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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.

22m.

Rockfax Description
This beautiful face climb will defeat all but the very strong-fingered. Climb direct - without deviating into the corner of Sun God - to join and finish as for Cement Head. © Rockfax

FA. Paul Ingham 1986. Direct Start added by John Gaskins 1991. A hiddiously hard start straightened out by local John Gaskins before moving on to make the third ascent of Hubble at Raven Tor..

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Emilio Bachini 7 Aug, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: The left hand hold at the 3rd bolt is no more. The collection of critters left below the hold suggest it had been reasonably detached for a while.
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βeta: The left hand hold at the 3rd bolt is no more. The collection of critters left below the hold suggest it had been reasonably detached for a while.

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High 8a
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High 7c+
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Style of Ascent
Lead
Toproped
Redpoint
Dogged
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Route of Interest
Prime Evil

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

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