Climbs 26
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 135m a.s.l
Faces NW

Sam Arkle in great scenery on Mandrake (HVS), Borrowdale © Dan Arkle

Crag features

A clean glaciated butress close to the car park. Rapid drying.
Forty to fifty metre routes on excellent rock. A great evening or short day venue. Crypt Direct(E1), Go Between(E2), Mandrake(HVS), Irony(HVS), Aberration(MVS), Quayfoot Buttress(VD).Have done Aberration a number of times and have always found the first pitch considerably harder than the second .Anyone else had problems with it?

Approach notes

Two minutes from the NT Bowderstone car park.

Guidebooks

Borrowdale (2016)
Borrowdale (2000)
Out of print:
Borrowdale (1990)
ended up at this crag by accident, glad we did! Worth a visit.
Scott Quinn - 23/Jun/14
The block with the cross appears to offer a good anchor, but it is in fact loose.
Steve Lenartowicz - 09/May/12
A nice, small and compact butress, 15 mins from the campsite and really nice routes
Sam Marks - 13/Jul/11
Is there a reason for the cross scratched into one of blocks at the belay ledge ath the end of Abberation's first pitch?
rockrat - 16/May/10
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Meshach
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VS 5c 2
2 Shadrach
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VS 5c 2
3 The Mound
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MVS 4b ** 56
4 Quayfoot Buttress
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VD ** 394
5 Catafalque
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HVS 5a 2
6 Loitering with Intent
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E4 5c 1
7 The Crypt HVS 5a ** 65
8 The Crypt Direct E1 5b ** 163
9 The In Between
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E3 5c 1
10 The Go Between
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E2 5c *** 169
11 Brain Stain
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E4 6a * 3
12 Aberration VS 4c ** 447
13 Aberration Direct VS 5a ** 2
14 Mandrake
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HVS 5a *** 551
15 Mandrake Direct E1 5b * 1
16 Mandrake Superdirect HVS 5a **  
17 Morceau
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HVS 5a ** 25
18 Dark Angel E5 6b * 1
19 Irony
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HVS 5a ** 400
20 The Creep
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HVS 5b ** 22
21 Sidewinder
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E2 5b ** 4
22 The Girdle Traverse
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HVS 5c ** 1
23 Freak Brothers
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VS 4b 2
24 Freak Power
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E2 6a * 1
25 Short Circuit
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VS 4b * 5
26 The Cyclostome
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MS 1

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