Dove Nest Crag, Combe Ghyll

Climbs 18 – Rocktype Rhyolite – Altitude 550m a.s.l – Faces NW

Crag features
Opposite Raven Crag, Doves Nest was formed by a great rock face slipping downwards which now leans back against the rock face behind. The result is a crag that has a number of passages and cavities running throughout it! These passages have made Doves Nest well known.

There are 17 climbs in total ranging from D to E1, some of which take you through the cavities behind the rock slab.

Access notes
Climb into Combe Gill but stay on the left hand side of the beck. The crag is the obvious clean outcrop of rock just to the left of the head of the combe. An hour from the road.

Borrowdale (2000)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
  Climb nameGrade
1Outside Route (Face Route)D **
2The Inside Route *VD
3Adam's RibVD *
4Doves Nest - The Attic Cave2 ***
5Adam's SlabHS **
6Meet Your MakerHVS 4c *
7FlashbackHVS 5a *
8No OvertakingE1 5c *
9Horizontal PleasureHVS 4c **
10ClubfootMVS 4a **
11Clubfoot VariationHVS 5a *
12South ChimneyD
13Being Done Good ToE1 5b *
14Crackerjack GrooveMVS 4b *
15Bon TempsHVS 5a
16Doves Nest Crags3 ***
17Westmerian Conquest *III **
18Ab-Badinage *IV
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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These details were last updated on 21/Apr/2009

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