Falcon Crags

The Falcon Crags are the first of the major Borrowdale cliffs encountered when travelling along the lakeside road from Keswick. The climbing is steep and intimidating but in general exhilarating, highly rewarding and for the most part on good rock. The crag has two major buttresses divided by a steep gully. The brilliant Lower Falcon has both single and multi-pitch routes, the best in the VS to the mid-E grade range. Upper Falcon is topped by a sheer wall of rock with a classic hard line up its middle, although it is not the easiest of places to get to despite its proximity to the road. The crags have a beautiful outlook and have a big feel about them, offering a worthy alternative to the high crags if they are out of condition.


Order Climb Buttress Stars Grade
1
Dry Gasp Upper Falcon 3 E4 6a
2
Falcon Crag Buttress Route 1 Upper Falcon 3 E3 5c
1
Spinup Lower Falcon 2 VS 4c
2
The Dangler Lower Falcon 2 E2 5c
3
Hedera Grooves Lower Falcon 2 VS 4c
4
Stretch Lower Falcon 2 HVS 5a
5
The Niche Lower Falcon 3 E2 5c
6
Interloper Lower Falcon 2 E1 5c
7
Dedication Direct Lower Falcon 3 E1 5b
8
Kidnapped Lower Falcon 3 E2 5c
9
Plagiarism Lower Falcon 3 E2 5c
10
Illusion Lower Falcon 3 HVS 5a
11
Usurper Lower Falcon 2 E1 5a
12
Lamplighter Lower Falcon 2 HVS 5a
13
Extrapolation Lower Falcon 2 E2 5b

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