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Altitude 330m a.s.l
Charlotte Macdonald on Kennel Wall (S) at Gouther Crag (from Lake District Climbs Rockfax). © Mark Glaister
A quiet crag with a small selection of rather fine routes: Truss Buttress (VD) Kennel Wall (MS), Fang (MVS), Hernia (HVS), Fang Direct (HVS), Bloodhound (E2), One Step Beyond (E3), The Keswickian (E8).
Similar bouldering nature with a few real classics.
There is no longer any parking near the steppings stones over the river. Park at the obvious lay-by where the signs proclaims there is no parking further on and walk 10-15 up the road. Cross the river via the bridge or stepping stones and follow a path just above the dry stone wall to cross a secret bridge then steeply up the hillside to Truss Buttress. Other approaches usually end in ferns.
|The limited parking by the (new) footbridge seems to be part of the flood improvements which are currently under construction. I suspect that it will disappear when the work is finished.
25 minutes for the approach seems rather optimistic - it took us over 30 minutes to walk down!|
roger whetton - 30/May/16
|Good climbing, Id recommend Kennel Wall and Zivago Sassenach to anyone going here. The slightest bit of rain and the rock becomes slippy as ice but it dries incredibly quickly.|
martin_whitton - 02/Sep/06
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