This is a fine afternoons climbing when around the patterdale area. SLATE. A clean right hand side accomodates a fine HVS 5a line, this takes the easiest route up the Buttress of slate. the right arete has only been top roped, but would provided a fine E3 line. The left of the outcrop is less steep, but with a worse rock quality. a Severe has been recorde taking the easiest line. An impressive Finger crack to the right of this has only been climbed part way, with it thining towards the top. Although only three routes are recorded so far, there are atleast three other good lines at about HVS- E2 left.
A path traverses across place fell about 300 metres from the bottom. Gain this path from the collection of houses south east of side farm at (401,161). The path either rises steeply to the right (SE) or stays at a steady gradient to the left (NW). take the left path. follow this untill a Slate Quarry is clearly visible 20 metres to the right, when the path goes through a scree field. The left of the crag is in trees.
|Young and naive - it's a shit hole! Worth a tootle if you're staying at Side Farm campsite though!|
Dave Warburton - 06/Aug/11
|See my comments on Fireball, basically the easy left side is very rotten and the danger from falling rock of all sizes is huge. Stick to the right and don't let Kids under the face etc. For a small face the risks are huge.
steveshaking - 27/May/09
|I've put a few more of the lines me and Dave remember on, but we haven't climbed them. the grades are just what they looked like from the ground- not accurate, but it gives you an idea of what to expect. -Don't be knicking those F.As! If you do put them on.|
Franco cookson - 27/Dec/07
|A good but small slate crag for if you get stuck in Patterdale, and you cant be arsed with the walk to Gowbarrow or Eagle. Good for an Afternoon, with plenty more lines to be done.
DaveWarb - 06/Nov/07
|A fine, slightly small outcrop. good if u're in the area. four lines have been done of good quality and another three or four await of a similar standard. It looks like thre is potential fo another couple ofE1s at least.|
Franco cookson - 05/Nov/07
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