Climbs 21
Rocktype Granite

Faces SE

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Esio-trot, Tortoise Crag © Natasha O

Crag features

20-30m single pitch slab climbing. Perfect for an early evening of soloing. Protection is sparse as many of the cracks are blind or choked with earth. Consider bringing a stake for belays as the terrain at the top is grassy (there is one good spike above the left-hand end of the crag).

Note: not in the current Scafell Wasdale guidebook. Details and photo topo are at present in the FRCC guidebook update:

Approach notes

Park on the Eskdale road opposite Wha House Farm. The Crag is above the main path to Scafell from here, about 1km from the carpark. It is the first obvious slab which comes into view.

Possibly worth a visit for those who enjoy exploring less trodden paths. Goat Crag, behind and above, seemed to show more promise. Don't put too much faith in the "stake" at the top of the crag, as it's really just a glorified tent peg. Other options further back for those with long enough ropes.
C Witter - 17/Jul/21
Spent some time unceremoniously bashing bracken yesterday (trusty golf club). Beautiful evening for easy granite slab climbing. Wouldn't be surprised if all routes got a whole grade knocked off... ?
sea_lene - 02/Jul/14
Agree with grades - but there is plenty of pro on some of the routes (but sparse on some also)
Andysomething - 27/Jun/13
Soloed most of the routes here in a couple of hours. Very pleasant climbing in a beautiful setting. Protection seemed very sparse. Will go back next time i'm passing. Grades seem a bit soft, nothing seemed VS, most VD - HS
Mark Eddy - 30/Apr/12
A nice slabby crag devoid of any useful protection. A pleasant venue for an afternoons soloing?
Simon2005 - 18/Oct/09
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