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+).
Dive from Keswick and park . about a five minute walk.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Falcon Crags.Borrowdale:
Hedera Grooves. Lower Falcon Crag. 5.7 Trad, 2 pitches, 135 feet
Illusion 5.8+ Trad, 3 pitches, 140 feet
The Walk on the Wild Side. 5.9- Trad, 2 pitches, 195 feet
Dedication 5.9 Trad, 2 pitches, 160 feet
Route 1 5.10c/d Trad, 3 pitches, 200 feet
Joke 5.11b Trad, 2 pitches, 150 feet
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Illusion 5.8+ International : United Kingdom : ... : Falcon Crags.Borrowdale
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