Climbs 38
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 559m a.s.l
Faces SE

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Dan Bailey on Gillercombe Buttress (S) (from Lake District Climbs Rockfax). © Alan James

Crag features

Large broken mountain crag best known for Gillercombe Buttress(S). Up to 140m high. Also Clara Bow(E1), Third Man(E3), Grey Knotts Face(D), Black Knight(E1), Ravens Groove(VS).

Approach notes

Thirty minute approach from Honister Summit or longer and steeper from Seathwaite.

Access Advice

Seasonal Restrictions

Dates: 1 March to 30 June

Reason: Nesting Birds

The restriction is unsigned and applies to all routes on Right Wall (Peregrine Way to Prudence). The remaining routes including the popular scramble and descent are unrestricted.

Guidebooks

The situation is magnificent, the rock wonderful, but there are few good lines on this crag, and these are often broken up by lengthy scrambles and abundant vegetation.
charliesdad - 11/Oct/18
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  SCRAMBLING
2 Sourmilk Gill 2 *** 71
3 North-East Buttress 2 79
  CLIMBING
5 Gabbro
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VD 38
6 Rough Magic MVS 4a 15
7 Rough Stuff VS 4c 21
8 Just say Non
-
MVS 4b 8
  Pedestal Wall
10 Pink Lady
-
HVS 4c  
11 South Buttress
-
VD 2
12 Pedestal Nose
-
S 3
13 Pedestal Cheek
-
VD 2
14 Clara Bow
-
E1 5b 9
15 The Third Man
-
E3 6a 6
Climb name Grade
16 Citizen Kane
-
E4 6a 4
17 The Wizard of Oz
-
E5 6b 1
18 Andy Warhol
-
HVS 5a 1
19 Louise Brooks
-
E3 6a 1
  Gillercombe Buttress
21 Gillercombe Bastion
-
VS 4b 31
22 I'm "lichen" this, heather. VS 4c * 2
23 Gillercombe Gully
-
VD 3
24 Mad Dogs and Englishmen VS 4c 10
25 Gillercombe Buttress S 4a *** 1074
26 String of Pearls E2 5b ** 9
27 Moss Wall
-
HVS 5a 4
28 Gillercombe Chimneys
-
HS 4b 4
29 Grey Knotts Face
-
D * 145
Climb name Grade
  The Right Wall
31 Peregrine Way
-
S  
32 Tiercel Wall
-
HVS 5b  
33 Raven's Groove
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VS 4c * 3
34 Patient Tigers
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E2 5c * 2
35 The Black Night
-
E1 5b * 1
36 The White Lady
-
E3 6a 1
37 Eyrie
-
HVS 5a 2
38 Eyrie Direct
-
E2 5b 1
39 Caution E8 6c 1
40 Prudence
-
E7 6b  
  WINTER
42 Gillercombe Gully
-
II  
43 Gillercombe Buttress
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IV 5 *** 8
44 Against all odds IV 4 ** 3

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