Dunnerholme

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Boulder
Afternoon sun
10 mins
Level

This limestone outcrop is situated by the Duddon Estuary on the west side of the Furness Peninsula, just south of Kirkby in Furness. It offers short leaning walls which provide some fingery problems and a massive overhanging traverse which is the ultimate in stamina training. The setting is quiet and scenic, even Millom looks appealing from here! Dunnerholme is also a Nature Reserve and - once across the golf course - a great place for the kids to play whilst you boulder. If the tide is out, walk back round the headland to the north for a change of scenery - there is zawn in the sea cliff with a few decent bolted and trad routes.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Intro 1
 V0- 4b
2
Intro 2
 V0- 4b
3
1st Wall
The wall above the right end of the shelf.
 
Bumstart
Reachy
V2 5c
4
1st Crack
 
Bumstart
V1 5b
5
Problem 5
The wall to finish via a thin crack. V1 5b from standing.
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
V4 6B
6
2nd Crack
The thin flake crack. A sit-down start is V3.
 V1 5b
7
Problem 7
The wall to finish just left of the grass ledge. From sitting this is V3.
 V1 5b
8
The Traverse
Start just left of the grass and traverse the break to easy ledges.
 
1 Stars
V3 6A
9
Thin Wall
Use a thin edge to gain better holds. Make sure you start off the grass and not off the ledges on the left.
 V3 6A
10
Hairline Crack
The middle of the wall. A sit-down start is V5.
 V2 5c
11
The Arete
The classic of the crag - climbed on the left.
 
2 Stars
V0+ 5a
12
Double Dyno
Left side of the wall via the obvious jug - and no bridging.
 
Bumstart
V3 6A
13
The Wall
The wall left of the dirty wide crack.
 V0+ 5a
14
Wide Crack Left-hand
Using the left edge of the crack and the wall.
 
Bumstart
V2 5c
15
Wide Crack Right-hand
Using the right edge of the crack and the wall.
 
Bumstart
V2 5c
16
Little Arete
The final arete climbed on its leftt-hand side.
 
Bumstart
V1 5b
17
The Full Traverse
A very long problem! Use anything. The Green Dot area is traversed high. Start and finish at prominent cracks.
 
2 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
V5 6C
18
Green Dot Traverse
Start at a wide crack and join the dots using anything for your feet. Desperate!
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
Crimpy
V7 7A+
19
The Sloper Traverse
The right-hand section of the wall using the slopers - a nice traverse on good rock.
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
Rounded
V4 6B
20
Overhang Left
The wall passing the left side of the overhang.
 
Bumstart
V0+ 5a
21
Overhang Right
Up the wall just right of the overhang.
 
Bumstart
V5 6C
22
Wall End Middle
 V1 5b
23
Wall End Left
 
Bumstart
V1 5b