Grey Crag

Buttermere & St Bees

An excellent set of tiered buttresses in a sunny location high in Birkness Combe close to and directly opposite Eagle Crag, if the latter is too cold or damp this is s superb alternative venue. Quality easier routes up to 40m in length and routes on the different tiers can be combined to give 120+ metres of climbing. Great combinations can be constructed at all grades from D to VS depending on mood and experience.

Crag information
Climbing Area: Lake District Rock Type: Volcanic
Importance: Regional CRoW Land: Yes
Ownership: Unknown No. of Routes: 58
Within National Park: Yes Year Developed:
Grid Reference: NY 172 147

Parking and Approach

One and a half hour uphill walk from Gatesgarth Farm. Farmer charges £2 to park but there are other places 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:

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