110m, 4 pitches. One the of great classic buttress routes of the Lakes. Starts just left of the foot of the buttress below a chimney. 1) 25m. Climb an open groove then a narrow offwidth chimney to a big ledge. 2) 30m. Make a tricky move up off the ledge then move left into the open groove line until an exit back right can be made onto a good ledge below a steep crack. 3) 30m. Climb the steep crack followed by some bold moves across the slab on the left and a traverse into a steep right facing corner (possible belay). Thin moves up the corner and the chimney above lead to a stance. 4) 25m. Move either left or right and climb easier ground to the top of the buttress. © ROCKFAX

T Shaw G H Craig GR West C Hargreaves & L J Oppenheimer May/1902

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Hidden 05/Nov/17 AltLd O/S
Hidden 30/Sep/17 2nd
Hidden 16/Sep/17 AltLd
youwillfindjimbo 01/Sep/17 Solo O/S
richard s 30/Aug/17 2nd
with Jim Gray
Hidden 25/Jul/17 Lead
Chelsey Robinson 18/Jul/17 Lead rpt
with Kayleigh Norwood
amccann 16/Jul/17 Solo O/S

Start of a long(ish) day, ODG to summit of Bowfell via this (on top in 1hr45), then round to the Langdale Pikes and 3 routes on Gimmer, followed by a swift descent of Jacks Rake and back to the ODG in 6.5hrs. Brilliant weather for it.

Hidden 13/Jul/17 2nd
Hidden 13/Jul/17 Lead
JCookie 08/Jul/17 AltLd

Absolute classic day out in perfect conditions! In ourF&RCC guidebook it's 7 pitches.I led p2-3 (strung together), 5 and 7. Cruxes were chimney on p2 and the steep crack p5. Well worth it, lovely rock, decent protection. btw it gets HS in the new lakes guidebook (just sayin')

with Richard Plater
RiPomc 08/Jul/17 AltLd

Worthy of its classic status.

Karl_Harrison 01/Jul/17 AltLd O/S
with Luke
Luke Jones 01/Jul/17 AltLd O/S
SimonMarcYoung 20/Jun/17 AltLd O/S

lead pitch, 1,3,5. very very good route, crack is not bad at all, massive holds and tones of gear in it, just steep for anyone whos used to VDiff, would say the route is maybe a Severe but not HS

jonathan_doyle 18/Jun/17 Lead O/S

Took two Aussie friends on a grand day out

Matt Amos 18/Jun/17 Lead O/S

With the two visiting aussies, and even they said it was a hot day!

Chris1234H 17/Jun/17 Lead O/S
pimonserry 17/Jun/17 2nd
Hidden 14/Jun/17 AltLd O/S
john lynch 12/Jun/17 AltLd

Wet windy and wild. Great to be back in the lakes with good friends.

with silvia, ed luke
Hidden 26/May/17 2nd O/S
AdamCB 26/May/17 Lead

Outstanding climb and not easy, ran pitches 1&2 and 3&4 together for 5 total. Crack ok with positive approach but failed to place any gear in it.

SammyJ 26/May/17 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/May/17 AltLd O/S
Hidden 07/May/17 AltLd O/S
Thore 29/Apr/17 2nd O/S
MFB 22/Apr/17 Lead

Managed to get rope stuck p3 in slot at top of steep crux, rap to retrieve, vaguely remember having same problem in distant past. Peg in start pitch 2, must knock a grade off a winter ascent

with Isobel
D.Russell 21/Apr/17 AltLd O/S

moved together

with Adam
Hidden 21/Apr/17 AltLd O/S
kingjam 21/Jan/17 Lead

in big boots , in summer nick barring few bits of ice , chilly

with Craig Higgins, Matt Naylor
paul horabin ??/2017 Lead
Nickwild ??/2017 -
Oliver Livesey ??/2017 AltLd
HimTiggins 17/Sep/16 AltLd O/S
with Amanda
Hidden 17/Sep/16 AltLd O/S
Dexter JW 17/Sep/16 AltLd O/S

Simul climbed in approach shoes

with Dan Dry
Juliankitesurfer 11/Sep/16 2nd rpt

Fun day out with my London friend James. TBH it's a long walk in and out (won't be rushing back), no major drama's, V Diff all day long with a couple of tricky moves in P1 and P4.

Hidden 11/Sep/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Sep/16 AltLd
Hidden 01/Sep/16 AltLd
JohnBotham 01/Sep/16 AltLd
MusicalMountaineer 26/Aug/16 Lead rpt

Mega. As it was last time, and I'm sure will be again!

birbeck 18/Aug/16 Lead O/S
joermann 01/Aug/16 AltLd
Zoe Arschavir 31/Jul/16 2nd
with IainMay
IainMay 31/Jul/16 Lead O/S

Lead all pitches, amazing climbing!

