Esk Buttress (Dow Crag) Cumbria, ENGLAND
Climbs 55 – Rocktype Rhyolite – Altitude 490m a.s.l – Faces SE
One of the most impressive blocks of rock in the Lake District with a long approach march and a fantastic sunny location in a remote valley. Wonderful rock. Routes up to 120m long. Red Edge(E1), Square Chimney(VS), Bridges Route(HS), First Last and Always(E7), Central Pillar(E2), Cumbrian(E5), Tresspasser Groove(HVS). The late, great Paul Nunn described Eskdale 'as the most beautiful mountain valley in England'.
One and a half hour plus approach from Brotherilkeld in Eskdale or from Cockley Beck.
Out of print: Scafell, Dow & Eskdale (1988)
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This crag is fantastic, the situation is beautiful and it is quick drying. The walk in may be quite long but it is one of the finest I have done.|
James - 28/Aug/02