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Climbs 39
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.

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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.
More info
More Guidebooks:
Borrowdale (2016)

Out of print:
Borrowdale (2000)
Borrowdale (1990)
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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