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Gimmer Crag

Cumbria, ENGLAND

Climbs 99 – Rocktype Rhyolite – Altitude 525m a.s.l – Faces S

Crag features
Long routes of all grades on superb rock in a fantastic position. One of the best crags in the Lakes. Classics - Gimmer Chimney(VD), Bracket and Slab(MVS), A,B,C and D Routes(S), Oliversons(VD), Spring Bank(E2), Whits End Direct(E1), F Route(VS), Eastern Hammer(E3), Equus(E2), Kipling Groove(HVS), Ash Tree Slabs(VD), Intern(E1), NW Arete(VS), Asterisk(MVS), Gimmer String(E1), The Crack(VS), Dight(E1), Grand Finale(E1).

Access notes
Less then one hour uphill walk from the Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel car park.

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Langdale (2013),
Out of print: Langdale (1999), Langdale (1989)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
2Main Wall ClimbVD **131
3Availed of tiersHS *1
4Grondle GroovesHS *2
6South-East Gully2 13
7Gimmer GorillaE1 5b  
8Bachelor CrackHS 4b **34
9Chimney buttressS **17
10South-East Upper TraverseM  
11Sleeping SoildersE2 5b  
12South-East Lower TraverseD 1
13Gimmer ChimneyVD ***286
14British BulldogsE5 6b  
15RememberanceHVS 5a **34
16Absence Of MaliceE2 5c *4
17Bracket and Slab ClimbS ***505
18Bracket and Slab Climb Direct startVS 4b 211
19Crow's Nest DirectHVS 5a **52
20Green Gambit VariationVS 4b  
22'B' RouteS ***142
23'C' RouteS ***335
24'A' RouteMS ***144
25DiphthongHS 4b *18
26'E' RouteHS 4b *28
27Lichen GrooveHS 4b **15
28Oliverson's Variation and Lyon's CrawlVD ***54
29Ee-By-GumE1 5c *1
30'D' RouteS ***447
31Dodgy 'D' VariationHVS 5a 1
32Musgrave's TraverseMVS 4c 1
33Phiz-Holdens ClimbE1 5c *5
34Spring BankE2 5c ***192
35Whit's End DirectE1 5b ***296
36Whit's EndVS 4c **40
37'F' RouteVS 4c ***532
38PoacherE1 5a **50
39Poacher Right-HandE2 5b **2
40Enormous RoomE3 6a *3
41HyphenS 4a *9
42Eastern HammerE3 6a ***73
43EquusE2 5c ***98
44Equus Original Finish VariationE2  
45Kipling GrooveHVS 5a ***506
46Barry's TraverseVS 4c 3
48PreludeD 9
49InterludeVD *10
50CartwheelVD *4
51Herdwick ButtressVD **24
52IntroductionMVS 4b **57
53CrystalE1 5b **36
 Climb nameGradex
54Ash Tree CornerVS 4c *109
55Ash Tree Slabs DirectVS 4b **29
56Ash Tree SlabsVD ***640
57Ash Tree Slabs Variation Super Direct StartVS 4b 1
58JoasVS 4c *28
59InternE1 5b ***180
60Langdale CowboysE4 5c *2
61Langdale Cowboys ContinuationE4 6b  
62North West AreteVS 4b ***464
63AsteriskVS 4b ***284
64DetourVS 4c **18
65Samaritan CornerMVS 4c **37
66Girdle Traverse of Lower North-West FaceVS 4c ** 
68Midnight MovieE4 6b **6
69Breaking PointE2 5c *3
70Gimmer StringE1 5b ***153
71Gimmer String Direct StartHVS 2
72The CrackVS 4c ***528
73Gimmer High GirdleE1 5b ** 
74Outside Tokyo/DightE1 5b ***50
75Outside Tokyo, Original FinishE2 5b 3
76DightE1 5b *17
77Dancin' BarefootE1 5b 1
78HiatusVS 4b **27
79Hiatus: Bridge's VariationVS 5a  
80InertiaHVS 5a **16
81Grooves SuperdirectHVS 5b **2
82Grooves TraverseHVS 5a **4
83Grand FinaleE1 5b ***14
84CarpetbaggerVS 4b **5
85The Dream MerchantsVS 5a *2
86Godiva GrooveVS 4b *7
87Ray Parker Is InnocentVS 4c *1
88Juniper ButtressMS *3
89Junipall GullyM 5
91Hash'n'TrashE1 5c * 
92NocturneVS 4b **3
93Pallid SlabsS 4a **5
94PalefaceS 4a *3
95Wall EndMS *2
96Ashen TraverseVS 4c *1
97The Girdle TraverseHVS 5a **3
99Three Tier climbVS *1
100Bracket Direct *HVS 5a **3
101Three Tiers Climb *VS 4c **1
102The Purple Edge *VS 4c **3
103Gambol *VS 4b *1
104North-West Eliminate *HVS 5a **2
105Headwall Central Crack *HVS 5a *2
106Headwall Right Crack *HVS 5a *2
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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Baffled by the star ratings given for routes on this crag by UKC. Why are classics such as 'D' Route and North-west Arete only given one star? They are 3 star routes in the FRCC guide, and I'm sure most who have climbed them would agree with this.
CathS - 25/Jul/11

No, the walk-in isn't a pain, it's a joy!
Rog Wilko - 01/Jun/10

One of the finest crags in the Lakes with loads of classic routes. The walkin is a pain, but if you solo Middlefell Buttress on Raven Crag first (a polished Diff)and then traverse the hillside it makes it much nicer. Go there.
DaveR - 18/Dec/02