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Gaitkins

Cumbria, ENGLAND

Climbs 67 – Rocktype Granite – Altitude 640m a.s.l – Faces SW

Crag features
A delightfully situated series of buttresses, generally up to about 16m in height. There are a few longer routes and many shorter, mostly on excellent rock. Broadly divided into Upper Gaitkins (further left on the hillside when viewed from below), Middle Gaitkins (100m down and right), and Lower Gaitkins (further right and lower!), a little exploration is required to discover all the component buttresses.

Upper Gaitkins includes the routes from 'Brass Plaque Vandals' to Four Play.

Middle Gaitkins includes the routes from 'Pedestel Route' to 'Right Arete'

Lower Gaitkins includes the routes from 'Dog's Breakfast' to 'Solo Slab'

Access notes
Approximately 50 minutes pleasant walk from the Three Shires Stone at the summit of Wrynose Pass. Head towards Red Tarn but before reaching it, cut left across the marshy valley and climb the flank of Cold Pike - contour around to reach the various buttresses which are somewhat spread out.

Weather forecast

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0.8mm rain
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11 °C
19 kph

3.1mm rain
Mainly cloudy
11 °C
15 kph

0.2mm rain
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8 °C
15 kph

6.4mm rain
Mainly cloudy
13 °C
17 kph

26.5mm rain
Cloudy
14 °C
22 kph
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Guidebooks
Dow, Duddon & Slate (1993)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
1Brass Plaque VandalsVS 4b  
2Plaque AttackVS 4c1  
3Plaque Attack Direct StartVS 4c  
4Trench Town RockMS  
5Reluctant SnowmenS  
6Plaque WallMVS  
7Plaque AreteMVS  
8CornerD  
9Blowing in the WindHVS 5b  
10Plaque GrooveVS 5a  
11Seriously Smooth *E3 6a *1
12Smootly Serious *MVS 4b **2
13Runny Nose *D 4
14Ratbag *VS 4c 2
 Climb nameGradex
15Jilted John *E1 5b 1
16Thar she blows *VS 5a *2
17Iced Diamond *E2 5c *1
18Lambing ring *MVS 4a 3
19Plaything *E2 5c 1
20Tup's Purse *E1 5b 1
21Thrice Claimed Crack *E2 5c **1
22Slab Route *VS 4c 1
23The Scoop *S 1
24Pigs in Shit *E3 5c 1
25Lost Generation *E2 5c  
26Unnamed Route *E3 5c 1
27Nicked *E2 5c 1
28Chewing the cud *VS 4c 3
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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