Climbs 67
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 275m a.s.l
Faces W

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Bridget Glaister on Gangway Climb (HVD) on the South Crag at Castle Rock of Triermain (from Lake District Climbs Rockfax) © Mark Glaister

Crag features

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.

Approach notes

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.

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Lake District Climbs provides comprehensive coverage of the very best traditional climbing in the mountains and valleys of English Lake District. The range and variety of climbing available is outstanding, from low-level single-pitch outcrop cragging to long multi-pitch mountain routes. There is something here for climbers of all abilities from experts to those just starting out.
More Guidebooks:
Eastern Crags (2011)

Out of print:
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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