Chapel Crags

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Winter
Sun from mid-morning
80 mins
Uphill

NY 170150 700m NW Facing Green, grassy and slow to dry - an ideal winter venue. Approach: From Buttemere Village go up a good path on the east side of Sour Milk Ghyll, when it's in condition follow the gill to give a mountaineering feel to your day. Descent: The straight gully at the back of the cove give a good desent back to the foot of the crags if snow conditions allow, otherwise walk off over the summit of Red Pike and descend to Bleaberry tarn.

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1
Chapel Crags Gully
170m. The obvious gully 10m L of , the desecent gully. Avoid the Direct start by climbing a turfy groove to its right. From the...
 
2 Stars
II
2
Variation L hand start
30m. Start up the first pitch of Bleaberry Chimney and take a rising turf traverse line rightwards to regain the Gully above...
 II/III
3
Variation Direct Start
20m.Climb the chimney direct take care not to knock to many icicles down on your second.
 
2 Stars
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4
Bleaberry Chimney
175m. The chimney line in the centre of the main buttress just left of Chapel Crags Gully. When it forks follow the L hand...
 
2 Stars
IV 4
5
Central Chimney
170m. The obvious chimney/gully, bounding the Left hand side of the main buttress. Follow easy snow for several pitches until a...
 
1 Stars
II
6
Variation Direct Start
25m.Follow the L fork to a cave where steep ice on the L wall brings you back into the normal route
 
2 Stars
III
7
Black Chimney
170m. Up on the lefthand side of the crag, is Black Buttress. This is the obvious central gully that can be seen from...
 
1 Stars
III