Green Crag

Buttermere & St Bees

An unlikely looking and very vegetated crag of up to 80m;  some good but slow drying climbing. Well gardened in the early 70's many routes have reverted to nature, the guidebook notes that stars are awarded to encourage the adventurous. If you fancy a look consider trying The Wray (E1), Ala Verde (HVS), Saraband (E1), Matador (HVS), Paper Tiger (VS) or Thorgrim (HVS).

Crag information
Climbing Area: Lake District Rock Type: Volcanic
Importance: Local CRoW Land: Yes
Ownership: Unknown No. of Routes: 12
Within National Park: Yes Year Developed:
Grid Reference: NY 201 131

Parking and Approach

45 min uphil walk from Gatesgarth Farm. Farmer charges
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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