40m, 2 pitches. Start under the Holly tree in the overhang at the right hand edge of the Buttress.
Climb up to the Holly and make a bold ascending traverse leftwards, around the corner to reach the front of the Buttress and good ledges. Climb the crack to a large flake then move rightwards and up to a comfortable ledge and belay directly above the overhang.
Ascend the arete at the right of the ledge to reach the platform and ring peg belay of Kennel Wall. Ascend the blunt rib at the back of the platform to belay at the top of the crag.

JS Williams, CR Wilson, T Nicholson, RA Ewin 27/Oct/1946

Ticklists: 50 Best HS Routes in the UK., Lakeland's Best Multi-pitch Routes up to HVS, Arc'teryx Lakeland Revival 2017.

WillRhodes 15/Oct Lead O/S

Linked into a single pitch, with rope drag which could have been much avoided had I placed a more rightward runner beneath the first overhang which you climb around. However a great route, even though it started to rain as I left the ground.

mattx1123 08/Oct AltLd O/S

D led photogenic P1, I led P2 which was a gentle romp up the arete to the top

Darrell Read 08/Oct AltLd O/S

Led P1. Great route in a quiet valley.

JendeHoxar 23/Sep AltLd rpt

Back on lead for the first time since my accident. Good to have that particular "first" out of the way. In the drizzle.

FlavioL1989 23/Sep AltLd O/S
with Jenny
R Brown 28/Aug AltLd O/S
with Rich T
Nigel Bond 26/Aug Lead
with Jeremy Morris
Hidden 24/Aug 2nd
Hidden 24/Aug Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Aug 2nd
sheelba 20/Aug 2nd
with Naomi
tobydunford 04/Aug Solo O/S
NickR ?/Aug Lead
Simonfarfaraway 29/Jul AltLd O/S

another great route at Gouther. I'd give it VS 4b, 4a (probably!)

Little B 29/Jul AltLd O/S

Excellent route. Not 4a, - though. More like 4b, 4a.

with Simon
9fingerjon 18/Jul AltLd O/S
with John S, Neal
GrahamUney 16/Jul Lead rpt
with Client
GavinHamilton78 11/Jul Lead

Great - plus a peregrine Falcon zooming passed me half way up!

with Dave W
Steve Woollard 11/Jul AltLd
with Steve Thorpe
Kizzy 08/Jul AltLd


with odox
odox 08/Jul AltLd
with Kizzy
AnitaClimb 25/Jun Lead O/S
Matt Amos 25/Jun 2nd O/S
Joe Rossiter 19/Jun AltLd
Hidden 19/Jun AltLd O/S
abbeywall 17/Jun AltLd

P1 a brilliant jugfest

with K
jackob 16/Jun Lead O/S
Tony Jones 14/Jun 2nd

Led by John.

with John W, Dan
rpettit 27/May 2nd
with Ben
Jim Haydock 25/May 2nd
with Mark Fyles
Hanky 23/May -
with KMClub
Hidden 07/May 2nd
Helen Levens 05/May 2nd
with Gaz
jord30391 05/May Lead O/S

Great climbing, lots of gear.

Fragmod 01/May Lead
Hidden 24/Sep/16 AltLd
jon bradley 24/Sep/16 AltLd O/S
with John Peate
gav 24/Sep/16 AltLd O/S

P1. Protection fine, though some loose blocks around. Maybe a bit of a wake up if 4a is your limit though.

Juliankitesurfer 15/Sep/16 AltLd rpt

First MVS lead, it's all in P1. Sustained throughout, excellent route.

Hidden 15/Sep/16 AltLd rpt
Hidden 12/Sep/16 AltLd O/S
Joshcastril 12/Sep/16 AltLd O/S
BigTone 10/Sep/16 Lead O/S
Juliankitesurfer 26/Aug/16 AltLd

P2, P1 next time!

Hidden 26/Aug/16 AltLd rpt
Helen Boothman 13/Aug/16 Lead
with Chris T
Hidden 13/Aug/16 2nd O/S
flatnose 07/Aug/16 AltLd

Led first pitch, ace, even in rain and gales.

with Barney Whiteside
Keith Swainson 31/Jul/16 AltLd O/S
with Georgie
Georgie25 31/Jul/16 AltLd
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 27/Jul/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 23/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Kevin Cass 23/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with J Knifton
Tegan 22/Jul/16 2nd
with Claire
colin milton 13/Jul/16 Lead
with jenny
farmus21 25/Jun/16 Lead


with Kat
Hidden 23/Jun/16 2nd
Hidden 15/Jun/16 AltLd rpt
Chriswallis2 02/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Jenny
Wendy Watthews 30/May/16 2nd O/S

It was safe to say we were all knackered by this point in the weekend. Last route before driving home to Bristol.

with Luke, joe c
JoeCoxson 30/May/16 Lead O/S

Nice steep climbing, with a surprisingly easy path of least resistance, bit windy though. The direct line looks a bit better to be fair.

