Climbs 148
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 790m a.s.l
Faces N

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Scafell Crag © sheep

Crag features

Pronounced Scawfell, this is a superb high mountain crag best visited in warm and dry weather. Many excellent routes of which the three stars are awarded to Botterills Slab(VS), White Wizard(E3), Ringwraith(E5), Saxon(E2), Moss Gill Grooves(MVS), Moss Gill(S), Hopkinsons Gully(MVS), Moss Ledge Direct(MVS), Woodheads Climb(MS). Length of routes is up to 120m.

Approach notes

Best approached from Wasdale in about an hours uphill grind.

I replaced the ab tat at the mickledore ab point today (10.11.15). Cut away 9 thin pieces and replaced them with 11mm black static and a mallion
Dervey - 10/Sep/15
The traditional descent is via Broad Stand, but another option - not mentioned in the guidebook - is a short ab from tat just up and left (looking out) from BS. Much better than the lethal descent, or long walk via Foxes Tarn...
Richard Alderton - 15/Jul/13
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Lords Rake I 87
  Left of Central Buttress
3 Rake's Progress
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I 10
4 North or Penrith Climb
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M 1
5 North Climb
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III 1
6 The Hanging Chimney
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HVS 5a  
7 Collier's Climb
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D 1
8 Collier's Climb Original Start
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HS 4c  
9 Keswick Brothers' Climb
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VD ** 8
10 Tricouni Slab
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S 3c * 7
11 Tricouni Slab IV 6 2
  Central Buttress
13 Burning Bridges
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E4 6a ** 2
14 Mephisto
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E4 6a * 1
15 Subaudition
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E3 5c 2
16 Black Rider E5 6b ** 1
17 Shadowfax
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E4 6a ** 20
18 Botterill's Slab
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VS 4c *** 480
19 Botterill's Slab (Winter) VI 7 *** 24
20 The White Wizard
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E3 5c *** 65
21 Ringwraith
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E5 6b *** 7
22 The Nazgul
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E3 5c ** 89
23 Original Sin E6 6c * 1
24 Foxshooter
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E4 5c *  
25 Central Buttress
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E1 5b ** 402
26 Judas Priest
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E5 6a  
27 Saxon E2 5c *** 182
28 Anglo
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E1 5b * 4
29 Moss Ghyll Grooves
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MVS 4c *** 390
30 Moss Ghyll Grooves V 6 * 2
31 Long Stand
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VS 4c * 4
32 Narrow Stand
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HVS 5a * 6
33 Last Stand
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E1 5b 1
34 Slab and Groove Route
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VS 4c ** 59
35 Harvest
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E2 6b 2
36 Harvest Crunch VII 9 ** 1
37 Central Buttress Girdle
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HVS 5a * 2
38 Moss Ghyll
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S 3c ** 72
39 Moss Ghyll (Winter) V 6 *** 80
40 Clockwork Orange
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HVS 5a  
41 Mechanical Orange VIII 8  
42 Colliers Chimney V 5 *** 6
43 Ring of Air *
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E2  
44 Centrap buttress (original) *
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E3 5c *** 6
  Pisgah
46 The Gripe
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HVS 5a * 3
47 Pisgah Buttress Direct
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S 3c ** 58
48 Pisgah Buttress Direct V 6 *** 30
49 Moses Trod
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S 4
50 Sacrificial Squaddies
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E2 5b *  
51 Bos'n's Buttress
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VS 4c * 2
52 Restless Natives VI 6  
Climb name Grade
53 Bridge of Sighs V 5 1
54 Pisgah Ya Bas
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HVS 5a  
55 Steep Ghyll Grooves
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VS 4c 1
56 Steep Ghyll Grooves (Winter) V 6 2
57 Steep Ghyll V 4 ** 25
58 Steep Ghyll Direct start VI 5 ** 1
  The Pinnacle
60 Right Wall of Steep Gill
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MS  
61 Low Man by the Right Wall of Steep Gill V 5  
62 Slingsby's Chimney Route
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VD ** 88
63 Slingsby's Chimney Route (Winter) V 5 ** 13
64 The Waiting Room From Steep Gill
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MVS 4b * 1
65 Pinnacle Face Route
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VS 4b 4
66 Leftovers
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VS 4b * 4
67 The Left Edge
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VS 4c 3
68 Bushwhacker
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E2 5c * 1
69 Hopkinson's Gully
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MVS 4b *** 56
70 Hopkinson's Gully (Winter) VI 7 ** 2
71 Moonbathing VI 7 *** 7
72 Jone's Route Direct from Lord's Rake
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HS 4a ** 175
