The entrance of the majestic Langstrath Valley has a trio of good little crags that have some quality routes, although they tend to be overlooked by many in favour of the much more popular Sergeant Crag Slabs further up the valley. Bleak How was developed many decades ago and only a small number of the routes remain clean, although these are well-worth tracking down. Fat Charlies Buttress is a small wall of good rock that gives a few short lines and is useful for a quick climb on the way to or from the other crags, or if staying at the nearby campsite.
Park at Stonethwaite, either on the approach or in the hamlet. Walk up the valley on a road then a track past a campsite, then turn right up the Langstrath Valley. After 200m, cross the river at a footbridge.
Bleak How - Head up the hillside making for the left side of the crag from where a traverse rightwards, tight below the face, gains a huge block and gearing up spot.
Fat Charlies Buttress - Once over the footbridge, the crag is easily viewed just a few metres above the path.