Climbs 144
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 790m a.s.l
Faces N

Scafell Crag © sheep

Crag features

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.

Approach notes

Best approached from Wasdale in about an hours uphill grind.

I replaced the ab tat at the mickledore ab point today (10.11.15). Cut away 9 thin pieces and replaced them with 11mm black static and a mallion
Dervey - 10/Sep/15
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
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1Lords RakeI 74
 Left of Central Buttress 
3Rake's Progress
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I 8
4North or Penrith Climb
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M 1
5North Climb
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III 1
6The Hanging Chimney
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HVS 5a  
7Collier's Climb
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D 1
8Collier's Climb Original Start
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HS 4c  
9Keswick Brothers' Climb
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VD **5
10Tricouni Slab
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S 3c *5
11Tricouni SlabIV 6 2
 Central Buttress 
13Burning Bridges
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E4 6a **2
14Mephisto
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E4 6a * 
15Subaudition
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E3 5c 2
16Black RiderE5 6b **1
17Shadowfax
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E4 6a **12
18Botterill's Slab
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VS 4c ***512
19Botterill's Slab (Winter)VI 7 ***23
20The White Wizard
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E3 5c ***40
21Ringwraith
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E5 6b ***5
22The Nazgul
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E3 5c **51
23Original SinE6 6c *1
24Foxshooter
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E4 5c * 
25Central Buttress
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E1 5b **416
26Judas Priest
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E5 6a  
27SaxonE2 5c ***125
28Anglo
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E1 5b *2
29Moss Ghyll Grooves
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MVS 4c ***395
30Moss Ghyll GroovesV 6 *2
31Long Stand
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VS 4c *3
32Narrow Stand
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HVS 5a *5
33Last Stand
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E1 5b 1
34Slab and Groove Route
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VS 4c **64
35Harvest
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E2 6b 2
36Harvest CrunchVII 9 **1
37Central Buttress Girdle
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HVS 5a *2
38Moss Ghyll
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S 3c **75
39Moss Ghyll (Winter)V 6 ***63
40Clockwork Orange
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HVS 5a  
41Mechanical OrangeVIII 8  
42Colliers ChimneyV 5 ***6
 Pisgah 
44The Gripe
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HVS 5a *2
45Pisgah Buttress Direct
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S 3c **54
46Pisgah Buttress DirectV 6 ***25
47Moses Trod
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S 4
48Sacrificial Squaddies
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E2 5b * 
49Bos'n's Buttress
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VS 4c *1
50Restless NativesVI 6  
51Bridge of SighsV 5  
52Pisgah Ya Bas
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HVS 5a  
53Steep Ghyll Grooves
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VS 4c 1
54Steep Ghyll Grooves (Winter)V 6 2
55Steep GhyllV 4 **19
56Steep Ghyll Direct startVI 5 ** 
 The Pinnacle 
58Right Wall of Steep Gill
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MS  
59Low Man by the Right Wall of Steep GillV 5  
60Slingsby's Chimney Route
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VD **76
61Slingsby's Chimney Route (Winter)V 5 **12
62The Waiting Room From Steep Gill
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MVS 4b *1
63Pinnacle Face Route
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VS 4b 4
64Leftovers
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VS 4b *4
65The Left Edge
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VS 4c 2
66Bushwhacker
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E2 5c *2
67Hopkinson's Gully
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MVS 4b ***41
68Hopkinson's Gully (Winter)VI 7 **1
69MoonbathingVI 7 ***5
70Jone's Route Direct from Lord's Rake
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HS 4a **150
71Jones's Route Direct (Winter)VII 7 ** 
72Direct from Lord's Rake to Hopkinson's Cairn
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S 4a **12
73Moss Ledge Direct and Jones' Arete
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VS 4c ***109
74Right-Hand Edge and Pinnacle Face Direct Finish
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HVS 5b **9
75Meridian
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E1 5b * 
76Low Man From Hopkinson's Cairn
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D 5
77Edge Hog
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E1 5b 1
78Jones' Route from Deep Gill
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S 3
79Gibson's Traverse
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VD 1
80Gibson's Chimney
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S  
81Slab Climb
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VS 4c 1
82Bold Eagle
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HVS 5a 2
83Central Route - Deep Gill Slabs
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HS 4b *3
84Jones and Collier's Climb
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VD 1
85Woodhead's Climb
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MS 3c ***17
86De Selincort's Finish
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MVS 4c  
87Thompson's Route
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VD **12
88Professor's Chimney
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D 1
89Age ConcernVI 7  
90Centre RouteVI 6 ** 
91New Professors ChimneyII/III 2
92Old Professors ChimneyII *6
93Impunity Slabs
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D  
94Impunity Slabs (Winter)III * 
95Slab Finish
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II ** 
96The Girdle Traverse
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MVS 5a **1
97The Girdle Traverse (Winter)
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VII 8 *** 
98Deep GillI/II 35
99West Wall Traverse
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I 21
 Deep Ghyll Buttress 
101Upper Deep Gill Buttress
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MVS 4b * 
102Upper Deep Gill RouteII *1
103Great ChimneyIV 4  
104The Scarlet Pimpernel
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E4 6a * 
105Upper West Wall Climb
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S  
106The Unforgettable Fire
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HVS 5a *1
107Ixodes
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E1 5b * 
108Def Arete
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E7 6b ** 
109Alamogordo
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E5 6a ** 
110The Great Chimney
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VD 1
111Swillshark
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E2 5c * 
112Jacob's Ladder
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HS 4a 1
113Jacob's Ladder (Winter)
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V 6  
114West Wall Climb
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VD **3
115West Wall Climb (Winter)IV 4 **3
116Doctor Death
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E1 5a  
117Grey Bastion
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VS 5a *2
118Insomnia
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E1 5a  
119Morpheus
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E1 5b * 
120Sleeping Crack
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VS 4c  
121Gobsite
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VS 4c  
122Great WesternIV 4 ***9
123Sod's LawVI 6 **1
124SodomV 6 * 
125Sod AllIII  
126Eye Spy
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V 4  
127Dharma Armour
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III 4  
128Chimney Stack
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IV 4  
129Deep Gill IntegraleIII 3 **34
130Insomnia Route
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VS  
131Swan Song
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E2 5c ** 
132Xerxes
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HVS 5a * 
 Right of Deep Gill Buttress 
134Castor
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M 2
135Castor (Winter)II/III 2
136Pollux
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VD 2
137Pollux (Winter)III 1
138Moby Dick
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MVS 4a 1
139Red Gill Wall
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MS  
140Red Gill Buttress
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VD 1
141The Banister
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M **3
142The Banister (Winter)
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III *1
143Crowley's Route
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M *2
144Waiting Wall
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HVS 5a *1
145Rakes Progress
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1 1
146West Wall Traverse and Deep Ghyll
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1 2
 Moved climbs from Scafell Pinnacle 
148High Man By The Central Line *
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HVS 4c **1
149Saxon Direct *E4 6a ***2
150Hilarity *
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HVS 5b *1
151Low Man by the Jubilee Line *
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M hvs **1
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