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Winter
Sun to mid-afternoon
Uphill
70 mins

GR 245063 825m. S Facing. A long escarpment of crags on the south face of Bowfell. The routes are fairly short but they are high, and provide good sport when there is plenty of snow. A good place to solo a few easy routes and some short technical problems you probably would not want to solo. Approach from the ODG Car Park GR 285061 and follow the path up The Band to Three Tarns. The crags are just beyond. Descent: To the SE (right side looking at the crag).

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
No. 1 Gully
50m. The first gully from the right end of the crag.
 I
2
Hidden Gully
50m. The next gully line starts part way up the crag. Climb the broken rocks to reach the gully proper.
 I
3
Chimney Crack
30m. This is the offwidth chimney left of Gully 1.
 II
4
Pitch and Putt
50m. The next gully to the left with a steep section passing a chockstone.
 
1 Stars
II/III
5
Two Under Par
70m. The next gully to the left. A big chockstone a the top of the gully forces an exit via turf on the left wall.
 II
6
Two Under Par - Direct Finish
20m. Climb the icy corner direct to the top.
 II
7
Tower Buttress
60m. Climbs the next buttress to the left. No detailed description available please feel free to submit one.
 
1 Stars
III 4
8
Hole in One
70m. The next gully has 2 chockstone which provide tricky sections.
 
2 Stars
III
9
Twisting Turf
70m. Takes the curved ramp up the next buttress to the left.
 
1 Stars
II
10
Great Gully Wall
80m. Climbs the right wall of Great Gully. No detailed description available please feel free to submit one.
 III
11
Great Gully
100m. The next gully is quite steep and has a big chockstone which is climbed on the right.
 
2 Stars
IV 4
12
Vulcan Buttress
45m. Climbs the buttress left of Great Gully. No detailed description available please feel free to submit one.
 
1 Stars
II/III
13
The Caddy
70m. No detailed description available please feel free to submit one.
 II
14
Half Way Up
60m. No detailed description available please feel free to submit one.
 IV 4
15
Sunday Special
70m. No detailed description available please feel free to submit one.
 
1 Stars
III
16
Green Buttress
80m. No detailed description available please feel free to submit one.
 
1 Stars
II
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