Rock Climbing in the Lake District

The Lake District is a beautiful location and has some magnificent climbing venues both in the mountains and at lower levels. Being a little more accessible it offers a great alternative to Scottish rock, an ideal location to learn the techniques of leading or to climb some famous Classics.


Dates and Cost
Dates April to October
Cost per day £185 for 1 person. Plus £20 per additional group member.


Important Information
Maximum Number There will only ever be 2 participants to one instructor to ensure you get the most out of your day
Duration Minimum 2 days to a recommended maximum of 4 to 5 days.
Where are the courses based? Keswick and Ambleside are good central Lake land bases.
Pre requisites None


More Detail

The Lake District saw the birth of rock climbing in the UK with the solo ascent of Napes Needle by W.P. Haskett Smith known to many as the father of Rock Climbing. With so many routes to choose from and some outstanding Classics climbing in the Lakes is a magnificent experience.

If you want to climb some multi-pitch mountain routes, learn to lead or kick start your rock climbing on some lower level crags then browse through Adele’s top 10 routes to get some inspiration. Having climbed extensively in the Lakes, Adele can always choose the best location and route to suit your ability and aspirations.

Top Ten Venues

  • Eliminate A (VS) Dow Crag Coniston
  • Napes Needle (VDiff but probably S) and Needle Ridge ( Diff) Gable Crag
  • Little Chamonix ( VDiff) and Ardus (HS) Shepherds Crag Borrowdale
  • Corvus (Diff) Raven Crag
  • Troutdale Pinnacle (S) and Troutdale Pinnacle direct (HVS) Black crag Borrowdale
  • Lakeland Cragsman (HVS) Seargent crag slabs Borrowdale
  • Middlefell Butress (Diff) and Original route ( S) Raven Crag Langdale
  • Kipling Groove         (HVS), A route (VS) and Ash Tree Slabs ( VD) Gimmer Grag Langdale
  • Oxford and Cambridge Direct Route ( VD) and Dexter Wall ( S) Grey Crag Buttermere
  • Botterils Slab Scafell Crag, Scafell

Just a few names to inspire but many more to go for. Contact Adele to discuss the options.


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