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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.

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.

Weather forecast

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1.1mm rain
Mainly cloudy
15 °C
19 kph

1.6mm rain
Cloudy
14 °C
22 kph

2.5mm rain
Cloudy
14 °C
22 kph

4.5mm rain
Cloudy
15 °C
16 kph

9.1mm rain
Mainly cloudy
12 °C
17 kph
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Guidebooks
Winter Climbs in the Lake District (1997)

Climbs at this crag

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 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 *1
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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