Hidden 24/Jul/16 -
Little AndyH 03/Jul/16 AltLd O/S
with joe.91
joe.91 03/Jul/16 AltLd O/S

Rather damp, big boots and 4.5 hrs car to car

kirsten bishop ?/Jul/16 2nd O/S
Simnel 23/Jun/16 AltLd
with Dave, Alan
Juliankitesurfer 18/Jun/16 AltLd
with Simon Raven
Hidden 18/Jun/16 AltLd O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/16 Lead
Alpenglow 04/Jun/16 AltLd O/S

In 4 pitches. Lead P 2+3. Crux wasn't as bad as the new Lakes guidebook made it out to be.

with Adam M
Hidden 03/Jun/16 Lead O/S
Suzygirl 03/Jun/16 2nd
gingerking ?/Jun/16 Solo
with Alan
JHolland 31/May/16 AltLd
Hidden 31/May/16 AltLd
kingjam 30/May/16 Lead
RobScarisbrick 30/May/16 2nd
with James
Hidden 29/May/16 AltLd O/S
Rob Moorcroft 29/May/16 Lead
with Sarah Busef
Hidden 28/May/16 AltLd rpt
BnB 12/May/16 -
dakidunn 12/May/16 AltLd O/S
ushi 09/May/16 AltLd
PeteMc 08/May/16 AltLd

In big boots

Hidden 08/May/16 AltLd O/S
Andrew Holden 08/May/16 Lead
with Miller
Wesley Orvis 08/May/16 AltLd
MusicalMountaineer 08/May/16 AltLd O/S

Can't explain how good this was. Best climb I've done by a long way. Waited to do it, and it didn't disappoint. Weather was incredible. Just do it.

with Sean Thwaites, Wesley Orvis
BigTone 07/May/16 Lead O/S

Pleasant. Ran a few of the pitches together. I think the climb took less time than the walk in...

Camilla Mapstone ?/May/16 AltLd
joe_lancs 18/Mar/16 Solo rpt
Tony Prendergast ??/2016 -
with Daz Nolan
ajk-log ??/2016 Lead
Mike Roger ??/2016 -
mountain musher ??/2016 AltLd
iainpowell ??/2016 -
Matt Reed 18/Oct/15 AltLd O/S
with Simon Fenna
Hidden 18/Oct/15 Solo
ilarge 17/Oct/15 2nd dog
with Paul Fobbester
paulh.0776 15/Oct/15 AltLd

Very polished on the crux first chimney and the crack on pitch 3, only ever a couple of moves before another jug to swing on!! fantastic route and well worth the walk in, which just adds to the drama of the day making it a proper mountain day and not just another crag day! Bryon led the crux pitches, I led short one in the middle before the crack and the final pitch 5.

with Bryon .......lakeland
Hidden 11/Oct/15 AltLd O/S
philgillespie 10/Oct/15 AltLd
Graeme Hammond 04/Oct/15 AltLd O/S

Vdiff 4a NOT HS as per new guide, fantastic route.

with Martin Ellis, Pete Ellis
petellis 04/Oct/15 AltLd O/S
Pigpen 02/Oct/15 AltLd
with Loch
Goodstuff 28/Sep/15 Lead O/S

Lead all pitches, ran the 7 together as 4 to save time. Easy, but plenty of interest on the short cruxes and awesome views.

with Rik Barratt
Hidden 26/Sep/15 AltLd O/S
joeflan 17/Sep/15 Lead O/S
alan moore 06/Sep/15 Solo

Pre breakfast ascent. A nice but battered old classic. But then, it is 113 years old.

wnlwy 05/Sep/15 Lead
bencole 05/Sep/15 2nd
with Nick, Jayne
Hidden 01/Sep/15 AltLd
gav 08/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Had the crag to ourselves. Mostly dry except the final groove pitch which was a bit damp. Crack pitch is pretty tough; on its own on e.g. Stanage I don't think it would get VDiff. A curious mix of horrific scratching and shiny polish. Good route and nice to top out pretty much on a summit.

with Mark
ChrisRich 25/Jul/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25/Jul/15 Lead
8633brown 25/Jul/15 AltLd
Elastic Jones 15/Jul/15 Lead rpt
with Spanny
xusa 15/Jul/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
John Southworth 14/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
with Chris Lockyer, Stu Rose
maumau 07/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
glaramara 07/Jun/15 AltLd

The route was damp and polished but still a great route.

with Mau mau
Hidden ?/Jun/15 -
Darrell Read 23/May/15 Lead
with Adam Gayton
mol 23/May/15 Lead
with Jesse
Rob Moorcroft 17/May/15 2nd
with Richard Ive
Sam Procter 04/May/15 Lead O/S

First multi pitch

K Mckay 02/May/15 AltLd dog

What an adventure! Climbed in rock boots with sub-zero temperatures and snow. My hands were so cold I had to rest on my gear up Slippery Crack. Led P2, 3, 5, 6 and 7. I'd do it all again tomorrow though!

Hidden 02/May/15 AltLd O/S
David_Gledson 22/Apr/15 Solo O/S

Fabulous, early morning start from the campsite meant I had the fells to myself. The climbers traverse then the cirque of crags are s wonderful spot. Really peaceful. Very nice route, a couple of thoughtful moves but always a bowfell jug soon to hand. Would solo again.

Petarghh 15/Apr/15 AltLd
ecromwell 09/Apr/15 AltLd O/S

Great climb, nice exposed positions, a few interesting moves. Was perfectly dry.

with Alison Cromwell
Fred Lazell 05/Apr/15 2nd
Tony Kartawick 05/Apr/15 -

Snow on climbers traverse approach.Beautiful sunny day high above temp inversion clouds, sadly, much of route quite damp. Did not feel like a 3 star classic.

with Freddie Lazell
Tony Kartawick 05/Apr/15 -

Beautiful sunny day with impressive temperature inversion. Climbers travers was snow clad. Route was rather damp. Didnot feel like a 3 star classic worth flogging up for!

with Freddie Lazell
chris smith 04/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Dripping wet and got worse the higher up you went! Would be nice in the dry still far too early for it.

