Bowfell Buttress*** VD
[On the top of Bowfell Buttress, 2 kb]110m, 4 pitches. One the of great classic buttress routes of the Lakes. Starts just left of the foot of the buttress below a chimney. 1) 25m. Climb an open groove then a narrow offwidth chimney to a big ledge. 2) 30m. Make a tricky move up off the ledge then move left into the open groove line until an exit back right can be made onto a good ledge below a steep crack. 3) 30m. Climb the steep crack followed by some bold moves across the slab on the left and a traverse into a steep right facing corner (possible belay). Thin moves up the corner and the chimney above lead to a stance. 4) 25m. Move either left or right and climb easier ground to the top of the buttress. © ROCKFAX
T Shaw G H Craig GR West C Hargreaves & L J Oppenheimer May/1902

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Photo: On the top of Bowfell Buttress © Steff
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Pigpen - AltLd - 02/Oct/15 with Loch

Lead all pitches, ran the 7 together as 4 to save time. Easy, but plenty of interest on the short cruxes and awesome views.
Goodstuff - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/15 with Rik Barratt

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Sep/15

joeflan - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/15

Pre breakfast ascent. A nice but battered old classic. But then, it is 113 years old.
alan moore - Solo - 06/Sep/15

wnlwy - Lead - 05/Sep/15 with Jayne Cole

Had the crag to ourselves. Mostly dry except the final groove pitch which was a bit damp. Crack pitch is pretty tough; on its own on e.g. Stanage I don't think it would get VDiff. A curious mix of horrific scratching and shiny polish. Good route and nice to top out pretty much on a summit.
gav - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/15 with Mark

Hidden - Lead - 25/Jul/15

ChrisRich - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/15 with Todd Brown

xusa - 2nd O/S - 15/Jul/15 with John jones

John Southworth - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/15 with Chris Lockyer, Stu Rose

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/15

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Jun/15

The route was damp and polished but still a great route.
glaramara - AltLd - 07/Jun/15 with Mau mau

Darrell Read - Lead - 23/May/15 with Adam Gayton

mol - Lead - 23/May/15 with Jesse

First multi pitch
Sam Procter - Lead O/S - 04/May/15

COLD ascent topping out to snow and poor visibility on the top of Bowfell. That forecast was a bit wrong...Still good route, perhaps a bit different to if hadn't climbed with gloves and freezing feet. One to do again in good weather.
lizard-16-07 - AltLd O/S - 02/May/15 with Katie McKay

What an adventure! Climbed in rock boots with sub-zero temperatures and snow. My hands were so cold I had to rest on my gear up Slippery Crack. Led P2, 3, 5, 6 and 7. I'd do it all again tomorrow though!
K Mckay - AltLd dog - 02/May/15 with Liz Smith

Fabulous, early morning start from the campsite meant I had the fells to myself. The climbers traverse then the cirque of crags are s wonderful spot. Really peaceful. Very nice route, a couple of thoughtful moves but always a bowfell jug soon to hand. Would solo again.
David_Gledson - Solo O/S - 22/Apr/15

Petarghh - AltLd - 15/Apr/15

Great climb, nice exposed positions, a few interesting moves. Was perfectly dry.
ecromwell - AltLd O/S - 09/Apr/15 with Alison Cromwell

Snow on climbers traverse approach.Beautiful sunny day high above temp inversion clouds, sadly, much of route quite damp. Did not feel like a 3 star classic.
Tony Kartawick - 05/Apr/15 with Freddie Lazell

Beautiful sunny day with impressive temperature inversion. Climbers travers was snow clad. Route was rather damp. Didnot feel like a 3 star classic worth flogging up for!
Tony Kartawick - 05/Apr/15 with Freddie Lazell

Dripping wet and got worse the higher up you went! Would be nice in the dry still far too early for it.
chris smith - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/15

done again with the Blackpool gang
gunnarofhlidarend - AltLd - 2015

Antoine1 - 2015

Gillieshill - AltLd O/S - 2015

Hidden - 2015

DavidH89 - 2015

DavidH89 - 2015

SP - AltLd - 2015

JennieSkeoch - 2nd - 13/Sep/14 with Oliver

WhipperSnapper - Lead - 13/Sep/14 with jen skeoch, scalpel

Wesley Orvis - AltLd - 06/Sep/14

KevB - AltLd O/S - 05/Sep/14 with Carl Sunley

led pitches 2 and 4 (as in new guide) Very polished but good positions!
ClareM.123 - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/14 with Heather McCarty, Joe McCarty

made it down to the pub before the stopped doing food!
joem - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/14 with clure

