Climbs 44
Rocktype Granite
Altitude 170m a.s.l
Faces SW

Mid Day Slab work © Eskdale massive

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.


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
1Birch Tree Groove
VD 9
2Plaque Route
VS 4a 17
3Hirsute Slab
HVS 4c 12
4Pleasant Slab
S 3c 86
5Easy SlabVD *208
VS 4b 50
7The RibD *143
8Birch Tree Buttress
VS 4c 19
9International Rescue
E3 6a *12
HVS 5a 19
11The Groove
E1 5b *48
12The Brazilian
HVS 5a 14
13Fireball X L 5VS 4b *230
14Birthday Boy
E1 5b 10
15Slit Wall
HVS 5a 74
16Butterballs 2
E5 6b * 
17Hareless Heart
E1 5b *58
18Jugged Hare
HS 4b *166
19Labyrinth Route
MS 12
20Left Hand Route
MVS 4a 17
21Slab Route
S 3c *72
22Short Back and Sides
HVS 5b *13
23Zimmer Groove
E2 5c 1
E3 5c **8
E2 5c *8
26Right Hare Chimney
S 3c 1
27Splitting Hares
VS 4a 2
28Left Hare Chimney
D 3
29Hare of the Dog
E5 6b * 
HVS 4c 2
MVS 18
VS 4c 5
33troy tempest
VS 4c 9
34right-hand route
VS 10
35The grove
E1 5b *5
36slit Wall
HVS 5a 16
37Upper Slab Route 1VS 4c 19
38Wrinklies Slab
MS 4a 1
39Black Death
E7 6b *** 
40Spiked Hare
E2 5c 9
41The Rib (variation start)
MS 2
42Hare BrushS 3c 1
43Hare Today, Gone Tomorrow
E5 6b *2
44Pre - Election Tension *
VS 4c 2
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