Climbs 27
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 775m a.s.l
Faces NE

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The Cambridge Climb (S) on Bowfell (from the Lake District Climbs Rockfax). © Mike Hutton

Crag features

Long mountain routes up a large buttress at the head of Langdale. Best routes - Ribboletto(E4), Sword of Damocles(E1), Cambridge Climb(VD). Perhaps also famed for the description of Siamese Chimneys in the 2013 Langdale Guide.

It gives some brilliant mid-grade winter climbing, some of the more recent routes are well worth it.

Approach notes

One and threequarter hours uphill from the Old dungeon Ghyll Car park (arrive early at weekends!). 

Guidebooks

Langdale (2013)
Out of print:
Langdale (1989)
Surely north-facing?
MAC - 02/Feb/06
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Cambridge Crag
2 The Cambridge Climb S 4a * 31
3 Borstal Buttress
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S 4a  
  North Buttress
5 Riboletto E4 6a ** 10
6 Siamese Chimneys E1 5b ** 4
7 The Gnomon
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E1 5b 3
8 Mindbender
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E2 5b * 7
9 The Gibli
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HVS 5b 1
10 Sword of Damocles E1 5b ** 43
Climb name Grade
11 Mindprobe
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E3 5c * 2
12 Swastika
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E1 ** 1
  Winter Routes
14 Left Hand Route
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IV 5 * 4
15 Scabbard IV 5  
16 Siamese Chimneys
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IV 5 2
17 Right Hand Route
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V 6 * 2
18 Right Hand Route Direct Start
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IV 5  
19 Skint and Single
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VI 7 1
20 Fight Or Flight
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VII 7 4
Climb name Grade
21 Cambridge Crag Climb
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II * 25
22 Misty Mountain Hop IV 4 * 4
23 No Way Out IV 5 * 6
24 Soul Vacation VIII 8 *** 4
25 The Gnomon (winter)
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VII 8 *** 3
26 Professor V 5/6 ** 5
27 Rib And Groove
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V 6 ** 6
28 Riboletto Groove V 6 ** 1
29 The Flying Gimp Trick
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IV 5 * 3
30 The Scabbard
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VS 4c *  

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