73 Jones's Route Direct (Winter) VII 7 **  
74 Direct from Lord's Rake to Hopkinson's Cairn
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S 4a ** 16
75 Moss Ledge Direct and Jones' Arete
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VS 4c *** 115
76 Right-Hand Edge and Pinnacle Face Direct Finish
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HVS 5b ** 10
77 Meridian
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E1 5b *  
78 Low Man From Hopkinson's Cairn
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D 7
79 Edge Hog
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E1 5b 1
80 Jones' Route from Deep Gill
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S 3
81 Gibson's Traverse
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VD 1
82 Gibson's Chimney
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S  
83 Slab Climb
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VS 4c 1
84 Bold Eagle
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HVS 5a 2
85 Central Route - Deep Gill Slabs
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HS 4b * 4
86 Jones and Collier's Climb
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VD 2
87 Woodhead's Climb
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MS 3c *** 18
88 De Selincort's Finish
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MVS 4c  
89 Thompson's Route
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VD ** 12
90 Professor's Chimney
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D 1
91 Age Concern VI 7  
92 Centre Route VI 6 **  
93 New Professors Chimney II/III 3
94 Old Professors Chimney II * 8
95 Impunity Slabs
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D  
96 Impunity Slabs (Winter) III *  
97 Slab Finish
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II **  
98 The Girdle Traverse
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MVS 5a ** 1
99 The Girdle Traverse (Winter)
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VII 8 ***  
100 Deep Gill I/II 46
101 West Wall Traverse
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I 29
  Deep Ghyll Buttress
103 Upper Deep Gill Buttress
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MVS 4b *  
104 Upper Deep Gill Route II * 2
Climb name Grade
105 Great Chimney IV 4  
106 The Scarlet Pimpernel
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E4 6a *  
107 Upper West Wall Climb
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S  
108 The Unforgettable Fire
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HVS 5a * 1
109 Ixodes
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E1 5b *  
110 Def Arete
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E7 6b **  
111 Alamogordo
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E5 6a **  
112 The Great Chimney
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VD 1
113 Swillshark
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E2 5c *  
114 Jacob's Ladder
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HS 4a 1
115 Jacob's Ladder (Winter)
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V 6 1
116 West Wall Climb
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VD ** 3
117 West Wall Climb (Winter) IV 4 ** 3
118 Doctor Death
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E1 5a  
119 Grey Bastion
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VS 5a * 3
120 Insomnia
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E1 5a  
121 Morpheus
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E1 5b *  
122 Sleeping Crack
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VS 4c  
123 Gobsite
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VS 4c  
124 Great Western IV 4 *** 9
125 Sod's Law VI 6 ** 2
126 Sodom V 6 *  
127 Sod All III  
128 Eye Spy
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V 4  
129 Dharma Armour
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III 4  
130 Chimney Stack
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IV 4  
131 Deep Gill Integrale III 3 ** 35
132 Insomnia Route
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VS  
133 Swan Song
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E2 5c **  
134 Xerxes
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HVS 5a *  
  Right of Deep Gill Buttress
136 Castor
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M 2
137 Castor (Winter) II/III 3
138 Pollux
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VD 2
139 Pollux (Winter) III 1
140 Moby Dick
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MVS 4a 1
141 Red Gill Wall
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MS  
142 Red Gill Buttress
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VD 1
143 The Banister
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M ** 3
144 The Banister (Winter)
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III * 1
145 Crowley's Route
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M * 2
146 Waiting Wall
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HVS 5a * 2
147 Rakes Progress
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1 2
148 Rightmost gully 1 * I  
149 Rightmost gully 2 * I 1
150 West Wall Traverse and Deep Ghyll
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1 6
  Moved climbs from Scafell Pinnacle
152 High Man By The Central Line *
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HVS 4c ** 4
153 Saxon Direct * E4 6a *** 2
154 Hilarity *
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HVS 5b * 1
155 Low Man by the Jubilee Line *
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M hvs ** 3
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