Raven Crag

Buttermere & St Bees

Situated on the S side of High Stile overlooking Ennerdale. A tough approach but worth visiting to climb on superb, rough and sunny rock. Single pitch routes of up to 45m, the best routes are in the E1 - E4 range but there are sufficient routes in the VD - S range to reward a visit.


Crag information
Climbing Area: Lake District Rock Type: Volcanic
Importance: Regional CRoW Land: Yes
Ownership: Unknown No. of Routes: 27
Within National Park: Yes Year Developed:
Grid Reference: NY 163 144

Parking and Approach

Traditionally approached from Buttermere by ascending high Stile before dropping down the Ennerdale slopest to the crag. Can also be approached from Ennerdale.
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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