Climbs 105
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 780m a.s.l
Faces N

Appian Way, Pillar Rock © Gordon Stainforth

Crag features

Up to about 150m high. Large complex high mountain crag with a great history of classic routes - needs a reasonable dry spell. Thanatos/Electron (HVS), Tapestry (E4), Grooved Wall (VS), North Climb (S), NW Climb (MVS), Megaton (E1), Goodbye to All That (E1), Rib and Slab (HS), New West (VD), SW (MVS)etc, the list of real classics is endless, without even mentioning any of the 2 star routes.

Approach notes

Two and a half hour walk from Wasdale. Best bet is to mountain bike in from Ennerdale. Yes, it's a long way but the crag is superb and remote, so get to it people!

Once into the cirque, the approach path (from Ennerdale) very vague. Wasted a lot of time on walk in and walk out because of this. Fantastic crag though and well worth the journey!
MikeLell - 15/Sep/13
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Pillar Rock summit
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summit 76
  High Man East Face
3 Far West Jordan Climb
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VD 5
4 West Jordan Crack
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VD 4
5 West Jordan Climb
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D 3
6 Jordan Bastion
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HS 4b 1
7 Central Jordan Climb
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D 7
8 East Jordan Climb
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MVS 4a  
9 East Jordan Wall
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HS 4b  
10 Slab and Notch Climb
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M * 130
11 Pillar Rock by Slab and Notch 3 *** 26
12 Pendlebury Traverse
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M  
13 The Curtain and Arete
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D 6
14 The Great Chimney
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D 1
15 Kipper's Chimney
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HS 4b *  
  Shamrock
17 Shamrock Buttress
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VD 1
18 Harlequin Chimneys
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D 1
19 Photon
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MVS 4c * 6
20 Eros
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E2 5b *** 19
21 Positron
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MVS 4b 1
22 Electron
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HVS 5a *** 30
23 Pauli Exclusion Principle
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E3 5c ** 1
24 Vishnu
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E2 5b 1
25 Thanatos
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HVS 5a *** 34
26 Shamrock Tower
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MVS 4b 8
27 Odin
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HVS 5b 4
28 The Magic Rainbow
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E1 5b *  
29 Necromancer
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E1 5a ** 3
30 The Eightfold Way
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HVS 5a 1
31 The Link
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HVS 5a  
32 Walker's Gully
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MVS 4c *** 6
  Low Man North Face
34 pedestal Wall
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S 4a 1
35 Side Slip
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VS 4c  
36 Over the Hill
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E1 5b  
37 Soliton
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HVS 5a  
38 The Black Widow
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E2 5c  
39 Tapestry
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E4 6a *** 10
40 Grooved Wall
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VS 5a *** 83
41 Sheol/CunningStunts/Tapestry E2 5c ***  
42 Cunning Stunts
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E2 5c * 5
43 Sheol
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E2 5c ** 6
44 North-East Climb
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MS * 9
45 Savage Gully
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MVS 4b  
46 North Climb
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S 4a *** 67
47 Akhnaton
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VS 4c 2
48 Klingsor
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E2 5c *  
49 Patriarch of the Pillarites
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E3 5c *  
50 Proton
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HVS 5a  
51 Scylla
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HVS 5a ** 13
52 Puppet
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E2 5b * 4
53 Straits of Messina
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E4 6a * 2
54 Megaton
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E1 5a *** 31
55 Roraima
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E1 5b  
56 Goodbye to All That
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E1 5b *** 19
57 Nor'-Nor'-West Climb
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VS 4c * 14
58 Ximenes
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HVS 5b * 4
59 North-West Climb
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MVS 4b *** 76
60 Charybdis
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HVS 5a ** 3
  Low Man West Face
62 Goth
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E1 5b *** 7
63 Gaul
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HVS 5a ***  
64 The Hun
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VS 4c * 3
65 Mirror, Mirror... E2 5b ** 2
66 The Terrorist
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E2 5c  
67 The Appian Way
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HS 4b ** 25
68 Triton
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VS 4c 1
69 Attila
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HVS 5a  
70 Nook and Wall Climb
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S 4c *  
71 The Devil's Entrance
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MVS 4b 1
72 Thor
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MVS 4b * 1
73 Err
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VS 4b * 1
74 Ledge and Groove Climb
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S 2
75 Lepton
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HVS 5a  
76 Bosun
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HVS 5b  
77 West Wall Climb
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VD *** 25
78 The Devil's Exit
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HVS 5a  
79 Strider
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VS 4c *  
  High Man West Face
81 Pillar Rock, The Old West Route 3 *** 29
82 The Pulpit Route
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VD 2
83 Gondor
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E2 5c ** 12
84 Gomorrah
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VS 4b *** 20
85 Gomorrah Ridge Variation VS 4c *** 3
86 Vandal
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HVS 5a *** 28
87 Sodom
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VS 4b * 1
88 Cheekwooly S ** 2
89 Rib and Slab Climb
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HS 4b *** 235
90 Rib and Rib Climb
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E1 5a ** 1
91 New West Climb
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VD *** 314
92 The South-West by West Climb
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VS 4c 2
93 South-West Climb
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MVS 4b *** 53
94 Boot Strap
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VS 4b 2
95 West Jordan Gully
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S 1
96 The Girdle Traverse
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VS 5a  
  Winter Routes
98 Harlequin Chimneys (winter)
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V 6 ** 1
99 Photon Corner IV 4  
100 Shamrock Chimneys IV 4 *  
101 Walkers Gully V 5  
102 Savage Gully V 6 1
103 North East Climb (winter) V 6 *** 2
104 North West Climb
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V 5 5
105 West Waterfall Gully IV 6
106 The Old West (winter) III 21
107 Gomorrah (winter) VII 7 **  
108 New West (winter) IV 4 * 7
109 Tower Postern (winter)
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VI 6 ** 2
110 Pisgah West Traverse M 4
111 East Pisgah Chimney Left M 2

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