Gillieshill ??/2015 AltLd O/S
john jennings ??/2015 AltLd

done again with the Blackpool gang

DavidH89 ??/2015 -
Antoine1 ??/2015 -
DavidH89 ??/2015 -
clanger ??/2015 -
Jessicahicklin ??/2015 AltLd
Hidden ??/2015 -
JennieSkeoch 13/Sep/14 2nd
with Oliver
WhipperSnapper 13/Sep/14 Lead
Wesley Orvis 06/Sep/14 AltLd
KevB 05/Sep/14 AltLd O/S


with Carl Sunley
ClareM.123 04/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

led pitches 2 and 4 (as in new guide) Very polished but good positions!

with Heather McCarty, Joe McCarty
joem 04/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

made it down to the pub before the stopped doing food!

with clure
WhipperSnapper 27/Aug/14 AltLd
with Maxie
barney@helmshore 27/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

Ran together pitches 1 and 2 (James led) and 3 and 4 (my lead). Polished. A high quality route. Pitch 2 chimney is hard as is the slippery crack. Pitch 6 feels a bit exposed as well but has good gear. These pitches are from the guide book, not UKC.

with James W
ragabond007 25/Aug/14 AltLd

Big walk on but well worth the effort the climbing is really good and the views are impressive you get a good feeling of exposure.

ned_85 24/Aug/14 AltLd
with Elliot Gough
spadge 24/Aug/14 Lead
with James Kelly
ElliotGough 24/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
Wizzy 19/Aug/14 Solo rpt

Such a fun day! climbed before in 2011

C Witter 07/Aug/14 2nd

Seconding Joe, whilst Sean and Tessa climbed above us. Magnificent!

with Joe R
seanprendiville 07/Aug/14 AltLd
with somethingelse, Tessa
Hidden 05/Aug/14 Solo
Lessworkmoreclimbing 22/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

Had to be done some time just because its there - what a great day out. Better rock and climbing than expected. Hot walk in up the band - memo to self - the crag may be in the shade but 95% of the walk in isn't so don't start at 1pm on hottest day of year!

with Kev
rpettit 17/Jul/14 TR
with Sarah
Hidden 15/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12/Jul/14 AltLd
joe_lancs 12/Jul/14 Solo
acodina 12/Jul/14 AltLd
Hidden 10/Jul/14 2nd
John Nuttall 09/Jul/14 Solo
Petarghh 01/Jul/14 AltLd
with James Gray
farmus21 01/Jul/14 AltLd
Willy Beman 23/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
with Matt Butler
G-VideoDie 21/Jun/14 2nd O/S

First multi-pitch adventure. Painful walk to reach the crag, but lots of good holds throughout and only the sheer scale of the damned thing that caused me issues (well, both the scale of the climb and my stupidly oversized rucksack)! Vicky lead and Lorna ensured I was having the piss taken out of me at any opportunity. Great day! Oh, and I hit myself in the face removing some gear - BONUS!

vix 21/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Slippery crack wasn't as bad as the guide makes out, polished but positive holds. Pitch after that was the best, lovely exposed climbing on good holds

Hidden 21/Jun/14 AltLd rpt
scottidog 15/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Als first climb.

peachos 15/Jun/14 AltLd

Climbed with Scott & Al

DanChad 14/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Richard started off leading pitches 1 and 2 all in one. Then I led pitches 3 and 4 all in one. Dad led pitches 5 and 6 before Richard finished by leading the 7th pitch.

with Richard Bower, Chris Murray
Chris Murray 14/Jun/14 AltLd

I led Pitch 5 and 6; Richard did 1,2 and 7; Dan led 3 and 4. Great climb.

with Dan Chadfield, Richard Bower
judith neaves 01/Jun/14 AltLd
Shaw Brown 01/Jun/14 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
jimbonfire 30/May/14 -
j.buckley87 26/May/14 Lead O/S

great route, harder in greasy conditions

Paul Figg 24/May/14 Solo

Easy route finding, follow the crampon scratches.

Simon Caldwell 17/May/14 AltLd rpt

All I could remember from last time (20 years ago) was the shiny chimney on the 1st pitch - and I could even remember the footholds on it. Great route.

with Carmen
Hidden 17/May/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/May/14 2nd
jamieevans ?/May/14 AltLd
Mark Eddy ?/May/14 Lead

A fine day out with Kate.

with Kate
Hidden 21/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
jamie ward 19/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
with Shaun Blower, John Howes
Wesley Orvis 18/Apr/14 Lead

hard for a vdiff, good belay ledges and gear but a few hard cruxes for a vdiff imo

peakcaver ??/2014 -
nj.harris ??/2014 -
rocktraveller ??/2014 -
with mick singleton
Hidden ??/2014 -
Allanfairfechan ??/2014 AltLd
with Dave Woodcock
westong ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 2nd
rocktraveller ??/2014 -
martintom ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
JemG 09/Nov/13 AltLd dnf


with Thomas Appleby, Shaun Humpreys, Pete Briggs
Teappleby 09/Nov/13 AltLd

Hail, sleet, snow, rain, iced up cracks, frozen fingers and getting benighted. All in all, a good day out.

pete1993 09/Nov/13 AltLd

was practically winter conditions, accidentally went on to the e1 variant on the top pitch which spat me off due to snow on all the footholds, got back on and found the normal route, topped out just as it got dark. epic day

with Tom, Shaun, Jem
shaunhumphreys 09/Nov/13 AltLd dnf

in the snow and hail with summer equipment, most holds were coverd in snow and a slippy nightmare, had to ab off 2 pitches from the top in the dark freezing cold and hail. Top day out

crossdressingrodney 29/Sep/13 AltLd O/S

Brilliant, if a bit cold. Climbed as a three in 8 pitches. Big boots. Nearly fell out the crack of doom.

