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Castle Rock of Triermain

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Castle Rock of Triermain  


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Submitted By: USBRIT on Jan 20, 2010
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Description 

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.

Getting There 

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

Climbing Season



Weather station 9.2 miles from here

8 Total Routes

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


Featured Route For Castle Rock of Triermain
P.Ross on pitch 3 .Repeating the climb in the early 1990's.

Rigor Mortis E2 5c 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Castle Rock of Triermain
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

Photos of Castle Rock of Triermain Slideshow Add Photo
View from the climb Via Media on the South Crag.Looking towards the Thirlmere Valley with the road from Keswick to the towns Of Grasmere and Ambleside. Photo Hans Desmarowitz.
View from the climb Via Media on the South Crag.Lo...
A quick lunch below Castle Rock of Triermain.
A quick lunch below Castle Rock of Triermain.
The outlook from the south end of the crag (photo by Phil Ashton)
The outlook from the south end of the crag (photo ...
Climbers on the top of the South Crag.The skyline mountain on the right is Blencathra to the left Skiddaw. Photo Frank Seaton
Climbers on the top of the South Crag.The skyline ...
View of Castle Rock across the Thirlmere Valley.photo Bowker
View of Castle Rock across the Thirlmere Valley.ph...

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By Chris Owen
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From: La Crescenta and Big Bear Lake
Nov 30, 2011
Agreed Paul, a lovely spot.
By Nick Russell
Administrator
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