Climbs 29
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 210m a.s.l
Faces W

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Dan on an unknown problem - Panoramic © Tom McNally

Crag features

A fine, small, sunny crag, with a few good single pitch routes, mostly around E2-ish or E6-ish!

Approach notes

From Bellingham take the westerly minor road just after the bridge and opposite the cemetary. Follow this for 3 miles and turn up to High Cairpeth farm. Park on the verge just before the farm and ask permission from the friendly owner. Take the good track towards the cottage but branch off partway aiming for a gate on the skyline. Go through this and follow a vague track leftwards around the minor rocks, then after a few hundred yards branch right to the crag itself.

Restricted Access

From Bellingham take the westerly minor road just after the bridge and opposite the cemetary. Follow this for 3 miles and turn up to High Cairpeth farm. Park on the verge just before the farm and ask permission from the friendly owner.

Take the good track towards the cottage but branch off partway aiming for a gate on the skyline. Go through this and follow a vague track leftwards around the minor rocks, then after a few hundred yards branch right to the crag itself.

Seasonal Restrictions

Dates: 1 March to 30 June

Reason: Nesting Birds

Peregrines have occasionally been spotted at the crag in the past - please contact the BMC Access Team if you see a pair nesting on the crag. (Individual birds may use the crag, but only a nesting pair requires a temporary restriction.)

April Fool is E1 5b. Shine On, Mad March Hare and Harris Tweed probably worth an extra star.
Fiend - 04/Oct/11
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Buggy
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VD 2
2 Bogey
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VD 6
3 Short Wall
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VS 4
4 Howlerhirst Chimney
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S * 4
5 Harris Tweed VS 5a 9
6 The Dream of Gerontius E6 6b * 3
7 Devils Soul Mate
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E6 6b ** 3
8 Guardian Angel E5 6a *** 9
9 Where Angels Fear to Tread
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E6 6b *** 5
10 Sign of the Devil f7C+ *** 1
Climb name Grade
11 Overlapping Corner
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HVS 5a * 3
12 Autumn
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E1 5b 5
13 Crazy Diamond
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E4 5c 2
14 Shine On E3 5c ** 4
15 Mad March Hare E1 5b * 9
16 July Fate
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E3 5c 2
17 With Teeth E3 5c **  
18 April Fool E2 5b ** 5
19 Howlerhirst Crack
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HVS 5a * 6
20 The Bleating of the Lambs
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S 9
Climb name Grade
21 Endangered Species
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HVS 5b 2
22 Primeval Ramp Champ f7B+ ***  
  The Sheep Pen Problems
24 The Complete Round
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f5+ 1
25 P.2
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f6A 1
26 The Pen Traverse
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f7B  
27 P.4
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f6A 1
28 P.5
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f6C 1
29 P.6
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f6C 1
30 P.7
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f6A 1

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