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Black Crag

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Black Crag  

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BETA PHOTO: Black Crag.Photo by Graham Sumner


This very popular crag is a 3.5 mile drive down the valley from Keswick, and about a mile from Shepards Crag.It lies at the head of a little brance valley named Troutdale,behind the Borrowdale Hotel.Best parking is about a mile past the Hotel on the left.A lane leads into Troutdale. The crag is obvious .Cross the stream and a steep hike brings one to the base and the well marked start to the most climbed route on the crag Troutdale Pinnacle 5.6 375'.

Getting There 

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Climbing Season

For the England area.

Weather station 4.9 miles from here

4 Total Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Black Crag:
Troutdale Pinnacle   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 6 pitches, 350'   
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Raindrop. Lake Derwent Water in background. Photo ...

Raindrop 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Black Crag
Starts just right of the right hand start of Troutdale Pinnacle at a thin left slanting crack. P1)Up the crack to a ledge,climb the slab behind trending left.5.9 50'P2) Climb straight up left of a small overhang then left along a diagonal crack to a shallow scoop ,follow this to a stance. (top of pitch 2 Troutdale Pinnacle Direct.)5.8 90'P3)Climb the wall just right of The Super Direct crack to a foot hold on the right.Move left 6' then straight up to a right slanting groove .Up this and arete o...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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The Crag . Drawing by the late Len Roop
The Crag . Drawing by the late Len Roop
Bill Freelands and Pete Armstrong on the top of Bl...
Bill Freelands and Pete Armstrong on the top of Bl...

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