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|Lake District U.K, where should i climb?
Calling all climbers, calling all climbers. This is special agent: disco monkey ninja pirate, calling all cars. Im off to Lake District for a few days and donít know where I could find a campsite near boulders. Lotsa boulders. If anyone has any advice on the area, I would be most appreciative, Or any other campsites in the U.K that have arapiles style convenience around a boulder field or two.
Amazing that you're asking this question on a primarily Victorian climbing site - but nevertheless...
a) buy the new Rockfax Lakes bouldering guide either online (http://www.rockfax.com/) or take yourself down to Needle Sports gear shop in Cumbria when you get there
b) check out the definitive Lakes bouldering site: http://www.lakesbloc.co.uk/
c) ask down at the pub!
ok here's some info for you (i was only climbing for 6 months before i moved from UK so there will be plenty more people with better info). Take the walk up to Scafell pike (it's the highest lump in england) there are a shitload of multi-pitch routes on the way up (the lords rake on the right hand side has some impressive climbs). I think the rock is ryolite but don't hold me to that.
A great climb to do is a 2 pitch classic VS (about 16/17) called "Overhanging Bastion" such a good climb with a walk off top. 2nd pitch is where the meat and two veg is! Step around a pinnacle to an airy ledge with an 80m vertical drop. Lake district classic in thirlmere.
As for bouldering, you can not go to the north of england without staying around caley rocks. It's near leeds and has enough bouldering to wear your mat out! Some impressive problems there going up to about 6m. You can't go there without trying the classicaly named "Bob's bastard"
Get yourself the book "yorkshire gritstone" has a picture of fatty Jon Dunn wearing a nasty pair of yellow lycra tights and blue t-shirt (or blue tights and yellow t-shirt) Either way he looks swedish!!!
Then you can come back and use the classic line "yeh but what have you ever done on grit!!!"
cheers, i just came from the dales and will be in Germany for a few weeks.
ill definatly check out caley rocks. This 2 pitch classic sounds super doable
aswell. thanks for the info yalll
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