The following first ascent information was received from Doug Elliot, unfortunately, due to an email malfunction, too late for inclusion in the guide.
The first routes recorded on Angler's Crag were by Joe Williams in 1938, but he climbed Shadow Wall, not Phantom Groove. At the time Shadow Wall finished up the top part of what later became Phantom Groove.
Dan's Mine: First ascent, EM Donalson, J Thorley, 18th August 1958
Forgtten Wall: First ascent, F Crosby, DA Elliot, 23rd June 1959
Shadow Wall: First ascent, Joe Williams, 20th June 1938
Phantom Groove: First ascent, DA Elliot, EM Donalson, 20th August 1958
Temptation: First ascent, DA Elliot, 20th August 1958
Like It or Lump It: First ascent, DA Elliot, REJ "Bob" Lewis, 4th July 1958
Midge Arete: First ascent, REJ "Bob" Lewis, J Thorley, 30th June 1958
Holly Tree Groove (or possibly Holly Tree Corner) started from a sentry box to the right of Midge Arete, where a miner's initials are carved, but is now overgrown. First ascent, Joe Williams, 1938
Shep: First ascent, WA Barnes M Salkeld, DA Elliott, 1961
Angel's Step Buttress
Gog: This shoud be called Grog, first ascent by D Byrne, WA Barnes, 1961 (Gog was on Crag Fell Pinnacles)
Hook, Line & Sinker Buttress
Hook, Line and Sinker: W 'Bill' Young, D Rodgers, 1966 (not 1959)
Crystal Groove: First ascent, unknown but ca 1959
"Routes such as Desparate Dan, A Face Remembered, Aneurism etc are variations and were done earlier than the 1980s"
A direct variation on Forgotten Wall , which is poorly protected, but nevertheless contains some good, clean climbing. Start immediately right of Dan's Mine on the arête.
(4b). Climb the arête, to break through an overhang at 3 metres, climb the centre of the wall, crossing Forgotten Wall (runners), and then to the top.
First ascent: (16/03/1980) K Ball, D Martin
Follow Desperate Dan to the break in the overhang, move left, and follow a small corner and then a groove above, finishing left via a crack in the bulge, to the top.
First ascent: (27/07/1995) Des Johnson (solo after top-rope practice)
Another pleasant climb, with adequate protection. Start 2 metres right of Dan's Mine, at a shallow crack.
(4a). Follow the thin crack for 4 metres, and then move diagonally left up a shallow groove-line. Continue straight up. passing a huge detached block on the left, to an easy finish.