The Lad Stones

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Boulder
Morning sun
25 mins
Uphill

Some great boulders in a superb setting and worth the half hour walk-in. The main attraction is a pair of massive boulders with big and overhanging faces, the Bothy and Panorama Stone. There are also some smaller blocks with worthwhile problems in the easier grades, giving a decent grade range all round.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Stella
Climb the right side of the awesome hanging arete with trepidation and crimps to the finishing jug. The landing could be...
 
3 Stars
Bumstart
Crimpy
Fluttery
V8 7B+
2
Artois
An intimidating wall but with positive holds. Takes drainage so may need a quick clean.
 
3 Stars
Fluttery
V5 6C
3
Dry Tooling Underground
From a jug to a big side-pull and long reach to the ledge. The scary top-out is easier but even more exposed on the right.
 
1 Stars
V1 5b
4
Warm Up Wall Left
 
Bumstart
V1 5b
5
Warm Up Wall Centre
 
Bumstart
V1 5b
6
Warm Up Wall Right
Crimpy moves to a reachy move right to the break. Finish left.
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
V3 6A
7
The Niche
The awesome hanging niche is still a project after the attentions of some of the best locals. It's going to be good and hard.
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8
Warm Up Traverse
Start right in the back of the cave, squirm out and traverse the break up to the left. Repeat until warmed up.
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
V1 5b
9
Problem 9
Over the roof with various footlock combinations being useful.
 
Bumstart
V4 6B
10
Problem 10
Gain the arete and rock over right. (No blocks for feet).
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
V4 6B
11
Problem 11
An abrasive but good lip traverse, which goes at this grade in either direction.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
V4 6B
12
Hades Lair
On the back wall of Panorama. A powerful start, with little in the way of footholds, to reach a quartzy slot. Up slightly left...
 
2 Stars
Bumstart
Strong
V6 7A
13
Bella Roof
Short but brutal - over the roof using a slot and flattie to a mantle finish.
 
Bumstart
Strong
V7 7A+
14
Bella Despectus
Traverse the lip from right to left from a sit start.
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
V4 6B
15
Problem 15
Climb the slanting arete on the left side.
 V2 5c
16
Problem 16
Start in the cave, sat on a boulder and rock over onto the slab. Romp to the top.
 
Bumstart
V2 5c
17
The Slab
Technically easy but starts to feel quite high by the end.
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
V0- 4b
18
From the Earth's Cauldron
Climb the superb arete on the right side.
 
3 Stars
V4 6B
19
Traci Lords
One of the best hard problems in the Lakes goes up the overhanging wall via a collection of small edges, slopers and crimps....
 
3 Stars
Strong
Crimpy
V10 7C+
20
The Traverse
Tests the definition of a boulder problem. Cross the wall into the dirty corner and gibber up this to the top.
 
Fluttery
V2 5c
21
The Crack
You might want to take a rack on this one - its at least E3!
 
Pumpy
Fluttery
V4 6B
22
The Death Clock
Start on two pockets at the base of the crack. Hard moves lead up right into the base of the hanging groove where the situation...
 
1 Stars
Strong
V8 7B+
23
Booze Baron
Step off a block and up the undercut wall which soon eases.
 
1 Stars
V7 7A+
24
Spinal Caress
The boulder doesn't look much but this is an excellent problem. Start low on the right, traverse the ramp round the corner and...
 
2 Stars
Bumstart
Technical
V6 7A
25
Tilted Traverse
 V0 4c
26
Monolith
The central line via a prominent and classic monodoigt.
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
V7 7A+
27
Principia
The excellent right arete which is V1 from standing.
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
V7 7A+