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The Lake District Rock Climbing 


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Description 

Some of the earliest climbing done in England was done here in the Lake District. The scenery around ‘The Lakes’ attracts many tourists from all over which make the roads a very busy in the summer. Once you park up and head to the crag you’ll be able to enjoy the scenery with fellow climbers and hikers. There are many fine cliffs in The Lakes, with many of them offering high quality multi pitch routes.

Getting There 

Head North on the M6 towards Kendal. Turn left at Kendal and follow the traffic into the Lake District National Park.

Climbing Season



Weather station 9.2 miles from here

69 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',28],['3 Stars',30],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',8],['5.7',8],['5.8',11],['5.9',11],['5.10',19],['5.11',8],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',1],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',1],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',1],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Lake District

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Lake District:
Little Chamonix   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, 4 pitches, 210'   Borrowdale Valley : Shepherds Crag
Napes Needle   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 6'   Wasdale : The Napes ,Great Gable
Troutdale Pinnacle   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 6 pitches, 350'   Borrowdale Valley : Black Crag
Ardus    5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 140'   Borrowdale Valley : Shepherds Crag
Central Buttress.   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 6 pitches, 405'   Wasdale : Scafell
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Featured Route For The Lake District
Rock Climbing Photo: The final pitch. The belayer Peter Lockey is sat o...

Little Chamonix 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Shepherds Crag
Shepherds Crag has about 130 routes to choose from of all grades. It is about 100 yards from the road which adds to its popularity. Possibly due to its low grade and fine situations Little Chamonix could be the most climbed and photographed route in the Lake District. It has been climbed in roller skates and boxing gloves,and other stunts, such as one arm ,one leg etc.. .P1)Start up a corner with a short crack. Climb the crack left of the pedestal blocks.Move up into the groove the left over ...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Rock Climbing Photo: Cumbria's top sausage maker ,who found fame and fo...
Cumbria's top sausage maker ,who found fame and fo...
Rock Climbing Photo: Derwent Water with Skiddaw and Blencathra mountain...
Derwent Water with Skiddaw and Blencathra mountain...
Rock Climbing Photo: Winter climbing- Ruthwaite Cove- Helvellyn- winter...
Winter climbing- Ruthwaite Cove- Helvellyn- winter...
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking across Derwentwater to eruption on Causey ...
Looking across Derwentwater to eruption on Causey ...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Fells of the Lake District
The Fells of the Lake District
Rock Climbing Photo: Cautley Spout fully formed. Alasdair Donn in the f...
Cautley Spout fully formed. Alasdair Donn in the f...
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking over a field of Bluebells to Buttermere La...
Looking over a field of Bluebells to Buttermere La...
Rock Climbing Photo: Hiking on Blencathra Mt.Looking towards Thirlmere ...
Hiking on Blencathra Mt.Looking towards Thirlmere ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Christmas Day 2009 . Hiking on Latrigg above Keswi...
Christmas Day 2009 . Hiking on Latrigg above Keswi...
Rock Climbing Photo: Lake District UK
Lake District UK
Rock Climbing Photo: More Winter 2009/10. Hiking down to the small vill...
More Winter 2009/10. Hiking down to the small vill...
Rock Climbing Photo: Cycling to Haweswater Cumbria
Cycling to Haweswater Cumbria
Rock Climbing Photo: A field of Buttercups with the Blencathra Mountain...
A field of Buttercups with the Blencathra Mountain...
Rock Climbing Photo: Figures on a Landscape- Lancashire style. Trowbarr...
Figures on a Landscape- Lancashire style. Trowbarr...
Rock Climbing Photo: Summit of Causey Pike Jan.2010. Photo John Porter
Summit of Causey Pike Jan.2010. Photo John Porter
Rock Climbing Photo: Bleak day on Latrigg Lake District. Jan 2014
Bleak day on Latrigg Lake District. Jan 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: December in the Lake District 2011. Photo John Por...
December in the Lake District 2011. Photo John Por...
Rock Climbing Photo: Hiking on Walla Crag .Looking up to the head of th...
Hiking on Walla Crag .Looking up to the head of th...
Rock Climbing Photo: Derwentwater lake Borrowdale. photo Ron Kenyon
Derwentwater lake Borrowdale. photo Ron Kenyon
Rock Climbing Photo: Bridge House in the town of Ambleside. Photo Bowke...
Bridge House in the town of Ambleside. Photo Bowke...
Rock Climbing Photo: Another view from Helvellyn towards the Ullswater ...
Another view from Helvellyn towards the Ullswater ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down Saint Johns in The Vale towards Helve...
Looking down Saint Johns in The Vale towards Helve...
Rock Climbing Photo: Grasmere Lake .With the pass of Dunmail Raise in t...
Grasmere Lake .With the pass of Dunmail Raise in t...
Rock Climbing Photo: Skiddaw Mt above Keswick
BETA PHOTO: Skiddaw Mt above Keswick

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By Euan Cameron
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From: Redlands and Mammoth Lakes
Jun 7, 2011
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