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[Dow crag the hard way !!, 3 kb]120m. The deep left gully bounding the left side of A Buttress. Climb under a chockstoone near the start. Higher up use a traverse on the left wall to pass a steep section. © ROCKFAX

Photo: Dow crag the hard way !! © tintinandpip
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This climb is in 39 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

cas smerdon - Solo - 22/Mar/14 with Mark S

Very little snow and what there was was soft. Made the chockstones a bit more full-on but still fine. Firmer higher up.
farmus21 - Solo O/S - 13/Feb/14

Foghbags - Solo - Aug/13

philmcf - AltLd O/S - Mar/13

Soloed in Walshes while on a run around the fells. A big mistake really due to large amount of powder snow & spindrift coupled with very strong wind. Ropes etc advised in these conditions!
DSM - Solo - 20/Jan/13

Hidden - Solo O/S - 04/Feb/12

Solo in Walshes.
DSM - Solo - 04/Feb/12

Hidden - Lead - 28/Jan/12

lots of free running water and remnants of icy snow made this v.hard work without any climbing equipment. would be much easier tackled when dry and warm rather than new years eve!
rpinto - Solo O/S - 31/Dec/11

Gav Parker - Lead - 19/Feb/10

the colonel - 2nd - 19/Feb/10 with Gav

Hidden - Solo O/S - 17/Feb/10

dizzyg - Solo - 17/Feb/10 with aidy

philboy - Solo - 17/Feb/10 with matt g

Getting a bit thin but still no sign of a chockstone (perhaps it's been nicked for someone’s garden!) snow was very sugary and towards the top was an awkward rock step. Still a pleasant outing.
barney@helmshore - Solo O/S - 07/Feb/10 with James W

Nigel Coe - Solo - 31/Jan/10

Hidden - Solo - 17/Jan/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 14/Jan/10

PeteCheung - Solo - 10/Jan/10 with Ian

Rob Rocket - Solo - 09/Jan/10

A handy little route. Still no sign of the chockstones; well banked out with granulated and powder, needs to consolidate more.
petellis - Lead - 03/Jan/10 with Fun for all the family

Dave Wearing - Lead - 01/Jan/10 with Bedspring.

Extremely strong winds on top and stinging spin-drift. Fairly sheltered in the gully until the last 20m. Went straight up from top to bottom. Didn't see this traverse or the chockstone.
crossdressingrodney - Solo O/S - 29/Dec/09 with Marq

In reasonable nick. Not steep. Did not see the chockstone either. Horrific winds/spindrift on topping-out.
eldre070 - Solo O/S - 29/Dec/09 with Karl

Karlos - Solo O/S - 29/Dec/09

Marq - Solo O/S - 29/Dec/09 with Oli

Peter Metcalfe - Solo - 10/Feb/09

Regretted roping up until we got to the chockstone which we avoided due to the minimal amount of snow on it. I went up the ramp on the left then traveresed right along awkward ledges to above the chock stone. This felt more like III than II. Great views on the summit.
Jon Wickham - Lead O/S - 10/Feb/09 with Rob Gilder

twoplates - Solo - Feb/09 with Robbie

Neil Conway - Solo O/S - 31/Jan/09 with Dave Cowling & Kev Camplin

Hidden - Solo - 31/Jan/09

Kevin Camplin - 2nd O/S - 31/Jan/09 with Dave Cowling & Neil Conway

Spence22 - Lead O/S - Jan/09 with Wil

GuyM - 2006

Next day did a ridge left of South Rake in winter conditions (II hunting for difficulties) with Gordon, Tumbledown Ridge. Good sport.
babymoac - Solo - 02/Feb/91 with Gordon C

craig h - Solo O/S - Jan/87 with Jonny L

Hidden - Lead - 1987

Simnel - Solo - 1983

Fantastic weather, frost, snow ans sunshine, no wind, a day in a million Solo with Stew and Charly. Soft snow on a firm base.
Peter Main - Solo - 17/Feb/73 with Stew Webb

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
iksander, Luke Parnell

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Style of ascent

Soloed28 of 39 (71.8%)
Lead7 of 39 (17.9%)
Followed2 of 39 (5.1%)
Alt Leads1 of 39 (2.6%)
Unknown1 of 39 (2.6%)

'Climbed'23 of 39 (59.0%)
clean O/S16 of 39 (41.0%)