Climbs 38
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 750m a.s.l
Faces NE

Bowfell © Paul Evans

Crag features

Long routes over a good grade range on a high mountain crag. Classics include Bowfell Buttress(VD or V in winter), Air on a Bowstring(E3), Woolly Jumper(HVS), Right Hand Wall (VS).

Approach notes

One and threequarter hour uphill walk from the Old Dungeon Ghyll car park. (Arrive early at weekends!)

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Bowfell
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summit 94
2 The Plaque Route
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D 4
3 Sinister Slabs
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MVS 4b * 3
4 Silent Witness
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HVS 5a *  
5 Flight of the Ravens
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E2 5c **  
6 Bowfell Buttress VD *** 748
7 Rubicon Groove
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E1 5b * 1
8 The Central Route
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HS 4b ** 21
9 Bowfell Buttress Eliminate
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E2 5b ** 8
10 Ledge and Groove VD ** 19
11 Ask Ted
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E3 5c **  
12 Pragmatic
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E2 5c **  
13 Air on a Bowstring
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E3 5c *** 24
14 Hope Beyond Hoping E3 5c **  
15 Woolly Jumper
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E1 5a ** 46
16 Heads Call
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E3 5c ** 1
17 Right Wall Eliminate
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E1 5b ** 2
18 Right-hand Wall
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VS 4c ** 4
19 Right Hand Wall Traverse
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VD  
20 Northern Territories
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E2 5c *  
21 Grey Corner
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S  
22 Grey Rib
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MVS 4b **  
23 Bowfell Buttress Girdle
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VS 4c * 1
24 Another Grand Day Out
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VS 4c ** 1
25 North Gully
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S  
  Winter Routes
27 South Gully I 25
28 Plaque Route IV 4 3
29 Sinister Slab VI 7  
30 Ultraviolent Junglist VII 8 *** 1
31 Central Route VI 8 * 1
32 Bowfell Buttress VI 6 *** 106
33 Ledge and Groove V 6 * 4
34 North Gully I/II * 21
35 Right Wall Eliminate V 6  
36 Corner and Rib IV 4  
37 Climber's Traverse and River of Boulders I * 22
38 Bowfell Girdle
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V 6  
39 Gimpsuit Fall
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III  

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