Climbs 29
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 694m a.s.l
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Pen-y-ghent in late afternoon light © chris_j_s

Crag features

Pen-y-ghent is a fell in the Yorkshire Dales, England. It is the smallest of the Yorkshire Three Peaks at 2,277 feet (694m); the other two being Ingleborough and Whernside.

There has been a major rockfall at the crag and a significant lower proportion of the route 'Brass Monkey' HVS 5a has disintegrated. The routes either side have also been destabilised and the BMC advise caution if climbing on this remote and exposed crag.

If going up there, Gladiator is far far better than either of the Red Pencil routes.
SteveX - 20/Sep/14
Red Pencil Direct has NOT fallen down! Climbed it 31 may 2005 - all there, good condition. Some rubble nearby, but not from this route. Classic Rock ticking can continue!!
rob foster - 04/Jun/05
did red pencil direct on 02/04/05. not as loose as it's made out to be but is very green at the moment. watch out for a hollow flake in the first groove, dave
Dave Ayris - 03/Apr/05
climbed red pencil direct 15/8/04. lots of fallen rock near by. not sure how the top 30 foot of the climb are holding on.great route great location. do it soon.
steve - 19/Aug/04
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Pen-y-ghent
2 Pen-y-ghent summit
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summit 517
  Summer Climbs
4 21 Weeks Today MVS 4b **  
5 Little Mahia E2 5c ** 1
6 Ai Caramba! MVS 4b 1
7 Meddler's Crack
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D 22
8 Agnostic's ArĂȘte Right-hand Variant
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S 4
9 25 MVS 4c 1
10 Agnostic's ArĂȘte VS 5a ** 6
11 Red Pencil
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S 4a *** 117
12 Red Pencil Direct
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HS 4b *** 215
Climb name Grade
13 Gladiator
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VS 4b *** 52
14 Damocles Groove HS 4b * 22
15 Brass Monkey HVS 5a * 16
16 Christian's Crux HVS 5a 7
17 Pagan's Purgatory VS 4c 5
18 Pitchfork Crack
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HVS 5b * 5
19 Shepherds Chimney
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D 18
20 Flying Buttress HS 4b 12
21 Thank You Harriet VS 4c 1
22 Nose Cracks
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VD 14
  Winter Climbs
24 Tower Gap I 6
Climb name Grade
25 Main Gully I *** 8
26 Approach Field I 3
  Pen-y-ghent Side
28 Right Hand Climb I/II 2
  Pen-y-ghent Gill
30 Pen-y-ghent Gill 1 * 2
31 Little Ash S 4a 1
32 Traditional Route D * 2
33 Ash Tree Direct VD 1
34 Route 1 VD 2

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