Gaitscale Buttress

Climbs 15 – Rocktype Granite – Altitude 670m a.s.l – Faces E

Crag features

This prominent granite pillar up to 35m high, overlooks the head of Gaitscale Gill 2km north-east of Cockley Beck Farm. The rock is rough and solid, although mossy in some areas. 

Best routes - Crack of Dawn(HVS), Masterplan(E4), Gaitscale Buttress(E1), Slim Slow Slider (S), Snorting Crack(E1), Wailing Wall(E2).


Descent: Either end of the crag. 

Approach notes

Park near the cattle grid, ford the river and a sketchy track is followed northwards alongside the gill (approximately 40 mins from Wrynose Bottom). 

Access notes




Lake District Rock,
Out of print: Dow, Duddon & Slate (1993)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
2Stanage EdgeHVS 5b * 
3Backseat DriverE1 5b * 
4PaulyE2 5c 1
6Slim Slow SliderS * 
7Gaitscale ButtressE1 5b *1
8HesitationE2 5b  
9The MasterplanE4 5c **1
10Crack of DawnHVS 5a * 
11Anniversary WallE2 5c  
12Instant KarmaHS  
13RadiationE1 5c 1
14Weeping GrooveS  
15Snorting CrackE1 5b *1
16Wailing WallE2 5c 1
17Anguish AreteE2 5c 1
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