Climbs 32
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 700m a.s.l
Faces N

Dave Birkett on first free ascent of Fanghorn E3 5c Boat How Crags, Kirk Fell 1995 © USBRIT

Crag features

Needs a good dry spell. About 70m high. Excellent rough rock when clean. Numenor(E2), Prow of the Boat(HVS), Scenic Cruise (HVS), Groyne Strain (E1), Breakwater Slabs(S).

Approach notes

Two hour approcach march, from Honister or Wasdale. Best to gain the summit of Kirkfell and abseil into the routes

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1Longshoreman's Arete
M 1
2Bonjour Matelot
MVS 4b  
3Coastguard Climb
 East Buttress 
D 1
6Sea Wall Arete, East Buttress
D 1
 Breakwater Slabs 
8Moss SlabHS  
9Breakwater Slabs and LighthouseS *3
10Groyne StrainE1 5b **4
11Breakwater Slabs, Grooved AreteVS 4c **2
12Sea ShantyE1 5b  
13TopsailE2 5b 1
14SpinnakerE2 5c  
 Main Wall - The Boat 
16Larboard AreteS  
17Final VoyageE1 5a  
18Prow DirectHVS 5a **1
19DehydroepiandrosteroneE2 5c  
20Keel HaulE3 5c  
21Numenor DirectE3 5c ***2
22VoyagerE3 5c ** 
23FlagshipE5 5c *** 
24FanghornE3 5c ***1
 West Face 
26Jolly Roger
E2 5c, 5a **1
27Trim and Incline
E3 5c ** 
28Poseidon Adventure
E4 6a, 5a ** 
29The Golden Rivet
HVS 4c, 5a ** 
30Scenic CruiseHVS 5a ***1
31Starboard AreteS *1
 Winter Routes 
33Ill GillII/III  
34Boat Howe GillI/II *2
35Starboard ChimneyIV 5 ** 
36Horizon ClimbIV 4  
37Kirk Fell GillII/III *2

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