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

Starting up the crux bulge © akhughes

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
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VD * 34
3 Borstal Buttress
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S 4a  
  North Buttress
5 Riboletto
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E4 6a * 7
6 Siamese Chimneys
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E1 5b **  
7 The Gnomon
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E1 5b 2
8 Mindbender
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E2 5b * 6
9 The Gibli
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HVS 5b 1
10 Sword of Damocles
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E1 5b ** 39
11 Mindprobe
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E3 5c * 1
12 Swastika
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E1 ** 1
  Winter Routes
14 Left Hand Route IV 5 * 4
15 Scabbard IV 5  
16 Siamese Chimneys IV 5 2
17 Right Hand Route V 6 * 2
18 Right Hand Route Direct Start IV 5  
19 Skint and Single VI 7 1
20 Fight Or Flight
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VII 7 4
21 Cambridge Crag Climb II * 26
22 Misty Mountain Hop IV 4 * 4
23 No Way Out IV 5 * 5
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 * 1
30 The Scabbard
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VS 4c *  

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