New Nesting Birds Restriction – Gowbarrow Crag, Ullswater (Eastern Crags)

It has just been reported that a pair of Ravens have nested and successfully hatched young on the Upper Tier/Buttress at Gowbarrow. To protect the nest site until the young fledge an access restriction has been agreed, THIS ONLY APPLIES TO THE UPPER TIER. There is no restriction on the Lower and Middle Tiers other […]

Arcteryx Lakeland Revival

Arcteryx has been organising a Lakeland Revival theme for the last few years and the FRCC has been involved with them in this which, in particular, is to promote climbing in the Lake District. This year there are two elements – the first on the weekend of 28th / 30th April they are organising classes […]

Live Lake District winter conditions monitoring

A brand new system to transmit live winter conditions has just been installed on Great End, one of the Lake District’s most reliable and well-known winter crags. This follows on from the pilot monitoring project launched in Cwm Idwal in 2013 and aims to provide accurate information to winter climbers about current and historical temperatures […]

Hodge Close Quarry Rockfall

It is reported that a slab of rock about the size of a small car has fallen from above the cave archway, on the Cellar Dweller side, landing very close to the start of  Carpe Diem. It would be wise to exercise caution in this area.

Threat to Highland Public Phone boxes

BT are intending to remove one third of public phone boxes in Scotland, with around half of these 1500 phones removed from rural areas, many of which are important areas for climbing skiing, outdoor recreation and tourism. BT put stickers in the boxes intimating notice of removal, but if you don’t go to the box […]

Mountain safety at risk

Mountain safety at risk as key Government funding is withdrawn from crucial mountain weather information service. The most-used mountain weather service in the UK, the Mountain Weather Information Service (MWIS), is set to close after SportScotland, the Scottish Government sporting body, withdraws funding and walks away from a key mountain forecast collaboration project. The safety […]

Savage Arena comes to Keswick

From the 9th September our latest exhibition will be on show at Keswick Museum and Art Gallery. Savage Arena: The Legacy of Joe Tasker celebrates the life of the pioneering mountaineer through original kit, clothing, papers and photographs. The exhibition will celebrate Joe’s climbing career as well as his successful and influential writing; there will […]

Borrowdale Guide

New Borrowdale guide is now available: New A5 size; photodiagrams for all crags and stunning photographs of routes – some well known and others less known but hidden classics. Buy it now!

Lord’s Rake Rockfall

The large dubious pinnacle near the junction of Lord’s Rake and West Wall Traverse has finally succumbed to gravity. The West Wall Traverse is a popular descent route from the climbs on Scafell Crag. There is a lot of loose debris around and below the fall site with the prospect of further rockfall. Might be […]