Route Comment: Port Sunlight

Coppermines > Sunlight Crag > Route Comment: Port Sunlight | | 14-Sep-2017, (Dow Duddon and Slate p104 – New Routes Update p15) Simon Caldwell has confirmed an earlier report that there isn’t much gear on this pitch although the hardest climbing was fairly near the bottom, and protected with a good nut. No protection after […]

Route Comment: Original Route

Coppermines > Great How Crag > Route Comment: Original Route | | 14-Sep-2017, Report by Simon Caldwell Variation pitch 5, given 10m S. Unless you have large cam, size 5 or similar, the wide crack is unprotected after the start and pretty serious. Definitely at least HS 4a, we thought more like VS 4b. Good […]


Coppermines > Tilberthwaite > Goats Crag North > Groatesque | 35m | HVS 5a ** 05-May-2017, James Dickinson & Gavin Willingham A girdle traverse of the crag, top end of the grade, care needed to protect the crux section from a ground fall. Start at Mr Slippyfist, and follow the rising diagonal crack out right […]

Bumps Day Out

Coppermines > Kernel Crag (aka Kennel Crag on OS Map) > Bumps Day Out | 30m | VS 4c ** 02-Jan-2017, James Dickinson, Jennifer Wood The route climbs the obvious clean wall on the E facing side of the crag. Start on a grass terrace below the face. Climb the right arete of a large fractured […]

Aeroplane Ridge

Coppermines > Aeroplane Ridge > Aeroplane Ridge | 300m (Approx) | VD 23-Dec-2016, James Dickinson The coordinates for the start and finish of the route are SD 277 002 and SD 275 000 in the OL 6 English Lakes map. The route takes a stepped ridge hidden around the back of Great How Crags. Approach by […]


Coppermines > Sunlight Crag > Lunar | 14m | VD 28-Aug-2016, J Richmond, A Turnbull Takes the quartz-encrusted slab 20m right of and at the same level as the last pitch of Moonshine. Gain the slab from the 1m high ledge and follow it past a quartz flake to a ledge and spike, climb the […]

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Dow, Coppermines & Slate

Dow Crag, Coniston Coppermines & Slate, including quarries such as Hodge Close and Cathedral. To see new routes click on the Area in the table to the right. A chronological list of new routes will be shown. A list of crags with new routes or comments will also be displayed, click on a crag to […]