Climbs 47
Rocktype Granite
Altitude 170m a.s.l
Faces SW

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Paul Cox on Slit Wall (E1) at Hare Crags (from the Lake District Climbs Rockfax). © Mark Glaister

Crag features

Has been referred to as the Yosemite of the Lake District!! It has some good short routes close to the road and is excellent for novices/children. Alternator(E3), Rib(D), Easy Slab(VD), International Rescue(E3), Groove(E1), Fireball XL5(MVS), Short Back and Sides(HVS), Butterballs(E5), Hairless Heart(E1), Jugged Hare(MVS), Magnetron(E2), Hare of the Dog(E5).

Difficult crag to reach during the summer as the bracken can be very high and dense, which covers the paths. The guide book suggests it's a 5 minute walk from the car park, but it can take a lot longer to fight through the vegetation, especially if you are unfamiliar with the access routes.

Approach notes

A series of buttresses between five and fifteen minutes from the road.

Guidebooks

Vital you approach crag left from car park. " "Obvious descent" from Rib and Easy Slab is dangerous (unless we missed the obvious one).
SonyaM - 31/Jul/14
Difficult to get to when the fern is at it's thickest, good for snake spotting however! :/
KaiBoshed - 03/Apr/11
What a sun trap!
JackPott - 22/May/10
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Far Left
2 Hare of the Dog E5 6b * 3
3 Left Hare Chimney
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D 3
4 Splitting Hares
-
VS 4a 3
5 Right Hare Chimney
-
S 3c 2
  Magnetron Buttress
7 Magnetron E2 5c ** 14
8 Alternator E4 6a * 10
9 Zimmer Groove E2 5c * 1
10 Transistor
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HVS 4c 3
11 Wrinklies Slab
-
MS 4a 2
  Upper Buttress
13 Left-Hand Route VS 4a * 27
14 Upper Slab Route 1 VS 4b * 29
15 Spiked Hare E2 5c 9
16 Hare Today, Gone Tomorrow E5 6b * 4
17 Labyrinth Route VS 4b * 13
18 Right-Hand route VS 4c 22
Climb name Grade
  Middle Buttress
20 Jugged Hare VS 4b ** 206
21 Slab Route S 4a * 88
22 Hareless Heart E1 5b * 64
23 Hareline Crack E4 6a *  
24 Butterballs 2 E5 6b * 2
25 Slit Wall E1 5b ** 129
26 The Tortoise E1 5b ** 1
27 Birthday Boy HVS 5a * 24
28 Short Back and Sides
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HVS 5b * 17
  Lower Buttress
30 Fireball X L 5 VS 4b ** 287
31 The Brazilian E1 5a * 16
32 The Groove E1 5c ** 63
33 Thunderbirds HVS 5a * 22
34 International Rescue E3 6a * 13
35 troy tempest
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VS 4c 11
36 Gangway
-
MVS 28
Climb name Grade
37 Gangway (variation)
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VS 4c 8
38 Birch Tree Buttress
-
VS 4c 24
  The Slab
40 The Rib D ** 163
41 The Rib (variation start)
-
MS 3
42 Celebration VS 4b * 59
43 Easy Slab VD * 230
44 Pleasant Slab S 4a * 106
45 Hirsute Slab
-
HVS 4c 13
46 Plaque Route
-
VS 4a 19
47 Birch Tree Groove
-
VD 10
  Unknown
49 Black Death
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E7 6b *** 3
50 Hare Brush S 3c 1
51 Pre - Election Tension
-
VS 4c 3
52 Right Hare, Right Now E7 6c * 2

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