Climbs 49
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 260m a.s.l
Faces NW

Troutdale Pinnacle © helenmatthews

Crag features

Classic Borrowdale climbing! Two main buttresses, North buttress on the left and South buttress on the right.

Home to the deservedly popular troutdale Pinnacle (S). Other classics include The Shroud (VS), The Mortician (HVS), Troutdale Pinnacle Superdirect (HVS), Raindrop (E1), Prana (E3) and Grand Alliance (E4).

Approach notes

Twenty minute walk from parking in laybys just south of the Leathes Head Hotel.

Guidebooks

I imagine this is a great crag during the warmer months, however it seeps rather a lot at this time of year and we were unable to complete troutdale pinnacle due to this.
staceyjg - 07/Nov/11
Large block fell off during an ascent of Gleaned Groove today, uprooting trees and leaving a path of destruction, other climbs may be affected
Ellie79 - 22/Jun/11
Troutdale Pinnacle ? Possibly my one enduring love (wife and daughters excepted). First climbed this crag in 1961. In the following decade must have climbed it fifty or more times, solo and with a string. Not too difficult - but what a delight in its variety of situations - and that 'Thank God' hold - just where most needed. A fabulous piece of climbing and recommended to everyone. Put it top of your wish list. It's what 'real' rockclimbing was meant to be.
bergalia - 02/Apr/07
get to it mid week or an early start, or on a week climb prepare to queue for tdp. the mortician is a smashing route with a very techy start to the second pitch. on the third pitch do the finger traverse, well worth the effort and easyer than it looks.
IanJackson - 16/Jul/06
"We climbed Troutdale Pinnacle on a lovely sunny day and seemed to be the only people there" theres seems to be a constant stream of people on tdp and never anyone on any of the other three star routes. The Mortician is v.good.
johni - 02/Aug/05
We climbed Troutdale Pinnacle on a lovely sunny day and seemed to be the only people there - much quieter than Shepherds Crag. It's a really enjoyable climb with stunning views and an easy walk in.
Roo - 25/Jun/03
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  North Buttress
2 The Mole
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VS 5a 4
3 Ashes to Ashes
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E1 5b *  
4 Ashes to Ashes - Original Start
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VS 1
5 One Foot in the Grave
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VS 4b 2
6 The Gravestone
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VS 4b 3
7 High Plains Drifter
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E2 5c 5
8 Moonraker
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VS 4c * 10
9 The Wreath
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MVS 4a 18
10 The Coffin
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VS 4b ** 99
11 Jubilee Grooves
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E1 5b ** 125
12 Romeo Error
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E2 5c 2
13 The Shroud
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VS 4c ** 443
14 Girdle Traverse
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VS 5a ** 6
15 Grand Alliance
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E4 6a *** 181
16 Up for Grabs
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E3 6b **  
17 Tristar
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E4 6a * 6
18 Vertigo E2 5c ** 53
19 Astral Weeks
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E3 6a * 4
20 The Lastest
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HVS 5a * 11
21 Prana
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E3 5c *** 219
22 Prana Right Hand E2 5b 1
  South Buttress
24 Triptych
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E1 5b * 7
25 The Dice Man
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HVS 5a *  
26 Wasp
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E2 5c 1
27 Obituary Grooves VS 4c ** 162
28 Tumbling Dice
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E2 5c * 12
29 The Mortician
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HVS 5a *** 437
30 Black Crag Eliminate
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E1 5b ** 36
31 Roach Clip - variation finish to Black Crag Eliminate
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HVS 5b  
32 The Mortuary E1 5a * 16
33 Troutdale Pinnacle Direct
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VS 4c *** 438
34 Troutdale Pinnacle Superdirect HVS 5a *** 560
35 Troutdale Pinnacle S *** 2558
36 Anaconda - variation finish to Troutdale Pinnacle
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E1 5b 2
37 Wack
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E4 6b 2
38 Bush Doctor
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E2 5c * 5
39 Raindrop E1 5b *** 579
40 Cloudburst - variation finish to Raindrop
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E2 5c 2
41 Gleaned Grooves
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VS 4c * 10
42 Holly Tree Corner
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VS 4b ** 94
43 Grip Factor
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HVS 5a 4
44 Silent Sun
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E2 5b * 8
45 Troutdale Ridge MVS 4b * 86
46 The Groan
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VS 6
47 Frenzy E1 5a 3
48 Troutdale Gully
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VD 6
49 Troutdale Gully III  
50 Ashley Slab VD 4
  Little Black Crag
  Troutsdale Gully Wall
  Black Crag Far Right Hand

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