with James L, fiona
DinoGator 14/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Did it in 5 pitches, although I'm fairly sure the last pitch was made up. Just follow the crampon scratches for most of it.

with Mike Williamson
Hidden 28/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
nick ferro 24/Aug/13 AltLd
Hidden 24/Aug/13 AltLd
Hidden ?/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 24/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
mfisher 21/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Pitches 1,2,4+6

Hidden 21/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
joe_lancs 20/Jul/13 Solo
tomdadom 20/Jul/13 AltLd
paulerussell 19/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Beautiful sunny day, lovely climb, I lead pitches 1, 2 & 3(which we joined together), 5 & 7.

with Jason
Hidden 18/Jul/13 Solo O/S
Tasmin 17/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Cat and I lead alternate pitches (I did 1 and 2 together, as well as 5 and 7). Thoroughly enjoyed the route, weather was perfect for it and the 'slippery crack' had not a sign of moisture! Very polished but enjoyable moves, one of the best routes I've lead. Route has been severely damaged by crampon scratches - leads me to question whether there has actually been any ice on it when its been climbed in winter??

with Steve Marsh, Catherine Marsh
Hidden 17/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
markfromstoke 16/Jul/13 Lead
with Fiona
claregardiner 15/Jul/13 Solo

Beautiful day, great route, swim in Angle Tarn on the way down.

Graham Westbrook 14/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
jimartin 14/Jul/13 AltLd rpt

Awesome -bivvy above the clouds!!

Stefan Trebicki 14/Jul/13 AltLd

First on it. Cloud inversion below. Stefan led P1,3('the slippery crack')&5, John led P2&4.

Hidden 12/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
Phil373 09/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
qwidgibo 06/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
mattkemp70 ?/Jul/13 AltLd
with Westy
somethingelse ?/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
with Jim
Max19 ?/Jul/13 AltLd
Metalbear 29/Jun/13 2nd
with John James McEvoy
dkd 29/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
with Vic Tosh
joemallia 24/Jun/13 AltLd rpt

big boots, slim rack, damp rock; alpine training

Joe Miller 19/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

What a shame this lovely route has been butchered for all time by the winter 'climb it in marginal conditions' brigade. Another twenty years of that punishment and it probably won't be worth climbing as a summer route.

Hidden 19/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
JamesM 09/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Andy Green
lcullum7 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Harriet Stewart 08/Jun/13 2nd
with Karl
Karlos 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Must be a classic - al least 8 teams on this route that we saw, and not another soul on anything else!

with Harriet
Radioactiveman 08/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

climbed in 4 pitches, I led 2 & 4

with Chris Gordon
Hidden 08/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
joe hallam 05/Jun/13 Lead O/S

mint. no need for a guide book though. follow the scratches!

Chelsey Robinson 05/Jun/13 2nd O/S

Best V.Diff ever! Such a pleasant route with some challenging moves on pitches 2 and 4. Exposure and height of crag quite intimidating.

joermann 22/May/13 AltLd
ali newman ukc 07/May/13 AltLd
with lew
Jon Wickham 19/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 19/Apr/13 AltLd
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 Lead β
Hidden ??/2013 -
TheAndyBarker ??/2013 -
andybirtwistle ??/2013 -
Kirill 18/Nov/12 AltLd dog

Done in 7 pitches as per FRCC guide as we only brought one half rope. I led P2, P3, P5, P6. Fell off the "slippery crack" on P5, got it clean on second attempt. Graham also had trouble following, so it wasn't just me. Didn't see any queues the guidebook warned about. Great route and a great day out!

Hidden 24/Oct/12 Lead dnf
Hidden 21/Oct/12 Lead dnf
Danny Crump 07/Oct/12 Lead
Ratfeeder 10/Sep/12 Lead rpt
with Karl
Hidden 09/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 05/Sep/12 AltLd rpt
Iggy_B 05/Sep/12 AltLd
jon59 11/Aug/12 Lead
Hidden 09/Aug/12 AltLd
Hidden ?/Aug/12 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jun/12 -
TRFrost 28/May/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/May/12 Solo O/S
Gav Parker 25/May/12 2nd
Crowley6969 12/May/12 AltLd
with Ant fitzgerald
Hidden 05/May/12 2nd
Sam_Marsland 03/May/12 AltLd O/S
Mark Eddy 03/May/12 AltLd
Theeni 08/Apr/12 AltLd

Awful weather and polished to high heaven. Climbed p1, Matt 2&3, me 4, Matt 5 and me 6&7

mattkemp70 ?/Apr/12 AltLd
with Henry
Wesley Orvis 30/Mar/12 2nd

beautiful sunny day on dry rock

Hidden ??/2012 -
captain dringo ??/2012 -
matt perks ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Stone Idle ??/2012 -
DGY ??/2012 -
Narked4fun ??/2012 Solo
gingermike1 ??/2012 AltLd
Hidden ??/2012 -
DomClarke ??/2012 AltLd
Steven Carter ??/2012 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2012 -
StewartBradshaw 15/Oct/11 2nd
HardenClimber 01/Oct/11 AltLd
Pete Nugent 01/Oct/11 AltLd rpt

Mike Westcott & Chris Storie climbed ahead of us. I led p1,3,5.

