Climbs 145
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 790m a.s.l
Faces N

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 77
  Left of Central Buttress
3 Rake's Progress
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I 8
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 ** 5
10 Tricouni Slab
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S 3c * 5
11 Tricouni Slab IV 6 2
  Central Buttress
13 Burning Bridges
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E4 6a ** 2
14 Mephisto
-
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 ** 12
18 Botterill's Slab
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VS 4c *** 558
19 Botterill's Slab (Winter) VI 7 *** 23
20 The White Wizard
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E3 5c *** 70
21 Ringwraith
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E5 6b *** 5
22 The Nazgul
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E3 5c ** 83
23 Original Sin E6 6c * 1
24 Foxshooter
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E4 5c *  
25 Central Buttress
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E1 5b ** 460
26 Judas Priest
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E5 6a  
27 Saxon E2 5c *** 231
28 Anglo
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E1 5b * 2
29 Moss Ghyll Grooves
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MVS 4c *** 454
30 Moss Ghyll Grooves V 6 * 2
31 Long Stand
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VS 4c * 3
32 Narrow Stand
-
HVS 5a * 5
33 Last Stand
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E1 5b 1
34 Slab and Groove Route
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VS 4c ** 67
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 ** 69
39 Moss Ghyll (Winter) V 6 *** 79
40 Clockwork Orange
-
HVS 5a  
41 Mechanical Orange VIII 8  
42 Colliers Chimney V 5 *** 6
43 Ring of Air *
-
E2  
  Pisgah
45 The Gripe
-
HVS 5a * 2
46 Pisgah Buttress Direct
-
S 3c ** 60
47 Pisgah Buttress Direct V 6 *** 25
48 Moses Trod
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S 4
49 Sacrificial Squaddies
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E2 5b *  
50 Bos'n's Buttress
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VS 4c * 1
51 Restless Natives VI 6  
52 Bridge of Sighs V 5  
53 Pisgah Ya Bas
-
HVS 5a  
54 Steep Ghyll Grooves
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VS 4c 1
55 Steep Ghyll Grooves (Winter) V 6 2
56 Steep Ghyll V 4 ** 21
57 Steep Ghyll Direct start VI 5 **  
  The Pinnacle
59 Right Wall of Steep Gill
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MS  
60 Low Man by the Right Wall of Steep Gill V 5  
61 Slingsby's Chimney Route
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VD ** 96
62 Slingsby's Chimney Route (Winter) V 5 ** 16
63 The Waiting Room From Steep Gill
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MVS 4b * 1
64 Pinnacle Face Route
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VS 4b 4
65 Leftovers
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VS 4b * 4
66 The Left Edge
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VS 4c 2
67 Bushwhacker
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E2 5c * 1
68 Hopkinson's Gully
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MVS 4b *** 74
69 Hopkinson's Gully (Winter) VI 7 ** 2
70 Moonbathing VI 7 *** 5
71 Jone's Route Direct from Lord's Rake
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HS 4a ** 171
72 Jones's Route Direct (Winter) VII 7 **  
73 Direct from Lord's Rake to Hopkinson's Cairn
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S 4a ** 17
74 Moss Ledge Direct and Jones' Arete
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VS 4c *** 122
75 Right-Hand Edge and Pinnacle Face Direct Finish
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HVS 5b ** 11
76 Meridian
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E1 5b *  
77 Low Man From Hopkinson's Cairn
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D 5
78 Edge Hog
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E1 5b 1
79 Jones' Route from Deep Gill
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S 3
80 Gibson's Traverse
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VD 1
81 Gibson's Chimney
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S  
82 Slab Climb
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VS 4c 1
83 Bold Eagle
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HVS 5a 2
84 Central Route - Deep Gill Slabs
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HS 4b * 4
85 Jones and Collier's Climb
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VD 1
86 Woodhead's Climb
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MS 3c *** 17
87 De Selincort's Finish
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MVS 4c  
88 Thompson's Route
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VD ** 12
89 Professor's Chimney
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D 1
90 Age Concern VI 7  
91 Centre Route VI 6 **  
92 New Professors Chimney II/III 2
93 Old Professors Chimney II * 6
94 Impunity Slabs
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D  
95 Impunity Slabs (Winter) III *  
96 Slab Finish
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II **  
97 The Girdle Traverse
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MVS 5a ** 1
98 The Girdle Traverse (Winter)
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VII 8 ***  
99 Deep Gill I/II 35
100 West Wall Traverse
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I 21
  Deep Ghyll Buttress
102 Upper Deep Gill Buttress
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MVS 4b *  
103 Upper Deep Gill Route II * 1
104 Great Chimney IV 4  
105 The Scarlet Pimpernel
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E4 6a *  
106 Upper West Wall Climb
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S  
107 The Unforgettable Fire
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HVS 5a * 1
108 Ixodes
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E1 5b *  
109 Def Arete
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E7 6b **  
110 Alamogordo
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E5 6a **  
111 The Great Chimney
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VD 1
112 Swillshark
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E2 5c *  
113 Jacob's Ladder
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HS 4a 1
114 Jacob's Ladder (Winter)
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V 6  
115 West Wall Climb
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VD ** 3
116 West Wall Climb (Winter) IV 4 ** 3
117 Doctor Death
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E1 5a  
118 Grey Bastion
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VS 5a * 2
119 Insomnia
-
E1 5a  
120 Morpheus
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E1 5b *  
121 Sleeping Crack
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VS 4c  
122 Gobsite
-
VS 4c  
123 Great Western IV 4 *** 9
124 Sod's Law VI 6 ** 2
125 Sodom V 6 *  
126 Sod All III  
127 Eye Spy
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V 4  
128 Dharma Armour
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III 4  
129 Chimney Stack
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IV 4  
130 Deep Gill Integrale III 3 ** 34
131 Insomnia Route
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VS  
132 Swan Song
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E2 5c **  
133 Xerxes
-
HVS 5a *  
  Right of Deep Gill Buttress
135 Castor
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M 2
136 Castor (Winter) II/III 2
137 Pollux
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VD 2
138 Pollux (Winter) III 1
139 Moby Dick
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MVS 4a 1
140 Red Gill Wall
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MS  
141 Red Gill Buttress
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VD 1
142 The Banister
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M ** 3
143 The Banister (Winter)
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III * 1
144 Crowley's Route
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M * 2
145 Waiting Wall
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HVS 5a * 1
146 Rakes Progress
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1 2
147 West Wall Traverse and Deep Ghyll
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1 5
  Moved climbs from Scafell Pinnacle
149 High Man By The Central Line *
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HVS 4c ** 3
150 Saxon Direct * E4 6a *** 2
151 Hilarity *
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HVS 5b * 1
152 Low Man by the Jubilee Line *
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M hvs ** 1
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