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Restricted Access

The crag lies within a National Nature Reserve and is an important area of SSSI semi-ancient woodland with Special Protection Area (SPA) status. The Lake District National Park Authority (responsible for managing recreation at Chapel Head) and the BMC have worked closely together to develop the following good practice guidelines which should be followed by all climbers visiting the crag:

  • No access to cliffs north of central gully.
  • Please do not remove ivy or damage trees along crag base.
  • Take all litter home with you.
  • There are no toilets at Chapel Head - please be discreet.

Seasonal Restrictions

Dates: 1 March to 30 June

Reason: Nesting Birds

Signed restriction for nesting peregrine, applies to the whole crag. This pair of birds are well established having nested sucessfully on the crag for a number of years.

As always, the nest site will be monitored and the restriction lifted if the young birds fledge early - this page will be kept udpated as soon as any additional information is received from those monitoring the site which might change the details of the restriction.

9m.

Rockfax Description
An impressive way up the buttress when dry. Climb the tricky lower wall and finish up Perverse Pepere. © Rockfax

FA. Paul Cornforth 1987.

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tintinandpip 15 Mar, 2022 Show βeta
βeta: One of my favourites, I’ve always felt 7c is the correct grade.
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βeta: One of my favourites, I’ve always felt 7c is the correct grade.
marky 30 Apr, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: This is now a great route when combined with Perverse Pepere. The crux bulge is too hard for 7b+ easily 7c IMO. Great effort with all the re-bolting at Chapel Head.
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βeta: This is now a great route when combined with Perverse Pepere. The crux bulge is too hard for 7b+ easily 7c IMO. Great effort with all the re-bolting at Chapel Head.

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Style of Ascent
Lead
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Redpoint
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Route of Interest
Eraser Head/The True Path

Grade: 7b+ ***
(Chapel Head Scar)

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