Brown Cove Crags

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Winter
No sun
40 mins
Uphill

NY 342158 750m. N Facing. Approach from Swirls Car Park at GR 315169. A Large broken crag with mainly easy routes but potential for short technical pitches. Comes into winter condition quickly and is popular. A good linkup is to do a route on Brown Cove Crags then continue over the top over Helvellyn to descend Swirral Edge and do a route on the Red Tarn Face. Descent: To the NW (right side looking at the crag).

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Right Buttress Crack
100m. Takes the wide crack line up the middle of the slabby buttress. 1) 10m. Climb a groove from foot of the buttress to a...
 
1 Stars
III
2
Central Gully
150m. The gully that splits the RH and LH buttresses. Interesting ice pitch at the start, then straightforward to the top. If...
3 user comments
 I/II
3
Summer Scramble
160m.Follows the line of a popular summer line. Climb walls and grooves at will to the foot of a rock rib which is followed to...
 
1 Stars
II
4
Left Buttress
170m.Pick a line up the left hand side of the buttress.Difficulties can taken or avoided at will. At the final steepening trend...
 II
5
Left Buttress Variation finish
30m. Takes a steep line up the final tower. Follow a weakness up a groove and the turfy wall above to the top.
 III
  • Latest Comments

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

    Central Gully
    "My first winter route in the uk 1.1.2010, nice little ice bulge to begin then ve..." 15/Jan

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

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

    V-Corner Extended Finish
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