Looking up from the road to Castle Rock of Triemai...
One of the best low lying valley crags in the Lake District. The crag is divided into the north and south crag . The North Crag is about 250' and has most of the higher grade climbs.
There are over 26 climbs on the North Crag from 5.7 to 5.12a, and on the South Crag abot 12 climbs from 5.4 to 5.11.
The crag is situated at the northern end of Thirlmere Lake and at the southern end of the beautiful little valley of St John's in the Vale. About a five mile drive on the Ambleside Road out of the town of Keswick.There is a car park directly below the crag .It takes about 10 minutes walk to reach the foot of the crag
8 Total Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Castle Rock of Triermain
Rigor Mortis E2 5c 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Europe
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A bold second pitch and the third pitch is very exposed. Some aid was used on P2 on the first ascent, as the climb was done from the ground up on sight the upper groove of this pitch was completely moss covered . A few years later as the pitch was now clean Martin Boyson free climbed this pitch in mistake for another climb.Start at a shallow corner just right of the perched flake of Thirlmere Eliminate.P1).Climb the wall up to a small overhang ,then follow the crack to the long ledge.50' 5.8.P2...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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By Chris Owen
From: La Crescenta and Big Bear Lake
Nov 30, 2011
Agreed Paul, a lovely spot.
By Nick Russell
From: Bristol, UK
Mar 18, 2013
Unfortunately a large crack formed around July 2011, effectively detaching a "bungalow-sized" block from the top of the North Crag. The situation is being monitored but climbing is not advised at present. See the BMC or UKC for more details