Ran together pitches 1 and 2 (James led) and 3 and 4 (my lead). Polished. A high quality route. Pitch 2 chimney is hard as is the slippery crack. Pitch 6 feels a bit exposed as well but has good gear. These pitches are from the guide book, not UKC.
barney@helmshore - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/14 with James W

WhipperSnapper - AltLd - 27/Aug/14 with Maxie

Big walk on but well worth the effort the climbing is really good and the views are impressive you get a good feeling of exposure.
ragabond007 - AltLd - 25/Aug/14

ned_85 - AltLd - 24/Aug/14 with Elliot Gough

ElliotGough - AltLd O/S - 24/Aug/14 with Neil Davies

Wizzy - Solo rpt - 19/Aug/14

seanprendiville - AltLd - 07/Aug/14 with somethingelse, Tessa

Seconding Joe, whilst Sean and Tessa climbed above us. Magnificent!
C Witter - 2nd - 07/Aug/14 with Joe R

Matthew Robinson - Solo - 05/Aug/14

Had to be done some time just because its there - what a great day out. Better rock and climbing than expected. Hot walk in up the band - memo to self - the crag may be in the shade but 95% of the walk in isn't so don't start at 1pm on hottest day of year!
Lessworkmoreclimbing - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/14 with Kev

pblurton - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/14 with Adam

joe_lancs - Solo - 12/Jul/14

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Jul/14

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Jul/14

John Nuttall - Solo - 09/Jul/14

Petarghh - AltLd - 01/Jul/14 with James Gray

farmus21 - AltLd - 01/Jul/14 with Peter Hill

Willy Beman - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/14 with Matt Butler

Slippery crack wasn't as bad as the guide makes out, polished but positive holds. Pitch after that was the best, lovely exposed climbing on good holds
vix - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/14 with Graham, Lorna

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 21/Jun/14

First multi-pitch adventure. Painful walk to reach the crag, but lots of good holds throughout and only the sheer scale of the damned thing that caused me issues (well, both the scale of the climb and my stupidly oversized rucksack)! Vicky lead and Lorna ensured I was having the piss taken out of me at any opportunity. Great day! Oh, and I hit myself in the face removing some gear - BONUS!
G-VideoDie - 2nd O/S - 21/Jun/14 with lornypoo, Vicky

Climbed with Scott & Al
peachos - AltLd - 15/Jun/14 with Scott Stanley

Als first climb.
scottidog - AltLd O/S - 15/Jun/14 with Carl Peachey

Richard started off leading pitches 1 and 2 all in one. Then I led pitches 3 and 4 all in one. Dad led pitches 5 and 6 before Richard finished by leading the 7th pitch.
DanChad - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/14 with Richard Bower, Chris Murray

I led Pitch 5 and 6; Richard did 1,2 and 7; Dan led 3 and 4. Great climb.
Le Chevalier Mal Fet - AltLd - 14/Jun/14 with Dan Chadfield, Richard Bower

Shaw Brown - AltLd - 01/Jun/14 with Judith Neaves

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/14

jimbonfire - 30/May/14

great route, harder in greasy conditions
j.buckley87 - Lead O/S - 26/May/14

Easy route finding, follow the crampon scratches.
Paul Figg - Solo - 24/May/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/May/14

All I could remember from last time (20 years ago) was the shiny chimney on the 1st pitch - and I could even remember the footholds on it. Great route.
Simon Caldwell - AltLd rpt - 17/May/14 with Carmen

A fine day out with Kate.
A Mountain Journey - Lead - May/14 with Kate

jamieevans - AltLd - May/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Apr/14

jamie ward - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Shaun Blower, John Howes

hard for a vdiff, good belay ledges and gear but a few hard cruxes for a vdiff imo
Wesley Orvis - Lead - 18/Apr/14

westong - 2014

ColdAndWet - 2014

peakcaver - 2014

martintom - 2014

tjrukc - 2014 with mick singleton

tjrukc - 2014

Hidden - 2014

Allanfairfechan - 2014

nj.harris - 2014

Hidden - 2014

in the snow and hail with summer equipment, most holds were coverd in snow and a slippy nightmare, had to ab off 2 pitches from the top in the dark freezing cold and hail. Top day out
shaunhumphreys - AltLd dnf - 09/Nov/13 with Tom A, Jem, pete

