Climbs 85
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 871m a.s.l
Faces E

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Jeremy Wilson on Roaring Silence (E3) on Scafell East Buttress (from the Lake District Climbs Rockfax). © Mike Hutton

Crag features

Great climbing on a high mountain crag, including some of the best routes in the Lake District. Super-classics include Mickledore Grooves (VS), Centaur (HVS), Yellow Slab (HVS), Hells Groove (E1), Lord of the Rings (E2), Ichabod (E2), Roaring Silence (E3), Lost Horizons (E4), Shere Khan (E5), Borderline (E7), Talbot Horizon (E9) and Welcome to the Cruel Word (E9). Other excellent routes are Phoenix (E1), Overhanging Grooves Direct (E2), Chiron (E3), Dyad (E3), Midnight Express (E3), Equinox (E4), Cullinan (E5), The Almighty (E5) and Zeya (E5). Sunny in the morning, though it can seep badly in some areas.

Approach notes

Best approached from Wasdale to Mickledore in about one and a half hours.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Ichabod Area
2 East Buttress Girdle
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HVS 5a *  
3 Slime Chimney
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VD  
4 South Chimney
-
HVS 5a, 4c  
5 Eastern Front E1 5b,5a * 1
6 The Gremlin's Groove
-
VS 4c 2
7 Holy Ghost
-
E2 5c 5
8 Talisman E3 5c * 4
9 Trinity HVS 5a ** 33
10 Thy Will Be Done E8 6c ** 1
11 Incubus E5 6b * 2
12 Bat out of Hell
-
E2 5c ** 3
13 Hell's Groove E1 5b ** 58
14 Hell's Bells
-
E4 6a *  
15 The Almighty E5 6b *** 1
16 Lucius
-
E5 6b ** 1
17 Chimera
-
E1 5b * 4
18 Pegasus
-
HVS 5b * 4
19 Zeus
-
E3 5c ** 7
20 Morning Wall
-
VS 4c 3
21 Phoenix E2 5c *** 58
22 The Arete Finish
-
E2 5c 15
23 Phoenix - Ash Groove Finish E3 5c 1
24 Barad-dur E6 6b ***  
25 Mythical Kings
-
E4 6a * 1
26 Ichabod E2 5c *** 196
27 Roaring Silence E3 5c *** 44
28 Borderline E7 6c ***  
29 Another Lonely Day E8 6c *** 1
30 Welcome to the Cruel World E9 7a *** 1
Climb name Grade
31 Forbidden Colours
-
E4 6a * 4
32 Overhanging Grooves Direct E3 5c ** 10
33 Caradhras
-
E5 6b * 1
34 Gold Rush
-
E1 5b * 3
35 Cerebus
-
E3 5c * 3
36 Chiron E4 5c *** 12
37 The Yellow Slab HVS 4c *** 74
38 Great Eastern Route VS 4c ** 81
39 The Centaur HVS 5a *** 92
40 Equinox
-
E4 6a ** 8
41 New Horizons E8 6c ***  
42 Lost Horizons E4 6b *** 37
43 Talbot Horizon E9 6c ***  
44 Cullinan
-
E5 6a ** 4
45 Shere Khan E5 6a *** 31
46 Zeya E6 6b ***  
47 The Seige Perilous
-
E7 6b **  
48 Shikasta
-
E4 6a * 1
49 Armageddon
-
E2 5c * 1
50 Moonday
-
E2 5c * 3
51 Minotaur
-
E1 5b * 7
52 Overhanging Wall HVS 5a * 4
53 When The Fat Lady Sings
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E2 5b5c 1
  Mickledore Grooves Area
55 May Day Direct E2 5b ** 6
56 May Day Climb HVS 5b, 4b 7
57 S.O.S.
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E5 6b6b * 1
58 Rise of Agmar E3 5c,5a 2
59 Edge of Eriador E4 5c ** 11
60 Entonox
-
E6 6c **  
Climb name Grade
61 Dyad E4 6a ** 25
62 Juno
-
E4 6a 1
63 The Ambleside Brother's Climb
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E5 6a * 1
64 Barry's Traverse HVS 5a ** 2
65 Mickledore Grooves VS 5a *** 212
66 Leverage E1 5b *** 107
67 Fulcrum Direct E1 5c 1
68 The Fulcrum VS 4c ** 38
69 Mickledore Arete
-
HVS 5a * 2
70 Aquavit
-
E4 6b  
71 Midnight Express E3 6a ** 18
72 Chartreuse E1 5b ** 52
73 Strider E1 5b 4
74 Pernod
-
VS 5a * 12
75 Tia Maria
-
V 6  
76 Broad Stand
-
D 163
  Lord of the Rings
78 The Lord of the Rings E2 5c *** 24
  Winter Lines
80 Mickledore Chimney
-
III 8
81 Minotaur
-
VI 5 ***  
82 Variation Finish
-
IV  
83 Slime Chimney
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IV 4  
84 May Day Direct
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VI 6  
85 Overhanging Wall-Original Finish
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IV 5  
86 Variation Start
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III  
87 Overhanging Wall
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V 6  
88 White Slab
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III 3  
89 Mickledore Chimney - Waterfall Finish IV * 1

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