South Face Castle Rock, Thirlmere

South Face Castle Rock, Thirlmere
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Date(s) - 07/05/2024
4:00 pm - 9:15 pm

Castle Rock of Triermain (South Crag), Thirlmere

Meet organiser: Mike Weighell
Pub afterwards: Salutation, Threlkeld


The North Crag is a towering wall seamed with long grooves and ramps which holds a selection of classic multi-pitch lines that are both steep and sustained. Unfortunately the left-hand side of the North Crag suffered a large rockfall in 2018 that wiped out some routes; those that remain have been reclimbed and the rock is mostly stable although care is still needed.

The South Crag is a far friendlier spot that gets lots of sun.

Approach notes

Park at Legburthwaite carpark (fee). Take the path opposite the toilets and over the road to a field. Walk up the field a short way to a track.

For the North Crag, walk left along the track to a gate and then up next to the fence to reach a water culvert. Cross the small bridge and head up to below the cliff.

For the South Crag, cross the track and take a well-defined path up the field and over a water culvert and wall to the base of the cliff.