Hidden 28/Sep/11 Lead O/S
55pete55 28/Sep/11 AltLd
Hidden 31/Aug/11 AltLd rpt
Hidden 27/Aug/11 AltLd
Hidden 26/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 26/Aug/11 AltLd
Hidden 22/Aug/11 2nd
Martin Davies 18/Aug/11 AltLd O/S

Amazing route - but equally amazingly polished/scratched. Bit of a shame but excellent route nevertheless. Led P3+4 and 7 (joined 1+2, 3+4, 5+6, 7).

with Mike Elkin
BelleVedere 17/Aug/11 AltLd O/S

I led the "Glassy Chimney" and the "Slippery Crack". - lovely day out with the crag to ourselves. Bloody freezing though despite being a sunny day in August. Followed by a few drinks in the ODG

with Cath O'Shea
nich0las 06/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
with Guy W
harold walmsley 30/Jul/11 Solo O/S

The polish wasn't as bad as I expected (Harrow Buttress was worse). The scratches are visually awful but don't affect the climbing much.

Hidden 26/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
WillDoyle 18/Jul/11 2nd
Hidden 13/Jul/11 Lead
Wizzy 07/Jul/11 AltLd

With Dave and Sam. First multi pitch. a brilliant day

Hidden ?/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
troutbeck 30/Jun/11 Solo

The rock is scratched from crampons/ice axes and not as pleasant to climb on as five years ago. Some smaller holds are disappearing!

tobyk 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Andrew Knights
Nicholas Livesey 04/Jun/11 AltLd

Brilliant route, stiff for the grade and gets nicely exposed after the crux crack...the long stride is not without interest either! Strung pitches 1 and 2 then 3 and 4 together. Easy route finding...just follow the crampon scratches :-(

with Peter Machin
texuspete 04/Jun/11 AltLd

I made the mistake of thinking it was all over once the slippery crack was behind me. The step across the corner on the following pitch is very interesting. Excellent route

OERees 03/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

M.P L.P Trad VD 5 Pitch

Hidden 15/May/11 AltLd
r_o_b_h2 04/May/11 AltLd O/S

led pitches 1, 3, and 5. No chance of going off route due to the crampon rock art!

Sean Kelly 01/May/11 AltLd

This climb has been butchered by those making winter ascents of this classic rock climb as the rock is severly scarred. Piss off and look for your winter climbing elsewhere!

with Chris
jon59 27/Apr/11 AltLd
Hidden 27/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
willworkforfoodjnr 26/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Rope solo

Hidden 18/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 18/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
clairepoppett 17/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

I led P1 then jim led whatever he wanted because it was his birthday!

with Jim Gaffney
Lee Sheard 02/Apr/11 AltLd rpt
with John Hubbard
Hidden 23/Mar/11 AltLd β
Hidden 02/Jan/11 AltLd
Bullybones ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
jon59 ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
WilliamBurnside ??/2011 -
brianrunner ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Neil the monkey ??/2011 -
Joolz ??/2011 -
smason ??/2011 -
Jim Walton ??/2011 -
nigelw 11/Oct/10 AltLd
with Steve George
Hidden 10/Oct/10 AltLd
brockers 10/Oct/10 AltLd O/S

really good day out. Linked with Crinklecrags, Bowfell Horseshoe.

Andrew Knight 10/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
with Keith Parkinson
carl_123 18/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
ROBBIEB 05/Sep/10 2nd
twoplates 05/Sep/10 Lead O/S

ran out into 2 rope lengths 6 slings to protect. great route, shame about the crampon scars!

with Robbie
Hidden 04/Sep/10 AltLd
Timo Austino 01/Sep/10 Lead O/S

shame about the claw marks

with Nats
Tdavy01 25/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

followed the crampon marks. very wet, but not surprising considering all the rain in the previous days

MikaelW 13/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

Did pitches (3+4),5,6,7. Got a bit lost on (3+4), certainly didn't find any chimney... had to traverse back to the right to find the crack of pitch 5. We were a bit slow and I had to do the last pitch with head-torch... We got back to the campsite at 1am... + the weather was uncertain, still, good times overall :-)

with Jo
gcandlin 13/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

Very polished and tricky at that grade. Had to wait for the other party and headed down in the dark, p1,3,4,5

with Kate
RockaJo 13/Aug/10 Lead β

I led the first 2 pitches linked together as 1 pitch.

with Mikael
Vikki Bassek 08/Aug/10 2nd RP

Dogged first move on pitch 5 - several times!

Jim Haydock 08/Aug/10 Lead
Hidden ?/Aug/10 Lead
Hidden ?/Aug/10 2nd
Hidden ?/Aug/10 AltLd
peter myers ?/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/10 -
Grant Fulton 25/Jul/10 -
with Gareth Cooper, Sam Cooper
sam2590 25/Jul/10 Lead
with Gareth Cooper, Grant Fulton
Adi Hooper 30/Jun/10 2nd

Moving together. Big boots.

with Roger Ward
Paul-Michael 27/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

Paul lead the first 3 pitches, I lead the next 2, and Mike lead the final 2. Paul & I climbed in big boots, our rack consisted of half a dozen nuts and some slimgs.

with Mike Padmore, Paul Nurse
Raggar 21/Jun/10 AltLd
with Ian M, Jon B
mountain man ed 20/Jun/10 Lead O/S
reubensampson 12/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
with Phil Buckle
Euan S 03/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
with Heather
Heather Milne 03/Jun/10 AltLd
with Euan
Hidden 01/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
Martin Stevens 31/May/10 AltLd O/S

Lead p1, p3, p5. No trouble with the 'slippery crack'. Shame about the serious trashing this route has been given by winter crampons.

with Mervyn L.
Oli Greg 25/May/10 2nd
Elastic Jones 25/May/10 Lead O/S
with Molly
stouffer 09/May/10 AltLd
Captain Solo 07/May/10 Solo
buddha1369 27/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

led in 4 pitches. I led pitch 1 & 2 in one and 5&6 in one.

