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[Martin P 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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muppett - 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

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

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

Jones_d - AltLd O/S - 09/Sep/12 with Eddie James

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

smarsy_93 - 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

tapley - 2012

tapley - 2012

Hidden - 2012

gingermike1 - AltLd - 2012

Hidden - 2012

captain dringo - 2012

Hidden - 2012

DGY - 2012

Narked4fun - Solo - 2012

matt perks - 2012

Stone Idol - 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

WillDoyle - 2nd - 18/Jul/11

Not as hard as i was expecting.
Tom Hutton - Lead - 13/Jul/11 with steph

Wizzy - Lead O/S - 07/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

Jim Walton - 2011

WilliamBurnside - 2011

Joolz - 2011

smason - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Neil the monkey - 2011

Hidden - 2011

jon59 - 2011

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

really good day out. Linked with Crinklecrags, Bowfell Horseshoe.
brockers - AltLd O/S - 10/Oct/10 with Maggie Bass

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
Tom Davy - 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 Haydock - 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

Tarquin - 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

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

Tarquin - 2nd - 2009

wilkie14c - 2009

nakedave - Lead rpt - 22/Nov/08

Hidden - AltLd - Nov/08

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

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

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

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

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!!!
moose 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

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

Hidden - 2000

J1PEF - 2000

runestone - 2000

Hidden - Nov/99

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/99

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

Hidden - Solo - 29/Aug/98

Hidden - Lead - Jun/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

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

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

malc - Lead - 18/May/91

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

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

JohnHutch - Lead - Mar/87 with L

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

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

PeteCheung - 1986 with Alan

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

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

Chris Ellis - AltLd O/S - 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

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

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

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Style of ascent

Soloed25 of 355 (7.0%)
Lead66 of 355 (18.6%)
Followed28 of 355 (7.9%)
Alt Leads179 of 355 (50.4%)
Unknown57 of 355 (16.1%)

'Climbed'200 of 355 (56.3%)
clean O/S137 of 355 (38.6%)
clean β2 of 355 (0.6%)
clean rpt9 of 355 (2.5%)
clean RP1 of 355 (0.3%)
dogged1 of 355 (0.3%)
dnf5 of 355 (1.4%)