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There is a loose flake on pitch 6 of Giant's Crawl near the belay - extreme care is needed.

Seasonal Restrictions

Dates: 1 March to 30 June

Reason: Nesting Birds

Peregrines have been known to nest on the upper section of B Buttress, above Giants Crawl as well as C Buttress. The last time the birds were known to nest was 2014, but if visiting the crag early in the season please be aware that they could return and report to the BMC if birds are seen nesting.

Rockfax Description
A long and classic route with some great climbing and exposure, but also a number of vegetated sections. Start below the arete on the left edge of the buttress.
1) 22m. Climb the arete and face to a crack that leads to a ledge and belay.
2) 11m. Move up a grassy groove rightwards to a small shallow cave and belay.
3) 20m. Move up rightwards under overhangs then make a short traverse to a chimney. Climb up over a large chockstone to a stance and belay.
4) 15m. Traverse right, past an exposed ledge, until below a corner (this is a few metres before a grass ledge).
5) 24m. Follow the long corner to easier ground and belays. Scrambling remains to gain the top of the buttress. © Rockfax


Dow's Classic Non-Extremes , Lakeland's Best Multi-pitch Routes up to HVS , The Long Routes , Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Climbs The Lake District , Mountain Rock , Turbo-Punter's Tradification , Gwen Moffat: Space Below My Feet


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Style of Ascent
Alt Leads
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Flashed (β)
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Route of Interest
Direct from Lord's Rake to Hopkinson's Cairn

Grade: S 4a ***
(Scafell Crag)

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