Cam Crag Ridge*** M
[boulders at base of cam crag , 3 kb]A good Moderate/Grade 2 scramble on clean rock. From the path up Langstrath head up to the bottom of the crag. The initial buttress is reached through a jumble of large boulders. Climb diagonally left across the face, and up the wall on good holds to finish up a narrow ridge. Move up to the main ridge. Take the obvious diagonal crack up the steepening into a short chimney. Big holds on clean solid rock. The steepness then eases, before the next rock band . Follow another diagonal sloping crack up the next steepening again plenty of big holds. Keep to the nose of the ridge and further rocky steps inter-spaced by short grassy terraces. Follow these rocky steps to the top.
B. Beetham. J.B. Meldrum 1943

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Photo: boulders at base of cam crag © Adam Parkinson
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This climb is in 190 logbooks, and on 14 wishlists.

john & cox descent together alpine style
xusa - AltLd - 29/Jul/15 with John jones

3 hours, between a split shift
xusa - Solo O/S - 25/Jul/15

Hidden - Lead - 05/Jul/15

Hidden - Solo - 02/Jul/15

jimmysdead - 29/Jun/15 with Ade Halliwell, Emma

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Jun/15

A bit rainy, adding a little excitement. Really good fun. John was a tad nervous but kept it together. Topped out on Glaramara in sunshine.
sparkass - Solo O/S - 20/Jun/15 with John Bent

Ben1983 - Solo O/S - 07/Jun/15

Hidden - Solo O/S - 25/May/15

Wesley Orvis - Solo - 25/May/15

dakidunn - Solo - 16/May/15 with Jill Richardson

runwildjohn - Solo - 15/May/15 with Naomi Fraser, Darren Waters, Stu Howie

3hrs from car and back. Heavy rain made it even more fun, very grippy rock, juggy holds, great little scramble. Nice walk off in great scenery.
dakidunn - Solo - 06/May/15 with Julian Goddard

Monkey_Alan - Solo O/S - 03/Apr/15

Trace - Solo - Apr/15

From the car and back again only took 4 hours and that was with a slow sort of pace and 2 sandwich stops. Nice little walk in along the valley and took the high route back. The scramble itself was very broken up with varying levels of difficulty, I'd only give the grade 2 to a very small section. Rock was tremendously grippy, even where it was wet. Was nice but won't hurry back unless I'm already in the aria with a few hours to kill.
y2keable - Solo O/S - 14/Mar/15 with Simon, Mike, John

mike25350 - Solo O/S - 14/Mar/15 with John Armstrong, Jayson Keable, Simon McLennan

John jones and chris cox
xusa - 2nd O/S - 06/Jan/15 with John jones

nickcj - 2015

peterhubbard - Lead - 06/Dec/14 with Alastair

Hidden - 23/Nov/14

andy jennings - Solo O/S - 01/Nov/14 with Floris, Momber

Hidden - Solo O/S - 01/Nov/14

waiting for snow - Oct/14

waiting for snow - Oct/14

Gav Parker - Solo - 24/Aug/14

Moved together alps practise, I felt the holly tree groove near the top was about diff - but there are plenty of easier options around.
ablackett - 29/Jul/14 with Fran

Moved together alps practise, I felt the holly tree groove near the top was about diff - but there are plenty of easier options around.
ablackett - 29/Jul/14 with Fran

Fantastic weather carried on to Raven Crag
John HW - Solo - 26/Jul/14

Tried to pick out some of the more continuous bits of climbing, there was on particularly good arÍte on the higher sections. continued on to Glaramara.
BenedictIEP - Solo O/S - 08/Jun/14 with Eleanor Jones, Lorna Vance, Vicky Jennings

vix - 08/Jun/14 with Lorna, Ben

masmith - 26/May/14

jack.williams1 - 26/May/14

deugar - Solo - 18/May/14

chris wyatt - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/14 with seren

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

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

With morethanmountains guide
rcoe74 - 16/Apr/14 with Alisdair Boag

Very wet
yossarian714 - Solo O/S - 12/Apr/14 with Joseph Kisolo-Ssonko

Very very wet, great fun - not sure we stuck to the route - one very sketchy moment
noteviljoe - Solo O/S - 12/Apr/14 with yossarian714

