Never Mind the Guidebook

Winter Climbs > Helvellyn > Brown Cove Crags > Never Mind the Guidebook | 160m | V, 6 * 14-Jan-2017, Ben Pearce and Paul Headland Traces a line up the main buttress linking two short icy steps to reach the headwall which is taken direct up a steep corner. The route may share some of […]

Clara Bow – Correction to FA details

Borrowdale > Gillercombe > Clara Bow – Correction to FA details | | 01-Jan-1970, Clara Bow on Pedestal Wall was first climbed on 11 June 1988 by Tom Walkington and  seconded by David Robinson not S Hubball.  

Updated photo-diagram for Thrang Crag E and W

> Updated photo-diagram for Thrang Crag E and W | | 01-Jan-1970, The link below leads to a pdf showing updated photodiagrams for this pleasant little crag. Thrang Crag

Bumps Day Out

Coppermines > Kernel Crag (aka Kennel Crag on OS Map) > Bumps Day Out | 30m | VS 4c ** 02-Jan-2017, James Dickinson, Jennifer Wood The route climbs the obvious clean wall on the E facing side of the crag. Start on a grass terrace below the face. Climb the right arete of a large fractured […]

Aeroplane Ridge

Coppermines > Aeroplane Ridge > Aeroplane Ridge | Approx. 300m | VD 23-Dec-2016, James Dickinson The coordinates for the start and finish of the route are SD 277 002 and SD 275 000 in the OL 6 English Lakes map. The route takes a stepped ridge hidden around the back of Great How Crags. Approach by […]

Global Warming

Langdale > Thrang Crag > Thrang Crag East > Global Warming | 10 m | VS 4c 04-Jan-2017, Martin Scrowston. Solo A short sharp route up the right hand flying rib. Start at a small recess below a thin right slanting crack.  Steep climbing passing a good spike leads to excellent holds in a left […]

Fang

Langdale > Thrang Crag > Thrang Crag West > Fang | 21m | VD ** 31-Dec-2016, Jason Weeks and Joanne Weeks Start 1 m right of Fangdango on the large triangular fang shaped block that is separated from the crag. Climb the ‘fang’ and continue up the separated blocks to gain a ledge. Continue direct […]

Fangdango

Langdale > Thrang Crag > Thrang Crag West > Fangdango | 20m | VS 4b ** 31-Dec-2016, Richard Crabtree, Angela Crabtree Start 9 m right of Random Drift in the obvious cave. Climb up to the cave roof and make a strenuous move onto the smooth right wall to gain a ledge. Continue direct trending […]

Lost Boys – Steel Knotts (Borrowdale) FA correction

Steel Knotts > Lost Boys – Steel Knotts (Borrowdale) FA correction | | 01-Jan-1970, The first ascent of The Lost Boys on Steel Knotts (p 158 in the new guide) is incorrectly credited to P Whillance and D Armstrong on 8/4/1984. It was in fact first climbed by D Messenger and J Sharpe on 21/5/1995. […]