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Climbs 105
Rocktype Dolerite
Altitude 260m a.s.l
Faces N

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Crag Lough VS © JDal

Crag features

Shed loads of fine single pitch routes in the Diff - VS range with good protection and rock. Very suitable for beginners. Useless in the wet, and its north facing aspect can make it very cold.

Approach notes

Oct 2021 - There is a parking machine at Steel Rigg car park which takes cards / contactless. £3 for three hours, then £2 per hour up to a maximum of £10. Cheaper parking at The Sill, but longer walk in.

 

 

Along the Roman Wall from Steel Rigg carpark at Twice Brewed - car to crag around 15-20 mins. You can see the crag above the lough from the car park.

 

 

I found a house key on unusual key ring yesterday at base of crag at eastern end. Does anyone know the owner?
johnjb - 31/May/15
Lots of great lines (especially in the easier grades)but some of the harder routes are, despite the 2012 clean-up noted below, pretty dirty/lichenous.
frazoir - 02/Jul/13
There will be a clean-up of the crag (removal of excess vegetation) in September 15th 2012 More details here: http://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/t.php?t=514066
The Mole - 13/Aug/12
Appears to be a variety of birds nesting in a variety of places (some not easily know until mid climb). Also appears to be some damaged nests (such as on Pinnacle Face), please be obserant of birds nesting and very careful when climbing .
josephgrimwade - 23/Apr/11
Lots of excellent VS, HVS and E1's and don't be put off by appearances e.g. Wooden Tops E15b - looks nothing but is great fun. Did my very first E1 here: Whinstone Churchill [July 1987]; in the next edition of the Guidebook it had been elevated to E2, sports a very committing & poorly protected move left at half height but is immensely satisfying, once done!
allmag - 16/Aug/07
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