Hail, sleet, snow, rain, iced up cracks, frozen fingers and getting benighted. All in all, a good day out.
Teappleby - AltLd - 09/Nov/13 with Shaun Humphreys, Jem Greenway, Pete Briggs

was practically winter conditions, accidentally went on to the e1 variant on the top pitch which spat me off due to snow on all the footholds, got back on and found the normal route, topped out just as it got dark. epic day
pete1993 - AltLd - 09/Nov/13 with Tom, Shaun, Jem

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 09/Nov/13

Brilliant, if a bit cold. Climbed as a three in 8 pitches. Big boots. Nearly fell out the crack of doom.
crossdressingrodney - AltLd O/S - 29/Sep/13 with James L, fiona

Did it in 5 pitches, although I'm fairly sure the last pitch was made up. Just follow the crampon scratches for most of it.
DinoGator - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/13 with Mike Williamson

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/13

nick ferro - AltLd - 24/Aug/13 with toolboxtim

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Aug/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Jul/13

Pitches 1,2,4+6
mfisher - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/13 with Callum Greaves

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/13

joe_lancs - Solo - 20/Jul/13

tomdadom - AltLd - 20/Jul/13

Beautiful sunny day, lovely climb, I lead pitches 1, 2 & 3(which we joined together), 5 & 7.
paulerussell - AltLd O/S - 19/Jul/13 with Jason

Hidden - Solo O/S - 18/Jul/13

Lead pitches 3 and 4 (together) and 6. Great day out and very satisfying to finally get Dad up a route he's been wanting to do for about 10 years.
catjm - AltLd O/S - 17/Jul/13 with Tasmin Fletcher, Dad

Cat and I lead alternate pitches (I did 1 and 2 together, as well as 5 and 7). Thoroughly enjoyed the route, weather was perfect for it and the 'slippery crack' had not a sign of moisture! Very polished but enjoyable moves, one of the best routes I've lead. Route has been severely damaged by crampon scratches - leads me to question whether there has actually been any ice on it when its been climbed in winter??
Tasmin - AltLd O/S - 17/Jul/13 with Steve Marsh, Catherine Marsh

markfromstoke - Lead - 16/Jul/13 with Fiona

Beautiful day, great route, swim in Angle Tarn on the way down.
claregardiner - Solo - 15/Jul/13

First on it. Cloud inversion below. Stefan led P1,3('the slippery crack')&5, John led P2&4.
Stefan Trebicki - AltLd - 14/Jul/13 with John Martin

Graham Westbrook - AltLd O/S - 14/Jul/13

Awesome -bivvy above the clouds!!
jimartin - AltLd rpt - 14/Jul/13 with Stefan Trebicki

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Jul/13

Phil373 - AltLd O/S - 09/Jul/13

qwidgibo - AltLd O/S - 06/Jul/13

Max19 - AltLd - Jul/13

somethingelse - AltLd O/S - Jul/13 with Jim

Metalbear - 2nd - 29/Jun/13 with John James McEvoy

dkd - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/13 with Vic Tosh

big boots, slim rack, damp rock; alpine training
joemallia - AltLd rpt - 24/Jun/13 with Fidel Sciamanna

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/13

What a shame this lovely route has been butchered for all time by the winter 'climb it in marginal conditions' brigade. Another twenty years of that punishment and it probably won't be worth climbing as a summer route.
Joe Miller - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/13 with Dan Bulman

JamesM - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/13 with Andy Green

climbed in 4 pitches, I led 2 & 4
Radioactiveman - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Chris Gordon

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/13

Must be a classic - al least 8 teams on this route that we saw, and not another soul on anything else!
Karlos - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Harriet

lcullum7 - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Rich Jones

Harriet Stewart - 2nd - 08/Jun/13 with Karl

mint. no need for a guide book though. follow the scratches!
joe hallam - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/13 with chelsey robinson

Best V.Diff ever! Such a pleasant route with some challenging moves on pitches 2 and 4. Exposure and height of crag quite intimidating.
Chelsey Robinson - 2nd O/S - 05/Jun/13 with Joe Hallam

joermann - AltLd - 22/May/13

ali newman ukc - AltLd - 07/May/13 with lew

Jon Wickham - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/13 with Claire Hoolohan

