Rockfax Description
A very traditional climb that takes the eye-catching right-angled corner-crack at the back of the amphitheatre. Although described in three pitches, it can be led in one by the confident and/or those with a big rack. Start at the base of the corner.
1) 4a, 14m. Take the crack to a belay on a ledge on the left level with the base of the Africa-shaped flake.
2) 4b, 11m. The next section of the crack is more difficult and leads to a belay on ledges - The Bandstand.
3) 4a, 25m. Continue up the crack to the top. Scramble up the gully to where you can walk leftwards. © Rockfax


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Bowfell Buttress

Grade: HS 4b ***

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