Andysomething 30/May/16 AltLd rpt

Excellent - BP did great job protecting P1

with Bruce Perry
8fsheeh 29/May/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/May/16 AltLd
Hidden 28/May/16 AltLd
Joe Rossiter 25/May/16 2nd
net 24/May/16 2nd
with Jeb
Route Adjuster 05/May/16 Lead

Did the direct start, normal finish. Climbed with Neil and Justin.

farmerwad ?/May/16 AltLd
with Will M, S.O.C.
GrahamUney 11/Apr/16 AltLd

A superb exposed climb. Good value at the grade

with David Stringfellow
joe hallam 22/Mar/16 2nd

p2. wicked route no definite crux, steady climbing all the way.

Hidden 01/Oct/15 -
Hidden 14/Sep/15 AltLd
JendeHoxar 25/Aug/15 AltLd O/S

I led p1

with George
Hidden ?/Aug/15 2nd
r_o_b_h2 20/Jun/15 2nd O/S
with Nik Goile
Hidden 20/Jun/15 Lead O/S
steely 17/Jun/15 Lead O/S
owain-1978 17/Jun/15 AltLd
klipkabouter 08/Jun/15 -
with james Jim, Graham Beatie
jamesyoull 08/Jun/15 2nd
stacey73 03/Jun/15 2nd
with Emma
Hidden 25/May/15 -
AngelaC 25/May/15 Lead
tsl42 23/May/15 Lead O/S
with Mark Challoner
Hidden 15/May/15 AltLd
Hidden 07/May/15 Lead
Will Gordon 01/May/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/May/15 2nd O/S
Colin Dyer 11/Apr/15 AltLd O/S
beds74 11/Apr/15 AltLd
with Colin Dyer
Andy Chambers 10/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Pablo Loveridge
Hidden 21/Sep/14 Lead
wherewelf 21/Sep/14 -
Hidden 20/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
BnB 05/Sep/14 -
dakidunn 05/Sep/14 AltLd
joe_lancs 09/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Peter Metcalfe 09/Aug/14 AltLd

Rain showers and gusts made this more challenging than normal!

Route Adjuster 24/Jul/14 Lead
KevB 15/Jul/14 AltLd
with Tony P
Hidden 11/Jul/14 Lead
Wesley Orvis 01/Jul/14 2nd
eburki1 22/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Mark Bull 21/Jun/14 Lead rpt
with Mike
Burty21 18/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 18/Jun/14 Lead
Ratfeeder 03/Jun/14 Lead rpt
with Karl
John Brayshaw 26/May/14 AltLd rpt

Led pitch 1

with Erica
Hidden 26/May/14 AltLd
erica 26/May/14 AltLd O/S

Led 2nd pitch

with John
Lessworkmoreclimbing 26/May/14 AltLd O/S

Kev led main pitch

with Kev
Olli-C 24/May/14 AltLd rpt
Blackthorn 17/May/14 Lead
with Ollie
Hidden 14/May/14 AltLd rpt
James_Kendal 06/May/14 2nd
with Conan
Conan 06/May/14 Lead
with KMC
JWrighty ?/May/14 -
Peter Metcalfe 15/Apr/14 Lead
with Claire Sephton, Pete Glasper
cvsephton 15/Apr/14 2nd
with Pete Glasper, Peter Metcalfe
Hidden ?/Apr/14 2nd
Hidden 08/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
mussonlr 08/Sep/13 AltLd
Hidden 05/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
jimorothy 28/Aug/13 Lead

Delicious. (Entire crag empty all day).

with Rachel Crolla
Hidden 26/Aug/13 AltLd
Tom.Priestley 27/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Lead P1, good climbing with plenty of gear.

Richard Alderton 19/Jul/13 2nd O/S

In 1 pitch

with Liam
Dervey 19/Jul/13 -
with Rich
mamboochris 14/Jul/13 -
with Chris Craven
Hidden 13/Jul/13 Lead
Fran Sgr 13/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with stu
stuart34 13/Jul/13 2nd
Hidden 06/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/13 Lead
steve gould 24/Jun/13 AltLd
cem 24/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

Led final easy pitch

DerwentDiluted 09/Jun/13 Lead
with Nicola Pettit
petegunn 09/Jun/13 2nd

Midges in my eyeballs!

