Birkrigg

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Boulder
Afternoon sun
Downhill
1 min
Sheltered

This is a small limestone quarry just south of Ulverston responsible for honing the skills of the some of the best South Lakes climbers in recent times. It is getting quite polished now, but that just means you have to be more precise with your feet! The 30 second approach and quick drying sunny aspect means that it will always be popular. Guidebook page 203.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
North Slab
The easy slab climbed anywhere.
 VB
2
High Traverse
The upper break. Never very hard, but scary towards the end.
 
Pumpy
Fluttery
V2 5c
3
Low Traverse
Hands in the lower break and feet on polish - good value.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
V2 5c
4
North Wall
The wall is climbed past some odd lumps.
 V0+ 5b
5
Problem 5
Up to the left edge of the square niche and finish left.
 V0 5a
6
North Crack
The crack to the right edge of the niche - finish left.
 V0 5a
7
North Buttress
Straight up to the upper break, then left or boldly more direct.
 
1 Stars
V1 5c
8
Birks Corner
Start direct, or swing in from the right - loose at the top.
 
Loose
V0 5a