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Wistow Crags

Cumbria, ENGLAND

Climbs 1 – Rocktype Rhyolite – Altitude 550m a.s.l – Faces S

Crag features
A broken series of buttresses on the south face of Pillar. An excellent scramble gives an interesting route to the summit. Quick drying, south facing and with excellent views over Mosedale to Wasdale Head. Warning - There is some loose rock in places. Take care

Weather forecast

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7.0mm rain
Cloudy
10 °C
19 kph

0.8mm rain
Sun
9 °C
9 kph

0.4mm rain
Sunny periods
9 °C
17 kph

4.3mm rain
Cloudy
9 °C
15 kph

0.9mm rain
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11 °C
16 kph
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Guidebooks
Scrambles & Easy Climbs in the Lake District (2003)

Climbs at this crag

 Climb nameGradex
1Wistow Crags Scramble2 ***14
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Access notes
Park at Wasdale Head. Cross the packhorse bridge and follow the left side of the beck into Mosedale. At the Y boulder head up towards Wind Gap on the path. The best approach involves 'overshooting' the buttress and then taking a rightward diagonal line back soon after crossing the gully that comes down the left side of the crag. Approx 1hr 15 minutes

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