Route Comment: Port Sunlight

Coppermines > Sunlight Crag > Route Comment: Port Sunlight | | 14-Sep-2017, (Dow Duddon and Slate p104 – New Routes Update p15) Simon Caldwell has confirmed an earlier report that there isn’t much gear on this pitch although the hardest climbing was fairly near the bottom, and protected with a good nut. No protection after […]

Route Comment: Original Route

Coppermines > Great How Crag > Route Comment: Original Route | | 14-Sep-2017, Report by Simon Caldwell Variation pitch 5, given 10m S. Unless you have large cam, size 5 or similar, the wide crack is unprotected after the start and pretty serious. Definitely at least HS 4a, we thought more like VS 4b. Good […]

Photon

Langdale > Easedale > Helm Crag > Photon | 35 m | VS 4c 19-Sep-2017, Martin Scrowston & Paul C Bennett Photo of Paul C Bennett on 1st ascent by Martin Scrowston Attached Images

Far Far Eastern

Scafell & Wasdale > The East Buttress > SE Face > Far Far Eastern | 13m | MVS 11-Sep-2016, Alan Phizacklea, John Buck, John Holden At the furthest left you can go on the East Buttress, beyond Smeghaigh, the crag turns through 90° and forms a steep clean wall (a new unclimbed wall on Scafell!) […]

Catherine

Eastern Crags > Patterdale & Ullswater > Gowbarrow > Upper Buttress > Catherine | 24m | E2 5b * 02-Sep-2017, M March, K Roberts, P Rigby This worthwhile climb ascends the corner and groove system on the left of the steep headwall (the centrepiece of the upper crag) between Gowbarrow Bastion (HVS) and the second pitch […]

Sandbag Groove

Langdale > Thrang Crag > Thrang Crag East > Sandbag Groove | 12m | E2 5b 26-Aug-2017, Rick Graham, Ted Rogers The V groove between Frantic and Frunobulax. This central groove line, avoided by both routes, has more helpful holds than appearances suggest. May be worth * or even **, further ascents required to confirm.

Route Comment: This is Yesterday

Cam Crags > Apex Buttress > Route Comment: This is Yesterday | | E3 5c ** 20-Aug-2017, Feedback posted by Trevor Langhorne (Web climbs Editor) A post on UKC suggests that this former E1 is more like hard E4 for an onsight rather than the guide book E3 5c.

Photon

Langdale > Easedale > Helm Crag > Photon | 35m | VS 4c * 17-Aug-2017, Martin Scrowston, Paul C Bennett An interesting line seeking out the pyramid shaped block at the top of the crag. Start just left of Bentley’s Smarter Brother at an obvious thin vertical crack. Climb the crack to a ledge on the […]

Friction

Langdale > Thrang Crag > Thrang Crag East > Friction | 11m | VS 4c * 13-Aug-2017, Martin Scrowston Start 2 metres left of Global Warming below a thin V crack. Climb the short, steep crack on good holds to emerge at a junction with Frenzy. Move right up a gentle slab to finish up a groove […]