Climbs 31
Rocktype Granite
Altitude 96m a.s.l
Faces W

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Bridget Glaister on Central Crack (VS) on the Main Wall of Brantrake Crag (from the Lake District Climbs Rockfax). © Mark Glaister

Crag features

A useful low lying single pitch (up to 30m) crag. Excellent clean granite. Abstract Arete(E3), Right Hand Crack(HVS), Art for Arts Sake(E5), Left Edge(S).

Approach notes

Ten minutes from the parking place below the crag. Go along a small overgrown path, 15m NE of the parking place, and up throught the gate. Turn right and head SW for approximately 60m (do not go straight up the hill). Path up to the crag then breaks off left up the hill.

All the routes I've done on Upper Crag are about one grade overgraded.
Rog Wilko - 22/Aug/10
bolt belay has been taken out. now used by lots of groups so can get busy. great rock in a great place but expect to find someone abseiling down your chosen route.
biscuit - 25/Aug/05
Brings back memories of enjoyable evenings when I lived in W.Cumbria. A useful,quick drying crag to visit if you have a spare afternoon/evening in the area-some short but good routes on Eskdale Granite.The main slab is used occasionally by the nearby OBMS, it has (or did have ) a large BOLT belay above the main slab
Bob Bennett - 22/Apr/04
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Main Wall
2 Left Edge VS 4b * 40
3 Blank Check
E3 6a 1
4 Tunnel Vision E2 5c 4
5 Left-hand Crack E1 5c * 13
6 Central Crack VS 5a ** 103
7 Art for Art's Sake E5 6b * 8
8 Right-hand Crack HVS 5b *** 72
9 Abstract Arete E3 5c * 5
  Lower Crag
11 The Mantelshelves VS 4c * 24
Climb name Grade
12 The Crack VS 4b * 57
13 Lady Fingers HVS 5b 5
14 Nail File VS 4c * 13
15 Diagonal Route VD 43
16 Cuckoo Pillar VS 4c 9
17 Linbeck Chimney
S 4a 4
18 Red Hour
HVS 5a 4
19 Brothers in Arms VS 4b 4
20 Lingbeck Pillar *
HVS 4c 1
  Upper Crag
22 Open Groove
D 5
Climb name Grade
23 Closed Season HS 4a 15
24 Open Season S 4a  
25 Block and Tackle Left-hand VD 77
26 Block and Tackle Right-hand VD 6
27 Face Route VS 4c ** 85
28 Direct Start HVS 5c * 51
29 Terrace Crack VD * 105
30 Slim Line Tonic VS 4c 47
31 The Middle Way S 4a * 149
32 Dog Leg Crack VD * 101
33 Edge Hog D 23
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.

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