Lakes Bouldering

This database contains the routes as published in the Lakes Bouldering Rockfax guidebook. New problems are added as they get done. Please let us have your votes on the grades and information in the guide. The problems without names have been given numbers corresponding to their listing in the guide.

Routes

1033 boulder problems (VB 4a...V14 8B+)
50 of the Best Routes top50
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents


Crag (click for details) No. of Routes Grade Range Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other
Kentmere
In recent years this beautiful valley has quickly developed into one of the...
125
^^^^
Boulder
Sun and shade
Uphill

10 mins

Sheltered
Chapel Stile Boulders
The Chapel Stile circuit is the area of small craglets, both natural and...
38
^^--
Boulder
Lots of sun!
Level

3 mins

Sheltered
Langdale Boulders
The ever-popular Langdale Boulders have some excellent hard problems and...
43
--^^
Boulder
Sun and shade
Roadside

0 mins

 
Wrynose
Wrynose Pass gets you up into high fell country with relatively easy access to...
96
^^^-
Boulder
Afternoon sun
Uphill

40 mins

 
Coniston
There are several good bouldering areas are centred on the small village of...
72
^^^^
Boulder
Lots of sun!
Uphill

20 mins

 
Gouther Crag
Gouther Crag lies in Swindale, a lovely tranquil valley tucked into the Eastern...
17
_---
Boulder
No sun
Uphill

10 mins

Sheltered
Restricted Access
Carrock Fell
Carrock Fell gives excellent and extensive bouldering on a rough solid gabbro...
144
^^^^
Boulder
Morning sun
Uphill

4 mins

Sheltered
Thirlmere Boulders
Also known as The Lost Boulders of Atlantis, this is the venue that puts the...
27
-^--
Boulder
Sun and shade
Level

2 mins

Sheltered
Ullswater
Ullswater offers relatively little bouldering but there are two venues worth a...
9
----
Boulder
Early morning sun
Uphill

15 mins

 
The Bowderstone
The Bowderstone has been described as the premier single boulder in the...
28
__-^
Boulder
No sun
Level

10 mins

Sheltered
Langstrath Boulders
Langstrath Boulders lie about 30 minutes walk up the valley from Stonethwaite....
19
----
Boulder
Evening sun
Uphill

30 mins

 
Honister
Honister bouldering includes two areas; the Roadside Boulders, which as the...
20
----
Boulder
Evening sun
   
Gillercombe Boulders
Gillercombe is best known for the Classic Rock route; Gillercombe Buttress....
30
-^^-
Boulder
Lots of sun!
Up and Down

20 mins

 
St Bees North Head
St Bees Head is a gem of a place and a wonderful spot to go climbing; as an...
89
-^^^
Boulder
Afternoon sun
Downhill

15 mins

 
Fleswick Bay
Fleswick Bay offers extensive and outstanding bouldering in a stunning setting....
42
-^^_
Boulder
Afternoon sun
Downhill

15 mins

Sheltered
St Bees South Head
Much the smallest of the three St Bees areas, but a little gem for lower-grade...
10
---_
Boulder
Lots of sun!
Level

20 mins

Sheltered
Wasdale
Along with the Pudding Stone at Coniston, the Y Boulder in Mosedale has a claim...
42
-^^-
Boulder
Lots of sun!
Uphill

25 mins

 
Eskdale Fisherground
Eskdale’s granite bouldering is some of the most traditional in the area. Long...
81
^^^-
Boulder
Lots of sun!
Uphill

7 mins

 
Upper Eskdale
Upper Eskdale has two main bouldering venues; the excellent Sampson's Stones,...
60
^^^-
Boulder
Lots of sun!
Uphill

70 mins

 
Furness Area
There is some decent limestone bouldering in the Furness area, although it is...
41
-^--
Boulder
Afternoon sun
Level

10 mins

 
  • Latest Comments

    For Lakes Bouldering

    Leopold Von Buch (Carrock Fell)
    "so do you top out?" 09/Jan

    Kit's Grooved Arete (Carrock Fell)
    "Nice one. I managed it after about half an hour. Still think it more of a v4 tha..." 06/Jun

    Kit's Grooved Arete (Carrock Fell)
    "kris, its a very friction conditions dependent problem, if its cold and fresh it..." 01/Jun

    Kit's Grooved Arete (Carrock Fell)
    "how do you climb this route. it seems much harder than a v3?" 29/May

    Bottom Arete (Kentmere)
    "Definitely the best route on the Boulder. Lots of eliminates for the start" 16/Apr

    Slapstick (The Bowderstone)
    "Agree with the above, I have never seen it done as an eliminate. I used to do it..." 25/Feb

    Triple Dyno (Langdale Boulders)
    "either i did the wrong three dynos or that's not V8" 16/Sep

    Reinvented Bright New Colour (Kentmere)
    "i love this problem the groove that leads up to the roof is especially good its..." 09/Aug

    The Overhang (Langdale Boulders)
    "Sit start exactly V7" 13/Jul top50

    Problem 19 (Carrock Fell)
    "Punks life traverse? needs to be regraded certainly not V5 anyone pushing their ..." 10/Apr

    Mantel Boulder (Langdale Boulders)
    "face is useful !" 18/Feb

    V6 Traverse (Langdale Boulders)
    "A nice little problem but it's not V6. Steady V5 would be about right." 17/Feb top50

    Problem 12 (The Bowderstone)
    "never did it, thats why I nver claimed it. Tried many times, a better/harder st..." 13/Dec

    Back Boulder Left (Langdale Boulders)
    "Surprisingly good despite it's diminutive size and the fact that it feels very e..." 11/Jul

    V6 Traverse (Langdale Boulders)
    "Perhapse it felt V6 cos it is V6, hence the name the V6 traverse." 23/Mar top50

    Problem 5 (Eskdale Fisherground)
    "the start is doing my head in, any suggestions" 20/Feb

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