Claireee - AltLd - 19/Apr/13 with Jon Wickham

Hidden - 2013

TheAndyBarker - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - 2013

andybirtwistle - 2013

Almaas - Lead β - 2013

Done in 7 pitches as per FRCC guide as we only brought one half rope. I led P2, P3, P5, P6. Fell off the "slippery crack" on P5, got it clean on second attempt. Graham also had trouble following, so it wasn't just me. Didn't see any queues the guidebook warned about. Great route and a great day out!
Kirill - AltLd dog - 18/Nov/12 with Graham Dolman

Hidden - Lead dnf - 24/Oct/12

Hidden - Lead dnf - 21/Oct/12

Danny Crump - Lead - 07/Oct/12 with Sarah Pentelow

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Sep/12

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 05/Sep/12

jon59 - Lead - 11/Aug/12

Hidden - AltLd - 09/Aug/12

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/12

Hidden - Jun/12

TRFrost - Solo O/S - 28/May/12

Hidden - Solo O/S - 26/May/12

Gav Parker - 2nd - 25/May/12

Crowley6969 - AltLd - 12/May/12 with Ant fitzgerald

Hidden - 2nd - 05/May/12

Sam_Marsland - AltLd O/S - 03/May/12 with Mark Eddy

Awful weather and polished to high heaven. Climbed p1, Matt 2&3, me 4, Matt 5 and me 6&7
Theeni - AltLd - 08/Apr/12 with Matt Kemp

beautiful sunny day on dry rock
Wesley Orvis - 2nd - 30/Mar/12

DomClarke - AltLd - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

gingermike1 - AltLd - 2012

Egons Issy - 2012

captain dringo - 2012

Hidden - 2012

DGY - 2012

Narked4fun - Solo - 2012

matt perks - 2012

Stone Idle - 2012

Steven Carter - Lead O/S - 2012

StewartBradshaw - 2nd - 15/Oct/11

Mike Westcott & Chris Storie climbed ahead of us. I led p1,3,5.
Pete Nugent - AltLd rpt - 01/Oct/11 with Paul McWhinney (AC)

55pete55 - AltLd - 28/Sep/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/11

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 31/Aug/11

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Aug/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/11

A superb mountain diff, beautiful views and scenery, pity its marred by the many crampon scratches/gouges.
petegunn - AltLd - 26/Aug/11 with Davina

Shynnagh - 2nd - 22/Aug/11

Amazing route - but equally amazingly polished/scratched. Bit of a shame but excellent route nevertheless. Led P3+4 and 7 (joined 1+2, 3+4, 5+6, 7).
Martin Davies - AltLd O/S - 18/Aug/11 with Mike Elkin

I led the "Glassy Chimney" and the "Slippery Crack". - lovely day out with the crag to ourselves. Bloody freezing though despite being a sunny day in August. Followed by a few drinks in the ODG
BelleVedere - AltLd O/S - 17/Aug/11 with Cath O'Shea

nich0las - AltLd O/S - 06/Aug/11 with Guy W

The polish wasn't as bad as I expected (Harrow Buttress was worse). The scratches are visually awful but don't affect the climbing much.
harold walmsley - Solo O/S - 30/Jul/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/11

WillDoyle - 2nd - 18/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead - 13/Jul/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jul/11

The rock is scratched from crampons/ice axes and not as pleasant to climb on as five years ago. Some smaller holds are disappearing!
troutbeck - Solo - 30/Jun/11

tobyk - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/11 with Andrew Knights

Brilliant route, stiff for the grade and gets nicely exposed after the crux crack...the long stride is not without interest either! Strung pitches 1 and 2 then 3 and 4 together. Easy route finding...just follow the crampon scratches :-(
Nicholas Livesey - AltLd - 04/Jun/11 with Peter Machin

I made the mistake of thinking it was all over once the slippery crack was behind me. The step across the corner on the following pitch is very interesting. Excellent route
texuspete - AltLd - 04/Jun/11 with Nicholas Livesey

M.P L.P Trad VD 5 Pitch
OERees - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/11

Hidden - AltLd - 15/May/11

led pitches 1, 3, and 5. No chance of going off route due to the crampon rock art!
r_o_b_h2 - AltLd O/S - 04/May/11 with dan bulman

