Altitude 852m – Grid Ref NY 17502034 – Maps OS Explorer OL4 (1:25,000), Harvey/BMC Lake District (1:40,000), OS Landranger 89 (1:50,000)

Hill features
When seen from Low Fell or Darling Fell above Loweswater, the west or north west face of Grasmoor is surprisingly vaguely reminiscent of the Eiger's nordwand. It is therefore impressive that while this mountain subsequently does not offer much in the form of pure rock climbing beyond Dove Crags (NE face), it does offer a classic scramble (Lorton Gully) to negotiate its impressive western flank. Grasmoor itself is one of the finest mountains in the lakes: the views from its summit unfurl Great Gable and the north face of Sca Fell like some mighty patchwork of Lakeland beauty, while Crummock water lies invitingly at it's foot, those looking for a satisfying scramble with a magnificent climax will not be disappointed.

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Summit of this hill

This summit is listed in Marilyns, Wainwrights, Nuttalls, Hewitts, Trail 100, The North Western Fells of Cumbria. It has been climbed in 192 logbooks.

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The round of Gasgale Gill

6.39 miles, 1,037m ascent, 4 – 6 hours. Keswick, Cockermouth

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Scrambles and Easy Climbs on this hill

Name of climbTypeGradeTicks
Lorton GullyScrambling3 ***26
Grasmoor EndScrambling1 3
Buttermere GullyTradD 2
Buttermere Gully (winter)WinterII
Lorton Gully (winter)WinterII 2

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