Eagle Crag (Borrowdale)


Impressive towering bastion of the Upper Borrowdale valley. Two buttresses, Lower Eagle with routes up to 45m and Eagle Main which reaches 80m. Good rough rock but slow to dry. Crag classics include Falconers Crack(VS), Double Bogey(E1), Autopsy(E1), Where Eagles Dare(E2), Daedalus(E2) and Dead on Arrival(E5).

Crag information
Climbing Area: Lake District Rock Type: Igneous
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 covering the whole crag, with the exception of the area between Dumbo Cracks and Trapeze inclusive.

Parking and Approach

50 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

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 notice boards in shops, walls and cafés in early May for details and the BMC and FRCC websites. 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

Weather Information

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