Rockfax Description
Similar to Arete, Chimney and Crack with the addition of an extremely exposed finish. Start below grassy ledges right of the arete of Arete, Chimney and Crack.
1) 24m. Move up to gain a left-trending line that leads up to meet the final crack on pitch one of Arete, Chimney and Crack. Take the crack to a stance and belay.
2) 11m. Pitch 2 of Arete, Chimney and Crack.
3) 20m. Pitch 3 of Arete, Chimney and Crack.
4) 19m. Traverse right, past an exposed ledge and corner-line to a grass ledge and belay below a right-leading ramp.
5) 12m. Climb the ramp and move round to a ledge on blocks. Move up a corner to a ledge and belay.
6) 12m. Move up leftwards to a slab and follow this right to easier ground. Scrambling remains to the top of the buttress. © Rockfax


Connoisseur's Classic Rock , Dow's Classic Non-Extremes , Lakeland's Best Multi-pitch Routes up to HVS , Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Climbs The Lake District


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High HS
Mid HS
Low HS
High S
Mid S
Low S
High HVD
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High 4a
Mid 4a
Low 4a
High 3c
Mid 3c
Low 3c
High 3b
Mid 3b
Low 3b
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Style of Ascent
Alt Leads
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Route of Interest
'C' Route

Grade: S 4b ***
(Gimmer Crag)

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