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:

http://www.lakesbloc.com/crags/north-west/198-gillercombe-a-sour-milk-ghyll.html

Approach notes

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

Guidebooks

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
More Guidebooks:
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Climbs at this crag

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