Spade 24/Apr/10 Lead
with Richard McDonald, Lettie Chambers
cooper leek 11/Apr/10 Lead O/S

Led all pitches.Great climb.Got there at 3pm and had it too ourselves.3 star vd.

with dawn
Hidden 11/Apr/10 Lead O/S
froberts 20/Feb/10 Solo O/S
Tarquin ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
mick grim ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
beds74 26/Sep/09 Lead
with Rebecca Edwards, Craig Hartley
John.RH 26/Sep/09 2nd O/S

First Pitch Climb. Sunny day with awesome views

with Jenny J and Phil W
bennevis 20/Sep/09 AltLd O/S

Superb climb with great views. Climbed as a 3 which makes a couple of stances interesting !

with paul
tigertim 14/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
jimbobimbo 14/Sep/09 Solo
Hidden 13/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
DavPk 27/Aug/09 Lead

Climbed in 5 pitches. Damp and slippery although not quite raining. Managed pitches 1-3 including crux 'slippery crack' (pitch 3) in big boots. Had to change to rock shoes for step left into chimney at top of 4th pitch - very slippery with limited handholds.

with Catherine Pearks
Hidden 22/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Aug/09 2nd O/S
murray 06/Aug/09 Solo O/S
Lawrence Eccles 02/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
with P. Jackson, A. Crook
neilfish 26/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
with Ian
bjlsmith 25/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
with Chris S and ODL
daveagriff 04/Jul/09 Lead
with Dan Fisher, Paul Cooke
Ratfeeder 14/Jun/09 Solo rpt
ElvisLeg 25/May/09 AltLd O/S
eddy-on-the-rocks 25/May/09 Lead O/S

In approach shoes and walked back over crinkle crags.

with Ashley
tavarua 24/May/09 AltLd O/S

Lead pitch 1,3,4 (belay short of recommended stance),5 (crux 4b),7

with Julian
Julian Prieto 24/May/09 AltLd O/S
with Matt Burke
1918hasti 14/May/09 AltLd
with Tom Norton
Hidden 02/May/09 AltLd O/S
Tommy Harris ?/May/09 Lead O/S

well deserves the three stars...nice route

with colin cook
Hidden 25/Apr/09 AltLd
munki1971 13/Apr/09 Lead
with Dorian Roberts
jimorothy 12/Apr/09 AltLd

Dry this time. Nice steady route, considerably harder when wet.

with Rachel Crolla
cas smerdon 21/Mar/09 AltLd
with john wheeler
wheelo 21/Mar/09 AltLd
with cas
Hidden 21/Mar/09 AltLd
wilkie14c ??/2009 -
Tarquin ??/2009 2nd
Hidden ??/2009 Solo O/S
nakedave 22/Nov/08 Lead rpt
Hidden ?/Nov/08 AltLd
Scraggadoo 11/Oct/08 AltLd O/S
with ERB
IanGilbertJones 27/Sep/08 AltLd O/S
with Richard Garnett
Katya 26/Jul/08 AltLd O/S

My first real mountain route :)

with Iain
Kevin Mc Bride 12/Jul/08 AltLd
with Allan H
Rog Wilko 01/Jul/08 Lead

Best V Diff in the Lakes

with Debbie Wilkinson
Fatherof2 ?/Jul/08 -

And Richie

with Johnny
tlmarjot ?/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
with Jon Denniss, Anna Wilding
Bex_M 14/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
with Ewan Buckingham
IanJackson 08/Jun/08 Solo O/S

Taking photos of friends.

with Robeverybody
Phill_ Thompson ?/Jun/08 AltLd
with skarabrae, Lucy Prins
MartF ?/Jun/08 AltLd O/S

Alt Leads with Matt Forshaw. Emma Cairns as punter.

with Matt
Hidden 31/May/08 AltLd O/S
Chris Davids 17/May/08 AltLd O/S
with Malcolm
tiga271 15/May/08 AltLd

Dave led chimney and crack pitches

with Dave
Mark Wilson23 08/May/08 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/08 AltLd
Christopher Williamson ?/Jan/08 AltLd O/S

nice long mountain route, did pretty quickly

with nathan and luke gibson
MikeDowsett ??/2008 AltLd
with Bill Bowley, Elen Rees
abbeywall ??/2008 AltLd
Shaw Brown ??/2008 -
with simon blythe
Stig 06/Oct/07 AltLd O/S
with Jacqueline and Jonathan
Rog Wilko 09/Aug/07 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
BALD EAGLE 08/Jul/07 AltLd
with Christian Darr
Hidden 07/Jul/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/07 AltLd
chris warner 18/May/07 AltLd
with al barnard
Hidden 05/May/07 AltLd
Caralynh 05/May/07 AltLd O/S

Done as 4 pitches, led 2nd and (very long) 4th

Hidden 01/May/07 AltLd O/S
lazyhopkins 28/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
with Mark Warwick
Hidden 26/Apr/07 -
dja 26/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
with mike and paul
Mike Hargreaves 26/Apr/07 AltLd

Longish walk in but worht it for such a lovely crag, great views and great weather all day, rewarded with stunning views at the top.

with Dave Atkinson & Paul Edmonson
ndm 02/Feb/07 AltLd
Hidden 28/Jan/07 2nd
davetigger ??/2007 Lead O/S
simon kimber ??/2007 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2007 2nd
Ste Ridd 14/Oct/06 AltLd

Pack, Boots, Wet, Good. V Sippery Crack!!!

