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
1Lords RakeI 75
 Left of Central Buttress 
3Rake's Progress
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I 8
4North or Penrith Climb
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M 1
5North Climb
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III 1
6The Hanging Chimney
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HVS 5a  
7Collier's Climb
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D 1
8Collier's Climb Original Start
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HS 4c  
9Keswick Brothers' Climb
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VD **5
10Tricouni Slab
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S 3c *5
11Tricouni SlabIV 6 2
 Central Buttress 
13Burning Bridges
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E4 6a **2
14Mephisto
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E4 6a *1
15Subaudition
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E3 5c 2
16Black RiderE5 6b **1
17Shadowfax
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E4 6a **12
18Botterill's Slab
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VS 4c ***539
19Botterill's Slab (Winter)VI 7 ***23
20The White Wizard
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E3 5c ***70
21Ringwraith
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E5 6b ***5
22The Nazgul
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E3 5c **78
23Original SinE6 6c *1
24Foxshooter
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E4 5c * 
25Central Buttress
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E1 5b **450
26Judas Priest
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E5 6a  
27SaxonE2 5c ***224
28Anglo
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E1 5b *2
29Moss Ghyll Grooves
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MVS 4c ***438
30Moss Ghyll GroovesV 6 *2
31Long Stand
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VS 4c *3
32Narrow Stand
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HVS 5a *5
33Last Stand
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E1 5b 1
34Slab and Groove Route
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VS 4c **64
35Harvest
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E2 6b 2
36Harvest CrunchVII 9 **1
37Central Buttress Girdle
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HVS 5a *2
38Moss Ghyll
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S 3c **83
39Moss Ghyll (Winter)V 6 ***78
40Clockwork Orange
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HVS 5a  
41Mechanical OrangeVIII 8  
42Colliers ChimneyV 5 ***6
43Ring of Air *
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E2  
 Pisgah 
45The Gripe
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HVS 5a *2
46Pisgah Buttress Direct
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S 3c **55
47Pisgah Buttress DirectV 6 ***25
48Moses Trod
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S 4
49Sacrificial Squaddies
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E2 5b * 
50Bos'n's Buttress
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VS 4c *1
51Restless NativesVI 6  
52Bridge of SighsV 5  
53Pisgah Ya Bas
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HVS 5a  
54Steep Ghyll Grooves
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VS 4c 1
55Steep Ghyll Grooves (Winter)V 6 2
56Steep GhyllV 4 **20
57Steep Ghyll Direct startVI 5 ** 
 The Pinnacle 
59Right Wall of Steep Gill
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MS  
60Low Man by the Right Wall of Steep GillV 5  
61Slingsby's Chimney Route
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VD **87
62Slingsby's Chimney Route (Winter)V 5 **12
63The Waiting Room From Steep Gill
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MVS 4b *1
64Pinnacle Face Route
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VS 4b 4
65Leftovers
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VS 4b *4
66The Left Edge
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VS 4c 2
67Bushwhacker
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E2 5c *2
68Hopkinson's Gully
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MVS 4b ***41
69Hopkinson's Gully (Winter)VI 7 **3
70MoonbathingVI 7 ***5
71Jone's Route Direct from Lord's Rake
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HS 4a **158
72Jones's Route Direct (Winter)VII 7 ** 
73Direct from Lord's Rake to Hopkinson's Cairn
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S 4a **12
74Moss Ledge Direct and Jones' Arete
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VS 4c ***113
75Right-Hand Edge and Pinnacle Face Direct Finish
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HVS 5b **9
76Meridian
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E1 5b * 
77Low Man From Hopkinson's Cairn
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D 5
78Edge Hog
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E1 5b 1
79Jones' Route from Deep Gill
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S 3
80Gibson's Traverse
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VD 1
81Gibson's Chimney
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S  
82Slab Climb
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VS 4c 1
83Bold Eagle
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HVS 5a 2
84Central Route - Deep Gill Slabs
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HS 4b *3
85Jones and Collier's Climb
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VD 1
86Woodhead's Climb
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MS 3c ***17
87De Selincort's Finish
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MVS 4c  
88Thompson's Route
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VD **12
89Professor's Chimney
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D 1
90Age ConcernVI 7  
91Centre RouteVI 6 ** 
92New Professors ChimneyII/III 2
93Old Professors ChimneyII *6
94Impunity Slabs
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D  
95Impunity Slabs (Winter)III * 
96Slab Finish
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II ** 
97The Girdle Traverse
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MVS 5a **1
98The Girdle Traverse (Winter)
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VII 8 *** 
99Deep GillI/II 35
100West Wall Traverse
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I 21
 Deep Ghyll Buttress 
102Upper Deep Gill Buttress
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MVS 4b * 
103Upper Deep Gill RouteII *1
104Great ChimneyIV 4  
105The Scarlet Pimpernel
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E4 6a * 
106Upper West Wall Climb
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S  
107The Unforgettable Fire
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HVS 5a *1
108Ixodes
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E1 5b * 
109Def Arete
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E7 6b ** 
110Alamogordo
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E5 6a ** 
111The Great Chimney
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VD 1
112Swillshark
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E2 5c * 
113Jacob's Ladder
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HS 4a 1
114Jacob's Ladder (Winter)
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V 6  
115West Wall Climb
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VD **3
116West Wall Climb (Winter)IV 4 **3
117Doctor Death
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E1 5a  
118Grey Bastion
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VS 5a *2
119Insomnia
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E1 5a  
120Morpheus
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E1 5b * 
121Sleeping Crack
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VS 4c  
122Gobsite
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VS 4c  
123Great WesternIV 4 ***9
124Sod's LawVI 6 **2
125SodomV 6 * 
126Sod AllIII  
127Eye Spy
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V 4  
128Dharma Armour
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III 4  
129Chimney Stack
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IV 4  
130Deep Gill IntegraleIII 3 **34
131Insomnia Route
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VS  
132Swan Song
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E2 5c ** 
133Xerxes
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HVS 5a * 
 Right of Deep Gill Buttress 
135Castor
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M 2
136Castor (Winter)II/III 2
137Pollux
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VD 2
138Pollux (Winter)III 1
139Moby Dick
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MVS 4a 1
140Red Gill Wall
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MS  
141Red Gill Buttress
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VD 1
142The Banister
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M **3
143The Banister (Winter)
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III *1
144Crowley's Route
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M *2
145Waiting Wall
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HVS 5a *1
146Rakes Progress
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1 2
147West Wall Traverse and Deep Ghyll
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1 5
 Moved climbs from Scafell Pinnacle 
149High Man By The Central Line *
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HVS 4c **2
150Saxon Direct *E4 6a ***2
151Hilarity *
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HVS 5b *1
152Low Man by the Jubilee Line *
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M hvs **1
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