Northern Group

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Boulder
Morning sun
4 mins
Uphill
Sheltered

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 Buch
Climb the wall to the small ramp and a reasonable finish.
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
V8 7B+
2
Low Traverse 2
Follow the sloping lip of a low boulder below the Sitting Block from right to left.
 
Bumstart
Rounded
V2 5c
3
Sitting Block Direct
Some 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 5
A 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 6
At the lip on Problem 5, go right to finish up the next problem.
 
Bumstart
V3 6A
7
McHaffie's Crack
The 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 Flyer
Climb 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 Faith
A 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 10
About 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 11
Start 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 Traverse
After a difficult start, traverse the ridiculously sloping lip rightwards round to the top of the boulder.
 
2 Stars
Bumstart
Pumpy
Rounded
V8 7B+
13
Problem 13
 V2 5c
14
Problem 14
 V3 6A
15
Problem 15
Straight up the wall using the flat hold. The best of the bunch.
 
1 Stars
V2 5c
16
Problem 16
The wall rightwards to the upper arete.
 V2 5c
17
Slopey Arete
The 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 18
Start 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
19
Problem 19
After a hard start use flakes and a crack to gain a jug on the right.
 
Bumstart
V2 5c
20
Problem 20
The blunt arete with a long move rightwards to finish.
 
Bumstart
Reachy
V2 5c
21
Problem 21
Up into the nice hanging groove using a painful finger jam.
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
V1 5b
22
Mushroom
Start 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 23
Start 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 24
Start 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 25
Pull 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 26
A fierce start from a pocket and side-pull reaches the lip. Makes a decent V1 from standing.
1 user comment
 V7 7A+
27
Problem 27
A hard start with a slap over the lip and eventual jug.
 
1 Stars
Strong
V7 7A+
28
Boardman's Arete Top 50
A 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 50
The superb wall right of the arete via the well-brushed sloper.
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Technical
V4 6B
30
Rouse's Wall Top 50
AKA 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
31
Problem 31 Top 50
The 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 32
Traverse the heinous low level break and finish up Boardman's Right Hand.
 
Crimpy
V7 7A+
33
Dan's Wall
The back face of the block above a bad landing.
3 user comments
 
Fluttery
V7 7A+
  • Latest Comments

    For CARROCK FELL

    Leopold Von Buch
    "so do you top out?" 09/Jan

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

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

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

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

    Problem 31
    "The best finish is to have your right hand on the obvious slopy crimp, a weird p..." 30/Oct top50

    Problem 31
    "I agree this descriptions does fail to point out that this is essentially an eli..." 16/Oct top50

    Problem 31
    "Unsure about the finish. Go right from the high crimps and it's path. Straight u..." 14/Oct top50

    Left Arete
    "You could find harder climbing on a scramble" 30/Sep

    Hock's Problem
    "Actually I spoke to Greg recently and he thinks "...Two Broken Toothbrushes..." 30/Mar

    Hock's Problem
    ""Hockstack and Two Sawn-Off Toothbrushes", I think." 29/Mar

    Dan's Wall
    "Nice one Dan I'll have to try it next time I'm there, see if we can't give it so..." 27/Mar

    Dan's Wall
    "goes out left to sloper from the lightning hold then the top, sit start is the p..." 26/Mar

    Dan's Wall
    "Hey Dan where does this go? I had a look once, did the first move and then wasn'..." 26/Mar

    The Man They Couldn't Hang
    "Yes 3 stars. The man had the rope cut by an arrow." 26/Mar

    Laughing Gravy
    "My mistake, forgot to look at the symbols. Still starts on the left though." 25/Mar

    Rouse's Wall
    "lovely problem, once the start is executed, take the bit by the teeth and lay on..." 31/Oct top50

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