Climbs 11
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 540m a.s.l
Faces E

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Me on good ice in Blea Water Gill (III), Mardale, Lake District © Jamie Moss

Crag features

A number of good winter routes form after a few days of freezing weather. Predominantly ice climbing. Blea Water Gill is a district classic and deceptively long, While Birkett's Gully also proves attractive.

Approach notes

Park at the head of Hawsewater and approach via the Blea Water Tarn path. About an hour. For descent most parties will head up to the summit and work rightwards, following the ridge until until a good path down the ridge to the north of the tarn can be followed back.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Blea Water Cleft
IV 4 1
2 Far Left Fall
3 Blea Water Gill Icefall
III 4 *** 85
4 Blea Water Gill III 3 ** 172
Climb name Grade
5 Blea Water Buttress
III * 2
6 Birkett's Gully II/III ** 86
7 Central Chain III * 1
8 Racecourse Gully
II 6

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