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Restricted Access

Access to Badger Rock is sensitive - please approach the boulder through the gate at the corner of the field only. If coming from 'Little Font', please do not try to shorten the approach by climbing over the dry stone wall between Badger Rock and Little Font. Considerable damage to the wall has been caused here by climbers doing this and the farmer is understandably unhappy with the situation. The BMC are working with the farmer to rebuild the wall but further damage may result in access permission being withdrawn. Strictly no dogs are allowed in the field.

Lake District Bouldering (2019) P18, Lakes Bouldering (2006) P12.5, Boulder Britain (2011 & 2020) P1.5.

The classic arête on Badger Rock from sitting on the right. Start right hand in the poor pocket and left hand on the very low side pull. 6C+ if you start from the good holds in the break.

Ticklists

Lakes Bouldering 7A-7B , Lakes Boulders around V4-V7

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User Date Notes
JamPlastick 17 May, 2023 Show βeta
βeta: Left toe to pull off the ground makes the start reasonable, ended up rolling with the right to the second pinch on the arete then left to the big sidepull edge out left, not sure if this is in for the grade but if it isn't the stand start seems way harder than a 5+. Also tried bumping left on the arete from the crimp on the face but couldn't quite get the break.
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βeta: Left toe to pull off the ground makes the start reasonable, ended up rolling with the right to the second pinch on the arete then left to the big sidepull edge out left, not sure if this is in for the grade but if it isn't the stand start seems way harder than a 5+. Also tried bumping left on the arete from the crimp on the face but couldn't quite get the break.
Alasdair Fulton 20 Apr, 2021 Show βeta
βeta: Cheeky toe-hook for the tall.
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βeta: Cheeky toe-hook for the tall.

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High f7A+
Mid f7A+
Low f7A+
High f7A
Mid f7A
Low f7A
High f6C+
Mid f6C+
Low f6C+
High f6C
Mid f6C
Low f6C
Votes cast 42
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Style of Ascent
Bouldered
Soloed
Not Set
Redpoint
Onsighted
Flashed (β)
DNF
Repeated
Not Set
Route of Interest
Gimme Shelter

Grade: f7A ***
(Mardale Head Boulders)

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