Pikes Crag

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Winter
Afternoon sun
Uphill
60 mins

GR. 210071 750m W Facing Pikes crag dominates the head of the corrie as you walk up Brown Tongue, you can see it from the road so you donít need to take a chance on conditions. There are a number of easy gullies and some harder mixed lines. Approach: Via Brown Tongue Descent: If conditions allow it is possible to descend the broad gully on the right hand side of the crag.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Long Gully
250m. The easy gully line on the left hand side of the crag. It gives a good mountaineering feel to a winter ascent of Scafell.
 I
2
Buttress Route
100m. Climb the broken buttress between A gully and Long Gully
 II
3
A Gully
158m. The left hand of three parallel gullies roughly in the centre of the crag
 II/III
4
B Gully
175m. The harder of the three gullies.
 III
5
C Gully
180m.
 II
6
Horse and Man Rock
165m. Start 15m down and left of the chockstone at the bottom of D Gully. 1) Climb the Groove. 2) Traverse Left past 2...
 
2 Stars
III
7
Steeple Chase Groove
115m. Start as for Horse and Man Rock. Climb up right of the initial wall to a peg belay. Continue in the same line above to a...
 II/III
8
D Gully
140m. The gully forming the left side of Pulpit rock.
 II
9
Mares Nest Gully
42m. The Following routes are on Pulpit Rock The narrow gully line between the summer routes Wall and Crack climb and Mares...
 I/II
10
Left of Centre
93m. Start left of the summer route Citadel. Climb a groove on the left of the buttress moving right to a large ledge at the...
 
2 Stars
IV 4
11
Right of Centre
90m. Climb the corner right of the buttress to the right of the previous route. This leads to a large ledge. Follow Left of...
 
1 Stars
IV 5
12
Urchins Groove
100m. Follow the summer line up the shallow groove/gully system up the centre of Pulpit Rock.
 
2 Stars
V 4
13
Grooved Arete
130m. Start at a V groove below a large overhang to the right of the prow of the buttress. Climb a steep crack and step left...
 V 5
14
Slanting Groove
130m. Climb the corner line on the right of the prow of the buttress.
 
1 Stars
IV 5
15
Southern Corner
155m. 10m right of Grooved arête climb a shallow groove to easy ground, step right and climb a corner and grassy ramp system to...
 IV 4
16
Crenation Ridge
110m. Follow the broken mixed ground overlooking the broad gully on the left hand side of the crag.
1 user comment
 II
17
Descent Gully
120m. The obvios gully on the right hand side of Pulpit Rock.
 I
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    Steep Gill
    "I would have to agree with the above comments. I climbed it in poor conditions (..." 03/Nov top50

    Slingsby's Chimney Route
    "Thought the chimney was worth V5 as I couldn't excavate any pro in the thing (on..." 16/Dec top50

    Crenation Ridge
    "Some difficult short steps, we thought II 4 the day we did it!" 04/May

    Steep Gill Direct start
    "Felt like a sustained, technical 6, with gear not always easy to spot in a moss ..." 15/Mar top50

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    Moss Gill
    "climbed moss gill on 16/3/06 and agree with much of above and would put it at V ..." 31/Mar top50

    The Direct Route
    "The start we took direct and seemed fairly tough and steep to me for a grade (II..." 23/Mar

    Moss Gill
    "Did Moss Ghyll on 18.3.06 in good condition. To my mind the pitches were: 1. ..." 20/Mar top50

    The Direct Route
    "A good start and then the route eases until below the obvious cascade where a va..." 14/Nov

    Great Gully
    "The right hand finish is by far the better way from the amphitheatre. In good co..." 14/Sep

    Steep Gill
    "I agree with Bob. Should be V 5 at least and may even be VI 5" 21/Nov top50

    The Ramp
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