This is the most westerly crag in the guide and one of the most remote. However, it is formed of excellent quality sandstone, dries quickly after rain, has a superb situation, and is particularly recommended to those who seek to escape the madding crowd, although the lack of traffic does result in many of the holds being somewhat lichenous.
Fell Sandstone Carboniferous, Dinantian
A bit friable and lichenous
It is possible to obtain permission from the Forestry Commission at Bellingham (tel. 01434 220242) to continue by car almost to the foot of the crag.
The crag was discovered by John Earl, Bob Hutchinson and Tim Edmundson in 1973, Padda Wall, Churnsike Crack and the difficult Sike Wall all dating from this time. A further nine routes were added by Dave Bowen and Stewart Wilson in 1978. beginning the tradition of wild west names. Finally, a few more routes, the most noteworthy being Almighty Voice, were literally unearthed by the author during the production of this guide.