FURNESS AREA


There is some decent limestone bouldering in the Furness area, although it is hardly worth making a special trip for. If you are in the region, or in the South West Lakes and looking for a bad weather escape, give it a try. The four venues covered here are very traditional and have been used by Barrow and South Lakes based climbers as evening training venues for aeons. All of the bouldering is on limestone, some of it quarried and some natural, and the bouldering is generally fingery stuff on vertical walls.

Routes

41 boulder problems (VB 4a...V7 7A+)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other
Humphrey Head Bouldering
This area is situated on the west side of the promontory of Humphrey Head close to its tip. Its is...
10
Boulder
Lots of sun!
Level

10 mins

sheltered
Dunnerholme
This limestone outcrop is situated by the Duddon Estuary on the west side of the Furness Peninsula,...
23
Boulder
Afternoon sun
Level

10 mins

Birkrigg
This is a small limestone quarry just south of Ulverston responsible for honing the skills of the...
8
Boulder
Afternoon sun
Downhill

1 min

sheltered
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