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The Napes

Cumbria, ENGLAND

Climbs 65 – Rocktype Rhyolite – Altitude 700m a.s.l – Faces S

Crag features
The Birthplace of British Rock Climbing!! Up to about 100m high on quick drying sunny rock. Many easier classics but the best routes are Tophet Wall(HS), Supernatural(E5), Incantations(E6), Needle Ridge(VD, Viking(E3), Eagles Nest Direct(MVS), Abbey Buttress(VD), Eagles Nest(D), Tormentor(E4), Arrowhead Ridge(VD).

Access notes
About one hour from Wasdale or under one and a half hours from Borrowdale.

Weather forecast

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Guidebooks
Gable & Pillar (1991)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
 TOPHET WALL  
2Rainbow RidgeS 4a *3
3Tophet RidgeVS 4b 3
4The Tartarus TripE1 5b  
5Demon WallVS 5a *6
6Sacrificial CrackE4 6a *3
7Tophet WallHS 4a ***430
8SupernaturalE5 6a ***10
9IncantationsE6 6b ***1
10Tophet GroovesHVS 5b *6
11The Satanic TraversesE5 6a *1
12The VikingsE3 5c **20
13Golden calfE4 6b * 
14Tophet BastionVD *19
15Tophet GirdleVS 4c *1
 THE NAPES RIDGES - EAST  
17Hell RaiserE2 5c * 
18Lucifer CrackS 4a *7
19Lucifer RidgeVD 2
20JagaVD 1
21ScrimshankerVS 4c 2
22Buzzard WallD 1
23Zeta ClimbVD 2
24Belfry ButtressHS 4b 2
25Belfry CrackVS 4b *2
26Chantry ButtressS 3c 7
27Needle RidgeVD **615
 THE NEEDLE  
29The Wasdale CrackHS 4b *464
30The AreteHS 4b *98
31The Crowley RouteHS 4b *10
 Climb nameGradex
32The Lingmell CrackHS 4b *11
33The Obverse RouteHS 4b *9
34Direct Obverse from the GapHVS 5a 2
 THE NAPES RIDEGES - WEST  
36Amos MosesE1 5b *22
37Alligator CrawlHS 4b  
38Crocodile CrackHVS 5a *28
39The CaymanE2 5b **22
40Eagle's CrackVS 4c 3
41Eagle's Nest Ridge DirectVS 4a **123
42Long JohnHVS 5a *9
43Eagle's Nest OrdinaryD **52
44Little JohnS 4a  
45Abbey ButtressVD **57
46The Merry MonkVS 4b  
47The TormentorE4 6a ** 
48Time and PlaceE2 5b  
49Murin BuchstansangurE2 5c 1
50Westmorland RidgeVD 8
51Arrowhead Ridge DirectVD **130
52Scimitar ridgeVD *5
53The climber's traverse2 ***84
54The Napes and Westmorland's Crag2 ***55
55Eagles Nest Gully/Arrowhead Ridge2 *12
56Sick'ard ShiverE6 6b  
57Crumbs from a rich man's tableMVS 4b **1
58Sphinx Ridge2 *16
59Slingsby's VariationHS 3
60Sphinx Ridge (winter) *II *1
61Supernatural Direct Finish *M **1
62Centennial Climb *VS 4c * 
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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