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Always the most popular area at Carrock, the Northern group offers almost roadside bouldering on 3 big blocks of perfect gabbro. This is a good place to start your acquaintance with the fell, before exploring farther afield, and bracken is not a problem. The hillside up and right from the Big 3 also has a good circuit, the high point of which is the Canada Boulder - worth a visit in its own right. Guidebook page 108.

Route (click for voting and user comments) |
Symbols |
Grade | |

1 |
Leopold Von BuchClimb the wall to the small ramp and a reasonable finish. 1 user comment | 3 Stars Technical Crimpy | V8 7B+ |

2 |
Low Traverse 2Follow the sloping lip of a low boulder below the Sitting Block from right to left. | Bumstart Rounded | V2 5c |

3 |
Sitting Block DirectSome powerful moves up the front of the boulder. | Bumstart | V3 6A |

4 |
Are You Sitting Comfortably?A really good lip traverse. Start from sitting on the right end of the block underneath the boulder and finish sitting on the... | 1 Stars Bumstart | V2 5c |

5 |
Problem 5A really hard pull to the large flat hold, then over the lip on slopers and crimps. 1 user comment | 1 Stars Bumstart | V3 6A |

6 |
Problem 6At the lip on Problem 5, go right to finish up the next problem. | Bumstart | V3 6A |

7 |
McHaffie's CrackThe crack and hanging groove direct. A good V4 from standing. An alternative finish pulls out left to the big jug - still V7. | 1 Stars Bumstart Strong | V7 7A+ |

8 |
High FlyerClimb the underside of the hanging ramp from sitting, moving up left to finish on the arete. | 1 Stars Bumstart | V5 6C |

9 |
Ye of Little FaithA series of sloping ledges and overlaps is a desperate struggle from sitting and an elegant V1 rock over from standing. | 1 Stars Bumstart Rounded | V8 7B+ |

10 |
Problem 10About 1m right of the previous problem, finish up the slab left of the mossy streak. Gives a nice V0 from a standing start. | Bumstart | V4 6B |

11 |
Problem 11Start with a rising traverse on slopers then pull up and rock on using the arete. A direct start up the arete is V1 from... | Bumstart Rounded | V5 6C |

12 |
Lip TraverseAfter a difficult start, traverse the ridiculously sloping lip rightwards round to the top of the boulder. | 2 Stars Bumstart Pumpy Rounded | V8 7B+ |

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Problem 13 | V2 5c | |

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Problem 14 | V3 6A | |

15 |
Problem 15Straight up the wall using the flat hold. The best of the bunch. | 1 Stars | V2 5c |

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Problem 16The wall rightwards to the upper arete. | V2 5c | |

17 |
Slopey AreteThe bulging right arete, on its left which has a hard start. The Nose - A good hard start. From sitting down move left from the... | 2 Stars Bumstart Technical | V6 7A |

18 |
Problem 18Start as low as possible without getting wet and pull good edges to finish on the prow. Can be started with a crimpy low... | 1 Stars | V1 5b |

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Problem 19After a hard start use flakes and a crack to gain a jug on the right. | Bumstart | V2 5c |

20 |
Problem 20The blunt arete with a long move rightwards to finish. | Bumstart Reachy | V2 5c |

21 |
Problem 21Up into the nice hanging groove using a painful finger jam. | 1 Stars Bumstart | V1 5b |

22 |
MushroomStart as far right as sensible and traverse the break and lip all the way. Excellent traversing with a variety of techniques... | 2 Stars Bumstart Pumpy | V2 5c |

23 |
Problem 23Start up the left side, then traverse the slab just above the lip and finish up the high delicate groove. | 1 Stars Fluttery | V0+ 5a |

24 |
Problem 24Start as for Problem 23 but then traverse the lip at hand-level to the massive hold on Problem 27 and up. | 2 Stars Technical Rounded | V6 7A |

25 |
Problem 25Pull on and use the thin crack to gain a rock-over to the left and up. The sit-down start adds a move or two and is V6. | V2 5c | |

26 |
Problem 26A fierce start from a pocket and side-pull reaches the lip. Makes a decent V1 from standing. 1 user comment | V7 7A+ | |

27 |
Problem 27A hard start with a slap over the lip and eventual jug. | 1 Stars Strong | V7 7A+ |

28 |
Boardman's Arete Top 50A brilliant problem. Climb the overhanging arete then rock over for a highball finish. From sitting it is a considerably harder... 1 user comment | 3 Stars Reachy | V2 5c |

29 |
Boardman's Right-hand Top 50The superb wall right of the arete via the well-brushed sloper. 1 user comment | 3 Stars Technical | V4 6B |

30 |
Rouse's Wall Top 50AKA Boardman's Problem. This classic and historical problem is frustratingly difficult to start and a bit highball to finish.... 2 user comments | 3 Stars Technical Fluttery | V5 6C |

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Problem 31 Top 50The wall to the right is high and crimpy but lacks a strong line. It can be finished left or right - left is harder. 3 user comments | 2 Stars Crimpy | V7 7A+ |

32 |
Problem 32Traverse the heinous low level break and finish up Boardman's Right Hand. | Crimpy | V7 7A+ |

33 |
Dan's WallThe back face of the block above a bad landing. 3 user comments | Fluttery | V7 7A+ |