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40m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
The classic of the crag. Start below a holly tree in a corner.

1) 4b, 24m. Move up to the tree, then head out leftwards past a short corner to ledges. Climb the crack and flake above and move right to a good stance and belay.
2) 20m. Climb the arete/crack to ledges. Finish up the rib. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Start under the Holly tree in the overhang at the right hand edge of the Buttress.
Climb up to the Holly and make a bold ascending traverse leftwards, around the corner to reach the front of the Buttress and good ledges. Climb the crack then move rightwards and up to a comfortable ledge and belay directly above the overhang.
Ascend the arete at the right of the ledge to reach the platform and ring peg belay of Kennel Wall. Ascend the blunt rib at the back of the platform to belay at the top of the crag.

JS Williams, CR Wilson, T Nicholson, RA Ewin 27/Oct/1946.

Ticklists

50 Best HS Routes in the UK. , Lakeland's Best Multi-pitch Routes up to HVS , Arc'teryx Lakeland Revival 2017 , Lakes Hard Severe and Mild VS , Nuts of Legends , Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Climbs The Lake District , Turbo-Punter's Tradification , Lake District Multipitch Climbing , Ewans bug lakes ticklist , Cumbria for the Recreational User

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C Witter 14 Jul, 2023 Show βeta
βeta: VS 4b. Wandering... a bit of a non-line, though that's part of the adventure. Hollow start, but seems fairly solid... if you're circumspect with your runners. Not the best VS in the Lakes (cf. Rog's comment), but definitely very enjoyable. White-bellied peregrines ricocheting around the crags, whilst buzzards glided peacefully above the denseness of the valley, illuminated by the falling sun; me, ecstatic in the raging wind, looking down at it all.
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βeta: VS 4b. Wandering... a bit of a non-line, though that's part of the adventure. Hollow start, but seems fairly solid... if you're circumspect with your runners. Not the best VS in the Lakes (cf. Rog's comment), but definitely very enjoyable. White-bellied peregrines ricocheting around the crags, whilst buzzards glided peacefully above the denseness of the valley, illuminated by the falling sun; me, ecstatic in the raging wind, looking down at it all.
iainJ 12 Sep, 2021 Show βeta
βeta: Large parts of this are concerningly loose, especially on the first pitch.
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βeta: Large parts of this are concerningly loose, especially on the first pitch.
eldre070 5 Sep, 2021 Show βeta
βeta: Nice.
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βeta: Nice.
royle883 26 Jul, 2021 Show βeta
βeta: Lots of loose blocks, definitely do not want to test your gear!
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βeta: Lots of loose blocks, definitely do not want to test your gear!
Route Adjuster 28 Jun, 2021 Show βeta
βeta: First time up the route since the large block was removed. Grade still feels fine, mantel shelf now instead of the precarious block.
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βeta: First time up the route since the large block was removed. Grade still feels fine, mantel shelf now instead of the precarious block.
Rog Wilko Jun, 1995 Show βeta
βeta: Excellent route, needs some route finding nous and a cool head. Best route of this grade in the Lakes?
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βeta: Excellent route, needs some route finding nous and a cool head. Best route of this grade in the Lakes?

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Kern Knotts West Buttress

Grade: VS 4b ***
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