Hidden - 04/Apr/14

Oli Beswick - AltLd - 15/Feb/14

bat3man - 19/Jan/14

bat3man - 19/Jan/14

Oujmik - 2014

nj.harris - 2014

Tim Rodgers - Lead - 09/Nov/13 with Ross Heron

Tim Rodgers - Lead - 09/Nov/13 with Ross Heron

Hidden - Solo - 08/Nov/13

klipkabouter - Solo - Nov/13 with Rachel Swift

xusa - Solo O/S - 22/Oct/13 with John jones

smithjmw46 - Solo O/S - 30/Sep/13

Simon lead first part, I did the rest. May have gone off route to slightly harder climb towards top. Gear in place used for security.
Andy27 - AltLd O/S - 26/Sep/13 with Simon Gee

Hidden - Solo - Aug/13

iskra2000 - Solo - 12/Jul/13 with Clare Downie

Hidden - Solo - 05/May/13

Jontro - Solo - 18/Feb/13 with Fiona Hollinshead

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

Hidden - 18/Feb/13

wykealpha - 2013

biggianthead - 02/Oct/12 with J, E

Hidden - Solo - 06/Sep/12

Hidden - Solo - 31/Jul/12

cas smerdon - Solo - 21/Jul/12 with Mark S

wet windy and wild , alt lead on the crux as rather slippery ,then soloed the rest , good day but verry verry wet and a bit breezy at the top
george sewell - 23/Jun/12 with Adam Parkinson

Hammy - Lead - 07/Jun/12 with Bevan Scott and Suzie

alastairbegley - Solo - 06/Jun/12

Hidden - Solo - 03/Jun/12

thomas - Solo O/S - 21/May/12 with nil

Great value....really enjoyed this you can make it as interesting as you like..
Gav Parker - Solo - 12/May/12

Lovely day. Soloed a few VDiff bits in to add varition.
bigglesbutcha - Solo O/S - 28/Apr/12 with Paul, Swifty

Adrianw - 01/Apr/12 with Ian Ross, Elliott Wilson, Natalie Wilson

Solo
ankyo - 31/Mar/12

t8t9t8 - 24/Mar/12 with Sarz

beardy mike - 2012

butteredfrog - 2012

chapmand - 2012

Wesley Orvis - 2012

Hidden - AltLd - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Climbed in high winds with susie, her first scramble, kept well to the left so was a lot easier than grade 2. Would go back to do again.
sjbrook - Solo O/S - 22/Oct/11 with Susie

Hidden - Solo - 15/Oct/11

Oujmik - 04/Oct/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 30/Aug/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 13/Aug/11

joeydurkin - Solo - 07/Aug/11

DOVEY - Solo - 03/Aug/11 with Billie x

RedFive - 01/Jul/11

Hidden - Solo - Jul/11

did this as part of an advanced scrambling course. weather was mixed with sunshine to hail, but learned loads from instructors. great day out!
rallymania - 22/May/11 with Sarah

Chucking it down
Simnel - 06/May/11 with Alan

lumbard - Solo O/S - 27/Apr/11

willworkforfoodjnr - Solo O/S - 23/Apr/11

Hidden - Solo - 03/Apr/11

Wet as!
jadias - Lead - 30/Mar/11 with Rachel Hetherington

StevieD - 2nd O/S - 14/Mar/11 with djmarko75

Saintly - 2nd O/S - 12/Mar/11

Beautiful and fun grade 2 scramble in the sunshine, with lots of options and grassy banks to walk up if you don't fancy the scramblng.
Krys81 - Solo - 07/Mar/11

The Wriggler - 2011

smason - 2011

Joe Miller - 2011

markriddington - 2011

Hidden - 2011

butteredfrog - 2011

Hidden - 22/Nov/10

ccraigg22 - 22/Nov/10

Jack Loftus - 22/Nov/10

Very wet and greasy so roped up and moved together. Nice outing.
Simnel - 31/Oct/10 with Pete Middleton, Tony S, Paul Smith

Anthony1 - 31/Oct/10 with Peter M, John L,Paul S

Hidden - Solo - 18/Sep/10

a nice grade 2 scramble
lumbard - Solo O/S - 17/Sep/10

Chris Manasseh - 05/Sep/10

Hidden - 05/Sep/10

After locating Osama's des res we legged it up the ridge into the gloom and wandered over bessy boot on the way back down - awesome late summer sunshine - The Lakes are just the best.
Timo Austino - Solo - 02/Sep/10 with Nats

crossdressingrodney - Solo rpt - 22/Aug/10 with anna

Descent after going up intake ridge.
Matt Fry - Solo O/S - 02/Aug/10 with Holly Wilson, Hannah Wilson

