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Pillar Rock

Cumbria, ENGLAND

Climbs 104 – Rocktype Rhyolite – Altitude 780m a.s.l – Faces N

Crag features
Up to about 150m high. Large complex high mountain crag with a great history of classic routes - need a good dry spell. Electron (HVS), Tapestry (E4), Grooved Wall (VS), Cunning Stunts (E2), North Climb (S), NW Climb (MVS), Rib and Slab (HS), New West (VD), SW (MVS).

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Gable & Pillar (1991)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGradex
1Far West Jordan ClimbVD 3
2West Jordan CrackVD 4
3West Jordan ClimbD 3
4Jordan BastionHS 4b 1
5Savage GullyV 6  
6Central Jordan ClimbD 4
7Pillar North East Face -Low Man (North West Climb)V 5 2
8East Jordan ClimbMVS 4a  
9East Jordan WallHS 4b  
10Slab and Notch ClimbM *77
11Pendlebury TraverseM  
12The Curtain and AreteD 4
13The Great ChimneyD 1
14Kipper's ChimneyHS 4b * 
15Shamrock ButtressVD 1
16Harlequin ChimneysD 1
17PhotonMVS 4c *5
18ErosE2 5b **6
19PositronMVS 4b  
20ElectronHVS 5a ***23
21Pauli Exclusion PrincipleE2 5c *1
22VishnuE2 5b  
23ThanatosHVS 5a *27
24Shamrock TowerMVS 4b 7
25OdinHVS 5b 1
26The Magic RainbowE1 5b * 
27NecromancerHVS 5a *2
28The Eightfold WayHVS 5a  
29The LinkHVS 5a  
30Walker's GullyMVS 4c **2
31pedestal WallS 4a 1
32Side SlipVS 4c  
33Over the HillE1 5b * 
34SolitonHVS 5a  
35The Black WidowE2 5c  
36TapestryE4 6a ***5
37Grooved WallVS 5a ***34
38Cunning StuntsE2 5c ***4
39SheolE1 5b *3
40North-East ClimbMS *8
41Savage GullyMVS 4b  
42North ClimbS 4a ***40
43AkhnatonVS 4c 2
44KlingsorE2 5c * 
45Patriarch of the PillaritesE3 5c * 
46ProtonHVS 5a  
47ScyllaHVS 5a *9
48PuppetE2 5b *2
49Straits of MessinaE4 6a *2
50MegatonHVS 5a **12
51RoraimaE1 5b  
52Goodbye to All ThatE1 5b ***5
 Climb nameGradex
53Nor'-Nor'-West ClimbVS 4c *10
54XimenesHVS 5b *3
55North-West ClimbMVS 4b ***45
56CharybdisHVS 5a *3
57GothE1 5b **5
58GaulHVS 5a  
59The HunVS 4c *3
60The TerroristE2 5c  
61The Appian WayHS 4b **17
62TritonVS 4c 1
63AttilaHVS 5a  
64Nook and Wall ClimbS 4c * 
65The Devil's EntranceMVS 4b 1
66ThorMVS 4b *1
67ErrMVS 4b 1
68Ledge and Groove ClimbS 2
69LeptonHVS 5a  
70BosunHVS 5b  
71West Wall ClimbVD *13
72The Devil's ExitHVS 5a  
73StriderVS 4c * 
74The Pulpit RouteVD 2
75GondorE2 5c **8
76GomorrahVS 4b *10
77VandalHVS 5a **16
78SodomVS 4b 1
79CheekwoolyS 2
80Rib and Slab ClimbHS 4b ***90
81New West ClimbVD ***105
82The South-West by West ClimbVS 4c 2
83South-West ClimbMVS 4b ***21
84Boot StrapVS 4b 2
85West Jordan GullyS 1
86The Girdle TraverseVS 5a  
87Photon CornerIV 4  
88Shamrock ChimneysIV 4 * 
89Walkers GullyV 4  
90North West ClimbV 5 2
91West Waterfall GullyIV 5
92The Old WestIII 10
93GomorrahVII 7 ** 
94New WestIV 4 *7
95North East Climb *V 6 ***2
96Tower Postern *VI 6 **2
97Pillar Rock summitsummit 37
98New West *VD ***5
99North West Climb *MVS 4a, 4b ***9
100Old West *M ***11
101Mirror, Mirror... *E2 5b **2
102Rib and Rib Climb *E1 5a **2
103Pillar Rock by Slab and Notch3 ***2
104Pillar Rock, The Old West Route *3 ***1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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Access notes
Two and a half hour walk from Wasdale. Best bet is to mountain bike in from Ennerdale.

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Once into the cirque, the approach path (from Ennerdale) very vague. Wasted a lot of time on walk in and walk out because of this. Fantastic crag though and well worth the journey!
MikeLell - 15/Sep/13