High Crag

Buttermere & St Bees

Superb selection of routes in the VS - E1 range, lovely rock but some of the routes on the front face can be lichenous. Well woth the effort of visiting, the left side of the crag faces east and enjoys the morning sun.The smaller crag to the lft has some good routes which shouldn't be ignored.

Crag information
Climbing Area: Lake District Rock Type: Volcanic
Importance: National CRoW Land: Yes
Ownership: Unknown No. of Routes: 35
Within National Park: Yes Year Developed:
Grid Reference: NY 183 144

Parking and Approach

45 minute uphill walk from Gatesgarth Farm. Farmer charges £3 to park off road but there are other free road-side spaces a few hundred metres towards Honister Pass.
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

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