Hidden - Solo O/S - 13/Jun/10

Adrianw - Solo O/S - 04/Jun/10 with Natalie Wilson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/May/10

Andy DB - Solo - 02/May/10 with James B

Good day. Followed the ridge from the top to Allen Crags then back down Langstrath.
barney800 - Solo - 02/May/10 with Katherine Shaw, Andy Bottrill

rig - Solo O/S - 02/May/10

Hidden - Solo - 02/May/10

David Walker - Solo O/S - 02/May/10 with Maria

Scramble with Hal, Dave, Chris D, Richard G, Richard W, John C, James C, Jonathan, Mark
MariaT - Solo O/S - 02/May/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 18/Apr/10

wiswilson - Solo - 18/Apr/10 with Neil Lloyd

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead - 30/Mar/10

Hammy - Lead - 27/Mar/10 with Jonny and Hannah

Andy DB - Solo - 20/Mar/10 with chris, Kate

was rather wet, so didn't do it direct over the hardest bits on the ridge
kitP - Solo O/S - 20/Mar/10 with Kate, Andy

Caralynh - Solo - 2010

Simnel - 2010 with Alan, Pete Middleton, Tony S, crazyscotsman55

sgl0jd - 2010

Hidden - 14/Nov/09

Tim Rodgers - Solo - Sep/09

mitch - 29/Aug/09

Raining but good day out.
jimorothy - Solo - 29/Aug/09 with Rachel Crolla

stimpey - Solo O/S - 30/May/09

Hidden - Solo - 2009

DanT - Solo O/S - 23/Jun/08 with Flick Towns

Excellent route. Showery, overcast day, but rock stayed nice and dry, lots of grip. Enjoyed the crux and there's just about enough interest throughout.
mountainbagger - Solo O/S - 04/May/08 with Mrs Mountainbagger

Hidden - Solo O/S - 16/Mar/08

Hidden - Solo - 26/Jan/08

Hidden - 2008

petegunn - Solo - 2008 with Davina

Hidden - Solo O/S - 2008

Hidden - Solo - Jul/07

Grade 2 Scramble/Mod Climb. One tricky bit at a steep corner, but great conditions, fantastic day. Finished on summit of Glaramara.
PieMan - Solo O/S - Jun/07

masa-alpin - Solo O/S - 17/Feb/07

Joe Miller - Solo O/S - 28/Jan/07

wet, slippery day, came off at the crux crack...
no_more_scotch_eggs - AltLd dog - Oct/06 with loudfish, philip

alexanderpatton - Solo O/S - 11/Jul/06 with Cath Moir

JB - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/06

John Kettle - 2006

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2006

Simnel - Lead - 2006 with Pete Middleton

Hidden - Solo - 03/Jul/05

Celia Watson - Solo - 03/Jul/05 with stuart watson

andrewbooth1000 - Solo rpt - 14/May/05 with Keira

Dave Latimer - Solo - Apr/05

Hidden - Solo - Feb/05

Hidden - Solo O/S - 07/Nov/04

Hidden - 2004

lordyosch - 2004

petegunn - Solo - 2004 with Charley, Stu

Stephen Shaw - Solo - 05/May/03

MRT: Richie, Guest, Joyce, Law, Dickinson.
speedymccreedy - Solo - 05/Apr/03 with RAF MRS

crossdressingrodney - Solo O/S - 26/Mar/03 with victim of mathematics

victim of mathematics - Solo O/S - 26/Mar/03

crossdressingrodney - Solo O/S - 26/Mar/03 with cornish merlin, victim of mathematics

victim of mathematics - Solo O/S - 26/Mar/03 with crossdressingrodney

pigeonjim - Solo - 2003

Hidden - Solo - 03/Jun/02

crowberry gully - May/02

andrewbooth1000 - Solo O/S - Jan/01 with Rob McEvoy

petegunn - Solo - 2001 with The Bicton Boys

petegunn - Solo - 2001 with The Bicton Boys

clive-greenwood - Solo O/S - 27/May/00

Family
DGY - Lead - 2000 with Venture Scouts

Hidden - Solo - 27/Nov/99

Hidden - Solo O/S - 11/Jul/98

Hammy - Lead - 24/May/98 with Clare Derbyshire

barney@helmshore - Lead - 28/May/95 with mark b

stokienomad - Solo - Apr/94

lithos - 1990

Iain Thow - Solo - Oct/80

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