Bowfell Buttress

Climbs 38 – 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).

Approach notes
One and threequarter hour uphill walk from the Old Dungeon Ghyll car park. (Arrive early at weekends!)

Langdale (2013), Lake District Winter Climbs (2012), Lake District Winter Climbs (2006), Lake District Rock (2003),
Out of print: Langdale (1999), Langdale (1989)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
1Bowfellsummit 76
2The Plaque RouteD 4
3Sinister SlabsMVS 4b *2
4Silent WitnessHVS 5a * 
5Flight of the RavensE2 5c ** 
6Bowfell ButtressVD ***457
7Rubicon GrooveE1 5b *1
8The Central RouteHS 4b **18
9Bowfell Buttress EliminateE2 5b **4
10Ledge and GrooveVD **14
11Ask TedE3 5c ** 
12PragmaticE2 5c ** 
13Air on a BowstringE3 5c ***22
14Hope Beyond HopingE3 5c ** 
15Woolly JumperE1 5a **24
16Heads CallE3 5c **1
17Right Wall EliminateE1 5b ** 
18Right-hand WallVS 4c **4
19Right Hand Wall TraverseVD  
20Northern TerritoriesE2 5c * 
21Grey CornerS  
22Grey RibMVS 4b ** 
23Bowfell Buttress GirdleVS 4c * 
24Another Grand Day OutVS 4c ** 
25North GullyS  
27South GullyI 20
28Plaque RouteIV 4 3
29Sinister SlabVI 7  
30Ultraviolent JunglistVII 8 ***1
31Central RouteVI 8 *1
32Bowfell ButtressVI 6 ***103
33Ledge and GrooveV 6 *4
34North GullyI/II *19
35Right Wall EliminateV 6  
36Corner and RibIV 4  
37Climber's Traverse and River of BouldersI *18
38Bowfell GirdleV 6  
39Gimpsuit FallIII  
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