Cam Crag Ridge*** 2
[boulders at base of cam crag , 3 kb]A good 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 interspaced by short grassy terraces. Follow these rocky steps to the top.
B. Beetham. J.B. Meldrum 1943

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

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

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

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

vix - 08/Jun/14 with Lorna, Ben

masmith - 26/May/14

jack.williams1 - 26/May/14

deugar - Solo - 18/May/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

bat3man - 19/Jan/14

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

Hidden - Solo - 08/Nov/13

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

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

Hidden - Solo - 05/May/13

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

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

Hidden - Solo - 31/Jul/12

alastairbegley - Solo - 06/Jun/12

Hidden - Solo - 03/Jun/12

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

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

ankyo - 31/Mar/12

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

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

willworkforfoodjnr - Solo O/S - 23/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

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

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

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

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

Hidden - Lead - 30/Mar/10

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

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

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 - 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

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

John Kettle - 2006

Simnel - Lead - 2006 with Pete Middleton

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

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

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

petegunn - Solo - 2001 with The Bicton Boys

petegunn - Solo - 2001 with The Bicton Boys

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

Hidden - Solo - 27/Nov/99

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Cludum Mann, CMCM, y2keable, yossarian714, bat3man

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