Scafell East Buttress Cumbria, ENGLAND
Climbs 78 – Rocktype Rhyolite – Altitude 871m a.s.l – Faces E
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.
Best approached from Wasdale to Mickledore in about one and a half hours.
Scafell Wasdale & Eskdale (1996),
Out of print: Scafell, Dow & Eskdale (1988)
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