Climbs 82
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 330m a.s.l
Faces NW

John Earl taking a step beyond. © andybirtwistle

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:
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 Butress
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 * 6
13 Incision
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E4 6a * 1
14 Castration Crack E3 6a ** 82
15 First Cut
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E3 6a * 1
16 The Snip VS * 17
17 Zhivago Sassenach
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S 28
18 The Bone S 18
19 Slab Start
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MS 3c * 70
20 Truss Buttress VD ** 522
21 One Hang Low HVS 5b 8
22 Razorback
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VS 4c 4
23 Mist Arete E1 5b 5
24 Sam S 4b * 141
25 Strider
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E1 1
26 Time of Stress
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E3 6a * 9
27 Appliance of Science MVS 14
28 Hernia HVS 5a ** 186
29 Scabby Horse Direct E3 5c * 6
30 Scabby Horse VS 4c * 80
31 Misplaced Trussed
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VD 9
32 Slab in the Face MS 16
  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 14
39 Tamarist
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VS 4c 3
40 Sforzando
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VS 4
41 Sostenuto
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HVS 5a * 137
42 Sostenuto Var. Start
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HVS 5b 15
43 The Fells! The Fells! E1 5c 3
44 Relentless Rage
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E7 6a 1
45 Fang Direct HVS 5a ** 172
46 The Fang MVS 4a *** 368
47 Cerberus E2 5b 7
48 The Doghouse MVS 4b ** 53
49 Left Edge
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S 4a * 89
50 Dog on the Edge E2 5b 9
51 Foreleg Wall
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D 20
52 Kennel Wall MS 3c ** 441
53 Keep out of the Kennel E1 5b 4
54 Bloodletting E2 5c ** 21
55 Bloodhound E2 5b ** 200
56 Hindleg Crack Direct VS ** 4
57 Hindleg Crack
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S 4a * 78
58 The Keswickian E8 7a 1
59 One Step Beyond E4 6a *** 93
60 Dogleg Crack
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HVS 5a * 42
  Nymph Buttress
62 Bilberry Mattress E1 5a * 1
63 Nymph
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HVS 2
  Boulders
65 Theology f6B+ *** 3
66 The Crack f5+ * 23
67 Free, So Free f7A+ ** 2
68 J Mascis f7A+ *** 23
69 Coconutter Start
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f7C *** 13
70 Left Rib f6B 12
71 Four Winds Wall f7A+ ** 6
72 Carlisle Slappers f7C *** 1
73 Matt's Roof f6C * 5
74 Trev's Traverse f7A 22
75 Trev's Traverse Sit start f7A+ * 6
76 Khukuri f7B+ ** 18
77 Renegade NED f7A * 27
78 Road to Valhalla f7B+ ** 7
79 Poachers f5+ 5c 1
80 One Hit Wonder f5+ 6a 1
81 Black Rose f6C * 5
82 Atom Smasher (SS) f7B+ * 1
83 Carpe Diem f7C ** 1
84 Seam Stress f6A *  
85 Hot Off The Press f6B * 3
86 Boogie Monster f7C * 4
87 Mosedale Beck Force, Swindale 2 *** 4
88 Atom Smasher f7C * 5

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