Climbs 105
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 780m a.s.l
Faces N

Appian Way, Pillar Rock © Gordon Stainforth

Crag features

Up to about 150m high. Large complex high mountain crag with a great history of classic routes - needs a reasonable dry spell. Thanatos/Electron (HVS), Tapestry (E4), Grooved Wall (VS), North Climb (S), NW Climb (MVS), Megaton (E1), Goodbye to All That (E1), Rib and Slab (HS), New West (VD), SW (MVS)etc, the list of real classics is endless, without even mentioning any of the 2 star routes.

Approach notes

Two and a half hour walk from Wasdale. Best bet is to mountain bike in from Ennerdale. Yes, it's a long way but the crag is superb and remote, so get to it people!

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
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1Pillar Rock summit
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summit 63
 High Man East Face 
3Far West Jordan Climb
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VD 5
4West Jordan Crack
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VD 4
5West Jordan Climb
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D 3
6Jordan Bastion
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HS 4b 1
7Central Jordan Climb
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D 6
8East Jordan Climb
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MVS 4a  
9East Jordan Wall
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HS 4b  
10Slab and Notch Climb
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M *117
11Pillar Rock by Slab and Notch3 ***13
12Pendlebury Traverse
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M  
13The Curtain and Arete
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D 5
14The Great Chimney
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D 1
15Kipper's Chimney
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HS 4b * 
 Shamrock 
17Shamrock Buttress
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VD 1
18Harlequin Chimneys
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D 1
19Photon
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MVS 4c *6
20Eros
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E2 5b ***9
21Positron
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MVS 4b 1
22Electron
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HVS 5a ***51
23Pauli Exclusion Principle
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E3 5c **1
24Vishnu
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E2 5b  
25Thanatos
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HVS 5a ***33
26Shamrock Tower
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MVS 4b 7
27Odin
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HVS 5b 3
28The Magic Rainbow
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E1 5b * 
29Necromancer
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E1 5a **3
30The Eightfold Way
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HVS 5a 1
31The Link
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HVS 5a  
32Walker's Gully
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MVS 4c ***6
 Low Man North Face 
34pedestal Wall
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S 4a 1
35Side Slip
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VS 4c  
36Over the Hill
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E1 5b  
37Soliton
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HVS 5a  
38The Black Widow
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E2 5c  
39Tapestry
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E4 6a ***5
40Grooved Wall
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VS 5a ***41
41Sheol/CunningStunts/TapestryE2 5c *** 
42Cunning Stunts
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E2 5c *5
43Sheol
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E2 5c **3
44North-East Climb
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MS *9
45Savage Gully
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MVS 4b  
46North Climb
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S 4a ***96
47Akhnaton
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VS 4c 2
48Klingsor
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E2 5c * 
49Patriarch of the Pillarites
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E3 5c * 
50Proton
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HVS 5a  
51Scylla
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HVS 5a **13
52Puppet
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E2 5b *2
53Straits of Messina
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E4 6a *2
54Megaton
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E1 5a ***18
55Roraima
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E1 5b  
56Goodbye to All That
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E1 5b ***5
57Nor'-Nor'-West Climb
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VS 4c *12
58Ximenes
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HVS 5b *4
59North-West Climb
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MVS 4b ***70
60Charybdis
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HVS 5a **3
 Low Man West Face 
62Goth
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E1 5b ***7
63Gaul
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HVS 5a *** 
64The Hun
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VS 4c *3
65Mirror, Mirror...E2 5b **2
66The Terrorist
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E2 5c  
67The Appian Way
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HS 4b **59
68Triton
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VS 4c 1
69Attila
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HVS 5a  
70Nook and Wall Climb
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S 4c * 
71The Devil's Entrance
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MVS 4b 1
72Thor
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MVS 4b *1
73Err
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VS 4b *1
74Ledge and Groove Climb
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S 2
75Lepton
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HVS 5a  
76Bosun
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HVS 5b  
77West Wall Climb
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VD ***34
78The Devil's Exit
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HVS 5a  
79Strider
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VS 4c * 
 High Man West Face 
81Pillar Rock, The Old West Route3 ***22
82The Pulpit Route
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VD 2
83Gondor
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E2 5c **10
84Gomorrah
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VS 4b ***15
85Gomorrah Ridge VariationVS 4c ***3
86Vandal
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HVS 5a ***23
87Sodom
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VS 4b *1
88CheekwoolyS **2
89Rib and Slab Climb
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HS 4b ***205
90Rib and Rib Climb
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E1 5a **2
91New West Climb
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VD ***270
92The South-West by West Climb
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VS 4c 2
93South-West Climb
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MVS 4b ***50
94Boot Strap
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VS 4b 2
95West Jordan Gully
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S 1
96The Girdle Traverse
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VS 5a  
 Winter Routes 
98Harlequin Chimneys (winter)
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V 6 **1
99Photon CornerIV 4  
100Shamrock ChimneysIV 4 * 
101Walkers GullyV 5  
102Savage GullyV 6 1
103North East Climb (winter)V 6 ***2
104North West Climb
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V 5 5
105West Waterfall GullyIV 6
106The Old West (winter)III 23
107Gomorrah (winter)VII 7 ** 
108New West (winter)IV 4 *7
109Tower Postern (winter)
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VI 6 **2
110Pisgah West TraverseM 4
111East Pisgah Chimney LeftM 2

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