Borrowdale

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.

Crag access comment; Hind Crag, Borrowdale

Borrowdale > Hind Crag > Southern Buttress > Central Slabs > Crag access comment; Hind Crag, Borrowdale | | 14-Aug-2017, Posted by Trevor Langhorne in response to feedback. The fences below this crag are substantial, consequently it is not easy to move between Central Slabs and Southern Buttress. The easiest approach to Central Slabs is […]

Route Comment: Green Cormorant

Borrowdale > Raven Crag > Main Crag – Raven Crag Buttress > Route Comment: Green Cormorant | | VS 5a 20-Jul-2017, Many Glanvill It has been suggested that the technical grades for this route should be Pitch 1 5a, Pitch 2 4c. The current guide (p259) gives the grades for these pitches the other way […]

Deerest

Borrowdale > Hind Crag > North Gully Wall > Deerest | 45 m | HVS ** 18-Jul-2017, Mandy Glanvill, Julie Carter Start at the left edge of the toe of the slab, as for Botchergate Glare. Climb this and continue directly up a thin crack ┬áheading for a V groove in the overlap. Up the […]

Crackers at Xmas

Borrowdale > Christmas Crag > Upper Tier > Crackers at Xmas | 14m | E1 5b 01-Jul-2017, Rick Graham Ted Rogers The “steep unclimbed wall” right of Christmas Pudding starting just to its right. Gain the hanging flake from the left by a long reach then climb straight up. A useful pocket in the vertical […]

The Botchergate Glare

Borrowdale > Hind Crag > North Gully Wall > The Botchergate Glare | 45m | HVS, 5a * 14-May-2017, Dave Ferguson, Phil Wilkinson A surprisingly independent eliminate taking the slab left of The Borrowdale Stare. Start in the corner on the left hand side of the slab. Follow the line of thin cracks up the […]

Altherrenpartie – Guidebook Correction

Borrowdale > Hind Crag > North Gully Wall > Altherrenpartie – Guidebook Correction | | 11-May-2017, Dave Bodecott The First Ascent details on page 272 in the Borrowdale guide are wrong. Should be identical details to Soda Pop.  

Trod Plethora

Borrowdale > Glaciated Slab > Trod Plethora | 30m | VD * 04-May-2017, David Hewes, Peter Hewes Almost every square inch of this slab has been climbed so it is highly likely that this L to R rising traverse of the slab is not a new route (editor). If you have done everything else on […]

Clara Bow – Correction to FA details

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