Climbs 22
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 650m a.s.l
Faces W

Pen-y-ghent in late afternoon light © chris_j_s

Crag features

Classic routes include Red Pencil (S), Red Pencil Direct (HS), and Gladiator (VS 4b).

Approach notes

Access is via the summit ridge, the correct descent point can be hard to find on a first visit.

Approach from either the Pennine Way from Dale Head (roadside parking at SD843724) or footpath from Brackenbottom (parking, caf

If going up there, Gladiator is far far better than either of the Red Pencil routes.
bedspring - 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
1 21 Weeks Today MVS 4b **  
2 Little Mahia E2 5c ** 1
3 Meddler's Crack
D 22
4 Agnostic's Arete (Right Hand Variant)
S 4
5 25 MVS 4c  
6 Agnostic's Arete VS 5a ** 4
7 Red Pencil
S 4a *** 110
8 Red Pencil Direct
HS 4b *** 176
Climb name Grade
9 Gladiator
VS 4b *** 47
10 Damocles Groove HS 4b * 20
11 Brass Monkey HVS 5a * 16
12 Christian's Crux HVS 5a 6
13 Pagan's Purgatory VS 4c 4
14 pitchfork crack
HVS 5b * 5
15 Shepherds Chimney
D 18
16 Flying Buttress HS 4b 12
Climb name Grade
17 Thank You Harriet VS 4c 1
18 Nose Cracks
VD 14
20 Tower Gap I 4
21 Main Gully I *** 7
22 Approach Field I 3
23 Ai Caramba! MVS 4b 1

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