Gable Crag

Climbs 47 – Rocktype Rhyolite – Altitude 876m a.s.l – Faces N

Crag features
Up to 90m high. Needs a good dry spell and is sometimes referred to as the Lakes' coldest crag (see winter). Snicker Snack (E3), The Tomb(E2), Engineer's Slabs(VS) and Sarcophagus(E3) are the most popular summer routes. In winter, Engineers becomes a classic VI. Currently home of the Lakes' hardest winter route - Snicker Snap (VIII 9).

Approach notes
One and a half hour walk from Honister Pass summmit. But that's cheating..

Lake District Winter Climbs (2012), Lake District Rock (2003), Gable & Pillar (1991)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
1Windy RidgeIV 6
2Windy Ridge - Variation FinishIII 1
3Pinnacle CrackIV 6 * 
4The Torquers Are No Good DoersVI 7 ** 
5VindolandaE4 6a *1
6The SlantE2 5b *3
7Mallory's CornerVI 6  
8Bottleneck BluesIV 9
9Pinnacle RidgeIII ***60
10Clark GableII/III 5
11Oblique ReferenceIV 4 *1
12Oblique ChimneyIV 5 *7
13Powder FingerE3 6a 1
14BottlescrueIV 5 1
15Summer Time BluesIV 5 7
16HoochIV 5  
17The Slay RideE3 5c 1
18Sledgate RidgeHS *24
19Sledgate RidgeIV 13
20Engineer's ChimneyV 4 **8
21Dream TwisterE3 5c ***11
22TrollVII 8 1
23The Angel of MercyE1 5b ***15
24InterceptorVS 4c *10
25Snicker SnackE3 5c ***26
26Snicker SnackVIII 9 ***1
27Engineer's SlabsVS 4c ***162
28Engineer's Slabs - Unfinished ArÍteVS 4c **3
29Engineer's SlabsVI 7 ***29
30Engineer's Slabs - ArÍte FinishVI 7 3
31The TombstoneE3 5c 1
32The TombE3 5c ***17
33SarcophagusE3 5c ***10
34JabberwockHVS 5a **24
35JabberwockVII 7 ***6
36Prayer Mat ButtressMVS 4b *3
37Gable EndII/III 5
38Trundle RidgeVII 7 **1
39Central GullyIII **25
40Central Gully - The Contrived EliminateIV 5  
41Central Gully - Smart ExitIV 4 **2
42Bootlegger's GrooveIII  
43Back OffVI 7  
44Moses's Back DoorII 1
45In Her MouthV  
46Doctor's ChimneyIII * 
47Smuggler's Chimney *VS 4c ***2
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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As far as I can recall the walk in is very amenable.
Ian Jones - 27/Jul/10