Climbs 58
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 550m a.s.l
Faces SE

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The final arete of the all-time classic Oxford and Cambridge Direct Route (Severe) Grey Crag (from the Lake District Climbs Roc © Mike Hutton

Crag features

Good selection of quality easier routes up to 40m long on several buttresses which link well together to give a good days climbing. Best routes are Mitre Buttress Direct(VD), Harrow Buttress(D), Slabs West(HS), Suaviter(S), Oxford and Cambridge Direct(MS), Dexter Wall(VS).

Approach notes

One and a half hour uphill walk from Gatesgarth Farm. Farmer charges £4 to park but there are other places nearby. Or walk from Buttermere, takes about 15 minutes longer.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Harrow Buttress
2 Harrow Rib
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VS 4c * 9
3 Harrow Buttress D ** 515
4 Spider Wall VS 4c ** 119
5 Arachnophobia
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E2 5c 1
6 Harrow Wall VD ** 77
  Mitre Buttress
8 Sol
-
VS 4c * 6
9 Rib and Wall
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D 35
10 Ribbon Wall MVS 4b * 18
11 Mitre Buttress Direct S ** 234
12 Mitres Well
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E2 5b 1
13 Mitre Buttress ordinary
-
D 28
14 Mitre Mouse
-
HS 3
15 Mitre Arete
-
VS 4b * 19
  Chockstone Buttress
17 Tranquility
-
E1 5a 5
18 Slabs West Route HS 4a *** 190
19 Slabs Ordinary Route VD ** 222
20 Slabs Ordinary Direct Start
-
S 3
21 Return with a Vengeance
-
MVS 4b 5
22 Chockstone Ridge M ** 110
Climb name Grade
23 Lucky Strike
-
HVS 5a 2
24 John Major
-
E1 5b * 5
25 Grey Sombrero
-
HS  
26 Suaviter S 3c *** 159
27 Grey Wall VS 4c ** 20
28 Fortiter VS 4b *** 102
29 Compendium
-
HVS 5a 6
30 Long Tom
-
VS 2
31 Raven Crack
-
VD 2
32 Brahma
-
E1 5b * 3
33 Bishop Arete MS * 9
  Oxford and Cambridge Buttress
35 I Spy D * 6
36 My Little Eye VS 4c * 2
37 Central Route
-
VD 38
38 Oxbridge Entrance S 4a ** 7
39 Oxford and Cambridge Ordinary Route VD ** 74
40 Oxford and Cambridge Direct Route S 4a *** 559
41 University Challenge VS 4c ** 9
42 Dexter Wall VS 5a *** 242
43 The Lancastrian
-
VS 4c * 2
44 Dexterity
-
HVS 5a * 9
Climb name Grade
45 Slabs Chimney
-
M 6
46 Delerium
-
HVS 4c  
47 Delicious
-
S  
48 Double Pod
-
MVS 4b 3
49 Hare Krishna
-
VS 4c  
50 Ground Zero E1 5b ** 12
51 Yorker
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HS 4a ** 12
52 Ted Dexter
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VS 4c 3
53 Bio-ungradeable
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VS 4c  
54 Sycophant
-
D 1
55 Syllabub
-
VD 5
56 January Crack
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VD 2
57 Wayward
-
D  
58 Big Al
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HVS 1
59 La'al Yan
-
D 1
  Winter Climbs
61 Harrow Buttress
-
III 9
62 Oxford and Cambridge Climb
-
IV 4 3
  Unknown/Unconfirmed Climbs
64 Syzygy VD 1

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