Altitude 275m a.s.l
Bridget Glaister on Gangway Climb (HVD) on the South Crag at Castle Rock of Triermain (from Lake District Climbs Rockfax) © Mark Glaister
One of the great Lake District outcrops with a fine spread of climbs to keep most teams satisfied for a day or two. The North Crag is a towering wall seamed with long grooves and ramps which holds a selection of classic multi-pitch lines that are both steep and sustained. The South Crag is a far friendlier spot that gets lots of sun.
Unfortunately the left-hand side of the North Crag suffered a large rockfall in 2018 that wiped out some routes; those that remain have been reclimbed and the rock is mostly stable although care is still needed.
Park at Legburthwaite carpark (fee). Take the path opposite the toilets and over the road to a field. Walk up the field a short way to a track.
For the North Crag, walk left along the track to a gate and then up next to the fence to reach a water culvert. Cross the small bridge and head up to below the cliff.
For the South Crag, cross the track and take a well-defined path up the field and over a water culvert and wall to the base of the cliff.
|Found the routes here bold as the protection was quite spaced at times.
Michael Morrell - 16/May/22
|Yep agree with that, in a storm is not fun, the hard move off the spike onto the ramp is not easy when a river is running down the ramp!
Greg Kirkpatrick - 17/Jun/04
|overhanging bastion is \'interesting\' in a storm...! Must be done (but not in a storm)
robbie c - 19/Jul/02
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