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Contributed by Steve Clegg Mar/20 - This public hilllist has been seen 603 times

Les Brown was a prolific Lake District pioneer from 1959 to 1965. Always trying to stay ahead of the competition, he told rivals whilst prospecting what became The Nazgul that he was exploring Far East Buzzard Crag!
The routes in this ticklist are from the series of Fell and Rock guidebooks of my youth, which Chris Holden and I used as our bible. The guidebooks pre-date star quality ratings but had the following statement in the introduction: "Visitors new to the district may find a list of recommended routes useful."
Five of Les' routes were on those lists and two were included in Hard Rock.

Pitch 1 of Praying Mantis  © mattjoynson
Pitch 1 of Praying Mantis
© mattjoynson, Jul 2020

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Note: Only showing summits, scrambles, winter routes, and low grade climbs

Distribution of grades - Trad

Top 12 photos of this hilllist

Ken Jackson on The Centaur, Scafell East Buttress. Mid 1964.

The Centaur
Ken Jackson on The Centaur, Scafell East Buttress. Mid 1964.
© Tony Marr

Les Brown on the first ascent of The Nazgul, Scafell Crag. 12th. July 1966. Photo from Ken Jackson collection.

The Nazgul
Les Brown on the first ascent of The Nazgul, Scafell Crag. 12th. July 1966. Photo from Ken Jackson collection.
© Tony Marr

Colin Read making an early and rare ascent of Armageddon, Scafell East Buttress. May 1968.

Armageddon
Colin Read making an early and rare ascent of Armageddon, Scafell East Buttress. May 1968.
© Tony Marr

Terry Sullivan on Praying Mantis, Goat Crags. May 1966.

Praying Mantis
Terry Sullivan on Praying Mantis, Goat Crags. May 1966.
© Tony Marr

Terry Sullivan climbing The Centaur, Scafell East Buttress. Mid 1964.

The Centaur
Terry Sullivan climbing The Centaur, Scafell East Buttress. Mid 1964.
© Tony Marr

Centaur HVS 5a

The Centaur
Centaur HVS 5a
© John Kettle

Les Brown on Praying Mantis, Goat Crags. May 1966.

Praying Mantis
Les Brown on Praying Mantis, Goat Crags. May 1966.
© Tony Marr

A climber on The Nazgul (E3 5c) Scafell Crag (from the Lake District Climbs Rockfax).

The Nazgul
A climber on The Nazgul (E3 5c) Scafell Crag (from the Lake District Climbs Rockfax).
© Mark Glaister

Terry Sullivan on Praying Mantis, Goat Crags. May 1966.

Praying Mantis
Terry Sullivan on Praying Mantis, Goat Crags. May 1966.
© Tony Marr

Chilly day

Gormenghast
Chilly day
© keith sanders

Pitch 1 of Praying Mantis

Praying Mantis
Pitch 1 of Praying Mantis
© mattjoynson

Side Walk

Side Walk
© datoon


Add Climb name Grade Ticks? Height Crag name
Caesar HVS 5a * 21 ? Buckstone How
Psycho E2 5c ** 30 ? High Crag
Gormenghast E1 5b *** 407 53m • 3 Heron Crag, Eskdale
Scrimshanker VS 4c 2 ? The Napes
The Hun VS 4c * 4 ? Pillar
The Balrog E2 5c ** 48 ? Dow Crag
Isengard HVS 5b ** 250 ? Dow Crag
Side Walk E2 5b ** 174 ? Dow Crag
Praying Mantis E1 5b *** 513 ? • 4 Goat Crag,...
The Nazgul E3 5c *** 130 ? Scafell Crag
The Centaur HVS 5a *** 134 ? Scafell East...
Xerxes HVS 5a * - ? Scafell Crag
Moonday E2 5c * 4 ? Scafell East...
Armageddon E2 5c * 1 ? Scafell East...
The Gnomon E1 5b 3 63m North...
Inertia HVS ** 34 ? Gimmer Crag
16 e, 27 stars 1,755 116m 21
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