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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',10],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',5],['5.8',5],['5.9',7],['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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Featured Route For Borrowdale Valley
James McHaffie on the final pitch. Photo Dave Will...

The Bludgeon, E1 5b 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Shepherds Crag
A spectacular and strenuous last pitch, one of the best in the valley. Starts just left of Little Chamonix.On the first ascent of this route, before nuts and cams were introduced, only one piece of protection was used on the top pitch, a piton in the groove to the right and below the pinnacle. The pinnacle itself was considered unsafe to place a sling runner.P1) Climb the blunt arete and finish left of the spike on LC.Scramble to belay at a oak tree on the right side of the terrace. 5.8, 100'P2)...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Spring on Derwentwater
Spring on Derwentwater
Misty day on Derwentwater .. Borrowdale
Misty day on Derwentwater .. Borrowdale
Borrowdale ..misty day
Borrowdale ..misty day
January Derwentwater
January Derwentwater
Looking down on the Borrowdale Valley
Looking down on the Borrowdale Valley
Walla Crag and the Falcon Crags  Borrowdale Valley
Walla Crag and the Falcon Crags Borrowdale Valley
Andy Ross on The Bludgeon ..Shepherds Crag Borrowd...
Andy Ross on The Bludgeon ..Shepherds Crag Borrowd...
Looking down Borrowdale Valley From Castle Crag to...
Looking down Borrowdale Valley From Castle Crag to...
Borrowdale
Borrowdale
Winter Feb 5 .. From Latrigg above town of Keswick
Winter Feb 5 .. From Latrigg above town of Keswick
Langstrath Valley towards  Eagle Crag.Borrowdale
Langstrath Valley towards Eagle Crag.Borrowdale
Bumble Bee on Scottish Thistle
Bumble Bee on Scottish Thistle
Shepherds Crag . Borrowdale
Shepherds Crag . Borrowdale
Derwent water looking towards the town of Keswick....
Derwent water looking towards the town of Keswick....
Local Brew
BETA PHOTO: Local Brew
Above Borrowdale on Latrigg
Above Borrowdale on Latrigg
The Valley from Friars Crag. Derwentwater Lake
The Valley from Friars Crag. Derwentwater Lake
January on Derwentwater
January on Derwentwater
Derwentwater ,Looking down the Borrodale Vally
Derwentwater ,Looking down the Borrodale Vally
Misty morning
Misty morning
Borrowdale towards Blencathra Mt
Borrowdale towards Blencathra Mt
Friars Crag .Derwentwater
Friars Crag .Derwentwater
 Peter on Gillacombe Buttress 600' 5.6
Peter on Gillacombe Buttress 600' 5.6
Stormy November . Derwentwater ,Borrowdale
Stormy November . Derwentwater ,Borrowdale

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