Climbs 19
Rocktype UNKNOWN
Altitude 792m a.s.l

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Bowfell © BALD EAGLE

Crag features

From Crinkle Crags, the Bowfell Links appear as a series of steep, imposing ribs, scarred with gullies. From closer up, they are more broken and easy-angled, but present plenty of esoteric opportunities for the overly keen scrambler or winter climber.

The well-loved Brian Evans scrambling guide books list one scramble: Pinnacle Ridge, grade 1. But, many other scrambles are also possible, though care must be taken as the rock can be steeper and the situtation more serious than appears from below. Undoubtedly, most of the rock here has been climbed, though little has been documented.

A number of winter routes have also been climbed up the gullies and buttress of the Links, though descriptions of these are similarly incomplete. The adventurous can make their own decisions, here, and the routes can be linked in with a longer winter walk or other more ambitious winter objectives. The descriptions of this page should only be used as a rough guide and grades taken with a pinch of salt.

Below and right of the Links, on the right-hand side of the path between Three Tarns and Bowfell's summit, are a series of inviting slabs composed of solid, white and pink veined volcanic rock. The Evans guide mentions that pleasant scrambling opportunities exist here. One has been recorded on this page: Ripple Slabs Direct, grade 2. Elsewhere, in the FRCC archive, there is a record of this area as 'Pyramid Ridge'.

Any further information or route descriptions would be much appreciated.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  The Links
2 No. 1 Gully
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I 12
3 Hidden Gully
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I 7
4 Chimney Crack
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II 1
5 Pitch and Putt
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II/III * 4
6 Two Under Par
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II 6
7 Two Under Par - Direct Finish
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II 1
Climb name Grade
8 Tower Buttress
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III 4 *  
9 Hole in One
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III ** 2
10 Wall, Groove and Slabs 3 * 2
11 Twisting Turf
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II * 1
12 Great Gully Wall
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III  
13 Great Gully
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IV 4 **  
14 Vulcan Buttress
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II/III *  
Climb name Grade
15 The Caddy
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II  
16 Half Way Up
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IV 4  
17 Sunday Special
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III *  
18 Green Buttress
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II *  
19 Pinnacle Rib 1 * 3
  Right of the path (Ripple Slabs or Pyramid Ridge area)
21 Ripple Slabs Direct 2 * 6

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