Climbs 16
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 300m a.s.l
Faces NW

Things to do on a wet weekend in the Lakes: Intake Ridge © Simon Caldwell

Crag features

The obvious ice planed slab on the south side of Intake Ridge. The slab provides enjoyable climbs up to 32m on clean, solid rock with good friction. Some of the routes can be slightly lacking in protection, however they make up for this with plenty of positive holds.

Faces northwest, not south as shown in the latest Lake District Rock!

Approach notes

From Keswick, take the Borrowdale Road (B5289). Half a mile past the Chapel House Farm campsite, turn left down a pot-holed track to Thorneythwaite Farm. Parking is available on the grassy area next to the river for £3 in the honesty box. GPS coordinates:  54.511128, -3.160624

From the parking walk back along the main road towards Keswick and take the public footpath. Follow this across the beck and past the old mill. Continue past until past the intake wall and then head steeply up the fell. The area around the crag is loose scree so take care.

The guidebook gives an optimistic 30 minutes approach time. Expect closer to an hour.


Routes now ordered from left to right. I think they were right to left before so that the "yan, tan, tethera..." in the route names was in order. Grades updated in line with the 2015 selective guide. Routes not featured may be due an upgrade, so be careful if it is at your limit.
LGraham - 31/Aug/15
Am I going mad or are these routes listed right to left?
Oujmik - 30/May/14
Evidence of dry-tooling - why?? I do not understand.
TraceyR - 12/Jun/12
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Intake Ridge 
2Intake Ridge
D *142
 Glaciated Slab 
4Deja Vu
E2 5b 3
5Prodigal Sons
E3 6a *3
6Trod Pip
MVS 4b *42
7Trod Dovera
VD 58
8Trod Hovera
D *28
9Trod Lethera
D *73
10Trod Sethera
D *78
11Trod Too Far
S **16
12Trod Pimp
S **117
13Trod Methera
S **112
14Trod Tethera
VD **166
15Trod 'A' TweenMVS 4a *85
16Trod Tan
D *152
17Trod Yan
M *83
18Trod On Their Toes *VS 4c **1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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