Climbs 45
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 180m a.s.l
Faces W

Across Derwentwater to Falcon Crags © USBRIT

Crag features

Up to 60m. Close to the road and a good evening or short day crag. Some routes have a serious feel - the rock is not always entirely sound! Dry Grasp(E4), Route1(E3), Spinup(VS), Hedera Groove(MVS), Niche(E2), Dedication(E1), Kidnapped(E2), Plagiarism(E2), Usurper(E1), Illusion(HVS), Five Nations(E3).

See separate entry for Upper Falcon.

Approach notes

Park in the carpark on the minor road leading off Borrowdale, walk left on a trail then up through scree. 10 mins.

Restricted Access

Signed restriction on site for all routes left of Spinup. All other routes on the crag are not affected.

Please do not use the descent gully at the north end of the crag and instead either abseil off or descend around the southern end of the crag.


Great crag. Some unlikely situations for the grades and a nice outlook. Seems a bit under-climbed and under-starred for how good the routes are.
AliBaxter - 17/Jun/15
this crag is a bit loose!
joe king - 12/Jul/10
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1The Push
HVS 5a 2
VS 4c **170
VS 4c 3
4The Raging Bull
E3 5c 2
5The Dangler
E2 5c **40
VS 4c 6
7Wuthering Heights
E2 5c 3
8Hedera Grooves
VS 4b **194
9Inarticulate Speech
E4 6a  
E3 6a 2
HVS 5a 26
12Stretch Direct FinishE2 5c 2
13Funeral WayHVS 5a *33
VS 5a 8
E2 5c **9
16Close Encounters
E3 6a *3
17The NicheE2 5c ***127
18Star Wars
E3 5c **15
E1 5c **59
E4 6a *6
E1 5a ***144
22KidnationE1 5b ***9
E2 5c ***56
24PlagiarismE2 5c ***78
E1 5a ***129
HVS 5a ***213
E3 6a **13
28Lamplighter Eliminate
E4 6b 2
VS 4c *90
30ExtrapolationE2 5b **27
31The Riddler
VS 4c 1
32The Girdle Traverse
E1 5b 5
33Five Nations of the Iroquois
E3 5c *2
34Plagorism direct finish *
E3 5c ***4
 Unknown/Need Checking 
36Terrierman *E4 6a *1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.

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