Eagle Crag (Borrowdale)


Impressive towering bastion of the Upper Borrowdale valley made up of two buttresses - Lower Eagle and Eagle Main. Good rough rock but slow to dry. Classics include Double Bogey (E1), Where Eagles Dare (E2), Falconers Crack (VS), Daedalus (E2), Dead on Arrival (E5), Autopsy (E1).

Crag information
Climbing Area: Lake District Rock Type: Igneous
County Cumbria Access Status: Restrictions/ Sensitive Access
Importance: Local CRoW Land: Yes
Ownership: Private No. of Routes: 37
Within National Park: Yes Year Developed: 1946
Grid Reference: NY276121

Restrictions apply from 1 March - 30 June.

Reason: Nesting Birds

Unsigned restriction. The restriction applies to all routes except the area between Dumbo Cracks and Trapeze inclusive.

The birds nested sucessfully in 2016.

Parking and Approach

Fifty minute approach from Stonethwaite.

CRoW Information

On Open Access land. See map here; http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/ourwork/enjoying/places/openaccess/default.aspx

Group Advice


Area information

Many Lake District fells and crags now have an Open Access designation following the CRoW Act. 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 and reviewed each year through the season. If the birds do not nest, restrictions are lifted early - any updates to climbing restrictions will be updated on the crag page on RAD as soon as any changes are known about.

Weather Information

Guidebook info currently being updated

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