Scafell Crag Cumbria, ENGLAND
Climbs 140 – Rocktype Rhyolite – Altitude 790m a.s.l – Faces N
Pronounced Scawfell, this is a superb high mountain crag best visited in warm and dry weather. Many excellent routes of which the three stars are awarded to Botterills Slab(VS), White Wizard(E3), Ringwraith(E5), Saxon(E2), Moss Gill Grooves(MVS), Moss Gill(S), Hopkinsons Gully(MVS), Moss Ledge Direct(MVS), Woodheads Climb(MS). Length of routes is up to 120m.
Best approached from Wasdale in about an hours uphill grind.
Lake District Winter Climbs (2012), Lake District Winter Climbs (2006), Scafell Wasdale & Eskdale (1996),
Out of print: Scafell, Dow & Eskdale (1988)
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The traditional descent is via Broad Stand, but another option - not mentioned in the guidebook - is a short ab from tat just up and left (looking out) from BS. Much better than the lethal descent, or long walk via Foxes Tarn...|
Richard Alderton - 15/Jul/13