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Bowles is owned by the Bowles Rocks Trust (a non-profit making charity) and run as an outdoor education centre providing instructional courses as well as allowing members of the public to climb for a fee. All details aroud public access for climbing can be found on the Bowles Rocks website.

Rockfax Description
Excellent technical face climbing on the lower section with a shoulder-wrenching finale through the bulge and crack above. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Interesting and varied climbing. Start by making an awkward and delicate move onto the first break and gain small positive holds on the main wall. Use these carefully to reach the welcome juggy break below the overhang. Make a hard steep overhanging move to gain the ledge above and finish up the jamming crack. A Bowles Classic!

M Boysen 1960.


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High 7a
Mid 7a
Low 7a
High 6c+
Mid 6c+
Low 6c+
High 6c
Mid 6c
Low 6c
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High 6b
Mid 6b
Low 6b
High 6a
Mid 6a
Low 6a
High 5c
Mid 5c
Low 5c
Votes cast 29
Votes cast 27
Style of Ascent
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Route of Interest
Serenade Arete

Grade: 6c+ 6a ***
(Bowles Rocks)

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