Hidden 14/Oct/06 AltLd rpt
Hidden ?/Sep/06 AltLd
five 11/Aug/06 AltLd O/S
with CR, PM
Bokonon 27/Jul/06 AltLd O/S

Nice afternoon one other party high on the route a fun day having done a good approach up Crinkle Ghyll and Crinkle Crags then traversed across.

with Dave
smiler 27/Jul/06 AltLd
with Bokonon
alexanderpatton 18/Jul/06 Lead O/S

Definately felt that pitch two, the polished chimney was the crux rather than the slippery crack which felt straightforward but strenuous with a rucksac

with Cath Moir
Hidden 17/Jun/06 Lead O/S
BazVee 17/Jun/06 AltLd
with Martin & Louise
d80f0u 17/Jun/06 AltLd
with Alex
Hidden 17/Jun/06 AltLd O/S
aturner99 17/Jun/06 AltLd
with Peter Blades
spacey 10/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with jo macey
John Brayshaw 03/Jun/06 AltLd O/S
with Jesse Bryant
Hidden 03/Jun/06 AltLd O/S
Ian Hinkins 02/Jun/06 Solo
jossa ?/Jun/06 AltLd

very good day out was had by all

with Moley
Different Steve 28/May/06 AltLd O/S

Fantastic route and excellent value at VDiff - in fact the crux is good value for VS! Led P1,3,5

Hidden ?/May/06 AltLd
Hidden 21/Jan/06 AltLd O/S
paul79 ??/2006 -
nakedave ??/2006 -
Rattis69 ??/2006 Lead O/S
with Richard Abbott
DAL 20/Nov/05 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/05 Lead
Hidden 11/Aug/05 Lead
Andysomething 10/Jul/05 AltLd O/S

Big Day in the North Led all pitches except the crack (Jo) Variation finish up hanging slab to the right of the normal route, very exposed but quite safe

with Peter McGarry
mark4344 20/Jun/05 Lead O/S
with Dale Knox
nakedave ?/Jan/05 AltLd
nakedave ?/Jan/05 AltLd
Steve Lenartowicz ??/2005 -
with Clare
shaun hunt ??/2005 -
Hidden ??/2005 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2005 -
tomhull ??/2005 AltLd
John Kettle ??/2005 Lead
mandy talbot ?/Oct/04 AltLd
Hidden 10/Aug/04 2nd
JPM71 ?/Aug/04 AltLd
Howard J 31/Jul/04 AltLd rpt
with John Waterhouse
Hidden ?/Apr/04 AltLd
Neil Conway ??/2004 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2004 2nd O/S
9fingerjon ??/2004 AltLd O/S
peteetheridge ??/2004 AltLd O/S
with Pete Duckworth
Gman ?/Nov/03 AltLd O/S
with Steve
Hidden 25/Aug/03 AltLd
Dave Ed ?/Aug/03 2nd
with Tim Edward
Abi Chard ?/Jul/03 AltLd O/S
with Gary
nicks 28/Jun/03 2nd
with Bod
ALF 21/Jun/03 2nd O/S
with Neil Conway
Hidden ?/Jun/03 AltLd O/S
karly54 30/May/03 Lead O/S
kickaha4 30/May/03 2nd
the abmmc 30/May/03 2nd
tobydunford ?/Apr/03 Lead O/S
with Sarah Wysling
Peter Metcalfe ?/Sep/02 AltLd

Classic Rock tick with Wyn - she lead crux crack pitch above terrace. Horribly polished and scratched esp initial groove - yuck.

with Wyn Clayton
MaNimal 03/Aug/02 Lead
with Clare Cook
GPN ?/Aug/02 AltLd
with Sam Clifford
Hidden 13/Jul/02 Lead
jason 10/May/02 AltLd
with dan, manmike
the abmmc ??/2002 2nd
Hidden 17/Nov/01 Solo
arose ?/Nov/01 Solo
with Tom Woodcock
Harry Ellis 31/Aug/01 AltLd
with Chris Cox
Andysomething 28/Aug/01 AltLd O/S

Big Day in the North jo,a,jo,jo,a,jo,a

with Jo Woodward
Hidden 23/Jul/01 AltLd
Hidden ??/2001 -
Hidden ??/2001 AltLd
johnkeith ??/2001 AltLd
with Davy Sadler
Hidden 23/Dec/00 AltLd
nigehughes ?/Apr/00 Lead
with John Roe
Hidden 01/Jan/00 -
Hidden ??/2000 -
runestone ??/2000 -
lithos ??/2000 -

visit by mark back here, reliving our glory from the 80s !

with julie, mark planner
Adam Lincoln ??/2000 Lead
J1PEF ??/2000 -
Bullybones ??/2000 -
Hidden ?/Nov/99 -
Celia Watson 16/Oct/99 2nd
Hidden 16/Oct/99 Lead
Hidden ?/Aug/99 AltLd
Ratfeeder 30/Apr/99 Solo rpt

40 mins

Hidden 29/Aug/98 Solo
mike fenwick ?/Jun/98 Lead
with Lucy
Hidden ?/Jun/98 Lead
robrawlinson ?/May/98 Lead

