Climbs 45
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 450m a.s.l

Arete RH © johang

Crag features

Located in the ever-popular Borrowdale valley, the boulders around Sourmilk Ghyll and Gillercombe crag offer some fantastic bouldering, in generally scenic, sunny and user friendly situations.

Guide available here:

Approach notes

30-40 mins walk from the slate museum car park at Honister Pass in the Lake District between Borrowdale and Buttermere


Lakes Bouldering

The first dedicated bouldering guidebook to the Lake District, spanning a range of areas largely in the National Park and all north and west of the M6 junction 36. The guide is intended to be useful to the visiting climber looking for a day or evening's light bouldering just as much as the hard-core local with decent coverage for the V1 and V9 boulderer alike.
More info
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1Problem 1f3+ 4c 17
2The AreteV8 14
3The Arete Direct
V8 16
4The Arete Standup
V5 12
5Problem 3f6B *4
6Problem 4f6B *9
7Problem 5f6C  
8The Groovef3+ 4c 22
9Problem 7f5 5c *25
10Problem 8f5 5c 17
11The Shelff5 5c 21
12Problem 10f5 5c *14
13The Crackf6B 3
14Problem 12f6B *2
15Problem 12 Sit Start
V7 1
16Problem 13f5 5c *6
17Problem 14f5+ 5c 6
18Problem 15 (Slanting Crack)V3 10
19Problem 16f5+ 6a *6
20Al's Weird Routef6A 2
21Problem 18f6A **2
22Problem 19f5+ 6a 5
23Problem 20f6A 4
24Problem 21f6B *2
25Problem 22f6A 6
26Problem 23f5+ 6a 6
27Problem 24f6A 2
28Problem 25f4+ 5b 9
29Problem 26f3+ 4c 11
30Problem 27f5 5c 5
31Problem 28f5+ 6a 6
32Problem 29f5 *6
33Awesome Aretef6C ***15
34N&G Special
f7B * 
35Poor Man's Caution
f7A 11
36Absolute Zero
f7B *3
37Zero Kelvin
f7A 6
38Cave Directf7A+ *2
39Neil's Wall
f7A 4
40Foolish Pecker *f7B *1
41Mike's Problem *f6B *4
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