Grey Crag (Buttermere)

Climbs 58 – Rocktype Rhyolite – Altitude 550m a.s.l – Faces SE

Crag features
Good selection of quality easier routes up to 40m long on several buttresses which link well together to give a good days climbing. Best routes are Mitre Buttress Direct(VD), Harrow Buttress(D), Slabs West(HS), Suaviter(S), Oxford and Cambridge Direct(MS), Dexter Wall(VS).

Approach notes
One and a half hour uphill walk from Gatesgarth Farm. Farmer charges £2 to park but there are other places nearby.

Buttermere and St Bees (2008),
Out of print: Buttermere & Eastern Crags (1992)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
2Harrow RibVS 4c *4
3Harrow ButtressD **321
4Spider WallVS 4b *85
5ArachnophobiaE2 5c 1
6Harrow WallVD *54
8SolVS 4c *2
9Rib and WallD 27
10Ribbon WallMVS 4b *6
11Mitre Buttress DirectVD **157
12Mitres WellE2 5b 1
13Mitre Buttress ordinaryD 18
14Mitre MouseHS  
15Mitre AreteVS 4b *15
17TranquilityE1 5a 2
18Slabs West RouteHS 4b **110
19Slabs OrdinaryVD 136
20Return with a VengeanceMVS 4b 2
21Chockstone RidgeM 65
22Lucky StrikeHVS 5a 1
23John MajorE1 5b *5
24Grey SombreroHS  
25SuaviterS 3c **112
26Grey WallVS 4c 12
27FortiterVS 4b *63
28CompendiumHVS 5a 5
29Long TomVS 2
30Raven CrackVD 2
31BrahmaE1 5b *3
32Bishop AreteMS *8
34I SpyD *4
35My Little EyeVS 4c *1
36Central RouteVD 19
37Oxbridge EntranceS *4
38Oxford and Cambridge Ordinary RouteD *42
39Oxford and Cambridge Direct RouteS 3c ***345
40University ChallengeVS 4c 7
41Dexter WallVS 4c ***151
42The LancastrianVS 4c *2
43DexterityHVS 5a *8
44Slabs ChimneyM 4
45DeleriumHVS 4c  
47Double PodMVS 4b 3
48Hare KrishnaVS 4c  
49Ground ZeroE1 5b **8
50YorkerHS 4a **9
51Ted DexterVS 4c 1
52Bio-ungradeableVS 4c  
54SyllabubVD 1
55January CrackVD 2
57Big AlHVS  
58La'al YanD 1
60Harrow ButtressIII 9
61Oxford and Cambridge ClimbIV 4 2
63SyzygyVD 1
64Slabs Ordinary Direct Start *S 2
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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