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Borrowdale Valley  


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Location: 54.54053, -3.15645 View Map  Incorrect?
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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',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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Franco Cookson on a failed attempt at the crux sec...

Post Mortem E3 5c 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Eagle Crag
This climb done in 1956 was the first of its grade in the Lake District E3 5c (5.10d).The crack is a prominent feature of the crag.A classic of its type.This climb has seen many failed attempts .P1) Follow a flake crack diagonally to the right then a now vegetated crack that leads to a ledge at the base of the obvious crack.80'5.8.(5a)P2)Climb the offwidth crack over the bulge and continue up to the top.60' 5.10d (E3 5c)...[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
January on Derwentwater
January on Derwentwater
Looking down on the Borrowdale Valley
Looking down on the Borrowdale Valley
Stormy November . Derwentwater ,Borrowdale
Stormy November . Derwentwater ,Borrowdale
Walla Crag and the Falcon Crags  Borrowdale Valley
Walla Crag and the Falcon Crags Borrowdale Valley
Above Borrowdale on Latrigg
Above Borrowdale on Latrigg
Andy Ross on The Bludgeon ..Shepherds Crag Borrowd...
Andy Ross on The Bludgeon ..Shepherds Crag Borrowd...
Derwent water looking towards the town of Keswick....
Derwent water looking towards the town of Keswick....
Borrowdale
Borrowdale
 Peter on Gillacombe Buttress 600' 5.6
Peter on Gillacombe Buttress 600' 5.6
Langstrath Valley towards  Eagle Crag.Borrowdale
Langstrath Valley towards Eagle Crag.Borrowdale
Castlehead . Sorting out cell phone. Failed!
Castlehead . Sorting out cell phone. Failed!
Shepherds Crag . Borrowdale
Shepherds Crag . Borrowdale
Borrowdale ..misty day
Borrowdale ..misty day
Local Brew
BETA PHOTO: Local Brew
Looking down Borrowdale Valley From Castle Crag to...
Looking down Borrowdale Valley From Castle Crag to...
The Valley from Friars Crag. Derwentwater Lake
The Valley from Friars Crag. Derwentwater Lake
January Derwentwater
January Derwentwater

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