Blea Water Crag

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Early morning sun
50 mins

GR 444108 540m. E Facing. This rambling crag has a number of good winter routes which form after a few days of freezing weather. Predominantly ice climbing. Blea Water Gill is a district classic. Approach from the car park at the head of Haweswater at GR 470109 Descent: To the N (left looking at the crag) and descend the Long Stile Ridge.

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Birketts Gully Top 50
130m. Undoubtedly climbed before Bill claimed it for the Birkett dynasty. The route takes the obvious gully near the centre of...
2 user comments
3 Stars
Blea Water Gill Top 50
130m. Starts just left of the lowest point of the buttress marked by a steep chimney. Up the chimney exiting left. Climb some...
2 Stars
Blea Water Gill Icefall Top 50
An excellent alternative after the first chimney is to trend left to the foot of steep icefall which can be climbed in a pitch...
7 user comments
3 Stars
Blea Water Cleft
130m. 400m. left of Birkett's Gully are gullies leading up from right to left. There is an obvious cleft. Climb up this chimney...
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