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Black Crag Rock Climbing 

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Location: 54.54424, -3.14018 View Map  Incorrect?
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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'.

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4 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Black Crag

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Black Crag:
Troutdale Pinnacle   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 6 pitches, 350'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Second Pitch.Photo Lee Sheard

Troutdale Pinnacle Superdirect. HVS 5a 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Black Crag
Another very popular route with both delicate and some strenuous moves.Starts at the older climb of Troutdale Pinnacle Direct.This was Ross's first ever first ascent.Starts just left of the regular Troutdale Pinnacle Climb.P1)Climb the steep slab to a ledge .continue up a flake crack to another ledge traverse right and climb a few feet to a block belay at the top of P1 Troutdale Pinnacle.80'5.6.P2).Move left and climb the steep wall/rib for about 35',step left and continue to a small ledge belo...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Rock Climbing Photo: Bill Freelands and Pete Armstrong on the top of Bl...
Bill Freelands and Pete Armstrong on the top of Bl...
Rock Climbing Photo: Black Crag . Routes as of 1965 from the Ross/Thomp...
Black Crag . Routes as of 1965 from the Ross/Thomp...

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