Hidden 09/Jun/13 AltLd
Stephen Shaw 09/Jun/13 Lead
with Jack
Hidden 09/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
topsyturvy ?/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Gordon Foster
Hidden 31/May/13 Lead O/S
amccann 26/May/13 Lead
Hidden 25/May/13 AltLd rpt
Hidden 25/May/13 AltLd O/S
Conan 07/May/13 AltLd
with Ian Bradley
Climbster 27/Apr/13 AltLd rpt

P2 This time

with Ian
MarkRoe 03/Mar/13 Lead O/S
melonmike 27/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Borg
Hidden 22/Sep/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 06/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
johnjb 02/Sep/12 2nd O/S
with Bruce (SOC), Andy P
robertmichaellovell 02/Sep/12 Lead
with Louise H
farmerwad 02/Sep/12 Lead
with Calum
John Elliott 26/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Teleri Fielden
Hidden 16/Aug/12 2nd
musgravet 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Jesse Coombs, Doug Wilkie
Doug Wilkie 08/Aug/12 2nd
andycash 06/Aug/12 AltLd
with chris day
Nigel Bond 20/Jul/12 AltLd
with Bern Hardman
tmawer 08/Jul/12 2nd O/S
with Jaime Robertson
MazElden 18/Jun/12 AltLd
with Graeme
Hidden 18/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
Tim Rodgers 10/Jun/12 Lead
Adamski1986 10/Jun/12 2nd
Em66 03/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Si Wooley, Mat
Climbster 26/May/12 AltLd O/S

1st pitch lead, 2nd pitch 2nd

with Ian
Charlie Zephyr Booth 21/May/12 AltLd O/S
with martin broadhurst
AxelF 20/May/12 2nd
Adrianw 20/May/12 Lead O/S
with Alex Ashton
Goose4 13/May/12 Lead O/S
with Tim Hunt
Hidden 06/May/12 2nd
DaveAtkinson 06/May/12 Lead
with P.Cannon
Dave Richards 05/May/12 Lead O/S
with PMC
stimpey 22/Apr/12 Lead rpt
with Tom
Hidden 08/Apr/12 AltLd
victim of mathematics 08/Apr/12 AltLd rpt

Led P2. Climbed the whole route like a bit of an idiot after insufficient sleep the previous night.

with J-Ro
staceyjg 07/Apr/12 AltLd O/S

Becky led 1st pitch to ledge, I led from ledge to top.

with Becky
minaturechris 07/Apr/12 2nd
Bex_M 07/Apr/12 AltLd O/S
with Stacey Jg
iwebster59017 22/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
ccraigg22 21/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Chris Higgins
Petarghh 21/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Mar/12 2nd rpt
lithos 11/Mar/12 Lead

led both pitches. first outing of the year in sunshine (eventually). Found the traverse quite bold until I found the right line and gear. Quality climbing throughout.

Simon Caldwell 11/Mar/12 2nd rpt

I'd forgotten how good this was. Excellent return to rock after the "winter".

with Rob, Carmen
Peter Holder 08/Feb/12 2nd
with Dom Bush
pasbury ??/2012 -
JonG ??/2012 -
xusa 01/Oct/11 2nd O/S
MartinLister 01/Oct/11 AltLd
with Peter Brown
Hidden 01/Oct/11 AltLd
Hidden 01/Oct/11 AltLd
Liam Ingram 14/Sep/11 Lead O/S
sgl 02/Sep/11 Lead
with Susie
timmsy 28/Aug/11 Lead
with Neil
Mike Sheehan 25/Aug/11 2nd

A great afternoon out. Walk in was eventful, as usual path hard to find and should have roped up to prevent a nasty fall. (Just joking , Dave.) Two pitches, The first one with all the tricky moves the latter with just one puzzel. A brilliant climb, apart the midges.

with Dave Absalom
Hidden 23/Aug/11 AltLd
Dan Geh 20/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
tgeh 20/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
with dan geh
craig naylor 15/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
with jack
Jack Loftus 15/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Rog Wilko 09/Aug/11 2nd
with Charlotte Goedvolk, Debbie Wilkinson
beds74 31/Jul/11 Lead

