ST BEES NORTH HEAD


St Bees Head is a gem of a place and a wonderful spot to go climbing; as an all-round experience, it has to rank with the nicest bouldering locations in the UK. The secret is that the bouldering here is tucked in a sun-trap underneath the 100m+ cliffs of St Bees Head - all that can be seen from here is the sea, the seals and the Isle of Man. The boulders are sandstone, often highly featured and mostly very solid with great variety throughout; there are crimpy walls, technical aretes, delicate slabs and burly overhangs and even a couple of cracks for good measure.

Routes

89 boulder problems (VB...V10)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Apiary Wall Area
Most of this area is on the platform underneath the eponymous crag. It's a complex jumble of...
42
Boulder
Afternoon sun
Downhill

15 mins

146
Fisherman's Steps North
This is the first group reached from the Apiary Wall area, when you pop out of a rock tunnel. A...
16
Boulder
Afternoon sun
Downhill

15 mins

sheltered
152
Fisherman's Steps South
This is the second group reached from the Apiary Wall and is directly below the Fisherman's Steps....
15
Boulder
Afternoon sun
Downhill

12 mins

154
Far South Boulders
This relatively undeveloped area starts just 50m south of the Fisherman's Steps South Boulders....
16
Boulder
Afternoon sun
Downhill

12 mins

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No climbing 1 Feb to 31 Jul - Nesting birds

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  • Latest Comments

    For ST BEES NORTH HEAD

    Problem 41
    "A much better problem than the lack of stars suggests." 11/Jul

    Tim's Crack
    "with much brushing of chalk gets nearly dry. if totally dry wud probably be v9 b..." 24/Oct

    Hueco Crack
    "Pretty good. But the best use for bouldering mats at st bees is for the walk to ..." 20/Apr top50

    Clash of the Titans
    "Sorry Davey!" 03/Apr

    Clash of the Titans
    "this problem was done by myself after joe wilson pointed it out to me as a proje..." 02/Apr

    Lateral Mindset
    "awesome problem get your running shoes on :D" 31/Mar

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