170m.

Rockfax Description
170m.Pick a line up the left hand side of the buttress.Difficulties can taken or avoided at will. At the final steepening trend left to finish. © Rockfax


ClimberDateStyle
mike_w18 07/Mar AltLd O/S

Nice sunny day. Final pitch needed care with thin turf and powder over loose rock.

with Neil
Mountain Llama 06/Mar Solo

Blue sky day. Turf in good nick where required.

Simnel 06/Mar Lead
Hidden 06/Mar 2nd
dtbrad 20/Feb AltLd O/S

Brilliant day out climbing a winding route to the top of Brown Cove Crag. Did a mixture of soloing and alt leads, using ropes when we felt the need. Very wintery conditions. Lots of snow and spin drift, very windy at the top. Carried onto the summit of Helvelyn.

with Neil Hall, Andy Harris
Dingchav 20/Feb AltLd
crowberry gully 18/Feb Solo

Surprisingly good conditions, deep snow, some ice, some neve and some crud. I had the cliff to myself and no steps on the route - unusual for Browncove Crags

bullybones 16/Feb Solo

Good conditions lower down, some ice, well frozen turf. Snow deteriorated rapidly with height, with lots of fresh windblown fluff feeling increasingly sketchy. Veered left, almost at top, but retreated from a steepish section of thin powder with scree underneath. Traversed off into Right Parallel Gully, partly to escape the high wind, partly in the hope of easier going, but the gully was hard-won and full of powder. All very energetic - a fun start turned into a scary morning! Judging by report in logbook for R Parallel Gully, it must have avalanched within the next day or so.

John HW 14/Feb Solo

Very windy on summit, but route was in the lee. Good vis rather chilly.

Hidden 08/Feb/15 Lead
Hidden 08/Feb/15 Lead
kato'sdad 08/Feb/15 Solo
with Martin Lewin
Wesley Orvis 07/Feb/15 Lead

Abbed off half way due to ice detaching from rock and turf unfrozen

SarahA 04/Feb/15 Solo
with Duncan Livesey, Luke Cullum
John Holden 01/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

Started up Left Buttress but joined the top of Stepped Ridge. One good little pitch of about WI3 .

with Stewart Herbert
david harvey ?/Feb/15 2nd dnf
with martin
annastudholme ?/Feb/15 -
Ste_b1978 31/Jan/15 Lead
with Danny
Shuttsie 24/Jan/15 Solo

Getting soft. Some frozen turf. Not much.

Hidden 22/Jan/15 AltLd O/S
crowberry gully 18/Jan/15 Solo

excellent conditions, lots of neve and some ice with powder on top

sjbrook 17/Jan/15 AltLd O/S

Very left Buttress!

with Dave Richards, PMC
Dave Richards 17/Jan/15 AltLd O/S
with sjbrook
martinbettridge06 ?/Jan/15 Lead

Dnf

Samuel Wainwright 30/Dec/14 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2014 Solo
dakidunn 10/Feb/13 AltLd
with Ian Hope, John Haxon
IanHope 10/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
with John L
Simnel 10/Feb/13 AltLd
with John H, Ian, Mark
John Haxon ?/Feb/13 -
jacko120 23/Jan/13 Lead
Hidden 20/Jan/13 2nd dnf
Hidden 18/Jan/13 AltLd
Andy Syme 13/Dec/12 Lead O/S

Good hard snow with some short but perfectly formed water ice sections. Lovely route.

with Pete Elliott
eldre070 12/Dec/12 Solo O/S

Night solo. Great condition. Think we were on right line but it was really dark. 2 steepish bits.

with Tim faudemer
JanBella 13/Feb/12 Lead O/S
s.scott 11/Feb/12 Lead
Tom Keaveny 09/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
matty123 09/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/12 Solo
Gav Parker 18/Dec/11 AltLd

Great value.....

Hidden 18/Dec/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 18/Dec/11 AltLd
abercolin 18/Dec/11 Lead O/S

Good conditions with some nice ice forming. A bit of loose snow but no where near bad as the reports from elsewhere. Moved together on pitch one but pitched 2 and 3 due to lack of gear.

hayleylouise 18/Dec/11 2nd
Hidden 18/Dec/11 AltLd
Dan0Me 18/Dec/11 AltLd O/S
with Chris Hill
tk1991 17/Dec/11 Solo
with Smithy, Tom Kirby
mksmith35 17/Dec/11 Solo O/S
carl_123 16/Dec/11 AltLd O/S

tooking a few variation making it bit more fun and a little harder. turf frozen, snow unconsolodated.

with joe fenell
Hidden 04/Dec/11 AltLd
Hidden ?/Dec/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 04/Dec/10 Lead
Mitch1990 04/Dec/10 Lead

First ever winter route

PAULMUNCASTER ?/Feb/10 -
Hidden ?/Feb/10 2nd
Simon K 31/Jan/10 Lead
with FA
Hidden 31/Jan/10 2nd
KevB 15/Jan/10 AltLd

+ solo

ianburton 02/Jan/10 Solo
with Kevin Robinson
jasonpm 02/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
with Andy
jasonpm 02/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
with Andy
Hidden 02/Jan/10 AltLd
Somerset swede basher 01/Jan/10 Solo O/S
Jonny M 01/Jan/10 Solo O/S
Marq 01/Jan/10 Solo
innesmac ??/2010 -
The Mountain Goat 30/Dec/09 Solo O/S
joe.91 28/Dec/09 Solo O/S

I say soloed, we moved together after pitch one as it was pointless to be roped up, no pro and too much powder snow!

ratm 28/Dec/09 AltLd O/S

Swimming in powder. Not much in the way of pro went in and the top section was pretty sketchy. Loose powder on vertical-ish rocks. Fun day though, great weather conditions. Shame about the climbing conditions.

Hidden 27/Dec/09 Lead O/S
alan barnes 27/Dec/09 AltLd

zero viz, bumped into lots of lost people wandering and climbing all over the place. Worth doing despite powder.

with sam d
Mark A Humphries 03/Feb/09 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Jan/09 Solo
Calder 06/Dec/08 AltLd O/S

Top 25m was too run out and sketchy for our liking (thanks to not very much unconsolidated snow on slopey rocks and a limited amount of not frozen turf), so we bailed into the grade I gully on the left - which was rather well packed with snow and mighty enjoyable to boot. Oh yeah - as if to make us feel completely inept, several parties strolled up the aforementioned top pitch!

bullybones ??/2008 -
Howard1 14/Oct/06 -
with Fi
Russell Lovett 19/Mar/06 Solo
Hidden ?/Mar/06 -
bms 31/Jan/03 AltLd
with BCS
EddieA 05/Mar/95 Solo
craig h ?/Feb/91 Solo O/S
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