Altitude 330m a.s.l
Charlotte Macdonald on Kennel Wall (S) at Gouther Crag (from Lake District Climbs Rockfax). © Mark Glaister
Gouther is generally a quiet crag with a selection of fine routes: Truss Buttress (VD) Kennel Wall (MS), Fang (MVS), Hernia (HVS), Fang Direct (HVS), Bloodhound (E2), One Step Beyond (E3), The Keswickian (E8). More traffic on the less popular routes would be useful, they are generally excellent and often much better than they might appear (e.g. the Snip, Sam and Zhivago Sassenach)
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 proclaim there is no parking further on and walk 10-15 minutes 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 hidden bridge then steeply up the hillside to Truss Buttress. Other approaches usually end in ferns. Fang buttress is approached the same way then head right for 200 metres.
The prominent block at the top of The Fang, recently reported as loose has now been removed (with very little effort!) The area around the block was also cleaned to remove obvious debris but be alert in case any loose rock was missed.Updated by UKC: 15th June, 2021 17:48
|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