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

Ramon Marin on Tarkus (E2) at Dow Crag © Mark Glaister

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 544 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.

Route Cards

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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

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