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 slab just left of centre over a couple of steeper sections to finish up a slim groove. Well protected if a little mossy, should improve with traffic. Mandy Glanvill has suggested that this route may be low in the grade or even VS when clean.


Blue Line is The Botchergate Glare

Red Line is Deerest

Yellow Line is Borrowdale Stare











Dave Bodecott has kindly provided a couple of photos which show the location of some loose blocks which, if still present, will overlook this route (Editor). Update 20 July 2017 – Mandy Glanvill reports that “the blocks high on the top left,  checked out they have a hollow ring but appear to be quite stable at the moment”

The area of massive loose blocks (which have now partly collapsed) is circled upper left. Left hand line is The Botchergate Glare, central line is Borrowdale Stair and the right hand line is Altherrenpartie/Soda Pop (upper section not clear).




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