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[Raven Crag, Summit Route, Start of Pitch 4, Mike Collins, 2 kb]This climb is an absolute belter: a truly superb route of 510ft. The description in the old Borrowdale FRCC guides is bang on - though obviously, those tree belays are now simply bleached stumps. Simply keep yourself within range of the gully on your left and you won't go too far wrong. If you enjoy having nice square grass covered ledges from which to belay then you'll enjoy this as pitch after pitch rolls by. Some climbers may dislike the occasional scrabbling through heather, but we found it fun when mixed with the exciting but 'doable' and well-protected pitches. The crux is virtually at the top: the climb to the thread belay in an enclosed corner is sensational. After this is a short and fairly straightforward traverse (protect your second, and belay in the gully). Merely a scramble to the top thereafter.
Beetham/Foyle May/1951

Photo: Raven Crag, Summit Route, Start of Pitch 4, Mike Collins © moose ridd
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This climb is in 36 logbooks, and on 7 wishlists.

got off route! went into the Ghyll eventually which turned into a mild epic with so much green moss.
mikeatomm - 2nd dnf - 06/Jun/14

Cwallace - AltLd - 27/May/14

john. e.r - AltLd O/S - 25/May/14 with dave

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/May/13

Lead even pitches. big boots for first 6 but needed rockshoes for last 3 as soaking wet and tiny footholds in the groove. slippery as anything and plenty of knees used. Bit off route lower down - aim to stay right on the edge of the gully.
JamieSparkes - AltLd O/S - 04/May/13 with Steve Crossley CC

Matt Harmon - AltLd O/S - 05/May/12 with Stefie Cray

stefie c - AltLd - 05/May/12 with Matt Harmon

Hidden - Lead - 31/Mar/12

Hidden - 2nd - 31/Mar/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Nov/11

An old school mountaineers route and excellent adventure, especially when done in wet cold conditions and in big boots. With the last few pitches providing the main “interest” of the climb.
moose ridd - AltLd - 06/Nov/11 with Mike Collins, M.Sadler

edmund94 - Solo O/S - 03/Jul/11

albt - 2nd O/S - 30/Apr/11

Hidden - 2010

Led 1-6. Combined pitches 5 and 6 and did 7-9 as two pitches.
dpmUK - AltLd O/S - 20/Sep/09 with Rich

beaumap - 18/Sep/09

Adrianw - AltLd O/S - 17/May/09 with Neil Cranston

Hidden - Lead dnf - 16/Nov/08

simonw1 - Lead - 05/May/07 with Wiggie

Purely belter
jimorothy - Lead O/S - May/07 with Rachel Crolla

mikekeswick - Lead O/S - Jan/07 with matt

Vegetated at bottom. Get's better higher you climb.
Simon K - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/06 with JB

Stephen Shaw - AltLd - 13/Jul/06

Hidden - Lead - 26/Jun/06

Celia Watson - 2nd - 26/Jun/06 with stuart watson

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Jun/05

Hidden - Lead - 01/Aug/04

Celia Watson - 2nd - 01/Aug/04 with stuart watson

Early climbing days. Finished this route (9 pitches) hungry, thirsty, cold, tired, aching feet, undeterred!
erica - 2nd - 29/Jun/03 with John

John Brayshaw - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/03 with Erica

steveP - AltLd O/S - Jun/03 with Paul Rowlands

Top pitche(s) only; transferred onto it from Raven Crag Gully!
MaNimal - AltLd - 10/Aug/00 with Rob Whiteman

Jacob Ram - Lead - 26/Jun/99 with mike taylor

Jacob Ram - AltLd - 20/Sep/97 with Albert

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Jun/93

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/May/74

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
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Style of ascent

Soloed1 of 36 (2.8%)
Lead10 of 36 (27.8%)
Followed6 of 36 (16.7%)
Alt Leads17 of 36 (47.2%)
Unknown2 of 36 (5.6%)

'Climbed'19 of 36 (52.8%)
clean O/S15 of 36 (41.7%)
dnf2 of 36 (5.6%)