This climb has been butchered by those making winter ascents of this classic rock climb as the rock is severly scarred. Piss off and look for your winter climbing elsewhere!
Sean Kelly - AltLd - 01/May/11 with Chris

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Apr/11

jon59 - AltLd - 27/Apr/11

Rope solo
willworkforfoodjnr - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/11

I led P1 then jim led whatever he wanted because it was his birthday!
clairepoppett - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/11 with Jim Gaffney

Lee Sheard - AltLd rpt - 02/Apr/11 with John Hubbard

Hidden - AltLd β - 23/Mar/11

Hidden - AltLd - 02/Jan/11

Hidden - 2011

brianrunner - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

WilliamBurnside - 2011

Joolz - 2011

smason - 2011

bullybones - 2011

Neil the monkey - 2011

Hidden - 2011

jon59 - 2011

nigelw - AltLd - 11/Oct/10 with Steve George

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Oct/10

Hidden - AltLd - 10/Oct/10

carl_123 - AltLd O/S - 18/Sep/10

ran out into 2 rope lengths 6 slings to protect. great route, shame about the crampon scars!
twoplates - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/10 with Robbie

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Sep/10

shame about the claw marks
Timo Austino - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/10 with Nats

followed the crampon marks. very wet, but not surprising considering all the rain in the previous days
Tdavy01 - AltLd O/S - 25/Aug/10

I led the first 2 pitches linked together as 1 pitch.
RockaJo - Lead β - 13/Aug/10 with Mikael

Did pitches (3+4),5,6,7. Got a bit lost on (3+4), certainly didn't find any chimney... had to traverse back to the right to find the crack of pitch 5. We were a bit slow and I had to do the last pitch with head-torch... We got back to the campsite at 1am... + the weather was uncertain, still, good times overall :-)
MikaelW - AltLd O/S - 13/Aug/10 with Jo

Very polished and tricky at that grade. Had to wait for the other party and headed down in the dark, p1,3,4,5
gcandlin - AltLd O/S - 13/Aug/10 with Kate

Dogged first move on pitch 5 - several times!
Vikki Bassek - 2nd RP - 08/Aug/10 with Jim Haydock

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/10

peter myers - AltLd O/S - Aug/10 with Krissy Humble

Hidden - 2nd - Aug/10

Rickrick - Aug/10

fulton333 - 25/Jul/10 with Gareth Cooper, Sam Cooper

sam2590 - Lead - 25/Jul/10 with Gareth Cooper, Grant Fulton

Moving together. Big boots.
Adi Hooper - 2nd - 30/Jun/10 with Roger Ward

Paul lead the first 3 pitches, I lead the next 2, and Mike lead the final 2. Paul & I climbed in big boots, our rack consisted of half a dozen nuts and some slimgs.
Paul-Michael - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/10 with Mike Padmore, Paul Nurse

Raggar - AltLd - 21/Jun/10 with Ian M, Jon B

mountain man ed - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/10

reubensampson - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/10 with Phil Buckle

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/10

Lead p1, p3, p5. No trouble with the 'slippery crack'. Shame about the serious trashing this route has been given by winter crampons.
Martin Stevens - AltLd O/S - 31/May/10 with Mervyn L.

BikeClimbWalk - 2nd - 25/May/10

stouffer - AltLd - 09/May/10

Captain Solo - Solo - 07/May/10

led in 4 pitches. I led pitch 1 & 2 in one and 5&6 in one.
buddha1369 - AltLd O/S - 27/Apr/10 with Adam G (OB)

Spade - Lead - 24/Apr/10 with Richard McDonald, Lettie Chambers

Led all pitches.Great climb.Got there at 3pm and had it too ourselves.3 star vd.
cooper leek - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/10 with dawn

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/10

froberts - Solo O/S - 20/Feb/10

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - 2010

mick grim - 2010

Hidden - 2010

First Pitch Climb. Sunny day with awesome views
John.RH - 2nd O/S - 26/Sep/09 with Jenny J and Phil W

beds74 - Lead - 26/Sep/09 with Rebecca Edwards, Craig Hartley

Superb climb with great views. Climbed as a 3 which makes a couple of stances interesting !
bennevis - AltLd O/S - 20/Sep/09 with paul

jimsrankin - Solo - 14/Sep/09

tigertim - AltLd O/S - 14/Sep/09 with Steve Cousins

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/09

Climbed in 5 pitches. Damp and slippery although not quite raining. Managed pitches 1-3 including crux 'slippery crack' (pitch 3) in big boots. Had to change to rock shoes for step left into chimney at top of 4th pitch - very slippery with limited handholds.
DavPk - Lead - 27/Aug/09 with Catherine Pearks

