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The Lake District  


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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 Routes

['4 Stars',28],['3 Stars',28],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',8],['5.7',8],['5.8',10],['5.9',12],['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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated 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
Kipling Groove   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 135'   Great Langdale : Gimmer Crag
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Featured Route For The Lake District
Moving right from the holly tree P2 .Climber  Gene Vallee . Salt Lake City. Utah

Adam VS 5a 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Shepherds Crag
Starts 20' left of North Buttress . 15' right of Eve.This discription is the original route. P1) Climb the awkward crack in the corner which leads to ledge a large spike belay.40'5.7 P2)Climb the crack on the right of the ledge then follow good holds left and up to the holly tree . From the tree step right and up a few feet to the edge of the arete . Pull over this on good holds then cross a small slab to a steep direct finish just left of an overhanging block. 90'5.8.Tree Belay ..Alt Finish...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

Photos of The Lake District Slideshow Add Photo
Cumbria's top sausage maker ,who found fame and fortune in the United States.Here seen relaxing in the Langstrath Valley.
Cumbria's top sausage maker ,who found fame and fo...
Derwent Water with Skiddaw and Blencathra mountains in the background
Derwent Water with Skiddaw and Blencathra mountain...
Winter climbing- Ruthwaite Cove- Helvellyn- winter 1978/79
Winter climbing- Ruthwaite Cove- Helvellyn- winter...
Christmas Day 2009 . Hiking on Latrigg above Keswick .Photo Pete Armstrong
Christmas Day 2009 . Hiking on Latrigg above Keswi...
The Fells of the Lake District
The Fells of the Lake District
Cautley Spout fully formed. Alasdair Donn in the foreground. <br /> <br />North of Sedbugh
Cautley Spout fully formed. Alasdair Donn in the f...
Looking over a field of Bluebells to Buttermere Lake in the Buttermere Valley about 8 miles from the town of Keswick
Looking over a field of Bluebells to Buttermere La...
Hiking on Blencathra Mt.Looking towards Thirlmere Lake and St John's in the Vale
Hiking on Blencathra Mt.Looking towards Thirlmere ...
December in the Lake District 2011. Photo John Porter
December in the Lake District 2011. Photo John Por...
Looking across Derwentwater to eruption on Causey Pike
Looking across Derwentwater to eruption on Causey ...
A field of Buttercups with the Blencathra Mountain in the background. Just outside the town of Keswick
A field of Buttercups with the Blencathra Mountain...
Summit of Causey Pike Jan.2010. Photo John Porter
Summit of Causey Pike Jan.2010. Photo John Porter
Lake District UK
Lake District UK
Bleak day on Latrigg Lake District. Jan 2014
Bleak day on Latrigg Lake District. Jan 2014
More Winter 2009/10. Hiking down to the small village of Watendlath,about 4 miles from Keswick. Photo Pete Armstrong
More Winter 2009/10. Hiking down to the small vill...
Hiking on Walla Crag .Looking up to the head of the Borrowdale Valley
Hiking on Walla Crag .Looking up to the head of th...
Derwentwater lake Borrowdale. photo Ron Kenyon
Derwentwater lake Borrowdale. photo Ron Kenyon
Bridge House in the town of Ambleside. Photo Bowker
Bridge House in the town of Ambleside. Photo Bowke...
Another view from Helvellyn towards the Ullswater valley and lake. Photo Ron Kenyon
Another view from Helvellyn towards the Ullswater ...
Northern Lake District
Northern Lake District
The terriers that came from the deserts of Utah to the bluebells and ferns of the Lake District
The terriers that came from the deserts of Utah to...
Hiking on Blencathra.
Hiking on Blencathra.
Stonethwaite Farmhouse
Stonethwaite Farmhouse
Grasmere Lake .With the pass of Dunmail Raise in the distance.
Grasmere Lake .With the pass of Dunmail Raise in t...

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By Euan Cameron
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From: Redlands and Mammoth Lakes
Jun 7, 2011
A classic climb...