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Borrowdale Valley Rock Climbing 


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Description 

One of the most popular areas in the Lake District, with easy access and some low-level, fast-drying crags along it's length. Borrowdale stretches from Keswick in the North to Seathwaite in the South.

Getting There 

From Keswick, drive South down the B5289. Various parking is available depending on which of the numerous crags you want to visit.

Climbing Season



Weather station 5.1 miles from here

30 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',17],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',5],['5.8',5],['5.9',7],['5.10',5],['5.11',3],['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',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Borrowdale Valley

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Borrowdale Valley:
Little Chamonix   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, 4 pitches, 210'   Shepherds Crag
Troutdale Pinnacle   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 6 pitches, 350'   Black Crag
Ardus    5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 140'   Shepherds Crag
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Featured Route For Borrowdale Valley
Rock Climbing Photo: Climber on the final pitch.Photo by Ron Kenyon

Ardus 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Shepherds Crag
One of the best climbs on the crag of moderate difficulty.The climb was named after a local lady bartender. P1)Ascend to the right up to a block belay at the start of the main corner 60'5.6 P2)Climb the block and corner to another block belay 40' 5.6 P3 Traverse out left across the exposed slab for about 15' then climb a crack to the top.45' 5.7. Direct Finish. Climb the corner above the belay. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

Photos of Borrowdale Valley Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: The Town of Keswick and the Borrowdale Valley.12th...
The Town of Keswick and the Borrowdale Valley.12th...
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down on the Borrowdale Valley
Looking down on the Borrowdale Valley
Rock Climbing Photo: 3000BC stone Circle Keswick .. Photo 14th Jan 2016
3000BC stone Circle Keswick .. Photo 14th Jan 2016
Rock Climbing Photo: Bess
Bess
Rock Climbing Photo: Misty day on Derwentwater .. Borrowdale
Misty day on Derwentwater .. Borrowdale
Rock Climbing Photo: Langstrath Valley towards  Eagle Crag.Borrowdale
Langstrath Valley towards Eagle Crag.Borrowdale
Rock Climbing Photo: Tourist treat Derwentwater
Tourist treat Derwentwater
Rock Climbing Photo: Vegetation near Caldbeck, Cumbria
Vegetation near Caldbeck, Cumbria
Rock Climbing Photo: Ashess Bridge and Skiddaw Mt Jan 14th 2016
Ashess Bridge and Skiddaw Mt Jan 14th 2016
Rock Climbing Photo: Andy Ross on The Bludgeon ..Shepherds Crag Borrowd...
Andy Ross on The Bludgeon ..Shepherds Crag Borrowd...
Rock Climbing Photo: Across Derwentwater to Falcon Crags
Across Derwentwater to Falcon Crags
Rock Climbing Photo: Stormy November . Derwentwater ,Borrowdale
Stormy November . Derwentwater ,Borrowdale
Rock Climbing Photo: Castlehead . Sorting out cell phone. Failed!
Castlehead . Sorting out cell phone. Failed!
Rock Climbing Photo: Derwentwater ,Looking down the Borrodale Vally
Derwentwater ,Looking down the Borrodale Vally
Rock Climbing Photo:  Peter on Gillacombe Buttress 600' 5.6
Peter on Gillacombe Buttress 600' 5.6
Rock Climbing Photo: The Valley from Friars Crag. Derwentwater Lake
The Valley from Friars Crag. Derwentwater Lake
Rock Climbing Photo: Local Brew
BETA PHOTO: Local Brew
Rock Climbing Photo: Shepherds Crag . Borrowdale
Shepherds Crag . Borrowdale
Rock Climbing Photo: Winter Feb 5 .. From Latrigg above town of Keswick
Winter Feb 5 .. From Latrigg above town of Keswick
Rock Climbing Photo: Seagulls on Derwentwater
Seagulls on Derwentwater
Rock Climbing Photo: Friars Crag .Derwentwater
Friars Crag .Derwentwater
Rock Climbing Photo: Skiddaw Mt viewed from Latrigg
Skiddaw Mt viewed from Latrigg
Rock Climbing Photo: Borrowdale towards Blencathra Mt
Borrowdale towards Blencathra Mt
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking into the Newlands Valley from Latrigg
Looking into the Newlands Valley from Latrigg

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