Eagle Crag (Borrowdale)

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

Open access land, designated under the Countryside & Rights of Way Act (2000) give area access rather than linear access as provided by public rights of way. It also gives a legal right of access specifically for climbing, as well as walking and other quiet recreation on foot.

Please bear in mind however that the landowner still has the right to restrict access for up to 28 days per year (often used on public safety grounds for shooting in moorland areas), and can also apply for longer term restrictions with Natural England (such as bans on dogs, or regular restrictions during particular times of year). It is important to check for these restrictions regularly as they can be added at short notice – all details for open access land in England can be found on Natural England’s website.  

Group Advice

Unsuitable.

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

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