Climbing

Guidebooks

The FRCC published its first climbing guide to Doe (now called Dow) Crag in 1922 and has continued producing the guides to the Lakeland and outlying crags. The Publications page shows the latest volumes in this ever evolving series.

2017 Bird Restrictions

These can be found in our New Routes pages.

Quick start guide to adding content to the climbing pages

We value and rely on the comments of all climbers to help improve our guides – your opinions are essential to the production of guides that you find useful and practical.
To view the latest new routes please see our New Routes pages.
To submit a new route please visit the new route submission page.
To comment on a guidebook, a route or to add a new crag please use the route comment page.
To see archived routes and historical information visit the Archived Routes pages.

To purchase a guidebook from our online shop or view new routes and comments by area click on the list of areas below.

Routes & Comments

To view the latest new routes please see our New Routes page.

Submitting a new route is simple – please visit the new route submission page. (If you are a club member and are already logged in when submitting a new route you’ll find the process easier as some of the data entry fields are not required.)

Commenting on a route described in one of our guidebooks please use the route comment page.

To comment on a route – locate the route by area (click the named areas to the right) and then locate the route. You will then find a comment option below the route details.

Archived Routes

Many routes are now omitted from the current guidebooks. There are many possible reasons for this including – the climb could not be located, it is overgown, dangerous, or of very poor quality, etc. These routes may be found in the Archived Routes pages. Please remember that some may not have been checked and are recorded for historical interest only. If exploring these routes you should exercise extreme caution. The approximate location of the route may be in the current guide.

Copyright

The information contained in these pages is copyright the FRCC and is provided free for non-commercial use. Commercial users, or those wishing to distribute any of this information, should contact the FRCC Guidebooks Secretary for permission – this requirement is waived for those writing routes reports and similar articles for the climbing press.

Disclaimer

Climbing carries the risk of injury or death, the presumption is that the climber accepts these risks and that they accept personal responsibility for their own actions and involvement. As the sources used are varied and unreliable, and the nature of a climb or crag described may alter the FRCC does not accept any liability for any of the information provided. The BMC now provides third party liability cover for members and members of affiliated clubs.

If you have any problems using the new routes system please contact the FRCC Climbs Editor.