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87m, 3 pitches.

Rockfax Description
One of the most celebrated and sought after VSs in the country. Start just beyond the rock step of Rake's Progress at a small slab below the main slab.
1) 4b, 12m. Climb the slab and short crack/chimney to the base of the main slab.
2) 4c, 30m. Head left to the edge of the slab and follow it to small ledges at mid-height. Climb a thin crack-line above to a good belay ledge at the top of the slab.
3) 35m. The rib and corners above lead to the top. © Rockfax

F.W.Botterill, H.Williamson,J.E.Grant Jun/1903.

Ticklists

The 100 Best UK VS routes?, Kendal Wall's Best 100 climbs in Britain, Select VS Climbs in the Lake District, The BMC 70th Anniversary Ticklist, Classic VS's of Scafell, Lakeland's Best Multi-pitch Routes up to HVS, Lakeland's Greatest Pioneers, High Quality Adventure routes, Cerith's Lancaster Wishlist, UK Holiday Plans, Pre-MIA Wishlist, 2019 all-rounder Psyche list, The best the lakes has to offer for mere mortals (because it's not always as wet as kez thinks), Nuts of Legends, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Climbs The Lake District, Mountain Rock, ROCKFAX Lake District: Top 50, Big Routes 2020, Bill Birkett (Classic Rock Climbs in the Lake District) Below E3

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gav 8 Jul, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Odd assortment of ab tat at the top of pitch 2 at present, but a combination of sling and cord seems fairly new and solid.
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βeta: Odd assortment of ab tat at the top of pitch 2 at present, but a combination of sling and cord seems fairly new and solid.

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Route of Interest

Eagle Front

Grade: VS 4c ***
(Eagle Crag (Buttermere))