Craig led top pitch

with Craig Hartley
barni 11/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Ami
Adam1973 10/Jul/11 AltLd rpt
Lee Sheard 10/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
with Adam
Saintly 05/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with stimpey
stimpey 04/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Saintly
Hidden 03/Jul/11 AltLd
tlmarjot 03/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with Alex Cannon, Ben Lea
Hidden 26/Jun/11 Lead
brockers 26/Jun/11 2nd
Hidden 18/May/11 Lead
John Holden 29/Apr/11 2nd

My first rock route this year, followed Mike and Doreen Tinnion. Found it suprisingly OK.

paul horabin ?/Apr/11 -
mikemontain ??/2011 Lead
with mark davies
mataius ??/2011 -
Hidden 07/Oct/10 2nd
mcglenr25 07/Oct/10 Lead O/S
twoplates 07/Oct/10 Lead O/S

A very pleasant excursion, ran in one pitch, but beware the rope drag on P3

greenroom 07/Oct/10 2nd O/S

Nice climbing on good rock

Ben1983 05/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
rockrat 01/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

Lead the first and second pitch.

andy mcc 01/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Arifa Chakera
victim of mathematics 31/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

Led P2 & 3 together.

with Dan
dpmUK 31/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

Led P1. Combined pitches 2 and 3.

Hidden 23/Jul/10 AltLd
Hidden 19/Jun/10 AltLd
Hidden 17/May/10 AltLd
Hidden 12/May/10 AltLd rpt
MarkDavies36 28/Apr/10 Lead O/S

Didn't feel as bold as the guide suggests. Great climbing and easily possible to do as a good long single pitch

with David Fisher
Bob M 27/Apr/10 Lead
with Chris Bristow
Tanya Savage 18/Apr/10 Lead

Still not convinced I went the right way - only vertical crack I found was the one on the direct route, so traversed further and then scrambled up to ledge, which seemed to be the line shown on the topo. P2 blunt arete - climbed flaky crack to left. In fact not sure I should have ticked this climb!

Neil Pacey 18/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Rog Wilko 10/Apr/10 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
Hidden 10/Apr/10 Lead
Hidden ??/2010 -
Fenwick ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/Sep/09 Lead
nakedave 15/Sep/09 Lead rpt
Hidden 06/Sep/09 2nd
kato'sdad 06/Sep/09 Lead
J1PEF ?/Sep/09 Lead
Hidden 13/Aug/09 Lead
Hidden 25/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Adam1973 25/Jul/09 2nd rpt
with Martin
Hidden 25/Jul/09 2nd
Hidden 13/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Olli-C ?/Jul/09 AltLd

oli mid summer 09

Hidden 23/Jun/09 Lead O/S
martrin 14/Jun/09 AltLd
with Sarah Kekus
Shaw Brown 04/Jun/09 2nd
with Philippa
Hidden 02/Jun/09 AltLd rpt
jayme 02/Jun/09 AltLd O/S

Led the second and third pitches. an excellent climbat this grade

Skinny Kin 24/May/09 Lead O/S

Very nice exposure for a MVS. Excellent gear and excellent sunset. Fab way to finish the day.

with Andy Matthews
mikemartin 21/May/09 Solo
Conan 12/May/09 Lead O/S
with Steve Douglas
Sdouglas 12/May/09 2nd
with Conan Harrod
Hidden ?/May/09 AltLd O/S
net 26/Apr/09 Lead

Managed to go the right way (I think) this time!

with George
GPN 26/Apr/09 2nd
with Annette
tomhull 24/Apr/09 AltLd
with matt harris
Paula Hamilton-Gibson 13/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
with John Holden
Hidden 21/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
ewan i ??/2009 Lead
flatnose ??/2009 -
oli-explosion ??/2009 AltLd
Hardonicus 28/Dec/08 2nd rpt

Done again after a ten year gap.

Hidden 11/Dec/08 2nd
Martin Davies 26/Jul/08 AltLd O/S

Led P2+3 together. Very good route, brilliant evening but take mozzy spray!

with Simon Platt
tebs 27/May/08 AltLd O/S

Squeezed in a last route on the way home, great crag and a really good route

with Ian
Ken Taylor 06/May/08 Lead

Excellent route in perfect conditions

with Chris Michalak, Conan Harod
Neil Pacey 03/May/08 Lead O/S

Got lost on 1st pitch, traversed too low around the bulge, loose rock with poor gear. Enjoyed the rest once back on route, will do it again sometime.

JiveWeasel 03/May/08 AltLd O/S
Mrs Weasel 03/May/08 AltLd

Led top pitch

Tanya Savage 03/May/08 2nd O/S

Route finding error on first pitch. Move up left from below holly quite a stretch!

