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Climbs 49
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 580m a.s.l
Faces NE

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Pete Whittaker on Fear and Fascination (E5) North Buttress of Dove Crag (form Lake District Climbs Rockfax). © Mike Hutton

Crag features

Major Lakes mountain crag with many excellent routes in the higher grades 20-90m long. The steep North Buttress saw lots of action in summer 2003, with all routes cleaned and new routes added in the higher grades. The Lakes premier hard crag? Fast and Furious with the Flying Fissure Finish(E5), Bucket City(E6), Bucket Dynasty (E6), Fear and Fascination(E5), Vlad the Impaler(E7), Fear of Failure (E8), Fetish for Fear (E7), Dusk til Dawn (E7), Extol(E2-mean at this grade!), Asolo (E3), Westmorlands Route(MS), Hiraeth(E2), Dovedale Groove(E1). In winter it has some classic ice and mixed routes.

Approach notes

One and a quarter hour walk from the Brotherswater Inn (camping).

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Guidebooks

Lake District Climbs

Lake District Climbs provides comprehensive coverage of the very best traditional climbing in the mountains and valleys of English Lake District. The range and variety of climbing available is outstanding, from low-level single-pitch outcrop cragging to long multi-pitch mountain routes. There is something here for climbers of all abilities from experts to those just starting out.
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More Guidebooks:
Eastern Crags (2011)

Out of print:
Yorkshire pudding cleaned as of 15/7/18, now a pretty good crag warm up, quite tough for 5c!
Dancingbear - 16/Jul/18
11/6/09...top pitch of extol fairly clean..amazing line...did hungovers first pitch instead
Chris Beck - 23/Aug/09
As of 17/6/6 Extol was exceedingly dirty. We abbed from the top of P1 having seen the delights awaiting above. Most of the routes on the left of the crag would seem to be in a similar nick. Another once fine lakes crag reclaimed by the ming?
Dave Kerr - 19/Jun/06
Climbed the fissure finish to Fast and Furious on Sunday (5th Aug 02). It is absolutely brilliant, worth ***. One of the best routes of its grade in Cumbria. Caff also climbed Bucket City which is in good nick. Chalk on Fear and Fascination. Get up there.
wils - 08/Aug/02
the flying fissure finish is now clean and has a new thread. wils 29/07/02
wils - 29/Jul/02
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