Goat Crag

Goat Crag appears to offer little in the way of quality, submerged in a heavily vegetated fellside, usually in the shade and with plenty of grass and ferns on display, yet it is actually home to some of Borrowdale's best extreme climbs. The left side of the crag has very nearly returned back to nature but the Great Buttress on the right-hand side has seen regular attention and its iconic routes remain in a climbable state. Though the popularity of Goat Crag has waxed and waned over the years, it has always maintained its reputation as a heavyweight destination due to its inclusion in Hard and Extreme Rock, as well as the historical significance of Pete Livesey's Footless Crow - the climb that pushed Mern standards to a level unseen in the mountains of the UK when it was first climbed in 1974.The routes are all substantial undertakings and involve both technical and sustained climbing. Route finding and experience are very handy attributes here.

Order Climb Buttress Stars Grade
DDT Goat Crag Routes 3 HVS 5a
The Voyage Goat Crag Routes 3 E3 5c
Tumbleweed Connection Goat Crag Routes 3 E2 5c
Praying Mantis Goat Crag Routes 3 E1 5b
Athanor Goat Crag Routes 3 E3 6a
Footless Crow Goat Crag Routes 3 E6 6c
Mirage Goat Crag Routes 3 E5 6b
Bitter Oasis Goat Crag Routes 3 E4 5c

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