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Climbs 55
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 350m a.s.l
Faces NE

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Matt Cooke on Tumbleweed Connection (E2) at Goat Crag (from Lake District Climbs Rockfax). © Alan James

Crag features

A great Lakeland crag, typifying the best that Borrowdale has to offer. The 'Adopt a Crag' mob from Keswick cleaned most of the classics in the last weekend of 2011.
Over 100m high. The best routes are Voyage(E3), Tumbleweed Connection(E2), Praying Mantis(E1), Footless Crow Direct(E6), Mirage(E5), Bitter Oasis (E4), DDT(HVS), Alone in Space(E1), Cursing Caterpillar(HVS), Manpower(E2), April Fool(VS).

Approach notes

25 minutes from Grange in Borrowdale.

Guidebooks

The Voyage and Tumbleweed Connection climbed 21 april 2011 . More routes to be climbed this weekend . Wils.
awsomal - 21/Apr/11
Unnamed and Midsummer at the oasis have had a couple of ascents in the last month and are quite good.They do seem to share the start though. Trojan Horse upper pitch has had a few ascents and is been recommended.
wils - 07/Aug/02
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 The Kremlin
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VS 5a * 10
2 Dwarf's Divorce E2 5c 1
3 The Gnome
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VS 4c 4
4 The Bridal Suite
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VS 4b 5
5 April Fool
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VS 4c * 19
6 The Peeler
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VS 4c * 57
7 High Flier
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E1 5b 6
8 Manpower
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E2 5c * 15
9 The Rat Race
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E2 5c 12
10 The Cursing Caterpillar
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HVS 5a * 24
11 Solid Air
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E1 5b * 11
12 Alone in Space E1 5b ** 69
13 The Blaspheming Butterfly HVS 5a 15
14 The Big Curver
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E2 5c ** 13
15 Fear of Flying
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E3 6a * 5
16 Wild Times
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E5 6b *  
Climb name Grade
17 Day of the Jackals
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E4 6b 3
18 Point Blank
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HVS 5a 9
19 DDT HVS 5a *** 154
20 Lithuania E4 6b, 5c ** 1
21 The Voyage E3 5c *** 42
22 Altered Images
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E3 5c * 4
23 Tumbleweed Connection E2 5c *** 140
24 Praying Mantis E1 5b *** 385
25 Praying Mantis Direct
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E2 5b *** 12
26 The Thieving Magpie
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E3 6a * 5
27 Athanor E3 6a *** 39
28 Trojan Horse
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E6 6b 1
29 Footless Crow E6 6c *** 24
30 Footless Crow Direct E6 6b *** 3
31 Mirage E5 6b *** 9
32 Bitter Oasis E4 5c *** 131
Climb name Grade
33 Unnamed E5 6a, 6a ** 1
34 Midsummer at the Oasis
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E4 6a ** 1
35 The Sting
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E2 5c * 4
36 Ambling Ant
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MVS 4b * 7
37 Route 2
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MVS 4b 5
38 Samurai Jack E3 5c * 4
39 Blind Faith E2 5c 1
40 Heretic
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E2 5b * 3
41 Silly Billy
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VD 5
42 The Queer Thing
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VS 5
43 Monsoon
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HVS 5a 4
44 Rashōmon E3 5c **  
45 Deadly Nightshade
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HVS 5a 1
  Not checked or waiting for more info
47 Chrysalis
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VS 4c 1
48 Bookends * f7C+ *** 5
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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