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Falcon Crags

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Falcon Crags 


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Description 

Located just two miles from Keswick . There are two main crags Upper and Lower Falcon .The upper crag is an impressive buttress with a large smooth wall with a corner on its right side ,the corner is part of the first route on this crag Route 1.Prior to this ascent by Peter Lockey and Paul Ross in 1958 the locals always named it the unclimbable crag. Since then about nine routes have been added ... some however are on quite friable rock.The Lower Crag is much more popular. The first climb to appear on this crag was Funeral Way HVS (5.8+) by Paul Ross and Pete Greenwood in 1956,since then over 35 climbs have been recorded from VS (5.7) to E5 (5.11+).


Getting There 

Dive from Keswick and park . about a five minute walk.


6 Total Routes


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Climber at the end of the traverse on the second pitch.Photo B. Birkett

Illusion HVS 5a 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Falcon Crags
Great climbing across the wall below the big overhang of the route Joke P1).Climb directly up to a stance at a large block on the right,same as Plagiarism.25'5.6 P2).A brave on sight by Lockey. Climb the steep groove above until it is possible to reach the large flake. Traverse right passed several grooves,then into the corner groove. Climb up this for a few feet the swing out right around the arete and up to a ledge and belay. 95' 5.8+. P3).Climb up the wall above the ledge to the summit 25'5.4...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Upper Falcon Crag.The line of Route 1 200' E3 (5.10d).First pitch is not shown
Upper Falcon Crag.The line of Route 1 200' E3 (5.1...
Upper and Lower Falcon Crag
Upper and Lower Falcon Crag
P.Ross above the Falcon Crags on April 10th 2013. Now back in the UK from the deserts of Utah and Colorado.... with his two terriers. The town on Keswick in the background. Great to be back....
P.Ross above the Falcon Crags on April 10th 2013. ...
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