Climbs 144
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 778m a.s.l
Faces E

Moving onto the exposed arête, pitch one. © Mudball

Crag features

Mainly long routes up to 100m in a superb mountain setting. Notoriously chilly even when the sun is shining! Classics - Arete Chimney and Crack(MS), Abraxas(E3), Eliminate A(VS), Giants Crawl(D), Nimrod(E1), Holocaust(E4), Tumble(E4), Catacomb (E1), Pink Panther(E2), Leopards Crawl(HVS), Murrays Direct(VS), Murrays Route(S), Close to Critical (E4), Pandora's Box (E5), Shining Path(E5), Paths of Victory(E6), C Ordinary(D), Hopkinsons Crack(HS).

Approach notes

Park in the carpark at the top of the tarmaced section of the Walna Scar road - it's no longer permissible to drive any further. 45 mins to 1 hour steady uphill walk. (Quick access for a Lakes mountain crag). No winter climbing on A or B buttress except gullies. (See Lake District White Guide).

Restricted Access

There is a loose flake on pitch 6 of Giant's Crawl near the belay - extreme care is needed.

Guidebooks

Probably the best crag in the Lakes, it has classic routes at every grade. The notoriety that this crag is cold comes from those idiots who insist on starting their routes in shorts and t-shirts. Always carry (and wear!)an extra sweater.
Alan Phizacklea - 03/Oct/02
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Easy Buttress 
2Woodhouse's Crack
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D 2
3Slingsby's Pinnacle South East Route
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M 1
4Slingsby's Pinnacle North West Route
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VD 2
5Blasphemy Crack
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VS  
6The Geek
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VS 4c  
7Easy Gully
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M 23
8Easy GullyII *45
9Easy Gully Right BranchIII 4
 A Buttress 
11Easy RakeI 5
12Crock's Crawl
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VD 2
13Lemontyde
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HVS 5a  
14Abrahams Route
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M 9
15Trident Route
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HS 4b *16
16Necklace Route
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HS 4b *13
17Arete, Chimney and Crack
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S 3c **341
18ArÍte, Chimney and CrackV 5 ***10
19Gordon and Craig's Route
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S 3c **80
20Southern Circuit
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MVS 4b  
21The Balrog
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E2 5c *16
22Abracadabra
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E5 6a * 
23Abraxas
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E3 5c **25
24Isengard
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HVS 5b **179
25Samba Pa Ti
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E2 5b **115
26Eliminate 'A'
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VS 4c ***855
27Silence
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E2 5c 3
28Brocklebank Variation
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E3 6a  
29Side Walk
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E2 5b ***79
30North Wall
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VS 2
31Great Gully
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VD 9
32Great GullyIV 5 6
33Great Gully - Traverse and Slab VariationIV 5  
 B Buttress (Upper Section) 
35Easy TerraceII *49
36Broadrick's Route
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HS 4a *5
37Broadrick's Direct
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VS 4a *9
38Broadrick's Crack
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HS 4b *10
39Giant's Crawl
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D **714
40Giant's CrawlIV 4 10
41Misty Mountain Hop
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E3 6a *8
42Nimrod
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E1 5c ***190
43Four Sticks
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E3 5c 5
44Genocide
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E4 6b *3
45Holocaust
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E4 6a ***71
46Tumble
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E4 6a ***52
47Pandora's Box
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E5 6b **3
48Catacomb
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E1 5b ***84
49Security Risk
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E4 6a  
50Another Fine Mess
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E4 6a  
51Hyacinth Route
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HS  
 B Buttress (Lower Section) 
53Giant's Corner
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S 3c *33
54The Issel Roof
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E2 6a 7
55Pink Panther
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E2 5c ***122
56Leopard;s Crawl
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HVS 5a **244
57Ildi Kiss
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E3 6a  
58Tarkus
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E1 5b **80
59Rough
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E4 6a 3
60Murray's Direct
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VS 4c ***375
61Free Flight
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E5 6b *1
62Astrakhan
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E2 5c 1
63Born Free
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E1 5b 1
64Murray's Super Direct
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E2 5b **33
65Eliminator
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E1 5b 2
66Murray's RouteS 4a ***584
67The Simian Exit
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HS 1
68B Buttress Variations
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E1 5b *9
69Rock It To Russia
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E1 5b  
70Madam
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HVS 5a 4
71Portfolio
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E1 5c *4
72Abraham's Route
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HS 4a *112
73Eliminate B
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HVS 5a *27
74Second Test
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E2 5c 1
75Woodhouse's Route
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VD *29
76Woodhouse's RouteIV 5 **1
77Woodhouse's Route Variation Finish
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HS  
78Woodhouse's Arete
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E6 6b *1
79Pincher Martin
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E5 6a  
80Critical
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E6 6c * 
81Close to Critical
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E4 6b *1
82Great Wall Variation Finish
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HS  
83West Face RouteI  
84The Shining Path
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E5 6b **10
85Paths to Victory
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E6 6c ** 
86HesperusE2 5c *6
87Central Chimney
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S 4a **36
 C Buttress 
89Sirius
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HVS 5a **25
90Southern Slabs
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S 3c *30
91'C' Ordinary Route
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D ***552
92Ordinary Route CV 5 ***7
93Hawk Route
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S 3c *10
94Charmer
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HVS 5a 5
95Eliminate 'C'
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VS 4c **114
96Intermediate Gully
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MVS 4b *23
97North GullyIII 4 *4
98Broadrick's CrackVI 7 * 
99Hopkinson's CrackVI 7 ***2
 D Buttress 
101Intermediate GullyVI 7 *1
102'D' Ordinary Route
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VD *61
103Raven Route
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S 3c *10
104Murray's Crack
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HS 4b *9
105Jones' Route
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VD *5
106Great Central Route
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HVS 5b **49
107The Norseman
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E4 6a *1
108Hopkinson's Crack
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HS 4a ***70
109Easter Rising
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E2 5c *4
110Black Wall
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HVS 5a **25
111Adhara
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E4 6a  
112Lazarus
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VD 18
113Branch Chimney
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VD 2
114The Cage
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HVS 5b 1
115Snibbo
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MVS 4b 1
116North East Climb
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VD 4
 Easter Gully (The Ampitheatre) 
118Easter Gully - Scoop RouteIII *1
119Cave Pitch
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M 5
120Blizzard Chimney
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D 2
121Private High
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HVS 5a 1
122Blizzard Ridge
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MS 1
123South Chimney
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D 1
124The Scoop
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M 4
125Levitation
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S 1
126National Heath
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E3 5c 4
127Dow Jones Index
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E4 6a  
128North Wall
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HS 1
129Black Chimney
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D 2
130Black Buttress
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S  
 E Buttress 
132Left Hand Route (Route 1)
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M 5
133Gimli
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HS  
134Winstanley's Route
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MS  
135Minor's Route
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D 1
 North Gully 
137North Gully Ordinary Route
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HS  
138North Gully Broadrick's Route
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HS  
139High Life
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E2 5b  
140Gate Crasher
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E2 5b  
141Acid House
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E4 6b  
142Pete's Party
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VS 4c  
143Pete's Party Variation Finish
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VS 4c  
144Quest
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VS 4b 1
145Real Chimney
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M  
146The Girdle Traverse
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VS 5a  
147F buttressIII 3 *4
148'A' OrdinaryE7 6c **2
149E ButtressIII 3 **2
150Dow Crag summit
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summit 353
151Arette, Chimney And CrackMS 2
152Artful DodgerHVS 5a **2
153Easy Terrace and its continuation *3 ***1
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