Climbs 149
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 778m a.s.l
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Moving onto the exposed arête, pitch one. © Mudball

Crag features

Mainly long routes up to 100m in a superb mountain setting. Notoriously chilly even when the sun is shining! 

Approach notes

Park in the carpark at the top of the tarmaced section of the Walna Scar road - it's no longer permissible to drive any further.

Approach time: 1 hour

Access Advice

There is a loose flake on pitch 6 of Giant's Crawl near the belay - extreme care is needed.

Seasonal Restrictions

Dates: 1 March to 30 June

Reason: Nesting Birds

Peregrines have been known to nest on the upper section of B Buttress, above Giants Crawl as well as C Buttress. The last time the birds were known to nest was 2014, but if visiting the crag early in the season please be aware that they could return and report to the BMC if birds are seen nesting.

Guidebooks

Probably the best crag in the Lakes, it has classic routes at every grade. The notoriety that this crag is cold comes from those idiots who insist on starting their routes in shorts and t-shirts. Always carry (and wear!)an extra sweater.
Alan Phizacklea - 03/Oct/02
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Dow Crag summit
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summit 509
  Easy Buttress
3 Woodhouse's Crack
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D 2
4 Slingsby's Pinnacle Southeast Route
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M 1
5 Slingsby's Pinnacle Northwest Route
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VD 3
6 Blasphemy Crack
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VS  
7 The Geek
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VS 4c  
8 Easy Gully (Summer)
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M 29
9 Easy Gully (Winter) II * 52
10 Easy Gully Right Branch III 6
  A Buttress
12 Easy Rake I 6
13 Crock's Crawl
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VD 4
14 Lemontyde
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HVS 5a  
15 Abrahams Route
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M 10
16 Trident Route
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HS 4b * 19
17 Necklace Route
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HS 4b * 18
18 Arête, Chimney and Crack (Summer)
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S 3c ** 451
19 Arête, Chimney and Crack (Winter) V 5 *** 14
20 Gordon and Craig's Route
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S 3c ** 92
21 Southern Circuit
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MVS 4b  
22 The Balrog
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E2 5c * 28
23 Abracadabra
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E5 6a *  
24 Abraxas
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E3 5c ** 38
25 Isengard
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HVS 5b ** 213
26 Samba Pa Ti
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E2 5b ** 148
27 Eliminate 'A'
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VS 4c *** 901
28 Silence
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E2 5c 3
29 Brocklebank Variation
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E3 6a 1
30 Side Walk
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E2 5b *** 137
31 North Wall
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VS 2
32 Great Gully (Summer)
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VD 9
33 Great Gully (Winter) IV 5 7
34 Great Gully - Traverse and Slab Variation IV 5  
  B Buttress (Upper Section)
36 Easy Terrace II * 55
37 Broadrick's Route
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HS 4a * 5
38 Broadrick's Direct
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VS 4a * 21
39 Broadrick's Crack
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HS 4b * 10
40 Giant's Crawl (Summer)
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D ** 791
41 Giant's Crawl (Winter) IV 4 11
42 Misty Mountain Hop
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E3 6a * 8
43 Nimrod
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E1 5c *** 247
44 Four Sticks
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E3 5c 5
45 Genocide
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E4 6b * 7
46 Holocaust
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E4 6a *** 115
47 Tumble
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E4 6a *** 90
48 Pandora's Box
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E5 6b ** 5
49 Catacomb
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E1 5b *** 108
50 Security Risk
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E4 6a  
51 Another Fine Mess
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E4 6a  
52 Hyacinth Route
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HS  
Climb name Grade
  B Buttress (Lower Section)
54 Giant's Corner
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S 3c * 41
55 The Issel Roof
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E2 6a 9
56 Pink Panther
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E2 5c *** 159
57 Leopard's Crawl
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HVS 5a ** 332
58 Ildi Kiss
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E3 6a  
59 Tarkus
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E1 5b ** 99
60 Rough
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E4 6a 3
61 Murray's Direct
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VS 4c *** 441
62 Free Flight
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E5 6b * 1
63 Astrakhan
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E2 5c 1
64 Born Free
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E1 5b 1
65 Murray's Super Direct
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E2 5b ** 45
66 Eliminator
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E1 5b 2
67 Murray's Route S 4a *** 697
