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

Mhairi Cameron on Troutdale Pinnacle, Black Crag,Borrowdale © Michael Ryan

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 
2The Mole
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VS 5a 4
3Ashes to Ashes
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E1 5b * 
4Ashes to Ashes - Original Start
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VS 1
5One Foot in the Grave
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VS 4b 2
6The Gravestone
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VS 4b 3
7High Plains Drifter
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E2 5c 4
8Moonraker
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VS 4c *10
9The Wreath
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MVS 4a 18
10The Coffin
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VS 4b **90
11Jubilee Grooves
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E1 5b **122
12Romeo Error
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E2 5c 2
13The Shroud
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VS 4c **414
14Girdle Traverse
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VS 5a **6
15Grand Alliance
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E4 6a ***167
16Up for Grabs
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E3 6b ** 
17Tristar
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E4 6a *5
18VertigoE2 5c **50
19Astral Weeks
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E3 6a *4
20The Lastest
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HVS 5a *11
21Prana
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E3 5c ***206
22Prana Right HandE2 5b 1
 South Buttress 
24Triptych
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E1 5b *7
25The Dice Man
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HVS 5a * 
26Wasp
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E2 5c 1
27Obituary GroovesVS 4c **151
28Tumbling Dice
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E2 5c *11
29The Mortician
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HVS 5a ***414
30Black Crag Eliminate
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E1 5b **35
31Roach Clip - variation finish to Black Crag Eliminate
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HVS 5b  
32The MortuaryE1 5a *17
33Troutdale Pinnacle Direct
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VS 4c ***407
34Troutdale Pinnacle SuperdirectHVS 5a ***534
35Troutdale PinnacleS ***2454
36Anaconda - variation finish to Troutdale Pinnacle
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E1 5b 2
37Wack
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E4 6b 2
38Bush Doctor
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E2 5c *5
39RaindropE1 5b ***532
40Cloudburst - variation finish to Raindrop
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E2 5c 2
41Gleaned Grooves
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VS 4c *10
42Holly Tree Corner
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VS 4b **92
43Grip Factor
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HVS 5a 4
44Silent Sun
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E2 5b *7
45Troutdale RidgeMVS 4b *80
46The Groan
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VS 6
47FrenzyE1 5a 3
48Troutdale Gully
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VD 6
49Troutdale GullyIII  
50Ashley SlabVD 4
 Little Black Crag 
 Troutsdale Gully Wall 
 Black Crag Far Right Hand 

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