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As the Covid-19 lockdown eases, access for climbing is opening back up, subject to some measures and restrictions depending on where you are going. Please make sure you have read and understood our current advice before heading out and apply it alongside RAD advice to ensure access issues don’t develop.

Eagle Crag

Buttermere & St Bees

A major mountain crag with routes of up to 150m. A good dry spell is required to climb here, you will then be rewarded with superb climbing between VS and the low E grades. If you get to the crag and find it wet you can pop pver to the other side of the Coombe to Grey Crag which is sunny and quick drying.

Crag information
Climbing Area: Lake District Rock Type: Volcanic
Importance: National CRoW Land: Yes
Ownership: Unknown No. of Routes: 37
Within National Park: Yes Year Developed:
Grid Reference: NY 172 144

Parking and Approach

One and a half hours from Gatesgarth Farm. Farmer charges £4 to park off road. Other parking available nearby.
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: www.thebmc.co.uk/lake-district-green-guide

Weather Information

For more information on the Winter Weather Monitoring please visit https://www.thebmc.co.uk/idwal

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