Rocktype UNKNOWN
Altitude 778m a.s.l
Faces N

Moving onto the exposed arête, pitch one. © Mudball

Summit of this hill

This summit is listed in Wainwrights, Nuttalls, Hewitts, England's 2000ers, Lakeland 50 High Fells, England's Prominent Peaks, England's Top 50, Lakeland 100 hill lists.

This summit has been climbed in 511 logbooks.

Hill features

Mainly long routes up to 100m in a superb mountain setting. Notoriously chilly even when the sun is shining! 

Approach notes

Park in the carpark at the top of the tarmaced section of the Walna Scar road - it's no longer permissible to drive any further.

Approach time: 1 hour

Restricted Access

There is a loose flake on pitch 6 of Giant's Crawl near the belay - extreme care is needed.

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Probably the best crag in the Lakes, it has classic routes at every grade. The notoriety that this crag is cold comes from those idiots who insist on starting their routes in shorts and t-shirts. Always carry (and wear!)an extra sweater.
Alan Phizacklea - 03/Oct/02
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Scrambles and Easy Climbs on this hill

Climb name Grade
1 Dow Crag summit
-
summit 511
2 Woodhouse's Crack
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D 2
3 Slingsby's Pinnacle Southeast Route
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M 1
4 Easy Gully (Summer)
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M 29
5 Easy Gully (Winter) II * 52
6 Easy Gully Right Branch III 6
7 Easy Rake I 6
8 Abrahams Route
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M 10
9 Easy Terrace II * 55
10 Giant's Crawl (Summer)
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D ** 796
11 West Face Route I  
Climb name Grade
12 'C' Ordinary Route (Summer)
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D *** 668
13 North Gully III 4 * 3
14 Easter Gully - Scoop Route III * 1
15 Cave Pitch
-
M 7
16 Blizzard Chimney
-
D 2
17 South Chimney
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D 2
18 The Scoop
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M 5
19 Black Chimney
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D 3
20 Left-hand Route (Route 1)
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M 5
21 Minor's Route
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D 1
22 Real Chimney
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M  
23 'F' Buttress III 3 * 4
Climb name Grade
24 'E' Buttress III 3 ** 3
25 Easy Terrace and its continuation * 3 *** 19
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