Dove Crag (Dovedale)

Climbs 45 – Rocktype Rhyolite – Altitude 580m a.s.l – Faces NE

Crag features
Major Lakes mountain crag with many excellent routes in the higher grades 20-90m long. The steep North Buttress saw lots of action in summer 2003, with all routes cleaned and new routes added in the higher grades. The Lakes premier hard crag? Fast and Furious with the Flying Fissure Finish(E5), Bucket City(E6), Bucket Dynasty (E6), Fear and Fascination(E5), Vlad the Impaler(E7), Fear of Failure (E8), Fetish for Fear (E7), Dusk til Dawn (E7), Extol(E2-mean at this grade!), Asolo (E3), Westmorlands Route(MS), Hiraeth(E2), Dovedale Groove(E1). In winter it has some classic ice and mixed routes.

Access notes
One and a quarter hour walk from the Brotherswater Inn (camping).

Guidebooks
Eastern Crags (2011),
Out of print: Buttermere & Eastern Crags (1992)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
  Climb nameGrade
 PRIEST'S HOLE 
2XoananE4 6b **
 NORTH BUTTRESS 
4ExplosionE4 5c *
5FFF LinkE5 6b
6Outside EdgeE5 6b **
7Yorkshire PuddingE3 5c *
8Fetish for FearE7 6c **
9Fast and FuriousE5 6a ***
10The Flying Fissure FinishE5 6b **
11Inside Out LinkE5 6b **
12Bucket CityE6 6b ***
13North ButtressE6 6c *
14Fast CityE5 6a ***
15Fear and FascinationE5 6a ***
16Vlad the ImpailerE7 6b ***
17Beyond the Pail (Bucket City Finish)E7 6b *
18Beyond the Pail (Original Finish)E6 6b
19Fear of FailureE8 6c ***
20Pail Face (Bucket City Finish)E6 6b *
21Pail Face (Original Finish)E6 6b ***
22Broken ArrowE5 5c, 4c
23Bucket DynastyE7 6b ***
24Dusk till DawnE7 6b ***
25Dusk till Dawn (Vlad Start)E7 6b ***
26Darkest HourE7 6c ***
27The Brasov IncidentE6 6b
28HangoverHVS 5a **
29AsoloE3 6a **
30Problem ChildE4 6a *
31ExtolE2 5b **
32AuroraE3 5c **
33MordorE3 5c
34PhobosE2 5c **
35HiraethE2 5b **
36Dovedale GrooveE1 5b **
37OmmadawnE5 6a
38Westmorland's RouteS 3c **
39EntityVS 4b
40EilethgiaMVS
 SCRAMBLES 
42Hoggett Gill1 **
 WINTER CLIMBS 
44Westmorland's RouteIV 5 **
45South GullyI/II
46Inaccessible GullyV 5 ***
47Houndshope Cove BeckII *
48Right Hand GullyIV
 BOULDERING 
50Impailedf7A+ ***
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11/6/09...top pitch of extol fairly clean..amazing line...did hungovers first pitch instead
Christian Beck - 23/Aug/09
As of 17/6/6 Extol was exceedingly dirty. We abbed from the top of P1 having seen the delights awaiting above. Most of the routes on the left of the crag would seem to be in a similar nick. Another once fine lakes crag reclaimed by the ming?
Dave Kerr - 19/Jun/06
Climbed the fissure finish to Fast and Furious on Sunday (5th Aug 02). It is absolutely brilliant, worth ***. One of the best routes of its grade in Cumbria. Caff also climbed Bucket City which is in good nick. Chalk on Fear and Fascination. Get up there.
wils - 08/Aug/02
the flying fissure finish is now clean and has a new thread. wils 29/07/02
wils - 29/Jul/02
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