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Bowfell Buttress

Cumbria, ENGLAND

Climbs 37 – Rocktype Rhyolite – Altitude 750m a.s.l – Faces NE

Crag features
Long routes over a good grade range on a high mountain crag. Classics include Bowfell Buttress(VD or V in winter), Air on a Bowstring(E3), Woolly Jumper(HVS), Right Hand Wall (VS).

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11 °C
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8 °C
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Lake District Winter Climbs (2012), Lake District Winter Climbs (2006), Lake District Rock (2003), Langdale (1999),
Out of print: Langdale (1989)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGradex
1Bowfellsummit 42
2The Plaque RouteD 2
3Sinister SlabsMVS 4b *1
4Silent WitnessHVS 5a * 
5Bowfell ButtressVD ***355
6The Central RouteHS 4b **11
7Rubicon GrooveE1 5b * 
8Bowfell Buttress EliminateE2 5b **3
9Ledge and GrooveVD **9
10Ask TedE3 5c ** 
11PragmaticE2 5c ** 
12Air on a BowstringE3 5c ***17
13Hope Beyond HopingE3 5c ** 
14Woolly JumperE1 5a **17
15Heads CallE3 5c **1
16Right Wall EliminateE1 5b ** 
17Right-hand WallVS 4c **1
18Right Hand Wall TraverseVD  
19Northern TerritoriesE2 5c * 
 Climb nameGradex
20Grey CornerS  
21Grey RibMVS 4b ** 
22Bowfell Buttress GirdleVS 4c * 
23A Grand Day OutVS 4c ** 
24North GullyS  
26South GullyI 17
27Plaque RouteIV 4 *2
28Sinister SlabVI 6 * 
29Bowfell ButtressV 6 ***90
30Central RouteVI 8 *1
31Ledge and GrooveIV 5 *3
32North GullyI/II *17
33Right Wall EliminateV 6  
34Corner and RibIV 4  
35Climber's Traverse and River of BouldersI *18
36Bowfell GirdleV 6  
37Gimpsuit FallIII  
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Access notes
One and threequarter hour uphill walk from the Old Dungeon Ghyll car park. (Arrive early at weekends!)

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