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'.
Weather station 4.9 miles from here
4 Total Climbing Routes
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Classic Climbing Routes in Black Crag
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Black Crag:
Featured Route For Black Crag
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
Top of Pinnacle Route 2016
Andy on the Pinnacle. Tele Photo
Tom on the Crux pitch of the Super Direct
Andy topping out to the belay below the crux pitch...
Tom in the Crack of Super Direct
Tom Hore starting up a pitch of Raindrop to join t...
Andy Ross Starting Raindrop
Bill Freelands and Pete Armstrong on the top of Bl...
P.Ross on top pitch Troutdale Pinnacle 2016
Alan Hinkes on Troutdale Pinnacle 2016
Black Crag . Routes as of 1965 from the Ross/Thomp...
Andy on the top pitch of the Super Direct
The Super Direct via Raindrop 5.9 .. Super Direct...