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Aug/09

muzz44 - Solo O/S - 06/Aug/09

Lawrence Eccles - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/09 with P. Jackson, A. Crook

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/09

bjlsmith - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/09 with Chris S and ODL

daveagriff - Lead - 04/Jul/09 with Dan Fisher, Paul Cooke

In approach shoes and walked back over crinkle crags.
eddy-on-the-rocks - Lead O/S - 25/May/09 with Ashley

ElvisLeg - AltLd O/S - 25/May/09 with Ed Southwood

Lead pitch 1,3,4 (belay short of recommended stance),5 (crux 4b),7
tavarua - AltLd O/S - 24/May/09 with Julian

Julian Prieto - AltLd O/S - 24/May/09 with Matt Burke

1918hasti - AltLd - 14/May/09 with Tom Norton

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/May/09

well deserves the three stars...nice route
tscoobydoo - Lead O/S - May/09 with colin cook

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead - 13/Apr/09

Dry this time. Nice steady route, considerably harder when wet.
jimorothy - AltLd - 12/Apr/09 with Rachel Crolla

wheelo - AltLd - 21/Mar/09 with cas

cas smerdon - AltLd - 21/Mar/09 with john wheeler

fantastic climbing - well worth the 750m slog up from the valley with the full rucksack. So pleased I've finally ticked this classic rock route.
Babika - AltLd - 21/Mar/09 with Jason Parker and Sue Jackson

Hidden - Solo O/S - 2009

Hidden - 2nd - 2009

wilkie14c - 2009

nakedave - Lead rpt - 22/Nov/08

Hidden - AltLd - Nov/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Oct/08

IanGilbertJones - AltLd O/S - 27/Sep/08 with Richard Garnett

My first real mountain route :)
Katya - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/08 with Iain

Kevin Mc Bride - AltLd - 12/Jul/08 with Allan H

Best V Diff in the Lakes
Rog Wilko - Lead - 01/Jul/08 with Debbie Wilkinson

tlmarjot - AltLd O/S - Jul/08 with Jon Denniss, Anna Wilding

And Richie
Fatherof2 - Jul/08 with Johnny

Bex_M - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/08 with Ewan Buckingham

Taking photos of friends.
IanJackson - Solo O/S - 08/Jun/08 with Robeverybody

Alt Leads with Matt Forshaw. Emma Cairns as punter.
MartF - AltLd O/S - Jun/08 with Matt

Phill_ Thompson - AltLd - Jun/08 with skarabrae, Lucy Prins

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/May/08

Chris Davids - AltLd O/S - 17/May/08 with Malcolm

Dave led chimney and crack pitches
tiga271 - AltLd - 15/May/08 with Dave

Mark Wilson23 - 2nd O/S - 08/May/08 with Paul blanchard

Hidden - AltLd - Mar/08

nice long mountain route, did pretty quickly
Christopher Williamson - AltLd O/S - Jan/08 with nathan and luke gibson

abbeywall - AltLd - 2008

Shaw Brown - 2008 with simon blythe

MikeDowsett - AltLd - 2008 with Bill Bowley, Elen Rees

Stig - AltLd O/S - 06/Oct/07 with Jacqueline and Jonathan

Rog Wilko - Lead - 09/Aug/07 with Debbie Wilkinson

BALD EAGLE - AltLd - 08/Jul/07 with Christian Darr

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/07

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/07

chris warner - AltLd - 18/May/07 with al barnard

Hidden - AltLd - 05/May/07

Done as 4 pitches, led 2nd and (very long) 4th
Caralynh - AltLd O/S - 05/May/07 with Lizzie (Flicka)

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/May/07

lazyhopkins - AltLd O/S - 28/Apr/07 with Mark Warwick

Hidden - 26/Apr/07

dja - AltLd O/S - 26/Apr/07 with mike and paul

Longish walk in but worht it for such a lovely crag, great views and great weather all day, rewarded with stunning views at the top.
Mike Hargreaves - AltLd - 26/Apr/07 with Dave Atkinson & Paul Edmonson

