96m, 5 pitches.

Rockfax Description
Varied and remarkably sustained climbing up the imposing wall and corners right of Botterill's Slab. Start as for Botterill's Slab.
1) 4b, 12m. As for Botterill's Slab.
2) 5c, 23m. Move up the corner and gain the crack in the right wall. Follow the crack to a ledge then take the narrow corner above until a ledge and belay on the left can be gained.
3) 5c, 24m. The corner and leaning wide crack require some effort. Traverse right along a ledge to a belay.
3a) 5a, 24m. A popular option is the 'Original Route'. Mantelshelf wildly onto the ledge on the right arete. Make an easier mantel onto another ledge and continue right on easier ground. Climb up and left to a belay below the crack of pitch 4.
4) 5b, 13m. Starting on the right end of the ledge move up to a crack (just right of a small overhang) and climb it to a ledge.
5) 5c, 22m. Make difficult moves around the arete on the right (peg). Follow the groove rightwards to a ledge and move right past a bulging rib to easy ground and the top. © Rockfax

C.Bonington, N.Escourt Sep/1971.


Classic safe Lake District E2/E3 , Kendal Wall's Best 100 climbs in Britain , Ultimate E3 ticklist , The Five Best E3 Routes in the UK? , The 30 best E3 routes in the UK? , James' Summer Ticklist , York University Students path to greatness , ROCKFAX Lake District: Top 50 , Lakes , Tolkien route names , 3* Extreme Northern Trad , Turbo-Punter's Tradification , Three star lakes E3s , ROCKFAX TOP 50s upto e3 , Lake District To Do List


There is no feedback for this climb.

Logged Ascents

105 users have logged this

Guidebooks for Scafell Crag

Not all climbs appear in all guidebooks 77 users have this on their wishlist

Please Login to view more details on the logged ascents

High E4
Mid E4
Low E4
High E3
Mid E3
Low E3
High E2
Mid E2
Low E2
Votes cast 19
High 6a
Mid 6a
Low 6a
High 5c
Mid 5c
Low 5c
High 5b
Mid 5b
Low 5b
Votes cast 20
Votes cast 18
Style of Ascent
Alt Leads
Not Set
Not Set
Route of Interest
Post Mortem

Grade: E3 5c ***
(Eagle Crag (Borrowdale))

Loading Notifications...