68 The Simian Exit
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HS 1
69 B Buttress Variations
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E1 5b * 9
70 Rock It To Russia
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E1 5b  
71 Madam
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HVS 5a 5
72 Portfolio
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E1 5c * 6
73 Abraham's Route
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HS 4a * 132
74 Eliminate B
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HVS 5a * 32
75 Second Test
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E2 5c 1
76 Woodhouse's Route (Summer)
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VD * 38
77 Woodhouse's Route (Winter) IV 5 ** 1
78 Woodhouse's Route Variation Finish
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HS  
79 Woodhouse's Arête
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E6 6b *  
80 Pincher Martin
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E5 6a  
81 Critical
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E6 6c * 1
82 Close to Critical
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E4 6b * 1
83 Great Wall Variation Finish
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HS  
84 West Face Route I  
85 The Shining Path
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E5 6b ** 13
86 Paths to Victory
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E6 6c **  
87 Hesperus E2 5c * 9
88 Central Chimney
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S 4a ** 41
89 Didyoudie'doe * E4 5c ** 2
90 Prowess * E7 6c ** 1
  C Buttress
92 Sirius
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HVS 5a ** 32
93 Southern Slabs
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S 3c * 34
94 'C' Ordinary Route (Summer)
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D *** 664
95 'C' Ordinary Route (Winter) V 5 *** 10
96 Hawk Route
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S 3c * 12
97 Charmer
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HVS 5a 7
98 Eliminate 'C'
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VS 4c ** 142
99 Intermediate Gully
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MVS 4b * 24
100 North Gully III 4 * 3
101 Broadrick's Crack VI 7 *  
102 Hopkinson's Crack VI 7 *** 2
  D Buttress
104 Intermediate Gully VI 7 * 1
105 'D' Ordinary Route
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VD * 83
Climb name Grade
106 Raven Route
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S 3c * 10
107 Murray's Crack
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HS 4b * 12
108 Jones' Route
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VD * 5
109 Great Central Route
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HVS 5b ** 56
110 The Norseman
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E4 6a * 3
111 Hopkinson's Crack
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HS 4a *** 84
112 Easter Rising
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E2 5c * 6
113 Black Wall
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HVS 5a ** 31
114 Adhara
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E4 6a  
115 Lazarus
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VD 19
116 Branch Chimney
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VD 2
117 The Cage
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HVS 5b 1
118 Snibbo
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MVS 4b 1
119 North East Climb
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VD 6
  Easter Gully (The Ampitheatre)
121 Easter Gully - Scoop Route III * 1
122 Cave Pitch
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M 7
123 Blizzard Chimney
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D 2
124 Private High
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HVS 5a 1
125 Blizzard Ridge
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MS 1
126 South Chimney
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D 2
127 The Scoop
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M 5
128 Levitation
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S 1
129 National Heath
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E3 5c 4
130 Dow Jones Index
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E4 6a  
131 North Wall
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HS 1
132 Black Chimney
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D 3
133 Black Buttress
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S  
  E Buttress
135 Left-hand Route (Route 1)
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M 5
136 Gimli
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HS  
137 Winstanley's Route
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MS  
138 Minor's Route
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D 1
  North Gully
140 North Gully Ordinary Route
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HS  
141 North Gully Broadrick's Route
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HS  
142 High Life
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E2 5b  
143 Gate Crasher
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E2 5b  
144 Acid House
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E4 6b  
145 Pete's Party
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VS 4c  
146 Pete's Party Variation Finish
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VS 4c  
147 Quest
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VS 4b 1
148 Real Chimney
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M  
149 The Girdle Traverse
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VS 5a 1
150 'F' Buttress III 3 * 4
151 'A' Ordinary E7 6c ** 2
152 'E' Buttress III 3 ** 3
153 Artful Dodger HVS 5a ** 4
154 Easy Terrace and its continuation * 3 *** 19
155 Cool Breeze * f7A+ *  
156 The Gene * f7A *  
157 Ribofunk * f7A+ *  
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