Climbs 45
Rocktype Granite
Altitude 170m a.s.l
Faces SW

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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.

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
1 Birch Tree Groove
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VD 10
2 Plaque Route
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VS 4a 19
3 Hirsute Slab
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HVS 4c 13
4 Pleasant Slab
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S 3c 105
5 Easy Slab VD * 230
6 Celebration
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VS 4b 58
7 The Rib D * 162
8 Birch Tree Buttress
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VS 4c 24
9 International Rescue
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E3 6a * 13
10 Thunderbirds
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HVS 5a 22
11 The Groove
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E1 5b * 56
12 The Brazilian
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HVS 5a 16
13 Fireball X L 5 VS 4b * 285
14 Birthday Boy
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E1 5b 24
15 Slit Wall
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HVS 5a 108
Climb name Grade
16 Butterballs 2
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E5 6b * 2
17 Hareless Heart
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E1 5b * 64
18 Jugged Hare
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HS 4b * 205
19 Labyrinth Route
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MS 13
20 Left Hand Route
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MVS 4a 26
21 Slab Route
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S 3c * 87
22 Short Back and Sides
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HVS 5b * 16
23 Zimmer Groove
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E2 5c 1
24 Alternator
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E3 5c ** 9
25 Magnetron
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E2 5c * 13
26 Right Hare Chimney
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S 3c 2
27 Splitting Hares
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VS 4a 3
28 Left Hare Chimney
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D 3
29 Hare of the Dog
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E5 6b * 2
30 Transistor
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HVS 4c 3
Climb name Grade
31 Gangway
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MVS 28
32 Gangway(variation)
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VS 4c 8
33 troy tempest
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VS 4c 11
34 right-hand route
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VS 22
35 The grove
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E1 5b * 7
36 slit Wall
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HVS 5a 20
37 Upper Slab Route 1 VS 4c 28
38 Wrinklies Slab
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MS 4a 2
39 Black Death
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E7 6b ***  
40 Spiked Hare
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E2 5c 9
41 The Rib (variation start)
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MS 3
42 Hare Brush S 3c 1
43 Hare Today, Gone Tomorrow
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E5 6b * 3
44 Pre - Election Tension
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VS 4c 3
45 Right Hare, Right Now * E7 6c * 2
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