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Blea Water Crag

Cumbria, ENGLAND

Climbs 11 – Rocktype Rhyolite – Altitude 540m a.s.l – Faces E

Crag features
A number of good winter routes form after a few days of freezing weather. Predominantly ice climbing. Blea Water Gill is a district classic and deceptively long, While Birkett's Gully also proves attractive.

Weather forecast

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0.0mm rain
7 °C
14 kph

0.1mm rain
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12 °C
30 kph

1.2mm rain
Sunny periods
12 °C
24 kph

2.5mm rain
Sunny periods
10 °C
12 kph

2.6mm rain
10 °C
16 kph
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Winter Climbs in the Lake District (1997)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGradex
1Blea Water CleftIV 4  
2Far Left FallII/III 2
3Blea Water Gill IcefallIII 4 ***65
4Blea Water GillIII 3 **138
5Blea Water ButtressIII * 
6Birkett's GullyII/III **61
 Climb nameGradex
7Central ChainIII *1
8Racecourse GullyII 3
9Racecourse Hill RecourseIV  
10Grade III ice falls - corrie right sideIII *6
11Blea Water Crag Gill Scramble3 **2
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Access notes
Park at the head of Hawsewater and approach via the Blea Water Tarn path. About an hour. For descent most parties will head up to the summit and work rightwards, following the ridge until until a good path down the ridge to the north of the tarn can be followed back.

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