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Falcon Crags

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Falcon Crags 


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Submitted By: USBRIT on Dec 24, 2009
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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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Bill Birkett on the final pitch of Route 1.1974

Route 1 E3 5c 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Falcon Crags
A stunning route up the impressive corner to the right of the headwall. On the first ascent Peter led the final pitch and fell most of the way down the wall from what is still the free crux, entering the upper groove. After much bad language he completed the pitch. Starts above an ash tree on a grassy hump below the centre of the crag.P1) Climb the broken groove until a short groove is climbed up to the right to a ledge and belay below a groove on the left, 5.6, 70'P2) Climb the wall for about 2...[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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