Dove Crag (Dovedale)

Climbs 46 – 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.

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

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

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
2Up HellyaE8 6c ** 
4XoananE4 6b **1
6ExplosionE4 5c *4
7FFF LinkE5 6b 1
8Outside EdgeE5 6b **2
9Yorkshire PuddingE3 5c *2
10Fetish for FearE7 6c **1
11Fast and FuriousE5 6a ***9
12The Flying Fissure FinishE5 6b **9
13Inside Out LinkE5 6b **1
14Bucket CityE6 6b ***9
15North ButtressE6 6c * 
16Fast CityE5 6a ***4
17Fear and FascinationE5 6a ***12
18Vlad the ImpailerE7 6b ***4
19Beyond the Pail (Bucket City Finish)E7 6b *1
20Beyond the Pail (Original Finish)E6 6b  
21Fear of FailureE8 6c *** 
22Pail Face (Bucket City Finish)E6 6b *4
23Pail Face (Original Finish)E6 6b *** 
24Broken ArrowE5 5c, 4c  
25Bucket DynastyE7 6b ***2
26Dusk till DawnE7 6b ***1
27Dusk till Dawn (Vlad Start)E7 6b ***1
28Darkest HourE7 6c *** 
29The Brasov IncidentE6 6b 1
30HangoverHVS 5a **27
31AsoloE3 6a **7
32Problem ChildE4 6a * 
33ExtolE2 5b **56
34AuroraE3 5c **4
35MordorE3 5c 1
36PhobosE2 5c **8
37HiraethE2 5b **12
38Dovedale GrooveE1 5b **27
39OmmadawnE5 6a 3
40Westmorland's RouteS 3c **37
41EntityVS 4b 1
44Hoggett Gill1 **5
46Westmorland's RouteIV 5 **1
47South GullyI/II 21
48Inaccessible GullyV 5 ***26
49Houndshope Cove BeckII *2
50Right Hand GullyIV  
52Impailedf7B+ ***2
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11/6/ 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