Carrock Fell - Bouldering and Crags

Eastern Crags

A series of easily accessible Gabbro boulders, slabs and walls on the Eastern slopes of Carrock Fell.

Excellent bouldering and very accessible.

Some nice single pitch low grade slab routes on Snail Shell Crags. Routes on other buttresses show signs of neglect (ie moss and lichen is reclaiming them). Grid reference given is for Snail Shell Crags.

Crag information
Climbing Area: Lake District Rock Type: Other
Importance: National CRoW Land: Yes
Ownership: Unknown No. of Routes:
Within National Park: Yes Year Developed:
Grid Reference: NY 355 323

Parking and Approach

Five minutes from the road directly below the crag.

Area information

With implimentation of the CRoW Act (2000), many Lakes fells and crags now have an Open Access designation. They also have many nationally important bird and plant species dependant on inaccessible crags/ledges and heather/mixed heath environments for survival. During the bird nesting period, a number of species can be vulnerable to disturbance. The Lake District restrictions are monitored, variable (VR) and reviewed in April/May. If the birds do not nest, restrictions are lifted early. Check the BMC and FRCC websites in early May for details. New restrictions will be notified on the websites and with on-site notices. To view the BMC's Lake District Green Climbing Guide click this link:

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Peregrines nesting on main Carrick Fell on 28/05/23. Caution to be made