Altitude 170m a.s.l
Paul Cox on Slit Wall (E1) at Hare Crags (from the Lake District Climbs Rockfax). © Mark Glaister
Has been referred to as the Yosemite of the Lake District!! It has some good short routes close to the road and is excellent for novices/children. Alternator(E3), Rib(D), Easy Slab(VD), International Rescue(E3), Groove(E1), Fireball XL5(MVS), Short Back and Sides(HVS), Butterballs(E5), Hairless Heart(E1), Jugged Hare(MVS), Magnetron(E2), Hare of the Dog(E5).
Difficult crag to reach during the summer as the bracken can be very high and dense, which covers the paths. The guide book suggests it's a 5 minute walk from the car park, but it can take a lot longer to fight through the vegetation, especially if you are unfamiliar with the access routes.
The approach description in the wired guide is useless. This is how to get there - park opposite Wha House Farm. From there walk 100yds down the road (west) and go through the first gate on the right. Follow the wall up the hillside until you get to another gate and cross this. Follow your nose to the crags which are spread across the hillside in front of you.
|Vital you approach crag left from car park. " "Obvious descent" from Rib and Easy Slab is dangerous (unless we missed the obvious one).
SonyaM - 31/Jul/14
|Difficult to get to when the fern is at it's thickest, good for snake spotting however! :/
KaiBoshed - 03/Apr/11
|What a sun trap!
JackPott - 22/May/10