Climbs 74
Rocktype Granite
Altitude 640m a.s.l
Faces SW

Plaque Slab, Right side, Upper Gaitkins. © Purple

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'

Approach 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.


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26ArizonaS 1
27VirginiaMVS 4b  
28Cool Hand LukeHVS 4c  
30Twice StungS  
31Deep FreezeHVS 5b  
32Heather's LedgeVS 4c  
33Four PlayM 1
34Pedestal RouteHS 1
35One CrackHVS 5b 2
36Right Hand Crack (aka Thrice Claimed Crack)E2 5c **1
37Wall RouteE3 6b * 
38Right GrooveVS 4c  
39Right AreteHS 1
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 6
52Tuppin' HarnessHVS 5a 3
53Chewing the CudVS 4c 4
54Clean Stepped Arete.S *2
55PlaythingE2 5c 1
56Winter SunHS *1
57Easy EdgeVD 2
58Faulty TowerHVS 5a  
59Whores are LaidVS 4c  
60Tup's PurseE1 5b *2
61Furrowed BrowE1 5b *1
62Take ThreeE3 6a 1
63Lost GenerationE2 5c  
64NickedE2 5c 1
65Hand JobVS 4c * 
66Call Girl CornerS 2
67Right WallVS 5a  
68Solo SlabVD *5
69Paul II *
70Crinkle Cracks *
VD 2
71Gale Force *
S 7
72Paul 1 *
S 7
73Thin Horizontal *
E1 5b **3
74Gearless *
S *2
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