Climbs 126
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 200m a.s.l
Faces S

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On the well-positioned wall climbing of Mendes (VS) at Raven Crag (from the Lake District Climbs Rockfax). © Mark Glaister

Crag features

A selection of short and long (three pitch) routes on six different buttresses along the hillside above the Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel. Good selection at all grades. Quick drying. Best routes - Middlefell Buttress(D), Original Route(S), Pluto(HVS), Trilogy(E5), Dawes Rides a Shovelhead(E8), Centrefold(E6), R 'n' S Special(E5), Bilberry Buttress(VS), Revelation(HS). Take care on the SE descent past the large block above the top of Revelation, which was affected by rockfall in August 2018 - further information on an alternative (abseil) descent has been posted here: https://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/rocktalk/more_on_raven_crag_rockfall-691587

Approach notes

Park in the car park at the Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel(arrive early at weekends, give up on Bank Holidays!)Crags are 10 - 15 min. walk up behind the pub(which is not to be missed at the end of the day!)
At busy times the much larger car park at NDG can be used. There is a pleasant walk through the fields from the western end of the NDG car park - through the stile and follow your nose to ODG.

Guidebooks

14/05/2016. There's a dead sheep at the bottom of Raven Crag Buttress. It's after Billberry Buttress but before Revelation. It was starting to smell on 14/05/2016 and is only going to get worse...
Fiona Reid - 16/May/16
Grip Trip is well worth doing.
wils - 07/Aug/02
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  West raven Crag
2 Sun Street
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HS 2
3 Don't look Back!
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E2 5c 1
  Middlefell Buttress
5 White Rabbit
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HS 4
6 Maintenance Chimney
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E1 * 1
7 D.G. Corner
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HVS 5b  
8 Walk Tall
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E2 5c * 1
9 Bitter End VS 4c * 1
10 Trambiolina
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VS 4c 6
11 Armalite E4 6a ** 40
12 Fear and Loafing
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HVS 5a *** 18
13 Fear Control E2 5b ** 6
14 Perfect Head
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E4 5c 3
15 Middlefell Buttress D *** 2774
16 Middlefell Buttress (Left Wall Start) VD *** 257
17 Middlefell Buttress Right Hand Crack Start (Castration Crack) S 541
18 Direct Start VS 5a 2
19 Curtain Wall D * 289
20 Slim Buttress Arete
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VS ** 7
21 Prometheus HVS 5a ** 172
22 Bradley's Damnation HVS 48
23 Mendes VS 4c ** 694
24 Shower of Vegetation
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E1 5b 9
25 Power of Imagination
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E4 6b 2
26 Brown Eyed Girl E2 5c * 1
27 The Gamekeeper
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E2 5b * 44
28 Bryson's Flange
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E2 5c * 14
29 Carrion Climbing VS 4c 9
30 Mendes Traverse
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HVS 5a 7
31 An Alternative Truth VS 4c * 2
32 Fuzz Face E1 5b 2
33 Armalite Lite * E1 5b 1
  Raven Crag Buttress
35 The Patella Pinch
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E1 5b 19
36 Odin VS 4c * 200
37 Evening Oak Variations
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VS 4c ** 25
38 Evening Wall S 4a ** 910
39 Holly Tree Traverse
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VD * 440
40 Oak Tree Wall S 4a ** 425
41 Nadir
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VS 4c 26
42 The Original Route S 4a *** 1763
43 Holly Tree Direct HVS 5a ** 746
44 Pluto HVS 5a *** 833
45 Green Groove Finish E2 5b * 17
Climb name Grade
46 Trilogy E5 6a *** 112
47 Eulogy
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E6 6b ** 7
48 Centrefold
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E6 6b ** 1
49 Dawes Rides a Shovelhead E8 6c *** 7
50 R 'n' S Special E6 6a *** 38
51 The Grip Trip E4 6a *** 15
52 Fine Time E5 6b ** 30
53 Bilberry Buttress VS 4c *** 1293
54 Bilberry Buttress Eliminate with the Green Groove Finish
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E2 5c ** 9
55 Savernake S 4a * 336
56 Nutcracker Cleft
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HVS 5a 24
57 Revelation HS 4b *** 1628
58 Elevation HS 4a ** 281
59 Kneewrecker Chimney HVS 5b * 96
60 Raven Girdle
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S 18
61 Mourning Wall E1 5c 7
62 Muscle Crack E1 5c * 94
63 Muscle Wall
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E3 6a 1
64 Campaign Crack E1 5b * 38
  The Amphitheatre
66 Heavenly Host MVS 4b 1
67 Centipede S 4a ** 1026
68 Centipede Direct E2 6a * 40
69 Potluck
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E2 5c  
70 Mythical M.M.
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E3 6a 4
71 Sexpot
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E3 5c 1
72 Marilyn Monroe Please
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E3 6a * 1
73 Hotpot
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VS 4c 33
74 Pottering HVS 5a 2
75 Potash
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E3 5c 1
76 Paradise Way E1 5b 1
77 Heavens Above VS 4c 2
78 Saint's Way HVS 5a ** 2
  East Raven Crag
80 Mamba S 4a * 619
81 Ophidia VS 4c ** 467
82 By Jingo E1 5a * 121
83 Jingo VS 4b * 272
84 Bingo VS 2
85 A Reader of Rock HVS 5a 15
86 Plumbline MVS 4b 3
87 Speckled Band VD * 237
88 Speckled Band Alternative Start VD 3
89 Jungle Wall
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HS * 53
90 Rowan Tree Groove HVS 4c ** 201
Climb name Grade
91 Ramrod HVS 5a * 149
92 Men at Work E1 5b 54
93 Casket HVS 5a * 96
94 The Chopper HVS 5a ** 271
95 Baskerville VS 4c ** 448
96 Ornithology
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S 132
97 Shizen Groove VS 4b 6
98 Joker's Slab
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E1 5b 8
99 Brown Trousers
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HVS 5a 7
100 Finger Swing
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E3 6b 1
101 Sign of Four
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VS 4c * 36
102 Watson Wall
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HS 4b * 89
103 Subsidiary Ridge VD ** 98
  Far East Raven Crag
105 Pianissimo
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S 4a 57
106 Pianola
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E2 5b 25
107 The Shroud
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HVS 5a 3
108 Frankie Goes to Kendal
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E1 5b * 7
109 Babylon
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E1 5b 14
110 Warlock
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E5 6b 1
111 Nineveh VS 4b * 16
112 Nazareth
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HVS 5a * 22
113 Samarkand
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HVS 5a 21
114 Jerusalem
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E2 5c 4
115 Damascus
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VS 4c * 62
116 Peascod's Route
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VS 4b 34
117 Right of Peascod's Route
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S * 16
118 East Raven Girdle
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VS 4c 7
119 Festerday HVS 5a 10
120 Jericho Wall
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HVS 5b 5
121 Hollywood Babylon
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E3 6a 2
122 Far East Traverse
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VS 4c 4
  Far Far East Raven Crag
124 Deadly Dave's Demon Rib
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S 2
125 Demonic Rib and Wall
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HVS 5b 2
126 Naturally Demonic
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E1 5b * 3
127 Deadly Dave's Demonic Groove
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HVS 5a 2
128 Jokers Slab E1 5b 4
129 Marilyn Munroe Please
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E3 6a 2
130 Blackout
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HVS 5a 3
131 Raven Crag scramble 2 * 33
132 Carrion
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VS 1
133 Albino Hare
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MS 1
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