Restricted Access

Given the high numbers of boulderers visiting the site, the landings have become very worn and muddy in the past and climbers have tried to improve them using stone from the wall. Dry stone wall repair is expensive and the farmer has rightly become annoyed in the past about deliberate damage to his wall. The BMC has worked with the National Trust to fund some stone pitching around the most worn areas to make them harder wearing and improve drainage. Please do not try to add to this with stone from the dry stone wall - it could easily lead to access issues.

  • No climbing on the slabby face of the West Boulder which is home to prehistoric rock carvings (see below for details)
  • Keep dogs on a leash if livestock are in the field
  • Take all litter home with you
  • No fires or bbqs

free topo for the boulders can be found on the excellent LakesBloc site along with many others.

Seasonal Restrictions

Reason: Nesting Birds

No climbing on the slabby side of the West Boulder (between the dry stone wall by the stile and the arête to the left) to protect some of the best examples of prehistoric rock-art in England.

The Cup & Ring markings can be easily seen and are notified as a Scheduled Ancient Monument giving them a high level of legal protection and meaning the National Trust (landowner) has a duty to protect them above all else. The engravings are regularly monitored and any damage could result in a complete ban at this famous venue.

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Three star lakes boulders 6C-7C+


User Date Notes
ChossChampion 16 Jul, 2020 Show βeta
βeta: Bit eliminate, would have gone a lot sooner if I'd known how how high it started.
Show beta
βeta: Bit eliminate, would have gone a lot sooner if I'd known how how high it started.

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Route of Interest
kernel Snap

Grade: V5 ***
(Kernel Crag)

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