Swiss Crag

  • Grade context: UK


A couple of hundred yards to the right is Swiss Crag. The first climb is at the head of a recess behind a big tree at the left of the crag.


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The obvious deep chimney at the left hand end of the crag.

  1. 18 m - Up the slanting chimney behind chockstone to belay on top of it.

  2. 8 m - Use foot of second lying on his back to force an entry into the small hole above. Up easily to the top.

2 (a) V.S. variation: Up on the outside via an overhanging crack with dubious hold in it. Not led.

FA: C.G. Powell, J. Powell & M.S. Harris, 1967

Around the corner from The Pot is a vegetated corner with clear rock above. Start - scramble up to small rib to corner below prominent overhanging chockstone in centre or crag.

  1. 14 m - Up crack in corner to chockstone. Hard traverse left to arete. Belay on ledge.

  2. 11 m - Up blocks to corner, move left onto ledge on arete. Move back into crack and up (crux).

FA: M.S. Harris, C.G. Powell & J. Powell, 1967

Start at a cairn at the foot of a Slab towards the right hand end of the crag.

  1. 18 m - Up the centre of the slab until it steepens and the easiest way is on the left. Back right to avoid a bush and belay at the foot of the chimney.

  2. 16 m - Get into the chimney. Crux. Above the shrub it is easy but narrow.

FA: C.G. Powell & J.M. Muheim, 1967

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