Climbs 21
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 360m a.s.l
Faces W

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Jeremy Wilson on Little Nose (E3) at Upper Heron Crag (from Lake District Climbs Rockfax). © Mark Glaister

Crag features

A small steep wall of very good rock set high above Langstrath Beck. The climbing is very worthwhile BUT the top of the crag is fringed with a deep cover of heather that makes for unpleasant finishes, especially if damp. Walking around and fixing a spare rope in a shallow hollow to stretch down to the good rock makes the experience here much better, especially if you are doing several routes. The rock dries quickly but the vegetation above the crag holds water and can increase drying out time after wet periods.

Approach notes

A steep walk up to below Heron Crag and then go up left until a quick traverse right gains the base of the wall.

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Lake District Climbs

Lake District Climbs provides comprehensive coverage of the very best traditional climbing in the mountains and valleys of English Lake District. The range and variety of climbing available is outstanding, from low-level single-pitch outcrop cragging to long multi-pitch mountain routes. There is something here for climbers of all abilities from experts to those just starting out.
More Guidebooks:
Borrowdale (2016)

Out of print:
Borrowdale (2000)
Borrowdale (1990)
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