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Jan/07

davetigger - Lead O/S - 2007

simon kimber - Solo O/S - 2007

Hidden - 2nd - 2007

Pack, Boots, Wet, Good. V Sippery Crack!!!
Ste Ridd - AltLd - 14/Oct/06 with M.Sadler

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 14/Oct/06

Hidden - AltLd - Sep/06

five - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/06 with CR, PM

Nice afternoon one other party high on the route a fun day having done a good approach up Crinkle Ghyll and Crinkle Crags then traversed across.
Bokonon - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/06 with Dave

smiler - AltLd - 27/Jul/06 with Bokonon

Definately felt that pitch two, the polished chimney was the crux rather than the slippery crack which felt straightforward but strenuous with a rucksac
alexanderpatton - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/06 with Cath Moir

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/06

BazVee - AltLd - 17/Jun/06 with Martin & Louise

aturner99 - AltLd - 17/Jun/06 with Peter Blades

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Jun/06

d80f0u - AltLd - 17/Jun/06 with Alex

spacey - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/06 with jo macey

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/06

John Brayshaw - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/06 with Jesse Bryant

very good day out was had by all
jossa - AltLd - Jun/06 with Moley

Fantastic route and excellent value at VDiff - in fact the crux is good value for VS! Led P1,3,5
Different Steve - AltLd O/S - 28/May/06 with Martin Hore

Hidden - AltLd - May/06

nakedave - 2006

Rattis69 - Lead O/S - 2006 with Richard Abbott

paul79 - 2006

Dave Latimer - AltLd O/S - 20/Nov/05

Hidden - Lead - Sep/05

Hidden - Lead - 11/Aug/05

Big Day in the North Led all pitches except the crack (Jo) Variation finish up hanging slab to the right of the normal route, very exposed but quite safe
Andysomething - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/05 with Peter McGarry

mark4344 - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/05 with Dale Knox

John Kettle - Lead - 2005

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2005

tomhull - AltLd - 2005 with dave thornley

Hidden - 2005

Steve Lenartowicz - 2005 with Clare

mandy talbot - AltLd - Oct/04

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Aug/04

JPM71 - AltLd - Aug/04

Howard J - AltLd rpt - 31/Jul/04 with John Waterhouse

Hidden - AltLd - Apr/04

Neil Conway - Lead O/S - 2004

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2004

peteetheridge - AltLd O/S - 2004 with Pete Duckworth

Gustav - AltLd O/S - 2004 with BeerMonkey

Gman - AltLd O/S - Nov/03 with Steve

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Aug/03

Dave Ed - 2nd - Aug/03 with Tim Edward

Abi Chard - AltLd O/S - Jul/03 with Gary

ALF - 2nd O/S - 21/Jun/03 with Neil Conway

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/May/03

kickaha4 - 2nd - 30/May/03 with Karl Rowe

tobydunford - Lead O/S - Apr/03 with Sarah Wysling

Classic Rock tick with Wyn - she lead crux crack pitch above terrace. Horribly polished and scratched esp initial groove - yuck.
Peter Metcalfe - AltLd - Sep/02 with Wyn Clayton

MaNimal - Lead - 03/Aug/02 with Clare Cook

GPN - AltLd - Aug/02 with Sam Clifford

Hidden - Lead - 13/Jul/02

jason - AltLd - 10/May/02 with dan, manmike

the abmmc - 2nd - 2002 with kickaha4, Karl Rowe

Hidden - Solo - 17/Nov/01

arose - Solo - Nov/01 with Tom Woodcock

Hidden - AltLd - 31/Aug/01

Big Day in the North jo,a,jo,jo,a,jo,a
Andysomething - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/01 with Jo Woodward

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Jul/01

johnkeith - AltLd - 2001 with Davy Sadler

Hidden - 2001

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Dec/00

visit by mark back here, reliving our glory from the 80s !
lithos - 2000 with julie, mark planner

Hidden - 2000

bullybones - 2000

J1PEF - 2000

runestone - 2000

Adam Lincoln - Lead - 2000

Hidden - Nov/99

Hidden - Lead - 16/Oct/99

Celia Watson - 2nd - 16/Oct/99 with stuart watson

steve prior - AltLd - Aug/99 with Juan

Hidden - Solo - 29/Aug/98

Hidden - Lead - Jun/98

A warm,sunny day so no problems with the slippy sections. A brilliant climb.
robrawlinson - Lead - May/98

