Climbs 68 – 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.

Dow, Duddon & Slate (1993)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGrade
1Brass Plaque VandalsVS 4b  
2Plaque AttackVS 4c1  
3Plaque Attack Direct StartVS 4c  
4Trench Town RockMS  
5Reluctant SnowmenS  
6Plaque WallMVS  
7Plaque AreteMVS  
9Blowing in the WindHVS 5b  
10Plaque GrooveVS 5a  
11Once BittenS  
12The Mountain RingletE2 5c * 
13Seriously SmoothE3 6a *1
14Smoothly SevereS 2
15The ScoopS 1
16Nick's RouteVD  
17Runny NoseD 4
18RatbagHS 2
19John ShuttleworthE3 5c  
20Jilted JohnE1 5b 1
21Thar She BlowsVS 4c *2
22Pigs in ShitE3 5c *1
23Iced DiamondE2 5c *1
24Home AloneMS  
25Pearl HarbourVS 4c  
27VirginiaMVS 4b  
28Cool Hand LukeHVS 4c  
30Twice StungS  
31Deep FreezeHVS 5b  
32Heather's LedgeVS 4c  
33Four PlayM  
34Pedestal RouteHS  
35One CrackHVS 5b  
36Right Hand Crack (aka Thrice Claimed Crack)E2 5c **1
37Wall RouteE3 6b * 
38Right GrooveVS 4c  
39Right AreteHS  
40Dog's BreakfastMS  
41Iron in the MonkeyE2 5b * 
42Monkey in your SoulE2 5b ** 
43Give the Dog a BoneHVS 5a  
44Yeats-Brown CrackHVS 5a * 
45Dog's DinnerE2 5b * 
46The Bengal LancerHVS 5a  
47Scalded CatHS  
48On the EdgeVD  
49Bilberry ToppingE1 5b * 
50Bilberry JamE1 5c * 
51Lambing RingMVS 4a 3
52Tuppin' HarnessHVS 5a  
53Chewing the CudVS 4c 3
54Clean Stepped Arete.S * 
55PlaythingE2 5c 1
56Winter SunHS * 
57Easy EdgeVD  
58Faulty TowerHVS 5a  
59Whores are LaidVS 4c  
60Tup's PurseE1 5b *1
61Furrowed BrowE1 5b * 
62Take ThreeE3 6a 1
63Lost GenerationE2 5c  
64NickedE2 5c 1
65Hand JobVS 4c * 
66Call Girl CornerS  
67Right WallVS 5a  
68Solo SlabVD *1
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