A warm,sunny day so no problems with the slippy sections. A brilliant climb.

robrawlinson ?/May/98 Lead

A warm,sunny day so no problems with the slippy sections. A brilliant climb.

thinair48 ??/1998 -
Robinl100 25/Oct/97 AltLd O/S

Completed in six pitches. Two hour walk-in from Great Langdale, two hours to climb it and 1.5 hours descent back to NT camp site.

with Rich Hoyle
Robinl100 07/Sep/97 Lead dnf

2.5 hour walk in from Langale. 5/7 pitches completed. Abseiled off after encountering wet, slimy rock which we felt was not climbable. Crux was chellenging and seemed harder than V diff.

with Paddy Muir
guisboro andy ?/Jun/97 AltLd
littleduck ?/Oct/96 AltLd
Hidden 14/Sep/96 Lead
Okecroak 01/Jul/96 AltLd
with M Mercy
biggianthead 16/Jun/96 -
with C
Hidden 15/Jun/96 -
Marti999 ??/1996 AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/Aug/95 Solo
EddieA 14/Jul/95 AltLd O/S

Post-work run up the Band to bag this classic lakes mountain route on a wet, grey evening. Still enjoyable in these conditions.

with Simon W
Rog Wilko ?/Jun/95 AltLd

This is a really enjoyable route, but needs to be graded "Traditional V. Diff.", meaning expect anything up to about 4b!

with Debbie Wilkinson
barney@helmshore ?/Jun/95 AltLd O/S

lead 1 and 2 and 5 and 7.

with mark b
david_brookes ?/Feb/95 AltLd
with Rob Jeynes
Rich ??/1995 -
jacque ??/1995 AltLd

Bivvy at Angle Tarn night before-recommended!

with Carol and Thelma
daviesxxx ??/1995 Lead
stokienomad ??/1994 -
Hidden 20/Nov/93 2nd O/S
Hidden 12/Sep/92 AltLd
Hidden 01/Sep/92 AltLd O/S
pauldrew ??/1992 AltLd

Some time in early nineties.

Hidden ??/1992 AltLd
Mick King 08/Dec/91 AltLd

Lead p2 & 4

with Pete Hankinson
mike fenwick ?/Jul/91 AltLd
with Nik Wilde
stokienomad ?/Jul/91 -
with Dave Mountford
malc 18/May/91 Lead
Chris Ebbutt ??/1990 AltLd
with Adrian F.
Simon Caldwell ??/1990 Lead O/S

climbed sometime in the 1990s

Mick King 26/Nov/89 Lead
with Mark Lester
Hidden 02/Oct/89 Lead
babymoac 01/Oct/89 AltLd
with Linda G & Chris C
Andy Say 16/Nov/88 Solo
Ratfeeder ?/Jun/88 Solo rpt
Ratfeeder ?/Jun/88 Solo rpt
Iain Thow 17/Oct/87 Lead

Pretty wet

with Steve di Ponio, Simon Lee
Hidden ?/Mar/87 Lead
stewart murray ??/1987 AltLd
with Nick Murray
freeheel47 ??/1987 AltLd
Tony Buckley ?/Aug/86 AltLd
Nigel Bond 06/Jun/86 Lead
rogerskews 06/Jun/86 AltLd
Ian Archer 12/Jan/86 AltLd O/S
with Tony Green
uphillnow ??/1986 Solo

Checking on various students at different locations on fieldwork projects. Managed to nip up this between two groups.

Hidden ??/1986 -
roncaves 26/Oct/85 Lead
with Jonathan Reid
Brian Wilderspin 26/Oct/85 Solo
Hidden 28/Aug/85 Lead O/S
Chris Ellis 12/May/84 AltLd
with Bob Panton, Colin Imrie
sadams 14/Apr/84 Lead
with Richard from Aylesbury CC
Paul Clarke ??/1984 Lead
with Unsure
Paul Clarke ??/1984 Lead
with Unsure
amcleish ??/1984 -
Richard Weller 30/Dec/83 Lead
with james eldridge
Hidden ??/1983 AltLd
tapley 14/Aug/82 Lead
with Dave Kent
mark-abz 19/Jul/82 Lead
with Richard O
Martin Bennett 10/Jul/82 -

To finish our round of Langdale enchainement

with Gunar
Bob 20/Apr/82 Solo
Hammy 12/Apr/82 Solo
telemark ??/1981 Lead

Started up in pouring rain; pitch three felt a little exciting in big boots as a result

with Cath Procter
Tom V ?/Apr/80 -
with Steve Plummer
dtalbot ??/1980 -
99bolivar ??/1980 AltLd O/S
Bob M ?/Apr/79 -
with Roy Fisher
Hidden 09/Jul/77 AltLd
Mark Kemball 19/Jun/77 Solo
with Mick
Hidden ??/1977 AltLd
Falko 06/Mar/76 Solo O/S
with Howard Lancashire
Sean Kelly ?/May/75 -

No crampon scratches in evidence yet!

Hidden 07/Feb/73 AltLd O/S
Chris Craggs ??/1973 -
with Steve Warwick
Howard J ??/1973 2nd
with Reading University MC
Martin Bennett 31/Jul/71 Solo

In the pouring rain. Very frightening

with Solo
Lord of Starkness ?/Apr/71 2nd
with Ed Thompson Sr
pneame 15/Jul/69 AltLd
with Tich Smitton
Dave Musgrove 28/Mar/69 AltLd

Winter conditions but rock mainly dry and ice free.

with Jim Worthington
jcw 04/May/63 -
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