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20m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
The alternative start to The Wasdale Crack is also very popular. Start on the right side of the ledge.
1) 4a. 20m. Traverse out to the arete on the right and follow it to the shoulder. The thin right-leading crack above the traverse is Slingsby's Variation, Sev.
2) 4c, 5m. Pitch 2 of The Wasdale Crack. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Start at the bottom of Wasdale Crack.
1.) 16m, traverse delicately right until a pull around onto the arete can be made. Climb the arete to the shoulder.
2.) 4m, pitch 2 of the Wasdale Crack.

WH Fowler Sep/1894.

Ticklists

Lakes Hard Severe and Mild VS

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User Date Notes
Rog Wilko 23 Jul, 2011 Show βeta
βeta: One star for the climbing; two stars for the history; three stars for getting safely back to the shoulder.
 
Show beta
βeta: One star for the climbing; two stars for the history; three stars for getting safely back to the shoulder.

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Route of Interest

Bowfell Buttress

Grade: HS 4b ***
(Bowfell)