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Climbs 24
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 250m a.s.l
Faces SE

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Alan James on Sidetrack (VS) on Heron Crag (from the Lake District Climbs Rockfax). © Mike Hutton

Crag features

Up to 60m high. Very mossy in places! Sidetrack(VS), Gormenghast(E1), Bellerophon(VS), Mean Feat(E3).

Prone to seepage in places e.g. P1 of Gormenghast

Approach notes

Turn off the main path by the bog at -3.20893513, 54.41238432 onto a hidden sheep track through the bracken.

Restricted Access

Seasonal Restrictions

Dates: 1 March to 30 June

Reason: Nesting Birds

The restriction is signed on site and applies to the whole crag.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 The Perfumed Garden
2 Heron Corner
VD 1
3 Kama Sutra
VS 4c 7
4 Minor Sixty-Niner
VS 4c 2
5 Hard Not
VS 4c 4
6 Much of a Mouthfull
E1 5b  
7 Steerpike
E2 5c 2
8 Side Track VS 4c * 56
Climb name Grade
9 Babylon
HS 2
10 The Yellow Edge
HVS 5b 2
11 The Patriot
E3 5c 2
12 Gormenghast E1 5b *** 295
13 Titus
E3 6a *  
14 Iago
E3 6a * 7
15 Golden Eye
E2 5c 1
16 Bellerophon VS 4c * 81
Climb name Grade
17 Last Exit
E1 5c 2
18 Assassin
E2 5c 2
19 Spec Crack
E1 5a * 11
20 Mean Feat
E3 5c ** 5
21 Flanker
HVS 5a * 5
22 Freak Out
HVS 5a 1
23 Heron Crag Girdle
HVS 5a  

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