A warm,sunny day so no problems with the slippy sections. A brilliant climb.
robrawlinson - Lead - May/98

thinair48 - 1998

Completed in six pitches. Two hour walk-in from Great Langdale, two hours to climb it and 1.5 hours descent back to NT camp site.
Robinl100 - AltLd O/S - 25/Oct/97 with Rich Hoyle

2.5 hour walk in from Langale. 5/7 pitches completed. Abseiled off after encountering wet, slimy rock which we felt was not climbable. Crux was chellenging and seemed harder than V diff.
Robinl100 - Lead dnf - 07/Sep/97 with Paddy Muir

guisboro andy - AltLd - Jun/97

Hidden - Lead - 14/Sep/96

biggianthead - 16/Jun/96 with C

Marti999 - AltLd O/S - 1996

Hidden - Solo - 01/Aug/95

Post-work run up the Band to bag this classic lakes mountain route on a wet, grey evening. Still enjoyable in these conditions.
EddieA - AltLd O/S - 14/Jul/95 with Simon W

This is a really enjoyable route, but needs to be graded "Traditional V. Diff.", meaning expect anything up to about 4b!
Rog Wilko - AltLd - Jun/95 with Debbie Wilkinson

lead 1 and 2 and 5 and 7.
barney@helmshore - AltLd O/S - Jun/95 with mark b

Bivvy at Angle Tarn night before-recommended!
jacque - AltLd - 1995 with Carol and Thelma

Hidden - Lead - 1995

stokienomad - 1994

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Nov/93

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Sep/92

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/92

Hidden - AltLd - 1992

Lead p2 & 4
Mick King - AltLd - 08/Dec/91 with Pete Hankinson

stokienomad - Jul/91 with Dave Mountford

malc - Lead - 18/May/91

climbed sometime in the 1990s
Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 1990

Mick King - Lead - 26/Nov/89 with Mark Lester

Hidden - Lead - 02/Oct/89

babymoac - AltLd - 01/Oct/89 with Linda G & Chris C

Andy Say - Solo - 16/Nov/88

Pretty wet
Iain Thow - Lead - 17/Oct/87 with Steve di Ponio, Simon Lee

Hidden - Lead - Mar/87

stewart murray - AltLd - 1987 with Nick Murray

Tony Buckley - AltLd - Aug/86

Nigel Bond - Lead - 06/Jun/86 with Roger Skews

rogerskews - AltLd - 06/Jun/86 with Nigel Bond

Ian Archer - AltLd O/S - 12/Jan/86 with Tony Green

Hidden - 1986

Checking on various students at different locations on fieldwork projects. Managed to nip up this between two groups.
uphillnow - Solo - 1986

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/85

Chris Ellis - AltLd - 12/May/84 with Bob Panton, Colin Imrie

sadams - Lead - 14/Apr/84 with Richard from Aylesbury CC

amcleish - 1984

Hidden - Lead - 1984

Hidden - Lead - 1984

Richard Weller - Lead - 30/Dec/83 with james eldridge

Hidden - AltLd - 1983

tapley - Lead - 14/Aug/82 with Dave Kent

mark-abz - Lead - 19/Jul/82 with Richard O

Bob - Solo - 20/Apr/82

Hammy - Solo - 12/Apr/82

Hidden - Lead - 1981

Tom V - Apr/80 with Steve Plummer

99bolivar - AltLd O/S - 1980

dtalbot - 1980

Hidden - Apr/79

Mark Kemball - Solo - 19/Jun/77 with Mick

Hidden - AltLd - 1977

Falko - Solo O/S - 06/Mar/76 with Howard Lancashire

No crampon scratches in evidence yet!
Sean Kelly - May/75

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Feb/73

Howard J - 2nd - 1973 with Reading University MC

Chris Craggs - 1973 with Steve Warwick

Lord of Starkness - 2nd - Apr/71 with Ed Thompson Sr

pneame - AltLd - 15/Jul/69 with Tich Smitton

Winter conditions but rock mainly dry and ice free.
Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 28/Mar/69 with Jim Worthington

jcw - 04/May/63

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