Best in the West: Extensive New Area
Written by Greg Chapman Wednesday, 20 April 2011 07:21
Over the last month or so myself and Andy Hebson, have been feverishly working out, cleaning up and documenting a previously unrecorded bouldering area in the Duddon Valley, in the western Lakes.
The climbing focuses on a collection of around 20 blocks situated either side of the large bridleway, which leaves Birks Bridge car park at the northern end of the valley and contours (in meandering fashion) up the southeast flanks of Harter Fell. Just over 60 problems have so far been recorded, across a spectrum of grades and styles, and the circuit now offers a highly usable and easy to navigate circuit of problems, with a handful of classics thrown in to boot.
As far as I'm aware none of the problems recorded by either myself or Andy, have been previously climbed, however, as always, if you know different let me know.
Anyway, I have put together a guide for the area which can be found via the relevant crag page:
Dunnerdale Bouldering - Crag Page
And the gallery should give you more of a flavour of the area: