Gelt Boulder

This is a 6 metre high boulder which is situated on the side of the River Gelt, first climbed by Stewart Wilson in the 1970s. It is made of a fine grained quartzite and there are a total of 10 routes on the boulder ranging from V0 to V2. Further information about this route can be found in the Fell and Rock Climbing Club Guidebook called 'Eden Valley and South Lakes Limestone'.
View of he Eden Valley from Cumrew © Ron Kenyon


From Castle Carrock a road leads east, past two pubs, then uphill, to Geltsdale. Park at the obvious bend in the road from where a track leads down to the river, then turn right and follow the east side of the river past a natural pool to the Boulder.



  • Car parking
  • Public transport


Facilities nearby: 

  • Pub
  • Toilets