Low Water Crag, Low Water Beck

Winter
Early morning sun
Uphill
60 mins

SD 272981 630m. E Facing. This the large broken crag above Low Water on the E side of Coniston Old Man. Conditions are more reliable than Dow Crag. The icefall of Percy's Passage is a good route especially when linked with an ascent of Low Water Beck on the approach which is classic in itself. Approach from the Walna Scar Road Car Park at 289971 or if the road is blocked walk in from the centre of Coniston via Church Beck. Descent: To the south (left side looking at the crag) and down the tourist track from the summit of Coniston Old Man.

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Low Water Beck Top 50
One of the most frequently climbed ice routes in the Lakes. It comes in condition most years and is quick to get to. This is...
 
2 Stars
III 4
2
Summit Route
140m. The line to the left of the main crag up the broken face leading directly to the summit of the Old Man.
 II
3
South Gully
140m. The left bounding gully of Low Water Crag. Chockstones provide the difficulties.
 III
4
Percy's Passage
150m. This is a combination of the icefall that forms at the base of the crag and mixed ground above. The icefall is the best...
 
1 Stars
III 4
5
North Gully
150m. The shallow gully line on the right side of the crag.
 I