intended to be useful to the visiting climber looking for a day or evening's light bouldering just as much as the hard-core local with decent coverage for the V1 and V9 boulderer alike.
More info
More Guidebooks:
Lake District Climbs (2019)
Lake District Rock (2015)
Eastern Crags (2011)

Out of print:
The limited parking by the (new) footbridge seems to be part of the flood improvements which are currently under construction. I suspect that it will disappear when the work is finished. 25 minutes for the approach seems rather optimistic - it took us over 30 minutes to walk down!
roger whetton - 30/May/16
Good climbing, Id recommend Kennel Wall and Zivago Sassenach to anyone going here. The slightest bit of rain and the rock becomes slippy as ice but it dries incredibly quickly.
martin_whitton - 02/Sep/06
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  North East Buttress
2 Foss
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E1 5b 3
3 Garm
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HVS 5a 2
4 Merak
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VS 4c *  
5 Kes
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MVS 4b * 1
6 Bamad
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HVS 5a * 1
7 The Great Pursuit
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E1 5b 1
  Truss Buttress
9 The Gelding
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E3 6a *  
10 A Snip in Time
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E3 6a *  
11 Surgical Cut
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E3 6a *  
12 Vasectomy E3 5c * 7
13 Incision
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E4 6a * 1
14 Castration Crack E3 6a ** 94
15 First Cut
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E3 6a * 1
16 The Snip VS * 19
17 Zhivago Sassenach
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S 28
18 The Bone S 28
19 Slab Start S 3c * 89
20 Truss Buttress VD ** 655
21 One Hang Low HVS 5b 11
22 Razorback
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VS 4c 5
23 Mist Arete E1 5b 6
24 Sam HS 4b * 165
25 Strider
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E1 1
26 Time of Stress E3 6a ** 18
27 Appliance of Science MVS 17
28 Hernia E1 5b ** 235
29 Scabby Horse Direct E3 5c * 7
30 Scabby Horse VS 5a * 88
31 Misplaced Trussed
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VD 13
32 Slab in the Face MS 20
Climb name Grade
  Practice Wall
34 Practice Wall
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S  
35 The beat goes on
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HVS 5b  
36 Late Night Groove
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VS 4c  
  Fang Buttress
38 The Filling
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HVS 5a 15
39 Tamarist
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VS 4c 3
40 Sforzando
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VS 5
41 Sostenuto HVS 5a ** 179
42 Sostenuto Var. Start
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HVS 5b 18
43 The Fells! The Fells! E1 5c 5
44 Relentless Rage E7 6a ** 5
45 Fang Direct E1 5a ** 218
46 The Fang VS 4b *** 462
47 Cerberus E2 5b 7
48 The Doghouse MVS 4b ** 75
49 Left Edge S 4a * 114
50 Dog on the Edge E2 5b 9
51 Foreleg Wall
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D 20
52 Kennel Wall S 4a *** 540
53 Keep out of the Kennel E1 5b 5
54 Bloodletting E2 5c ** 30
55 Bloodhound E2 5b *** 235
56 Blood Poisoning E3 6b 2
57 Blood Sweetening E1 5b ** 2
58 Hindleg Crack Direct VS ** 6
59 Hindleg Crack HS 4b * 92
60 The Keswickian E8 7a *** 2
61 The Dalesman E5 6b *  
62 One Step Beyond E4 6a *** 84
63 Dogleg Crack HVS 5a * 51
Climb name Grade
  Nymph Buttress
65 Bilberry Mattress E1 5a * 1
66 Nymph
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HVS 4
  Boulders
68 Theology f6B+ *** 3
69 The Crack
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f6B * 29
70 Free, So Free
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f7A+ ** 2
71 J Mascis
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f7A+ *** 35
72 Coconutter Start
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f7C *** 18
73 Left Rib
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f6C 17
74 Four Winds Wall
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f7A ** 8
75 Carlisle Slappers
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f7C *** 1
76 Umbongo f7C+ ** 1
77 Matt's Roof
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f6C+ * 6
78 Trev's Traverse
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f7A 29
79 Trev's Traverse Sit start f7A+ * 17
80 Khukuri
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f7B ** 30
81 Khukuri Right hand finish f7B ** 5
82 Renegade NED
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f7A * 42
83 Road to Valhalla f7B ** 10
84 Poachers
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f6B 1
85 One Hit Wonder
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f6B 1
86 Black Rose
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f6C+ * 7
87 Atom Smasher (SS) f7B+ * 3
88 Carpe Diem
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f7C ** 1
89 Seam Stress
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f6B+ *  
90 Hot Off The Press
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f6C * 3
91 Boogie Monster f7C * 6
92 Mosedale Beck Force, Swindale 2 *** 4
93 Atom Smasher f7C * 11
94 Higgs Boson f7A 1
95 Shredder f6B+ 2

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