Climbs 28
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 320m a.s.l
Faces SW

Crag features

Up to 50m high, good routes include Overbeck Buttress(MS), Bowderdale Climb(MS), Queen of Change(E3), Femme Fatale(E3), Central Chimney(S), Zig Zag(HVS). The bouldering is situated on the Overbeck Boulder, directly below the crag by the river, good problems include Arete and Traverse(V2), Traverse Direct(V3), Overbeck Arete(V4), Technical Wall(V5).

Approach notes

The crag is reached by half an hours walk from the Wasdale Head road.

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:
Scarfell & Wasdale (2014)
Scafell Wasdale & Eskdale (1996)
Gable & Pillar (1991)
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 The Curving Crack
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HS 3
2 Catamite Corner
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E2 5c 1
3 Troglodyte
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VD 2
4 Ash Tree Chimney
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VD 7
5 Zig - Zag
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HVS 5a * 1
6 Central Chimney
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S * 17
7 Femme Fatale
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E3 5c * 1
8 Tim Benzedrino
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E3 5c 1
9 B Chimney
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D 5
10 Queen Of Change
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E3 6a * 5
11 North and Central
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HS  
12 Central Route
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S 2
13 The Gargoyle
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VS 4c 3
14 Bowderdale Climb
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MS * 15
15 Overbeck Buttress
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MS * 21
16 Corner Climb
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VD 12
17 Girdle Traverse
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VS 4b  
18 Problem 1
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V1 5c 8
19 Technical Wall
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V5 *** 5
20 Overbeck Arete
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V4 *** 10
21 Arete and Traverse
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V2 5c ** 11
22 Traverse Direct
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V3 ** 8
23 Right-hand Direct
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V1 5c 11
24 Dirty Flake
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V0 5a 8
25 Lip Trip
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V4 * 4
26 Easy Side
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V0- 4c 7
27 Brackenclose Climb
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HVS 5a ** 2
28 Ash Tree Chimney - Variation Finish
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VD 4

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