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Gowbarrow Crag

Cumbria, ENGLAND

Climbs 22 – Rocktype Rhyolite – Altitude 245m a.s.l – Faces E

Crag features
Several buttresses up to 40m high with some good climbing and some poor! Whistler(MVS), Susan(HVS).

Access notes
Above roadside parking place - 5 min walk.

Lower crag often used by groups - booking system run by Outward Bound Ullswater.
Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

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

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
1The WhistlerMVS 4b **89
2Shamrock CrackVD 54
3Dave's SlabD 65
4Mike's DilemmaVS 4b *15
5Gowbarrow CornerHS 4b *27
6Gowbarrow ButtressS 4a *17
7Whistle AwayHVS 5a *11
8SusanHVS 5a **36
9SnapshotHVS 5a *5
10Gruesom TwosomeHVS 5b 2
11'It's a good job the vultures got long wings'HVS 1
 Climb nameGradex
12Birketts View *HVD 3
13Double Clanger *S 1
14Lower Buttress prominent crackHD 28
15Gowbarrow buttress direct *HVS 5a 4
16Lower Buttress Right Hand Groove & AreteD 11
17Gowbarrow Bastion *HVS 5a 1
18Gowbarrow BastionHVS 5a  
19No NameD 1
20Lower Buttress The left-hand faceVD 7
21Please Release Me *HVS 4c 2
22Valicide *E3 5c 1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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Brilliant for an introduction as bolts are in place at the top of routes on the lower and middle tier. The best view of ullswater from the top of the main crag for the effort you have to put in and its always interesting trying to find your way around. One incredibly bad point about this crag is I never fail to come home with ticks, often 3 or 4, and everyone I know who has been there experienced the same. As long as blood sucking parasites dont bother u (and they dont me) this is a quality venue. Id recommend all the climbs on the bottom/middle tier.
martin_whitton - 02/Sep/06

Used to be very popular however when the large block fell out of the top crag and bounded down the fell side to rest near the gate at the bottom interest seem to drop. Such classics as Gowbarrow Buttress and Susan seemed to be forgotten and the crag became overgrown. Even so Susan is well worth finding and climbing - as well as The Whistler. Gowbarrow Corner is a bit polished. Gowbarrow Buttress is going back to nature. Haven't done the Girdle for year (not many have !) The view from the top of the Upper Crag is outstanding - looking over the upper section of Ullswater You will probably not have to queue on anything !
Ron Kenyon - 11/Aug/05