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Scafell East Buttress

Cumbria, ENGLAND

Climbs 77 – Rocktype Rhyolite – Altitude 871m a.s.l – Faces E

Crag features
Great climbing on a high mountain crag, including some of the best routes in the Lake District. Super-classics include Mickledore Grooves (VS), Centaur (HVS), Yellow Slab (HVS), Hells Groove (E1), Lord of the Rings (E2), Ichabod (E2), Roaring Silence (E3), Lost Horizons (E4), Shere Khan (E5), Borderline (E7), Talbot Horizon (E9) and Welcome to the Cruel Word (E9). Other excellent routes are Phoenix (E1), Overhanging Grooves Direct (E2), Chiron (E3), Dyad (E3), Midnight Express (E3), Equinox (E4), Cullinan (E5), The Almighty (E5) and Zeya (E5). Sunny in the morning, though it can seep badly in some areas.

Weather forecast

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0.0mm rain
Sunny periods
10 °C
32 kph

0.3mm rain
12 °C
27 kph

9.0mm rain
Mainly cloudy
11 °C
21 kph

3.9mm rain
Sunny periods
12 °C
20 kph

7.0mm rain
11 °C
9 kph
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Scafell Wasdale & Eskdale (1996),
Out of print: Scafell, Dow & Eskdale (1988)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGradex
1The Lord of the RingsE2 5c ***13
2East Buttress GirdleHVS 5a * 
3Slime ChimneyVD  
4South ChimneyHVS 5a, 4c  
5The Gremlin's GrooveVS 4c 1
6Holy GhostE2 5c 3
7TalismanE3 5c *2
8TrinityHVS 5b **14
9Thy Will Be DoneE8 6c **1
10IncubusE5 6b *1
11Bat out of HellE1 5b * 
12Hell's GrooveE1 5b ***26
13Hell's BellsE4 6a * 
14The AlmightyE5 6b ** 
15LuciusE5 6b **1
16ChimeraE1 5b *3
17PegasusHVS 5b * 
18ZeusE3 5c **3
19Morning WallVS 4c 1
20PhoenixE2 5c **19
21Phoenix - Ash Groove FinishE3 5c 1
22Mythical KingsE4 6a *1
23IchabodE2 5c ***93
24Roaring SilenceE3 5c ***21
25BorderlineE7 6c *** 
26Forbidden ColoursE4 6a *3
27Overhanging Grooves DirectE3 5c **4
28CaradhrasE5 6b *1
29Gold RushE1 5b *1
30CerebusE3 5c * 
31ChironE3 5c ***7
32The Yellow SlabHVS 4c ***36
33Great Eastern RouteVS 4c ***44
34The CentaurHVS 5a ***50
35EquinoxE4 6a **4
36Lost HorizonsE4 6b ***24
37CullinanE5 6a **3
38Shere KhanE5 6a ***22
39ZeyaE5 6b ** 
 Climb nameGradex
40The Seige PerilousE7 6b ** 
41ShikastaE4 6a *1
42ArmageddonE2 5c *1
43MoondayE2 5c *1
44MinotaurE1 5b *3
45Overhanging WallHVS 5a * 
46EntonoxE6 6c ** 
47S.O.S.E5 6b6b *1
48May Day ClimbHVS 5b, 4b 2
49May Day DirectE2 5b, 4b *5
50DyadE3 6a **13
51Edge of EriadorE4 5c ***8
52JunoE4 6a 1
53The Ambleside Brother's ClimbE5 6a *1
54LeverageE1 5b **32
55Mickledore GroovesVS 4c ***117
56Barry's TraverseHVS 5a **2
57The FulcrumVS 4c **20
58Fulcrum DirectE1 5c 1
59Mickledore AreteHVS 5a * 
60AquavitE4 6b  
61Midnight ExpressE3 6a **9
62ChartreuseE1 5b **28
63StriderE1 5b  
64PernodVS 5a *4
65Broad StandD 86
66The Arete FinishE2 5c 1
67When The Fat Lady SingsE2 5b5c 1
69Mickledore ChimneyIII 8
70Tia MariaV 6  
71MinotaurVI 5 *** 
72Variation FinishIV  
73Slime ChimneyIV 4  
74May Day DirectVI 6  
75Overhanging Wall-Original FinishIV 5  
76Variation StartIII  
77Overhanging WallV 6  
78White SlabIII 3  
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Access notes
Best approached from Wasdale to Mickledore in about one and a half hours.

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