PEEL CRAG


The western extension of Crag Lough has a similar ambience, though in general the cliff is less impressive, more vegetated and even less popular than its big brother. On the plus side, it is only a short walk from the car park and Sunset Buttress (nearest to the parking) gets the sun from shortly after midday until it sets. Again, the altitude and aspect mean that the cliff is best saved for use as a high summer venue. Loose blocks do occur and the rock is fine grained and so can be a nightmare if conditions are at all damp. The best routes here stay clean but many of the less popular outings are being reclaimed by nature.

Routes

25 trad routes (D...E4)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
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Approach walk Other
Tiger Wall and Central Wall
This wall has a selection of the best Extremes on the crag. Generally they are clean and on good...
13
Trad
Evening sun
Downhill

10 mins

Jester and Blasphemy Wall
The first walls beyond the Sunset Buttress area have some worthwhile climbs separated by scruffier...
4
Trad
Evening sun
Downhill

10 mins

Sunset Buttress
The buttresses closest to the car park are the most popular in the area and not just because they...
8
Trad
Afternoon sun
Downhill

10 mins

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  • Latest Comments

    For PEEL CRAG

    Kamikaze Sex Pilot
    "With regards to the comment " it was an A5 aid route" it was undoubted..." 12/Jun

    Ulysses
    "Odysseus, the direct version up the crack instead of moving left, is just as goo..." 14/Aug

    Twin Cracks
    "Don't be put off by hard start - it gets much easier." 25/Mar

    Sunset
    "Climbed it again yesterday, just as good as the first time. One of the best sing..." 21/Jun top50

    Kamikaze Sex Pilot
    "It's a hard free climb! A bit escapable, but the main section has some committin..." 11/Apr

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