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Langstrath Vally towards Eagle Crag.Borrowdale

Description 

One of the most popular areas in the Lake District, with easy access and some low-level, fast-drying crags along it's length. Borrowdale stretches from Keswick in the North to Seathwaite in the South.

Getting There 

From Keswick, drive South down the B5289. Various parking is available depending on which of the numerous crags you want to visit.

Climbing Season



Weather station 5.1 miles from here

30 Total Routes

['4 Stars',17],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',5],['5.8',4],['5.9',8],['5.10',5],['5.11',3],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',1],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',1],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Borrowdale Valley:
Little Chamonix   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, 4 pitches, 210'   Shepherds Crag
Troutdale Pinnacle   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 6 pitches, 350'   Black Crag
Ardus    5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 140'   Shepherds Crag
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Climber on the final pitch.Photo by Ron Kenyon

Ardus 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Shepherds Crag
One of the best climbs on the crag of moderate difficulty.The climb was named after a local lady bartender. P1)Ascend to the right up to a block belay at the start of the main corner 60'5.6 P2)Climb the block and corner to another block belay 40' 5.6 P3 Traverse out left across the exposed slab for about 15' then climb a crack to the top.45' 5.7. Direct Finish. Climb the corner above the belay. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

Photos of Borrowdale Valley Slideshow Add Photo
Derwentwater ,Looking down the Borrodale Vally
Derwentwater ,Looking down the Borrodale Vally
Misty day on Derwent Water .. Borrowdale
Misty day on Derwent Water .. Borrowdale
Local Brew
BETA PHOTO: Local Brew
Looking down on the Borrowdale Valley
Looking down on the Borrowdale Valley
Derwent water looking towards the town of Keswick. Photo Bowker
Derwent water looking towards the town of Keswick....
Walla Crag and the Falcon Crags  Borrowdale Valley
Walla Crag and the Falcon Crags Borrowdale Valley
Shepherds Crag . Borrowdale
Shepherds Crag . Borrowdale
The Bludgeon ..Shepherds Crag Borrowdale Valley
The Bludgeon ..Shepherds Crag Borrowdale Valley
The Valley from Friars Crag. Derwentwater Lake
The Valley from Friars Crag. Derwentwater Lake
Borrowdale
Borrowdale
Gillacombe Buttress 600' 5.6
Gillacombe Buttress 600' 5.6

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