Lakes Winter

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Routes

481 winter routes (I...VIII)
1 dws route (VIII)
50 of the Best Routes top50
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents


Crag (click for details) No. of Routes Grade Range Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other
Helvellyn Area
Helvellyn is one of the most frequented winter climbing areas in the Lakes. The...
16
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Winter
Early morning sun
Uphill

80 mins

 
Grisedale
This is the valley running from Patterdale up to Grisedale Tarn, Dollwagon...
46
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Winter
Early morning sun
Uphill

80 mins

 
Little Langdale & Tilberthwaite
This area splits Coniston and Langdale and crags are on the peripheries of...
10
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Winter
Early morning sun
Uphill

40 mins

 
Dovedale
Dovedale runs parallel to Deepdale starting from Brothers Water. It is most...
6
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Winter
Early morning sun
Uphill

60 mins

 
Kirkstone Area
A couple of small but convenient areas centred on the parking at Kirkstone Pass...
4
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Winter
No sun
Level

10 mins

 
Bowfell Area
One of the most important winter climbing areas in the Lakes. The Cambridge...
39
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Winter
Sun to mid-afternoon
Uphill

70 mins

 
Mardale
This is the valley that contains Haweswater and is accessible from the A6...
4
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Winter
Early morning sun
Uphill

50 mins

 
Longsleddale
Longsleddale is situated just north Kendal and close to the M6. Unfortunately...
4
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Winter
Evening sun
Uphill

30 mins

 
Minor Eastern Areas
This section includes minor crags or low-lying areas that rarely come into...
4
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Winter
Afternoon sun
Uphill

10 mins

 
Dow Crag Area
This area is dominated by Dow Crag with a couple of smaller areas close by....
17
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Winter
Early morning sun
Uphill

50 mins

 
The Copper Mines Valley
The valley directly behind the village of Coniston between The Old Man and...
8
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Winter
Early morning sun
Uphill

60 mins

 
Deepdale
A long valley running up from near the head of Ullswater west towards...
35
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Winter
Morning sun
Uphill

90 mins

 
Crinkle Crags Area
The climbing venues in this area are centred around the valley of Oxendale....
24
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Winter
No sun
Uphill

60 mins

 
The Langdale Pikes
Despite the impressive appearance of these crags there are relatively few...
13
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Winter
Morning sun
Uphill

45 mins

 
Minor Southern Crags
This section includes minor crags or low-lying areas that rarely come into...
2
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Winter
No sun
Uphill

10 mins

 
Wasdale
The birthplace of British mountaineering. Scafell has its fair share of hard...
91
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Winter
No sun
Uphill

90 mins

 
Great Gable
Gable Crag is one of the highest crags in the Lakes, it is also wet and North...
42
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Winter
No sun
Uphill

80 mins

 
Ennerdale
Being so far west and near the sea the big crags that give good summer rock...
20
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Winter
Evening sun
Uphill

90 mins

 
Blencathra
The summer ridge scrambles give a good introduction to the Lakes winter fells....
10
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Winter
No sun
Uphill

60 mins

 
Borrowdale
Great End which the dominates the head of the valley, ranks alongside Helvellyn...
35
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Winter
Early morning sun
Uphill

60 mins

 
Buttermere
A bit of a winter climbing backwater, Dove crag is the classic ice route of the...
29
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Winter
Morning sun
Uphill

90 mins

 
Honister
Honister. This is the nearest you will get to Cascade ice in the Lakes. With...
12
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Winter
No sun
Uphill

15 mins

 
Thirlmere
After a prolonged freeze all the ghylls up the sides of the valley freeze up,...
7
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Winter
No sun
Level

5 mins

 
Skiddaw
A large area geographically that doesn't offer a lot to the winter climber, The...
4
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Winter
No sun
Uphill

40 mins

 
  • Latest Comments

    For Lakes Winter

    Steep Gill (Wasdale)
    "I would have to agree with the above comments. I climbed it in poor conditions (..." 03/Nov top50

    Slingsby's Chimney Route (Wasdale)
    "Thought the chimney was worth V5 as I couldn't excavate any pro in the thing (on..." 16/Dec top50

    Crenation Ridge (Wasdale)
    "Some difficult short steps, we thought II 4 the day we did it!" 04/May

    Steep Gill Direct start (Wasdale)
    "Felt like a sustained, technical 6, with gear not always easy to spot in a moss ..." 15/Mar top50

    Left Hand Groove (Borrowdale)
    "Did this a couple of times in years past. Whole route first time and just the i..." 21/Feb

    Sledgate Ridge (Great Gable)
    "The crux crack aint too bad, its the 3rd pitch which gives the greatest difficul..." 01/Feb

    V Corner (Helvellyn Area)
    "I have done the V corner route several times over the last 3 years,and find that..." 29/Jan top50

    Blea Water Gill Icefall (Mardale)
    "Climber this in perfect conditions, excellent venue and grade III" 15/Jan top50

    Portcullis Ridge (Deepdale)
    "Great route, a long day if going all the way to the top, but it is possible to d..." 04/Jan top50

    Pendulum Gully (Deepdale)
    "An excellent gully. Sustained but straightforward ice pitches, especially the to..." 15/Mar top50

    Cust's Gully (Borrowdale)
    "Last week it was an easy snowslope (with a decent sized cornice), the week befor..." 21/Feb

    Pendulum Ridge (Deepdale)
    "I also agree with the previous comments. It was runout and scary and although my..." 10/Feb top50

    Viking Buttress (Helvellyn Area)
    "Soloed in Feb 1991 in perfect conditions, very thich rime ice and neve. My compa..." 09/Feb top50

    Central Gully (Helvellyn Area)
    "6/2/09 Perfect winter conditions for a return to winter climbing after couple of..." 07/Feb

    V-Corner Extended Finish (Helvellyn Area)
    "So does this extension start before the V Corner or after it? The new guidebook..." 14/Jan

    Jogebar Gully (Grisedale)
    "One steep bit. Super position when in condition." 29/Dec top50

    Central Gully Right Branch (Borrowdale)
    "When we did this in March other parties reckoned the crux to be about IV, a bit ..." 31/Aug

    V Corner (Helvellyn Area)
    "We did it a couple of weeks ago in excellent conditions, plenty of ice and good ..." 05/Apr top50

    Moss Gill (Wasdale)
    "climbed moss gill on 16/3/06 and agree with much of above and would put it at V ..." 31/Mar top50

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