Hidden 01/May/08 -
beaumap 03/Nov/07 2nd
with Peter Camp
Hidden 06/Sep/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 02/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
Dave Wearing 02/Aug/07 AltLd
with Bedspring.
Adam1973 24/Jun/07 AltLd O/S
stewart murray 24/Jun/07 AltLd

Led P2 & 3

Peter Metcalfe 23/Jun/07 AltLd
with Annette
net 23/Jun/07 AltLd

I only led half the first pitch though!!

with Pete M
Hidden 29/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
jamo 29/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Sian
Hidden 29/Apr/07 2nd
Mike H 29/Apr/07 2nd
with Jamie Smith
Mike H 29/Apr/07 Lead
with Jamie Smith
Luuuuuke 14/Mar/07 AltLd O/S
with Ian
cat22 ?/Feb/07 AltLd O/S
with Phil W, Mike
platt2000 ??/2007 Lead
penrithblencathra 30/Sep/06 Lead
with Oli Wilson
Hidden 13/Sep/06 2nd O/S
chicken88 21/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Tom Kirkpatrick
Hidden 13/Jun/06 -
jim robertson ??/2006 -
Hidden 24/Sep/05 2nd
John Brayshaw 21/Aug/05 AltLd O/S
with Chris
chris skipton 21/Aug/05 AltLd
Ratfeeder 20/Aug/05 Solo rpt
Hidden ?/Aug/05 AltLd O/S
Abi Chard ?/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with Ian
Dave Latimer 25/Jun/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/May/05 Lead rpt
Ratfeeder 19/May/05 AltLd rpt

seconded pitch 1

with Johnny W
smollett ?/Mar/05 Lead O/S
with oliver
Wayne S ??/2005 -
GrahamUney 03/Sep/04 Lead O/S
with nick atkinson
Andysomething 22/Aug/04 AltLd O/S

Fine exposed route

with Katy Wilson
Hammy 13/Aug/04 2nd
with Joe Gittens, Penny Excel
Simon Caldwell 12/Jun/04 AltLd O/S

Much better protected than the grade suggests - MVS 4a implies possibly groundfall.

with Carmen
John Pickles 27/May/04 Lead O/S
with Jenny Hay
five 15/Feb/04 Lead O/S
John Kettle ??/2004 AltLd
petegunn 06/Dec/03 AltLd
with Aled
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 27/Jul/03 Lead O/S
with Duncan
tapley 15/Jun/03 Lead
with Alison Tapley
Hidden 15/May/03 2nd
Hidden 23/Aug/02 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Aug/02 AltLd
clams ?/May/02 Lead O/S
with M+D
Hidden 30/Mar/02 Lead rpt
manmike ?/Jul/00 Lead O/S
with jon
alpinismo.uk ??/2000 Lead
clive-greenwood 12/Sep/99 Solo
Hidden 28/Aug/99 AltLd
p.crooky#1 17/May/98 Lead
with Gel
Hidden ?/Apr/98 Lead
Hidden 15/Mar/98 AltLd rpt
babymoac 22/Aug/97 2nd
with Pete D, Gordon C
Neil Conway 22/Aug/97 Lead O/S
p.crooky#1 16/Aug/97 Lead
with Jono
Hidden ??/1997 -
Hidden 22/Sep/96 -
Hidden 10/Aug/96 Lead O/S
biggianthead 07/Jul/96 -
with x
Iain Thow 24/May/96 AltLd

Led pitch 1

with Alex Doherty
Trobbo 30/Jun/95 Solo
with mick machin
Rog Wilko ?/Jun/95 Lead

Excellent route, needs some route finding nous and a cool head. Best route of this grade in the Lakes?

with Debbie Wilkinson
Tim Sparrow ??/1995 2nd
with Chris D
Hidden ??/1995 Lead
richorme 05/Jun/94 Lead O/S
with Mike Hubble
Martin Bennett 24/Jun/92 -
with MT
Hammy 01/Sep/91 AltLd
with Colin Struthers, Penny Excel
Ratfeeder ?/May/90 AltLd rpt
with Martin G (EVMC)
Steve Lenartowicz ??/1990 -
stewart murray ?/Jun/89 AltLd

Led P1

with Nick Murray
malc 03/Sep/82 2nd
Paul Clarke ??/1980 AltLd
with Gary Nuttall
Lord of Starkness ??/1978 AltLd
with Dave Bowen
Martin Bennett 19/Jul/75 -
Peter Main 12/Jul/75 2nd
with Martin Bennett
Hidden 01/Jun/75 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/0000 Lead
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